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Most Sunday and some Saturday mornings (term time only)

2 September 2017 - 30 June 2018


We are a friendly youth football club with c.200 players and their parents. 


We are also a charity who relies on the café profit generated each year.

The clubhouse is the busy hub of our club with the cafe providing a warm, friendly welcome to players and visiting teams.  Its open most Sunday mornings from September to May for matches, plus Saturday mornings for training (September to mid-October, and then mid-April to end June) with occasional closures for bad weather, Xmas and Easter.

The cafe has been run by parents and some paid help but we now need a committed franchisee to ensure it is opened reliably.

The current menu is simple but popular with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, capsule coffee machine, bacon rolls, toast, cold drinks, snacks and ice creams.  All equipment is provided so no outlay is needed other than starting stock.

Catering experience is ideal but not essential – we need reliability, friendliness, honesty, plus great hygiene standards, the ability to make a lush bacon roll and keep smiling when it’s busy.

In addition to running the cafe a few other occasional tasks include fielding enquiries, cleaning two toilets, sweeping and tidying the room, handing out ice packs, taking money for the boot shop and tennis membership etc.

In return for your reliability and great service you should be able to make catering wages for every hour worked plus a share of the profit.  This is our estimate and you’ll have to do your own calculations. You’ll have to be flexible for occasional cancelled games.  You’ll need to pay £300 deposit (returned at the end if all conditions are met), have public liability insurance in place (we estimate this to be around £50 - £80) and a clear criminal record.

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How to tender

1.  Queries and visits

Call in to the clubhouse café on Saturday 29th April or Saturday 6th May, 9am – 11am where you can have an informal chat with Madge Bailey (club treasurer who has been running the café for the last 2 years) and look through the record books.  You can also observe the café on match day Sunday 30th April.

2.  Submit your offer

by 8pm Tuesday 9th May by email to

In your offer please include:

  • Your name, address and contact details

  • Some brief information about yourself, why you’re interested and any relevant experience you might have. 

  • Briefly explain how you’ll be able to commit to regularly and reliably opening on the days/hours we specified.  Explain how you will cover sickness and absence.

  • The franchise fee you are willing to pay


3.  Selection

We will invite suitable tenderers for an informal interview and to work alongside us for a short period in the café on Saturday 13th May or Saturday 20th May (paid at £8 per hour).

We will assess tenderers on the following basis:

  • Ability to produce good quality food and drinks

  • Standards of kitchen hygiene

  • Friendly, welcoming and helpful attitude to children and parents

  • Hard working, honest and supportive of the club

  • The franchise fee offered

We aim to notify the successful tenderer by Monday 22 May.  They will be required to pay the £300 deposit within 1 week to secure the agreement.

We may invite them to work in the café on Saturday mornings (paid at £8 per hour) until mid/end June if they are available.  The franchise agreement will start 2 September 2017.

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