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Lytchett and Upton Red Triangle Football Club
Village Recreation Ground
High Street
Lytchett Matravers
Poole, Dorset
BH16 6DD

 

Club History

Lytchett & Upton Red Triangle F.C formally know as Lytchett Red Triangle Youth Football club have been based in the village of Lytchett Matravers for many years. The Red Triangle Football Club was formed in 1919 by the schoolmaster, Mr F Gibbs. The red triangle logo was based upon the YMCA emblem of an upside down triangle as many of the founders of the club were associated with that organisation. The three sides of the triangle represent Spirit, Mind, and Body. At first the club had no permanent pitch and home games were played in various fields; sometimes the cowpats were cleared away but often they were considered more of a hindrance and hazard to the opposing team than to the home team, so they were left to cause what damage and inconvenience they could! The proudest moment of the Red Triangle team was winning the East Dorset Minors Cup and League Championship Cup in the same year 1936-1937. The need for a permanent pitch for the Red Triangle team became pressing. Although the Youth Football Club has been running since 1976, it did fold for a couple of years during the 1990s - but soon reformed with new officers and committee.

F.A. CHARTER STANDARD CLUB

LRTYFC received its FA Charter Standard Award in 2003. The club gained the award because it demonstrated high standards in management, child protection, qualified coaching, codes of conduct, club policies and appropriate insurance. In 2007 we were awarded “Charter Standard Club of the Year – County Winners 2006/07” and were promoted to Development Club in 2008.
In 2008 we were won Charter Standard Development Club of the Year 2007/08 and our Chairman Steve Reid won an F.A. National Football Workforce Award, one of 10 people in the UK to receive such an accolade.

In 2013 the Club decided to change its name to Lytchett & Upton Red Triangle Football Club, due to increasing numbers of children joining the from the Upton area. The club also felt that as they now had mens' 5 a side and 11 a side teams that they were no longer solely a "youth" football club and so this portion of the name was dropped.