We aim to provide a safe and enjoyable environment, in which to allow children and young adults to play football.

Pirelli FC has a long football history within Carlisle with our early senior side being a founding member of the Carlisle & District league back in the 1970’s. The youth section of Pirelli FC was established back in 1992 and during our proud history, we have seen countless players progress through the youth section and into our senior sides during that time. As well as our successful youth section, we are now in the process of becoming a more inclusive club after having successfully fielded the county’s first affiliated disability side, we now have a flourishing girls section.

Club Ethos

We believe that all groups connected with the club should have a say in how we run our club, it ensures that our aims are decided and achieved together. Our key aim can be summarised in one word, improvement. Improvement in players, improvement in standards and improvement in attitudes.

We hold regular meetings throughout the year to make sure that as a club our progress is aligned with our ethos and we encourage coaches, parents/guardians & players to provide feedback on how we run our club.

Coaching Philosophy

Our clearly defined coaching philosophy provides direction, purpose and guidance to the process of coaching young players.

We promote a holistic approach based upon the FA’s four-corner model for long-term player development, with age-appropriate coaching recommendations for players aged 5-11 and 12-18.

We are an FA Charter Standard Club

The FA Charter Standard accreditation is awarded to clubs and leagues rigorously adjudged to be well-run and sustainable – and which prioritise child protection, quality coaching and implementation of the Respect programme.