City Raiders YFC
We are a local Community based Youth Football Club.
The Club was formed back in 2011 and has grown year on year and increased the amount of boys and girls that are playing football in the local area. The Club is willing to give any boy or girl the chance to play football, learn, make new friends, have fun and enjoy themselves, whatever their football ability might be. The ability of the boys and girls will improve with training and playing in matches. Any player that signs on to the club to play in a team will get to play matches during the season.
The Club currently has Five Youth Teams that will be playing in the Exeter and District Youth Football League, and is affiliated to the Devon FA.
The age groups of the Teams for next season 2014/15 will be as follows:
Under 9s, Under 10s, Under 11s, Under 12s and Under 13s, and we will hopefully have approx. 65-70 children playing football for the club. We have boys and girls playing and learning about football, and they are all having fun and enjoying the experience. Most of the players are from the local community and attend the local schools that are in the area.
The Club has obtained the FA Qualification of Chartered Standard; this means that we follow all FA requirements for Respect and Codes of Conduct. We have a Club Constitution, a set of Club Rules, all Team Managers / Coaches must be FA Level One Qualified and we have Child Welfare Officers within the club. The teams play to all the rules that are laid down by the FA; this includes Mini Soccer 7v7 and Intermediate Football 9v9, before the step up to 11v11 on a full size pitch.
During the football season the Club will play all of its Home Matches at Wonford Playing Fields, behind Wonford Sports Centre, Off Rifford Road, Exeter EX2 6NF.
We also use the playing fields for training sessions, with the team’s training one evening during the week and on a Saturday morning (weather permitting). Indoor training during the winter months is done at the local high schools in the area.
The Club uses council provided pitches for the teams to play on, which are marked out on the playing fields during the football season.
Matches are played on Saturday mornings during the football season, which normally starts at the beginning of September and runs until the end of April for youth football.
All players and teams have a match kit which is supplied by the club, sponsorship from local companies helps with the purchase of the kits for the club.
All the team Managers / Coaches have a complete set of football coaching equipment which they are able to use during training sessions with the players.
The Club is always looking to move forward, grow, and encourage children to play and learn about football. We are a friendly run club with lots of the parents within the club helping out when required. The Club has a Christmas party each year and an End of Season Club Presentation, where all the players within the club receive a trophy for playing during the season.
The Club helps to support Exeter City FC where it can, and we try to partake in their Half Time Penalty Shootout competition when possible. This is a fun day out and a good experience for the players as they get to play on the pitch at Exeter City FC, watch a match and hopefully get to meet some of the players before the game.
The Club recently won THE PRIDE OF DEVON COMMUNITY SPORTS AWARD for 2014, presented by RADIO EXE and the Guildhall Shopping Centre.
The Main GOAL of the CLUB is ENJOYMENT for ALL
If you would like to discuss anything about the club or have a child that may by interested in playing football then do not hesitate to contact the club.
City Raiders YFC,
Club Chairman / Club Secretary, Under 12s Team Manager / Coach,