Meet the team behind the football club
Arno Canale - President
I am honoured to have been asked to take on the role as President of Falmouth Youth Community Football Club.
Since retiring from Running / Coaching football for many years, I have seen the club develop and evolve into a fantastic " Community " organisation, run by a great team of people.
Setting up the club has not always been easy.....I therefore see my role as listening and offering support and encouragement to the Committee, Coaches and Officers of the club.
I usually attend the Community Football at Tregenver field once a month and try to chat to parents. I also hope to try to get to at least one match this year for each team. So if you see me around please come up and chat to me!
Janine Kennedy - Chairperson
I am a very proud chairperson of Falmouth Community Youth Football Club. I have been part of community football since my eldest son joined Arno’s community training sessions on Saturday mornings 7 years ago.
Since that time, all 3 of my children have grown to love football, established great friendships and have learnt so much about being part of a team.
I have always had a firm belief in having free access to sport and feel that this lies within the heart of the community. I believe that every child should be given the opportunity to participate
and learn through sports and I believe that football teaches
so many core skills.
I feel so privileged to be working within such a fantastic community club and with incredible coaches and a dynamic committee who all share these values. Everyone works so hard to promote the FA code of conduct and RESPECT principles. I feel this helps to make our club so special by creating a happy and safe environment for the children to learn their football skills.
Penny Hodgson - Secretary
Both my boys are part of FCYFC. I didnt used to be much of a football fan but things have changed since realising how exciting it is watching my children play a football match!
I wanted to get involved but my skills don't lie in playing the game. I am very proud to have been given the opportunity to
be secretary for this great club.
It is a big responsibility but I am thoroughly enjoying
Lu Luckett - Treasurer
I first came to Community football 5 years ago when my son joined and wouldn’t kick a ball. I have watched him progress and flourish not only in his football but his awareness of being part of a team and respect for others.
I am honoured to be part of this amazing club and when I’m
not balancing the books you can find me coaching our
new girls team.
Hannah Martin - Welfare Officer
I’ve been involved with this amazing community football club through both of my boys. The high quality coaching and being part of a sporting community has given them so much confidence and enjoyment of the beautiful game.
As a Welfare Officer I aim to ensure the children get to play in a safe, fun and inclusive club. I am looking forward to seeing the children grow and progress as footballers and young people.
Caroline Moyses - Welfare Officer
I am one of your newly appointed Welfare Officers. My son James joined community football over a year ago now, he also plays in the Under 10’s team, Ospreys.
I am excited to be part of the Falmouth Youth Community Football Club ‘family’ and I am looking forward to my role in helping to safeguard your children. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and I hope to help with that in finding the right people, raising awareness and dealing with concerns within this grassroots football club.
Safeguarding adults and children
are also a part of my ‘day job’ so I hope to be able to use my skills and experience towards safeguarding in sports.
Please feel free to contact me at any time with your concerns.
You will find me off the pitch, not on!
Helen Allies - Parent Representative and Media
I have 3 boys, all of whom have enjoyed being a part of Falmouth Community Football. It is a privilege to be a parent representative on the committee, helping to ensure that grass roots football continues in our town.
The mix of competitive and non competitive football opportunities is key to our success. From a kick around on a Saturday morning to committing to weekly training as part of a team, I like to think we offer it all!