Welcome to the home of Old Parmiterians Football Club (OPFC), an FA Charter Standard Adult Club.
OPFC was founded in 1898 and is a member of the Amateur Football Combination League (AFC), the Greene King Essex Veterans’ League, and is affiliated to The Amateur Football Alliance and the Essex FA. Select About Us at the top of the page to read more about the club.
From its base in Walthamstow OPFC runs 8 senior league sides, as well as four Saturday Veterans League teams for the over 35s and now two Over 45s team.We also run an Over 45s and 50s Vets sides in the National Umbro Vets cup on a Sunday. We are the largest adult club in the country with 14 sides.
We train on a brand new 3G surface twice a week at Douglas Eyre Sports centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.30 till 10.00pm from September. Pre season training will have a different schedule. Check details in the News page. New players are welcome but you should contact the Secretary first. Details are below.
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Emir, Zach and Colin April 2015
With the 4 cups their teams won
About the Club
The club is linked to two schools: Trinity Catholic High School and RushCroft Sports College, where we provide football for both current students and leavers, so as to help facilitate a smooth transition into adult football.
OPFC recently had its Charter Standard Status renewed by the Football Association, a statement which demonstrates the club is well organised and set up to accommodate young players wishing to play in senior football. As a result, we have implemented some new policies. We are also putting many of our managers and players through coaching and first aid qualifications. Training is managed by Level 1, 2 and 3 coaches, to help develop the tactics and skills among players both young and older players.
OPFC is always looking for new players of a good standard in ability, sportsmanship and behaviour. We are also keen to forge new links with youth clubs, schools, and Sunday teams, to provide Saturday football for players over the age of 16 and up to Vets football, for the over 35s. If you would like to play for OPFC, please contact the Club Secretary, via the e-mail link below.
OPFC is a member of the Amateur Football Combination League (AFC), which provides well-organised football across London, for players of all abilities. With some 90 clubs and 280 teams, the AFC is the largest league in Europe. It is regionalised up to 2nd team level which cuts down the amount of travelling, thereby making it easier for most teams to play their football locally.
The AFC initiated a campaign called the Spirit of Football which aims to promote good sportsmanship, fair play and a respect for opponents and referees. The campaign also focuses on reducing violence, abuse and cheating which is sadly all too prevalent today. OPFC supports this campaign unreservedly and expects its members to do the same. Equally, OPFC also supports the similar values of the FA's Respect Programme.
Where to Find Us
OUR HOME GROUND: Douglas Eyre Sports Centre, Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow E17 7HE 0208 520 4918
We train, socialise and play all our home games here.
See our Fixtures and Results page to find out about this week's games and teams.
NEAREST STATIONS: Blackhorse Road (Victoria Line & Overground) or St James Street (Overground). Both stations are a 10 minute walk to the ground.
DIRECTIONS BY ROAD: From the North Circular’s Crooked Billet roundabout, take the Billet Road exit for 2 miles until you reach Blackhorse Road underground station. Cross the lights into Blackhorse Road and Coppermill Lane is the 8th turning on the right. A map of the ground is available from the link in the left hand column.
MEMBERSHIP: If you would like to join OPFC, go to the members’ page via the link at the top. There, you will find membership information and a registration form which tells you everything you need to know about the club. Your first contact should be with Francis whose details are below.
VOLUNTEERS: The club is looking for volunteers to help run OPFC, including a Results Secretary and Fundraiser (inc grant applications). Sponsors are also welcome for all its teams to assist with running costs. If you would like to help finance the club via shirt or web advertising, through sponsorship or by linking OPFC to your website, please contact Francis Mariani on 07930 484449 or via e-mail at email@example.com.