AEK Youth FC was formed in 2006 and provides youth football to the local community regardless of ethnicity and is based in LB Enfield. The club has consciously not grown rapidly like other local youth teams, instead preferring to spend time to develop and focus on each individual player at the club both in a footballing and social sense & whilst there are 100 players across 6 teams, there is a community feeling across the club where all teams, parents, players & coaches know each other, look out for each other and are all striving to achieve the same goal as a collective. Our approach to the game, our behaviour on and off the pitch is consistent and this possible due to our size and the buy in of everyone at the club. Whilst the club is ‘smaller’ than most, it has a very solid foundation with a strong and driven committee, the prestigious FA Standard Chartered Club status, fully audited accounts, superb training facilities and all the coaches are FA qualified including Dave C our club coach who has the pro Uefa qualification, DBS checked and have Emergency 1st Aid qualifications.
The 3 key principles which are followed by all the teams are:
1. Have Fun
We are keen to ensure all our players have fun, play football with a smile on their faces & enjoy training and matches.
2. Develop Football Ability
To improve technique/skills & match situations.
3. Listen-Learn-Respect – Encourage-Support
The foundations of the club which we work hard collectively to adhere to.
The club is also very passionate about its charity support & in the past sent football shirts to Africa, supported Noah’s Ark Hospice and Nikki Christou’s Butterfly AVM Charity.
From a club perspective last season, once again the boys all excelled on and off the pitch. All our teams finished strongly in their respective divisions & received high fair play scores from the other teams which for AEK is as important as winning trophies.
This season AEK Youth FC has 4 teams: at 1x U12s, 1x U14s and 2x U18s .
At the time of writing this we are still facing the challenges of the coronavirus global pandemic. The season 2019/20 was abruptly ended due to the national lockdown and as a result final league positions and cup competitions were not completed.
The wellbeing of the players and their families was always at the heart of the clubs thinking and decisions.
We would like to thank our coaches for making sure they kept in touch with the players and making sure they were ready when we could resume.
Luckily, organised football has been allowed to resume and the players can have much needed opportunity to express themselves and socialise with their friends again.
This season 2020/21 has started well and all the boys are enjoying their football. It’s the final season for both U18 teams in youth football where they continue to express themselves and play for fun whilst trying to excel.
Well done & thank you to all the teams, coaches, parents & carers for making AEK the great club it is!