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March 18, 2018

Easter Coaching Camp 2018 - Booking system open

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To book click here Easter Holiday Coaching Camp- Football Fun for Boys and Girls aimed at 5 to 13 year olds Online Week Booking £50 - Online Day Booking £12 - Turn up on the Day £15 9TH TO 13TH APRIL 2018 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. 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. Goalkeeping coaching will be available every day. Arrangements can be made for an early drop off should this be more convenient for working parents. Venue: Nicholas Breakspear School, Colney Heath Lane, St Albans, AL4 0TT Participants can come for a day, several days or the whole week The course will take place on the 3G Astro Pitch, please bring suitable footwear and shin pads. Also please… Read more

Weather Update Sunday - Nicholas Breakspear & Highfield Park

Nicholas Breakspear - Nicholas Breakspear Astro and other facilities (gym and grass pitches) - Following a Risk Assessment of the School site, we have decided to cancel todays (Sunday) sessions due to the freezing snow accumulation. Highfield Park - Only pitches 1 and 2 are available this weekend (Subject to inspection), the remaining pitches at Highfield Park (3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 and 11) are waterlogged and therefore closed. . Read more

Girls Small Sided Football Tournament 2018

Book Now St Albans City Youth Football Club Girls Small Side Football Tournament Sunday 20th May 2018 Under 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 (To be confirmed) Venue: Highfield Park, St Albans, Herts Your Football Club is invited to the STACY Annual Girls Small Sided Football Tournament. We aim to pick up where we left off last year and our 2018 tournament is set to offer all things the first unique girls’ only tournament in the whole of Hertfordshire needs. It is a day for all the family with a range of activities to enjoy, as well as hot snacks, tea, coffee and cold drinks on sale. Age groups: Under 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 (as in 2017 / 2018 season). You may enter up to three teams of 9 players per age group. £30 per team or £35 per team if after 31st March 2018 Nine winners and runners-up medals… Read more

Boys Small Sided Football Tournament 2018

Book Now St Albans City Youth Football Club Boys Small Sided Football Tournament Sponsored by Mitre Venue Highfield Park, St Albans, Herts Age groups: under 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 (as in 2017 / 2018 season). You may enter up to three teams of 9 players per age group. £30 per team or at £35 per team if after 31st March 2018 Saturday 2nd June - Under 7 (5 A Side) Fairplay Tournament (am) Saturday 2nd June - Under 9 & 10 Competitions. (pm) Sunday 3rd June - Under 11 & 12 Competitions. (am) Sunday 3rd June - Under 8 (5 A Side) Fairplay Tournament (pm) Nine winners and runners-up medals will be provided for Under 9’s, 10’s, 11’s and 12’s age groups (6 A Side) The winning team in each age group will also receive a trophy to be retained for twelve months. The Under 7’s and 8's (5 A Side)*… Read more

City Youth Match Reports 11 March 2018

See how your team did, read the latest City Youth match reports here. Managers, don't forget to Text the Press Secretary, Terry Edwards by 11:00 pm on Sunday with your Result and Match Report. Text 07443541477. St Albans City Youth FC - Match Reports w/e 11th March 2018 For the Girls Teams Match Reports Click here >>> St Albans City Youth - Boys Under 18 Despite scoring three fine goals at home against AEK FC Black the 18 East eventually went down 6-3 in a Red division league fixture in the WFL. Scoring the three goals for the East were Joe Vance with two and Harvey Trounson whilst the man of the match was awarded to the hard-working Ollie Pawlaczek. In the other league the WHYL saw the 18 Orient play the 18 Central at home with the visitors winning 4-2 and scoring the goals for Orient… Read more

City Youth Day at Clarence Park - 24th March

City Youth Day at Clarence Park - 24th March The St Albans City FC v Poole match at Clarence Park on Saturday 24th March 3:00pm kick off will be City Youth Day, we can confirm that players who turn up wearing their City Youth tops will have free admission. Two City Youth teams will be forming the guard of honour as the players come onto the pitch, plus they will take part in a penalty competition, there will also be the final of the Schools penalty shootout competition. Read more

March 2018 Managers Meeting - Minutes

St Albans City Youth Community Football Club Managers Meeting 4th March 2018 Held at The Scout Hut, Riverside Road, St Albans The full list of meeting attendees is included in the PDF version which can be downloaded here > Secretaries Report Treasurers Report General Coaching and Community Update Level 1 Coaching Course Community Sports Leaders Course CPD Sessions Goalkeepers Coaching Update PDC Equipment Ordering Kit Safeguarding Additional Welfare Officer Business Manager Samuel Ryder Astro Training Slots for 18/19 First Aid Courses Club Player Registration System Update Holiday Coaching Camps Proposals for new league Teams and Mascots at St Albans City City Youth Day at Clarence Park Club Small Sided Tournaments Presentation Day 2018 Young Saints Scheme Coach Education Week Press… Read more

Coerver Pro Tour Trip to Madrid 2018

City Youth Manager Jon Cassidy and his son took advantage of the clubs Partner link with Coerver Coaching and made the trip over to Spain as part of the recent Coerver Coaching Pro-Tour trip to Madrid. You can see from the selection of pictures they had a fantastic time in Madrid, visiting the Spanish Football Federation Training Session training centre, the Spanish National Team Museum, plus watching the Real Madrid v Real Sociedad match at the Bernabeu, and that was just on the Saturday. During the weekend they also had a guided tour of the city plus a training session at Real Madrid’s Training Centre before flying back to the UK. Details and images by Jon Cassidy More pictures Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click to open image! Click… Read more

Charity Easter Egg Hunt and Raffle - Highfield Park 24th March

Charity Easter Egg Hunt and Raffle Plus a penalty shoot-out. Saturday from 11am 24th March 2018 at Highfield Park All proceeds in aid of Hertfordshire Action on Disability (HAD) Win an 11kg Swiss chocolate Easter Egg (Donated by Lessiter's of Woolmer Green. Click here for the latest HAD news magazine >>> For more information about Hertfordshire Action on Disability (HAD) visit Read more

February Coaching Camp - What a Week

This year our February Half term Coaching Camp was, once again, a great success. Held at Nicholas Breakspear on the 3G Astro, the coaches (all are the product of the City Youth Young Coaches programme) supervised all those attending over the five days of the camp. Numbers for the February Camp continue to grow with over 200 attending over the week. Our next camp will be over the Easter Holidays, dates to be confirmed shortly. A big thank you to all the parents for continuing to support our camps plus well done to the coaches for making it all possible. This camp was held as part of the Herts Sports Partnerships Coach Education Week 18 and the Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity. In addition this was all made possible thanks to the support of the National League Trust. Click to open… Read more

David Wray’s memory lives on at Herts Coach Education Week

David Wray’s memory lives on at Herts Coach Education Week The forthcoming February half term holiday will see the 10th Annual Hertfordshire Coach Education Week take place at various venues across the county. The programme which, since its inception, has delivered education and training opportunities for over 8,000 sports coaches from Hertfordshire and further afield is organised by the Herts Sports Partnership (HSP), based at the University of Hertfordshire. Sports coaches play a huge role in introducing people into sport and helping them develop their skills and abilities. Those coaches can often be the difference to whether someone develops a sporting habit for life or goes on to lead a very sedentary existence. Good coaches have excellent communication, social interaction and other… Read more
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Players Wanted Under 13 Girls North

St Albans City Youth Under 13 Girls North (2017/18) - are looking for experienced players of a good standard and ability, including a goalkeeper, to join their squad for this season. In addition we will also be looking to increase the squad for next season (2018/19) when we move to 11 a side. We are happy for Girls to come along to a training session. For details please contact Graeme at Read more

Summer Tournaments 2018

Summer Tournaments 2018 Northwood FC - Six A Side Tournament Saturday 12th May Under 10, 11 and 12s Sunday 13th May Under 7, 8, 9 and 13s For details contact Andrew Baynes, Tournament Organiser, Northwood F.C, 07958 770 510 ST ALBANS CITY YOUTH FC GIRLS TOURNAMENT Sunday 20th May Under 7s to Under 13s ST ALBANS CITY YOUTH FC BOYS TOURNAMENT Saturday 2nd June and Sunday 3rd June Under 7s to Under 12s Omonia Youth FC Summer 6-a-side Tournament Saturday 9th June 2018 Under 8 & 10 - Morning Under 12 & 14 - Afternoon Sunday 10th June 2018 Under 7 & 9 - Morning Under 11 & 13 - Afternoon Please note that the U7 and… Read more

St Albans City FC - Young Saints Membership

Dear Parents, I am writing to you in my community liaison role with St Albans City Football Club to invite your children, as players of St Albans City Youth F.C. to take advantage of our Young Saints Membership Scheme. The club is committed to working closely with our local schools and clubs, such as St Albans City Youth F.C, and would love your children to become part of our supporters club and strengthen our links with local clubs and schools. The Young Saints enables children to attend up to five league matches free of charge, with an accompanying adult paying half-price on each occasion, making local live football both affordable and hopefully enjoyable! Along with these significant discounts on entrance fee, the Young Saints members have opportunities to enter free draws for signed… Read more


Goalkeeper Training at St. Albans City Youth FC About Our Sessions At St Albans City Youth, we recognise that goalkeepers have a huge role to play within any team. Therefore, we pride ourselves on giving our goalkeepers the opportunity to learn the skills required to achieve their own goals, whether that be pure enjoyment or to reach higher levels within football. We centre our curriculum on three C’s… Core Technique Communication Confidence Updates on what we will be covering each week A chance to see who’s action shot has won Save of the Week- within our sessions The ability to have your questions answered directly by one of our coaches In teaching and instilling these key requirements for any goalkeeper and aiding their transfer to game situations, we aim to nurture confidence within… Read more

Player Development Centers - Boys

Player Development Centers (PDC) for Boys are part of the City Youth Player Pathway which was introduced by St Albans City Youth to help the development of players individual skills aged 5 years and older Our Player Development Centers (PDCs) for Boys and Girls are part of the City Youth Player Pathway. This was introduced by St Albans City Community Youth FC to aid the individual development of players aged five years and older. Our PDCs allow the players to improve their individual skills by focusing the coaching on the technical aspects of their play. We encourage players to learn a continental style of football, playing with creativity and flair. The cost is £40 per term. Venue: Nicholas Breakspear School. Cheques payable to SACYFC or online payments via the links on the booking page.… Read more

Sam Merson and Sammy the Saint visit Colney Heath School

As part of the ongoing work to promote healthy and active lifestyles in the district, St Albans City co-owner, Lawrence Levy, first-team player Sam Merson and Club mascot Sammy the Saint went to Colney Heath Junior Mixed Infant school on Monday to deliver an assembly to encourage local children to eat healthily, be more active and work together. This is one part of St Albans City and its partner, City Youth’s continuing programme to support the local community and as part of this is currently delivering multi-sports coaching to 20 schools in the district. Speaking to the Herts Ad Saints striker Sam, whose father made 327 appearances for Arsenal, said how important it is for the club to do its best to encourage children to not be afraid to have a go at any sport and not to worry about… Read more
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Player Movement between City Youth Teams

PLAYER MOVEMENT It is inevitable with many sides at each age group there will be some movement of players between teams. This is particularly the case when players move from primary to secondary education and make new friends. However it is important that any such movements are done with the least amount of inter team conflict. Please be aware that the club does not have a policy of streaming players. In the past age groups have considered in this in detail but rejected it. There should therefore be no question of managers approaching players with another side. (any approach to another club’s players would be considered an illegal approach by the FA). If any player or parent approaches a manager to change teams or even to train with their team the following procedures must implemented. If… Read more
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FA Online Safeguarding Renewal

FA Online Safeguarding Renewal If you need to renew your Safeguarding Certification then follow these instructions. The safeguarding workshop can be renewed online as many times as you want providing your original workshop was the 3-hour face to face workshop. Renewal is free and can be accessed using the guidance notes available from the download link below. If you are unable to access the online system, the individual will need to call FA Education on 0800 085 2012, as they will have to manually add them to the LMS system. In some instances, required learning does not appear. Read more
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All Team Managers to note PLAYER MISCONDUCT ADMINISTRATION Red Cards If a player is shown a red card by the referee and sent off, the club secretary must be told that day. The player in question will be suspended with effect from 7 days after the offence for a number of games depending on the reason for the dismissal. Correspondence is sent from the County to the club and passed on for completion to the player. The player will also be fined, plus there is a County administration fee. The paperwork has to be completed by the player and returned within 7 days and the fine and administration fee paid (by the player through the club) within ten days. Failure to meet these deadlines will mean further suspension of the player and the suspension of the team for which he plays.A red card can be… Read more
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New Sponsorship and Commercial Manager

New Sponsorship and Commercial Manager It is with great pleasure that we can announce long-time supporter and friend of St Albans City Youth Community FC, Jeremy Pearlman has agreed to take on the role covering Sponsorship and Commercial. This will include team and club sponsorship plus any other commercial opportunities that will provide the club with a benefit. Over the next few months, Mervyn Morgan will bring Jeremy up to speed with the clubs commercial and sponsorship operation. Club Trustee Mervyn Morgan said “This is great news, but we need more people to come forward and take on some of the workload. A club the size of City Youth can only run and be successful with the help, commitment and support of its volunteers”. Mervyn Morgan Read more

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