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About Us

A 2nd Chance FC is a not for profit football club formed by award winning coaches Nick Dewfall & Joe Ryan giving people a 2nd chance to play or coach regardless of age, ability/disability or social circumstances. Based in Bristol/Bath & surrounding areas.

We believe in inclusivity at A 2nd Chance FC in which everyone deserves the chance to be involved in Football & Sport, offering participants the chance to run sessions, learn new skills, subject to funding and obtaining FA qualifications.

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A 2nd Chance FC

Our Projects

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Kelston Road Community Football, are football sessions run by junior coaches (aged 16-21) for the benefit of young people & delivered for free during school holidays at Kelston Road in Keynsham, B&NES.

The area is one with mixed levels of social housing and experiences high levels of Anti Social Behaviour. The award winning project, set up in 2011 by Joe Ryan and his brother Louis, has significantly reduced levels of ASB in the area and won praise from residents, community leaders and local police, including the PCC.

For the latest updates on this project, Like the Kelston Road Community Football Page on Facebook or Follow the project on Twitter @KelstonRdFBall .

Frame Football

A 2nd Chance FC allows children who use a Frame to walk a chance to play football. Frame football is a unique version of the beautiful game played by children who have cerebral palsy (CP) and use a frame to walk. The Bristol Frame Football Club team, formed by Nick Dewfall in September 2015, is the only one of its kind in the west of England and attracts players from Yeovil, Gloucester, Swindon, South Wales aswell as closer to home.

Frame Football runs every Saturday Morning between 10:30 and 12, at the Action Indoor Sports Centre, BS14 0XA so be sure to come along!

For the latest updates on this project, give the Action Indoor Sports Frame Football Club Bristol a like on Facebook or a follow on Twitter @Bristolframef .

Walking Football

The Walking Football Club at A 2nd Chance FC, allows men & women who may have played football in the past a chance to play a slower version of the game.

Nick Dewfall set up the first walking football session in August 2014 in Keynsham Park before moving to Keynsham Town FC in December 2014. After 12 months the set up was handed over to KTFC to self-manage.

Now, A 2nd Chance FC runs numerous walking football sessions across B&NES and has had a fantastic impact among many of its participants, Harry a keen player at many of the sessions said "After having been diagnosed with terminal cancer & 2 major ops I did not think it would be possible to do any exercise. Walking football has had a tremendous effect on me & my personal outlook has changed. I would definitely recommend it to other people”

For the latest updates on walking football, click the Facebook and Twitter Icons at the top of the page for more information.

A 2nd Chance FC Video Gallery

Above is a short video of Frame Football at a 2nd Chance FC, created by Doorstep Sport on Made in Bristol TV.

Click on the 'Frame Football' button below to read a Bristol Post article about how a walking frame helps a Frame Footballer participate.

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A 2nd Chance FC Team


Nick Dewfall

Co - Founder

Nick is a qualified fitness instructor & football coach with a background in Health & Social care, specialising in the provision of activities to those often excluded. Nick is the founder of a2ndchancefc & acts as secretary and maintains the day to day running of the club.
Along with a2ndchancefc coach Jake, Nick set up the very first frame football session in the area & runs the weekly sessions.
Nick also set up walking football in B&NES in August 2014 & runs the weekly session at Almondsbry. At the beginning of 2016, Nick revived an Avon & Somerset Police Commissioners Award (pictured) for his brilliant work in the Community & in Inclusive Sport. He is also a keen Bristol Rovers & Everton fan.


Joe Ryan

Co - Founder

Founder of the Kelston Road Community Football & chairman of A2ndchance FC, Liverpool fan Joe has recently completed his Masters degree in Sport Coaching at Liverpool John Moores University, as well as doing a lot of work for Liverpool Futsal Club. Joe has won many awards including the FA Innovation Award at the FA’s National Football Future awards in 2013.


Louis Ryan


Louis, Like his brother Joe, is a Liverpool fan and won The FA Football futures coaching innovation award in 2013. Louis is involved with the Youth Sport Trust and is also an FA Level 2 qualified coach, Southampton Solent University student Louis has worked on the Kelston Road Community Football since inception and has seen it develop from strength to strength.


Jake Derisz


Bristol Rovers fan & builder of this website, Jake is currently at Manchester Metropolitan University studying Sport Marketing Management, as well as being a Marketing intern at the Manchester FA and helping out on their Football Futures program. A qualified football coach, Jake has been involved with Kelston Road Community Football for 3 years and was also involved in the west country's very first frame football session in September 2015 & helps out whenever he is in Bristol.


Angelo Ruiz


Another Liverpool fan, Angelo is a participant turned coach. Originally someone just wanting to play football again, Angelo started playing walking football two years ago & loved it so much he became a coach. Angelo now runs all our sessions in B&NES & Somerset. He is also a massive Elvis fan!


Chipp Goverd


Chipp, an avid Bristol Rovers fan, is an FA level 2 qualified coach whom attends Southampton Solent University where he is studying Football Studies and also works for the Hampshire FA. Chipp has been a coach at Kelston Road Community Football since formation and has helped make it the project it is today.


Mikey Robinson


Kelston Road Community Football legend & local resident Mikey first came to Kelston as a 12 year old as a player & has been coming to the project ever since. Now 17 Mikey is part of the coaching team helping the coaches plan drills, mark the pitch & much more, setting a great example to the younger players. During 2016/17 A2ndchance FC will fund Mikey on his FA Level 1 coaching course so that he will be able run future sessions more confidently.

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Facilities, Times & Locations


Walking Football

Details About the Walking Football Sessions;

Odd Down - Odd Down Sports, Chelwood Drive, Bath, BA2 2PR. Mondays & Fridays 10am – 11am in partnership with Age UK B&NES.

Street - Strode College, Street, Somerset, BA16 0AB.
Fridays 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Midsomer Norton - Midsomer Norton Leisure Centre, Gulluck Tyning, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2UG.
Tuesday 7 – 8 pm & Thursday 10 – 11am in partnership with Age UK B&NES.

Chew Valley - Chew Valley Leisure Centre, Chew Lane, Bristol BS40 8QB.
Thursdays 5 – 6pm.

Almondsbury - Oaklands Park, Gloucester Road, Almondsbury, BS32 4AG.
Friday 12:30 – 1:30pm .

Twerton - Twerton Park, Twerton, Bath, BA2 1DB.
Wednesdays 2:30 – 3:30 pm.

Cost per session – The Walking Football session at Twerton Park is £2 with all the other sessions being £4 each time.


Frame Football

Details about Frame Football;

Where - Action Indoor Sports Centre, Bamfield, Whitchurch, BS14 0AX.

When – Saturday mornings 10:30 – 12.

Cost Per Session - £3 .


Kelston Road Community Football

Details about this project;

Where – Kelston Park, Barnard Walk, Keynsham.

When – School Holidays.

Cost Per Session – Free !

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