St Albans City Youth Community FC was founded in 1971 by Ian Woods when he created a single team. The links with St Albans City FC began to emerge in the 1980’s when Ian ran the St Albans City FC Reserves team as well as overseeing the Youth development. In 2001 St Albans City Youth became a Registered Charity and in the same year the Club was awarded the prestigious FA Charter Standard status.
The Club, also known as City Youth, have increased in size gradually year on year and currently have over 80 teams playing and training making it the largest Youth Football Club in the Country.
City Youth offers organised sport for over 1,000 young people each week through its boys, girls and disability sections.
St Albans City Youth FC is the accredited Community Club for the District of St Albans. This sees it run a number of Community and Schools Programmes across the District. The Club’s Coach Education Programme is admired throughout the football world. Harry Wheeler is one of the Coaches who has benefitted from the Programme.
The Community Programme has been extended recently thanks to a Community Grant of £20,000 through The Conference League Trust to help the Club run a £32,000 Community Programme in 2015. The funds are provided by The Premier League and PFA and this significant funding is only possible thanks to the support of Lawrence Levy and St Albans City FC.
The Club employs top Young Coaches and Apprentices to help with the delivery of its Community Programme. This policy has helped the Club manage the high level of demand for the sport related services in the area.
The Girls and Disability Section have progressed following hard work within the Club and the UK media. As a result of this, we are proud to announce a new St Albans City Youth Deaf team for the current season and they will be wearing a team kit provided by St Albans City FC.
If you would like to get involved in the Community Programmes or Disability section you should contact the club via email