About Woodley Saints F.C.
Back in the early eighties there was a thriving boys club on Friday evenings at the St John Bosco Catholic Church in Woodley. Boys of all faiths were welcome to attend.
The club was organised and run the local parish council led by Jim Glenfield. In 1983 they set up a football team and named it Woodley Saints.
The team was funded by the profits from the Boys Club tuck shop. Down the years the club expanded to become one of the biggest in the area.
With a clear focus on enjoying playing football, win or lose, being respectful
to the opposition and the referee, being part of a team, and fair play.
The club was one of the first in the country to be awarded the prestigious Community Charter Status in recognition of its commitment to a wider involvement in the sporting life of the local area.
With over 20 teams from U7 to adult the club is now perhaps better recognised as running its famous ability streamed summer tournament hosting over 350 teams over two days, making it the largest community-based football of its kind in the south of England.