Cumbernauld Colts
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The Cumbernauld Colts are now based at Broadwood Stadium, following capital investment from the Scottish Government’s ‘Cashback for Communities’ programme. Previous to this development they had spent many years at various venues in the Cumbernauld area and had no recognisable base. And, currently, the club is in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council and North Lanarkshire Leisure; a partnership which provides a platform for the club to progress to new levels. 

The Colts also hold the Scottish FA’s highest level of Quality Mark accreditation and has teams at all levels; both male and female. With team playing in the Scottish Woman’s Football, Scottish Amateur and Scottish Youth associations, to name but a few, with the club also running a range of community focussed programmes, throughout the year.

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The history of the Cumbernauld Colts

The Cumbernauld Colts Football Club has a long history, in Cumbernauld and, stretches back to 1969. Starting out in 1969, the Cumbernauld Colts FC was the town’s first youth football club and, during the ensuing decades; throughout the 70s and early 80s, the club was the biggest youth football club, in Cumbernauld. With the club’s popularity, came a number of future stars, who have gone on to become top-flight professionals, the two most prominent examples including, Derek Whyte of Celtic, Aberdeen, Middlesbrough and Scotland International and, Jackie McNamara of Dunfermline, Celtic, Wolves, Aberdeen, Falkirk and Scotland International. 

Unfortunately, after the good years, the club ended up being left with no infrastructure, to host any of the club’s teams and this meant that, unfortunately during the 80s and 90s, the Cumbernauld Colts FC entered a period of decline causing a number of the club’s teams to disband, with the club’s one remaining team folding, during the 1998/99 season. However, in 1999, the Cumbernauld Colts was rebranded, refreshed and reformed, with the initial launch of a new single age group team which, over the next five years, steadily reconstructed the Cumbernauld Colts; bringing the club back to its former glory days. This 1999 rebrand has meant that, now, the club is considered to be one of - if not - the biggest club, in Cumbernauld.

Currently, the Cumbernauld Colts Football Club boasts both Boys and Girls Academy’s, with the boys providing coaching for 5/6 year old children; and, the girls 7-9 year old’s. Both of these initiatives are the considered to be the ‘life blood’ of the Cumbernauld Colts FC and, each year new small sided game sections are created. At present, the club has Girls U11′s, U13′s, U15′s and adult teams and, boys small game sections at every level including, U7′s, 8s, 9s, 10s, 11s and 12′s and 11-a-side teams up to Adult level, in all twenty sections with a playing membership of over 400.

The sections of the Cumbernauld Colts

All of the Cumbernauld Colts FC teams play at Broadwood Stadium and you can get more information about each section by clicking on their links to the Cumbernauld Colts website, below.

Community programmes run by the Colts

In addition to the different teams which make up the Cumbernauld Colts, the club also hosts a number of community outreach programmes. 

Monday sees the club run their ‘Disability Centre’, between 5pm-6pm at Abronhill High School. The programme is aimed at P1-P7 children with special needs and, the club’s experienced coach provide stimulating and fun sessions for the children. More details can be provided by emailing

Tuesday sees the club run their ‘After School Centre’, between 5pm-7pm, at Broadwood’s 3G pitch. The project is aimed at P1-P7 children, and there is no need to reserve a place, simply show-up on the night.

Wednesday sees the club run their ‘After School Centre’, between 5pm-6pm in the Games Hall of Kilsyth Academy. As with the Tuesday evening programme, it is a show-up on the night organisation.

Friday sees the Colts run their ‘Friday Night Footie’ programme, between 8pm-9pm at Broadwood’s 3G pitch. The programme is aimed at youths 12-16 years, and incorporates small sided games, teams and individual practise. There is no need to reserve a place; participants can show-up on the night.

Saturday sees the club host their ‘Saturday Coaching for All’ community programme, at St Maurice’s High School Games Hall. The centre is aimed at P1-P7 children and, there are a number of different timeslots, although there is no need to reserve; participants can show-up on the day. P1-P3: 10am-11am and P4-P7: 11am-12 noon.

Sunday sees the Colts run their ‘Mini-Kickers’ community programme, between 10am-11am at St Maurice’s High School Games Hall and, the programme is aimed at children aged 3 to 5 years. There is no need reserve a spot as participants can show up on the day.

Monday and Friday sees the Cumbernauld Colts run their ‘Over 35′s Small Sided Football’ programme, on the Broadwood Stadium main pitch. The programme run on Monday at 9pm-10pm and Friday evening, at 7pm-8pm. The programme is open to all over 35′s who will play small sided games. For more details interested participants should email

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