Initially formed for the 22/23 season Croydon Youth started with three teams: under 10’s, under 12’s and an under 15’s.
This season we have now expanded this again to bring 5 team across the Youth section, consisting of: under 11’s, under 13’s, under 15’s and two under 16 sides.
The club will also be launching its Teeny Trams section this year, for kids below the age of 10, to deliver some coaching at grass roots level on match days at Croydon Sports Arena before First Team games.
The immediate plan is to to bridge the gaps so that we have a youth section running from under 10’s right through to under 18’s who can then follow onto the under 23’s and potentially first team football and beyond!!
The 5 year plan is to have multiple teams at all ages from under 10 right up to 16 and become one of the best youth set ups in the area brining more kids of all levels into the game and giving them the chance to be part of the “Trams”.
It’s exciting to see the buzz the Youth section is making in the local community and the interest from players and parents alike, with over 45 kids attending trials this season across the various age groups.
League & previous Results: https://www.tandridgeleague.co.uk/public/results
Upcoming Fixtures: https://www.tandridgeleague.co.uk/public/fixtures/all
In addition, Croydon FC has been a multi-year supporter of the Kinetic Foundation. The charity’s flagship programme, Kinetic Academy is an inclusive post-16 Football Academy in partnership with the Harris Federation. The programme encourages every student to stay in education and complete a university recognised course, all whilst pursuing their football dreams.
This education environment, partnered with a structured football programme, provides each student with an invaluable structure to help them develop and ensures there is no compromise on educational potential.”
In 2022/23 a number of Kinetic players joined the Croydon FC senior squad for training and matches.
Find Out More: https://www.kinetic-foundation.org.uk/