Welcome to 
Great Doddington Youth Football Club

Proud to be NFA Grassroots Club of the Year 2022

About Great Doddington Youth Football Club

Great Doddington Youth Football Club was formed in 2003 and continues to provide youth football for children and young people from Great Doddington and the surrounding towns and villages. Currently the Club has age groups ranging from under 7 to under 13. The teams compete in the Weetabix Youth Football League. GDYFC was awarded the Weetabix Youth Football League Club of the Year shield for the 2007/2008 season. GDYFC were also named NFA Grassroots Club of the Year 2022. The club achieved Charter Standard status in 2015, and are now an England Football Accredited Club, meaning all managers, coaches and volunteers hold the relevant FA coaching, safeguarding and emergency aid qualifications. All managers, coaches and volunteers are DBS checked.

Our goals:

  • To provide football for children of all ages and abilities in a fun, safe and positive environment.
  • To deliver age appropriate coaching for children and young people, to support their journey through the different formats of the game
  • To make our club inclusive for all children and young people.
  • To promote good behaviour and respect for others
  • To develop children on and off the pitch not only as players but as young people as well.
  • To ensure all players play within the rules of the game
  • Promote the importance of Teamwork
  • Play to win but not at the cost of development
  • Harness creativity
  • Inspire a love for football
  • To make all players to be proud to be associated with GDYFC.

Our Home

Recreation Field, Memorial Hall Entrance (no parking), High Street, Great Doddington, Northamptonshire NN29 7TR


Our Club has access to the village Defib, which is located right next to our football pitches. The defib location is: (mounted on an outside wall near the entrance door) Great Doddington Memorial Hall, High St, Great Doddington, Wellingborough NN29 7TR. There is also a Defib in the metal cabinet in the Pavilion changing rooms.

Matchday Parking

There is limited parking around the Recreation Ground. Visitors are welcome to park at The Great Doddington Club where there is ample parking.

41 Lower Street, Great Doddington, Wellingborough NN29 7TL

Telephone: 01933 226009

Opening Times:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Thursday: 7pm-11pm
Friday: 4pm-11pm
Saturday: 12pm-11pm
Sunday: 12pm-8pm

The Great Doddington Club has been at the heart of the village for over a century and is a real community space. Starting out as a working men’s club, it is now a private club which welcomes new members throughout the year. Children are welcome and we are dog-friendly.

The Club offers a great drinks selection at very reasonable prices, freshly cooked food served on Friday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes and both Sky Sports & BT Sport.   

One of the main attractions of the Club is the fabulous uninterrupted view across the Nene Valley which you can admire from the large picture windows or from the outside terrace. On a good day it is possible to see seven village churches, the River Nene and Summer Leys Nature Reserve – where else could you see all this over a relaxing drink?

How to find us