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Summer 2018 Coaching Camp

To Book, go to Summer 2018 Coaching Camp- Football Fun for Boys and Girls aimed at 5 to 13 year olds Venue: Week 1 Nicholas Breakspear, Week 2 & 3 Highfield Park Our holiday courses aim to be fun and educational and are open to boys and girls aged 5-13. Players of all abilities are welcome to attend. We offer prizes for player of the week, most improved player and for the person who follows our themed days the best. You can expect high quality coaching delivered by young local people. We now use Paypal as our payment system, please be aware you DO NOT NEED a Paypal account to pay using Paypal, just follow the instructions.
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Notice is given of the Annual General Meeting 2018

Annual General Meeting 2018 Notice is given of the Annual General Meeting 2018 of St Albans City Youth F.C to be held at the 4th St Albans Scout Headquarters in Riverside Road, St Albans on Sunday 2nd September 2018 at 7.00pm. All those interested in the Club are welcome to attend. Agenda Apologies for Absence Minutes of 2017 A.G.M. Report of Season 2017/2018 Treasurers Report Proposals for Season 2018/19 Election of Officers Any other Business The September Managers Meeting will take place directly after the conclusion of the AGM. Minutes of the 2017 Annual General Meeting (PDF) Read more
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Job Opportunity - Would suit local person in the Highfield Park Area

Job Opportunity - Would suit local person in the Highfield Park Area. St Albans City Youth FC’s main base for matches and Saturday morning training is at Highfield Park, St Albans. To improve the clubs operations at Highfield Park on training and match days, we are looking for a suitable person who can open up the site for training and matches, run the Pavilion Tea Bar and close (lockup) on both Saturday and Sundays during the season. Hours would vary slightly each week but in general would be from 9:30 to 12:30 Saturdays and 9:00 to 13:00 Sundays. This would be a paid position. The post holder would be responsible for ensuring the site is left tidy at the end of each session, this includes collecting any litter and making sure the Pavilion is left tidy and secure. The post holder would… Read more
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Equipment and Kit ordering process - Managers please note minor changes

Equipment You will now be aware that Mervyn Morgan is standing down as Chair of Trustees, in recent years Mervyn has also been the contact for all equipment orders, please be aware that this task has now been passed to Laurence Wilson (, this is for orders such as match and training balls, training bibs, cones, first aid kits and club bags etc. Please email Laurence with your order, he will then place the order with Minerva. As in previous years, when your orders are available you will be notified, at which point you will need to collect from Minerva. Please collect them quickly as we do not want to clog up Minerva’s available space. Playing and Training Kit The process for Kit orders has not changed (this includes all Sponsored Kit), orders are being… Read more

Robert Murphy - Standing down as a trustee

The picture shows Mervyn Morgan, Robert Murphy and Jeff Lawrence during the 'Back 4 Dinner' in 2003 Mervyn Morgan and Lesley Wray are not the only trustees standing down this summer. Trustee and Life Vice President Robert Murphy has also decided to call it a day. Robert has been associated with City Youth for more years than any of us can remember following his links with St Albans City FC. There are many stories about Robert, one of his claims to fame was when he was running things (in the mid 1980’s) at St Albans City FC, Ian Dowie (later West Ham and many others) was playing for the Saints at the time, he met with Robert, saying he had been offered £5 per week more by another local club, Robert wished him well and sent him on his way (that was the polite version). Another story, around… Read more
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Players Wanted - St Albans City Youth FC Under 12 West Boys

St Albans City Youth FC Under 12 West Boys (2018/19 Season) are looking for a good all round player to help boost their squad as they move to competitive fixtures for the forthcoming season. Training starts 9th August. For further details please email the manager Ian Morgan at Read more

Presentation Day 2018

Presentation Day 2018 Recently the 47th Presentation Day of the St. Albans City Youth F.C. for the season 2017-18 took place at the Alban Arena over 3 packed sessions and there was a long list of guests invited to this prestige event and they were the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of St. Albans Councillors Rosemary Farmer and Brian Gibbard respectively. Also, in attendance were Lord Tom McNally, the Clubs Patron Annie Brewster, Portfolio Holder for Sport and Culture, Mr Nick Perchard, Head of Community for the F.A. Premier League who also played over 200 games for the City Youth (including the odd goal or two), Mr Paul Fairclough Manager of the England Non-League team. Chairman of the Club Trustees Mervyn Morgan, fellow Trustees Ian Woods, Laurence Levy, Sarah Kropman, Geoff Watts and Lesley… Read more

Chris Samways SADC Communbity Coach of the Year 2018

We are pleased to announce that Chris Samways, City Youth Community Manager and Herts Sports Partnership Sports Officer has been named as Community Coach of the Year at the 2018 St Albans City and District Sports Awards. Chris has been with St Albans City Youth Football Club for a number of years, We are pleased to say that Chris is another product of the clubs young coaches programme. He is now one of the clubs two Community Managers, supporting much of the clubs work in the community by working in Schools, running coaching sessions, ‘lunchtime’ and ‘after School’ clubs etc. As part of his Community Coach role Chris has been supporting City Youth and St Albans City with the our School Assemblies programme (which is supported by a National league Trust grant) , visiting Schools and giving… Read more

St Albans City Youth Girls North Under 12 (Year 7 in September) - Players Wanted

St Albans City Youth Girls North Under 12 (Year 7 in September) - Players Wanted St Albans City Youth Girls North Under 12 (Year 7 in September) are looking for players for the 2018/19 season. To help us progress to 9-a-side next year we are looking for a outfield payer with some football experience and a goalkeeper or even better a player who can play in goal (but also wants to develop as an outfield player). The team were League Cup winners this season and play in the very competitive top division of the Herts Girls League. We train on Tuesday evenings (and play league matches on Saturdays) in addition the St Albans City Youth Club link with GK Icon to specifically support the development of Goalkeepers. For further information please contact Team Manager Doug McCullen… Read more

St Albans City Youth FC Celebrating Refugee Week

St Albans City Youth FC Celebrating Refugee Week In celebration of Refugee week, St Albans City Youth FC played a friendly match against a group of young refugees (Wednesday 20th June) now living in St Albans. St Albans City Youth FC’s Community and Apprentice Manger, Chris Samways, has been coaching the group for the past 6 weeks after originally meeting the group earlier in the year at the Herts Welcome Syrian Families Youth Group meeting. “Having met the group and identified what they wanted to gain, we as Club felt that we could provide a great opportunity for them to be coached in football and engaged in the local and club community” Chris Samways. The senior football club have also been supporting the refugee group by providing free tickets to watch St Albans City FC play in the… Read more

City Youth Kit donated to Projects in Zambia

City Youth Kit donated to Projects in Zambia Every year St Albans City Youth donate surplus football kit to worthy projects. This year City Youth Trustee Alan Moorhouse arranged for some surplus City Youth Kit to be sent by Container to Zambia. Once there, thanks to our friends at the Baraka Community Partnerships ( Andrew Tembo and Cosmas Phiri). It has been distributed on to schools and communities across the country from Maamba in the south to Chipata in Eastern province. The pictures we have recieved tell the story. Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! View the embedded image gallery online at: Read more

Coerver Play Like the Stars Roadshow

Hi Guys, We're really pleased to let you know that we will be heading to St Albans City Youth FC during the up-coming 2018 Summer holidays to deliver two exclusive Play Like The Stars Roadshow events for club players! As an official Coerver® Partner Club, St Albans City Youth FC have the opportunity to host two roadshow events per season, with a team of Coerver® national coaching staff visiting to work with club players. This really is an opportunity not to be missed! What Is the Coerver® Play Like The Stars Roadshow?: The concept behind the Coerver® Play Like The Stars Road Show is to use the world's greatest individual players and teams as the teaching model for the sessions. Each session includes a theory presentation using the latest video analysis and statistics and each practical… Read more

St Albans City Youth FC / GK Icon – Glove/merchandising partnership statement

St Albans City Youth FC / GK Icon – Glove/merchandising partnership statement The club is delighted to announce, in addition to our GK Icon Goalkeeper development sessions led by ex club coach Dean Goodwin, a new partnership with Gk Icon to supply top range goalkeeper gloves to City Youths evolving young keepers. “GK Icon is part of the Challenger Sports family, the largest football/soccer coaching network globally, providing quality coaching experiences to hundreds of thousands of players across the world each year. GK Icon has plans in place to ensure that over the coming years it becomes the largest goalkeeping network for players and coaches globally.” The deal will see benefits for all involved, as City Youth keepers can now purchase top flight gloves used by professionals globally,… Read more
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St Albans City Youth FC U18/U17 Girls South - Players wanted

St Albans City Youth FC U18/U17 Girls South require 2 outfield players and a goalkeeper for September. The team plays in the Herts Girls Football league on a Saturday morning and train 8-9pm on Tuesday at Nicholas Breakspear School. Please contact Andy Sibley on 07866762977. Read more
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Players Wanted - St Albans City Youth Under 15 South (2018/19)

St Albans City Youth Under 15 South (2018/19) current year 9, next year 10 are looking for 1 or 2 players to strengthen their squad, having just won promotion to D1 of the West Herts League. If you think you can play at that level, particularly if you are a striker but other positions considered, then please call Graham on 07425 176673 Read more

Under 15 CENTRAL tour to Belgium and Holland 2018

Under 15 CENTRAL tour to Belgium and Holland over the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend. Due to some of the boys doing their GCSE English Literature exams a year early, we were limited regarding when we could travel resulting in us being unable to enter one of the larger two-day tournaments this season. Instead, we entered a one-day tournament in Belgium on Sunday 27th May and arranged a Friendly for Monday 28th. We travelled as St Albans City Youth FC, a party of just 22 this season, departing at 03:00am on Saturday 26th May, returning at 19:00 on Tuesday 29th May. We played in the Kasterlee Cup on Sunday 27th May, a small tournament of just 6 teams at KSK Kasterlee just outside Antwerp in Belgium. Matches were 11 V 11 but only 20 mins long, so we didn’t actually get a lot of football in… Read more

City Youth Boys Small Sided Tournament 2018

St Albans City Youth FC - Boys Small Sided Tournament 2018 Venue Highfield Park 2nd & 3rd June 2018 Report by Terry Edwards Tournament Organisor Jon Davies Under 12 Tournament Winners Harvesters Wildcats U12 Under 7s and 8s The STACY Youth Festival for the Under 7's and Under 8's took place with 47 teams taking part from 23 Clubs and the Festival is played on a non-competitive basis which means every player will receive a memento for their participation. In the Under 7's saw teams from Ware, Victoria Park, Harvesters, Evergreen, Luton Tigers, Welwyn Pegasus, Colney Heath, Welwyn Garden City, Abbots Youth, London Colney Colts, Boreham Wood, Hemel Hempstead and of course 4 teams from St Albans City Youth with all the matches being played on Saturday. It was exciting tournament with plenty… Read more
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St Albans City Youth FC Girls Small Sided Football Tournament

St Albans City Youth FC Girls Small Sided Football Tournament Venue Highfield Park 20th May 2018 Report by Terry Edwards Tournament Organisor Louise Shepherd Under 8s The Girls Under 8's Festival took place with 10 teams from 7 Clubs and they were Meninas FC, Garston Ladies, Harpenden Colts, Hitchin Belles, Stevenage Starlets, Bedwell Rangers and St Albans City Youth and the 10 teams were split into 2 groups of five of which saw the STACY Girls play against Meninas FC, Garston Ladies Harpenden Colts and Hitchin Belles. This is a non-competitive festival which means all the girls will receive a medal for taking part in the tournament. The Girls taking part for the STACY Under 8's are Alexa Johnson, Sophea Bridge, Jessica Reeve, Siena Sahota, Charlotte Luckhurst, Olivia Wood and Sacha… Read more
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Players Wanted - St Albans City Youth FC Under 13 Girls North

St Albans City Youth FC Under 13 Girls North Season 2018/19 (current Year 7). We are looking to recruit new players to boost our already talented team. Whether you already have experience playing for a team or are wanting to give it a go for the first time, we can accommodate all types of players. Our matches are generally Saturday mornings, 9-a-side and our training will be 7-8pm Tuesdays in St Albans. We're holding an open training session for anyone who's interested in coming to meet the players, management and coaching staff. It's 7-8pm on Thursday 19th July 2018 at Nicholas Breakspear sports facility at the back of the school. For further information contact Greg Danford on 07855 483887. Read more
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Club Player Registration System - on Line

Club Player Registration System - Register Now to ensure access to the Coerver Coaching Partner Club Hub The St Albans City Youth FC Player Registration system is now open for season 2018/19. We will also be using this system to provide the names and email addresses which will give you access to the Coerver Coaching Partner Club Hub, which is an online platform for all club members. Therefore you need to register now otherwise you will not have access until month two of the season. To register and pay your registration fee for season 2018/19 please goto If you registered with us last season then login with your username and password, this will enable you to make any updates to your details and also pay this years… Read more

St Albans Stadium Project - City Youth Statement

A Huge Snub to Sport in the District The decision of St Albans District Council to exclude the proposal for a new stadium for the football club is a snub to all the many thousands of players and supporters from City Youth and the other Youth and Adult clubs in and around our district. Yes, the council have various procedures and rules to take into account when deciding what to include within the district plan. However, they have failed to take into account the massive legacy effect this project would have on the district, not just from the commercial aspects but also with the youth of our district. The council says they have to follow an analytical process. They fail to realise that we have been waiting years for the council to follow this process, I am sorry but these are years wasted.… Read more

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