Sporting 87

Youth Football

Sporting 87 currently has around 30 youth teams affiliated to the FA, from Under-7s to Under-18s. Alongside these mixed teams which play each Saturday, there are also several girls-only teams which play in the WAYS Girls League on a Friday evening. An U18 team also participates in the Thurlow Nunn Youth League, the highest standard of regional football outside of the professional game

Each team has at least one FA qualified coach working with the team and in total there are more than 60 qualified coaches helping to improve young footballers in Sporting 87's youth section. All volunteer coaches are DBS checked and First Aid trained. The youth teams train at Skyliner Sports Centre. Training is Futsal based up until the age of Under-10, before moving out to train on 3G pitches at Under-11 and older.

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For the very best players, Sporting 87 has an U18s team competing in the Thurlow Nunn Youth League against the best non-league teams in East Anglia. Home matches are played on Thursday evenings under the floodlights at AFC Sudbury. This is a great environment for young players to learn and add skills to their game at a very high standard before making the step into adult football.

At Sporting 87, not only do we provide competitive football for teams of all ages playing in the Suffolk Youth Football League, but we work hard to go the extra mile to care for all players and parents linked to the football club. Sporting 87 has a network of Welfare and Support teams who are always happy to help people connected with the club in whatever circumstances they might be in.

  • Julian Read

    My son hasn't always enjoyed football, but since he's joined Sporting 87 that has changed. Everyone is so friendly, and the coaching is great. I love how all the players get fair playing time. It has really helped my son grow in confidence and he loves playing now. He's improving all the time and he's made some new friends.

    Julian Read - Parent of U11 player

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