In 2002 our club chairman Keith Buck started a small junior football club with just seven players, called Parkdale Juniors F.C.
After initially playing our first few seasons at “King George V” playing fields in St Helens, we officially took up partnership with Sidac Social Club in 2007.
This secured the club access to excellent facilities for the foreseeable future and gave us a platform to help the club grow;
as the junior section of Sidac Football Club.
Our club name was duly changed to Parkdale Sidac F.C. to reflect this new partnership, and the junior section now consists in excess of 250 local children.
For the 2014/15 Season we will have 19 different age groups playing in our ranks, ranging from U6′s through to U17′s. The adult section at the club boasts two adult teams also.
We have only been an established junior club since 2002, but with dedicated coaches and a focused management committee we have grown hugely over the last 10 years, and we are now one of the biggest junior football clubs in St. Helens (and all in just over 10 years!).
In recent seasons the junior section has received large grants enabling us to further our development; buying new changing rooms, setting up a “food kabin” for match and training days, and recently purchasing numerous sets of Goals and Equipment.
We have been recognised regionally, and have just been named not only Liverpool County FA Community Club of The Year, but also in turn now North-West FA Community Club Of The Year.
The Social Club itself has undertaken major improvements and refurbishment over the same period. Where other clubs and establishments are suffering during these hard times, our club is flourishing.
We like to think that this is down to the success of the club as a whole. Including the impact the junior section has had.
Amateur Football in the local area is now thriving, and the development of the “Sidac” brand is at the forefront of all of this.