Welcome to Melcombe Regis Football Club (The Black Rats). We are a relatively new club, established in 2014 and based in Weymouth, Dorset. The aim of the club is to provide footballing opportunities for everyone from the age of 4 up to adult.
Why 'the black rats': It is believed that the bubonic plague entered England through the port of Melcombe Regis due to an infestation of black rats from abroad. The black rat on the badge represents a part of the history of the borough of Melcombe Regis.
Our philosophy is that each child is as important as the other. As a club our goal is to develop children in not just their football skills, but their life and behavioural skills as well.
The football side of the game is to work on their technique, to cover all aspects of football and to develop each child's A.B.C (Agility, Balance and Co-ordination) through quality coaching.
Children are encouraged to express themselves and learn to play football the right way and not adopt a win at all cost attitude. In short we are a club who feel no child should miss out on playing football due to cost or ability.