About Us

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St Francis YFC is delighted to have been providing football development for children from 5 to 18 years old in the Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh area for many years and is very proud of our community links.

The club was established in 1994 and originally trained on St Francis School playing field. It now has almost 350 children training regularly with many of them playing in the local football leagues (Eastleigh & District Mini Soccer League, the Southampton and District Tyro Football League, the City of Southampton Youth Football League and the Winchester and District Girls League).

In 2002, the club received the FA Charter Standard Development Club Award. This award recognises amateur football clubs which are run along formal lines and which meet the standards set out by the Football Association. This charter provides a framework for best practice for managing amateur and community football clubs. These standards include child protection, code of conduct, financial management and developing skills, among others.

St Francis Youth Football Club was the first club in Hampshire (including adult clubs) to receive and continues to hold the Development status charter award. This is a major achievement given that the parent managers are all volunteers and manage the club in their own time.