Home Colours: Gold shirts; Black shorts; Black socks
Away Colours: Navy shirts; Navy shorts; Navy socks
Walton MK FC, formerly Southside United Football Club were formed in the early 1990s.The club was started by two parents living in Walton as their children did not have anywhere to play football. Initially the club drew players attending Heronshaw and Heronsgate schools, but subsequently expanded to attract children from a wider area.
The club was formally constituted in 1992.
The early teams played at Heronsgate and Wavendon schools as well as the fields behind the EDS offices. Over time further playing facilities were secured at Swallowfield and Fulbrook schools and Browns Wood playing fields.
We became FA Charter standard club approximately 10 years ago and now has 14 teams and nearly 200 players.
In 2012 Gary Singleton became Chairman of the club and, along with a number of like minded committee members, decided that the club needed to become more organised and more structured. Several new committee members were recruited, new commercial deals successfully negotiated, Junior (pre-school and Foundation year) football was incorporated into the club and the search for a permanent home commenced.
In June 2015, we were given the prestigious award of FA Charter Standard Development Club status. This is a fine achievement and reflected the significant progress that the club has made over the last few years.
In 2017 we changed our club name to Walton MK in order to recognise our roots in the parish of Walton. The name change has given us a clear identity and allows us to further integrate with the local community.
In September 2017, David Ellis took over as Chairman from Gary Singleton.
As an FA Development Club, the club has a trained Welfare Officer, CRB-checked volunteers, Emergency Aid-trained volunteers linked to each team, Respect programme sign-up, a Level One coach as a minimum for each youth team, appropriate club administration in place and a volunteer co-ordinator. In addition to this, the club commenced a programme of training coaches to FA Level 2 accreditation rather than the more commonplace Level 1.
The club has an annual health check from the FA to ensure our standards of provision are maintained. We also benefit from 50 hours with a UEFA ‘A’ licensed coach to help mentor our teams and coaches which can only continue to help support the improvement in our coaching capabilities.