About Freddie 

At just 7 years old, Freddie Orton was an incredibly inspiring young boy.  He wore his heart on his sleeve, a twinkle in his eye and enjoyed a huge zest for life.  Freddie enjoyed and made the most of every single day of his life and was grateful to all the people who shared each day with him. Freddie especially enjoyed time at home in his wellies on the farm with his family and loved to play football at school and with his teammates at Market Bosworth FC.
Freddie embodied the very spirit of our football club, rain or shine, win or lose it was all about playing football and having fun. With the support of Freddie’s family we are proud to remember Freddie and to celebrate his life and the way he lived it. We want everyone to #BeMoreFreddie and now all our shirts carry this message.




Bodie Hodges Foundation 

The Orton Family had been actively supporting, volunteering and raising funds for  the Bodie Hodges Foundation long before they too needed their support.  

The Bodie Hodges Foundation is our chosen charity of choice.
Established in 2013 by Nick and Donna Hodges after the death of their ten-month-old son Bodie. They wanted to offer support to other bereaved families as their experience highlighted how isolating losing a child was. The charity has now become well-regarded regionally for its sensitive, effective professional bereavement services and support groups to adults and children in their darkest hour of grief. 

If you'd like to read more about this amazing charity, visit their website HERE.If you'd like to donate, please TEXT MBFC followed by the donation amount to 70460.For example, texting MBFC 2 to 70460 would donate £2.00.



Freddie Orton Battle of Bosworth Memorial Tournament 

Each June we welcome almost 80 local teams of 6,7,8 and 9 year olds to come and celebrate their love of the beautiful game. Come rain or shine we are proud of this celebration of club and camaraderie bringing out the very best of us all from the literally hundreds of volunteers, players, coaches, referees and supporters all focused on allowing the players to play. In our eyes everyone is a winner.

In 2023 we renamed our tournament in Freddie’s memory so he will always be at the heart of our community football club. 




#BeMoreFreddie Award 

This award made for the first time in 2023 and is made by Freddie’s family to the nominee who best encapsulates and represents the life Freddie lived and the #BeMoreFreddieValues.  

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Raising funds and having fun:

Market Bosworth FC Coaches v AFC Market Bosworth Coaches Charity Match.

In June 2023 both clubs came together to raise funds for the Bodie Hodges Foundation. Coaches dug out their boots, dusted off their kits and took to the pitches. This time taking part from the pitch rather than the sidelines. We hope to make this an annual event!


Boot drop – donate and reuse 

All our players are encouraged to drop off their old boots outgrown or updated. With a little bit of TLC we offer boots for a £5 a pair donation all off which is donated to the Bodie Hodges Foundation. (add photo )

To date: we have raised over £1000 and will continue our efforts to raise more in 2024 

Charity match