Back in January 2018, a few dads from the local school decided to take their children to the local park (Parkfield Rec) to have a kick around with them after being disillusioned with a few of the local football teams. Shane (a former Tottenham Hotspur, QPR and Nottingham Forest youth player), alongside Kev (a former Wimbledon youth team player), started with a handful of under 7s children. Word soon got around about the fun that the children were having every Saturday morning that this number quickly grew to 12.
Along with the under 7s and the addition of some under 6 children, the team attracted a few more parents wanting to help out, namely Mike, Danny and Tony. During an afternoon watching football, a decision was made to start a football team and therefore, Parkfield Panthers was born!
Since then, our committee has grown in size and we have been given our own ground and storage facilities at Petts Wood Rec. We currently utilise 6 pitches of differing sizes for our age groups on both Saturday and Sunday during the season.