Milford Pumas was set up by Kenneth Durkin and Mick Hudson in 1989.
A pitch was cobbled together and the rest is history...
Girls Teams Exploded
The 2009/10 Season saw Pumas breakdown the walls and launch a Girls section with two teams at GU15 and GU13 level being formed. In 2012 we started to recruit widely for girls to play football and in 2017 we have over 80 players in 5 teams.
In 2013, the club achieved the FA charter status and has retained this ever since.
FA Charter Standard clubs are proven to be well run, sustainable, and importantly place child protection, quality coaching and safety paramount.
As well as providing football as a club we offer opportunities for Pumas to train as referees and coaches. In the last 2 years, 10 players have qualified as referees and many attend the FA coaching course. In 2017, 30 Pumas helped with coaching admin and grounds preparation as part of their bronze and silver DofE awards.
As none of the current committee members were associated with the club when it was founded, it was great to receive an email from Jamie Durkin who said...
"Amazing to see how far Milford Pumas have moved on...great to see. I would like to add a bit to your club history if possible - Milford Pumas was set up by Kenneth Durkin and Mick Hudson in 1989, taking a promising team from Farncombe Boys Football. Kenny and Mick decided on having the home pitch at Milford hospital as Kenny was the hospital manager at the time. They worked throughout the summer to make a pretty uninhabitable field into a playing surface for local lads...including me. They were lucky to receive help from local volunteers during the summer months. The name Milford Pumas was put to a vote along with others but came out as the winner because of the areas legendary sightings of large cats. Initially the patron of the club was Lady Astor of Milford who was more than happy to help with some running costs of the boys football club, on our opening season we received a letter of wishes and encouragement from Sir Bobby Charlton. I was in the original team as an 11 year old and am absolutely delighted to see that it is still running and doing so well. I’m sure my dad would be happy to see the club is still going strong..."
We are grateful to our volunteer committee members, managers and administrators who give up their time to ensure MPYFC runs smoothly and in the best interests of the players.