Canterbury City and Canterbury Youth Join Forces

Canterbury City and Youth Announce New Partnership Today, in a major development for football in the city of Canterbury, Canterbury City FC and Canterbury Youth FC agreed a relationship which will see Youth become the official feeder club for City, creating a pathway from U7s right through to senior football.

Chairman of Canterbury Youth FC, Dave Fulton, said: “Canterbury has been crying out for a joined-up approach to its football. It makes no sense for our clubs to be in competition with each other for players, coaches and facilities, which only dilutes the quality of our offering. This arrangement will see Canterbury Youth manage all the junior teams from U7 to U18 whereupon they’ll feed into Canterbury City’s senior set-up. We will be working closely with our friends at Canterbury City FC to ensure they are as strong as possible on and off the pitch. Ultimately, we all want a City team playing in their own home, filled with home-grown players that the local community can be really proud of. This is the next step on that journey.”

City Chairman Tim Clark added “This is a big step forward in our community approach of all-inclusive football for the local district and the mutually beneficial relationship with Canterbury Youth FC is one that I am sure will be built on over the coming years as we continue in our quest for our new stadium back in Canterbury.”

Canterbury Youth runs boys’ and girls’ teams in the Kent Youth League, the East Kent Youth League and the Faversham and District Youth Football League and will be holding trials for next year’s U18 (Kent Youth League), U15, U14 (Kent Youth League) and U13 boys’ teams at the University of Kent, Weds June 16th 18:00-20:00.

If you want to be part of these trials or find out more about the club please email: youthdevelopment@cyfc.co.uk or look at the website www.cyfc.co.uk or Facebook page @officialCYFC.

For information on Canterbury City please see www.canterburycityfc.net or @OfficialCCFC_uk on twitter.


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