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AFC Leyton Newsletter - May 2023

New volunteers

We would like to give a warm welcome to our new reserve team coach, Sam.  Welcome to team Sam!

May Training Sessions

We have noticed an increase in a number of players across the age groups not in AFC Leyton training kit and clothing. From a safeguarding point of view, it is vital players are in correct kit and we know who is who. Please ensure that players are in all Navy AFC Leyton training kit and not in a different clubs clothing. Thank you

Each month, all coaches follow a training syllabus. The syllabus covers 3 main areas: in possession phase, out of possession phase and the transition phase. This syllabus ensures all our players receive a comprehensive and structured sessions throughout the course of a season.

This month, coaches will be recapping key areas that have been covered throughout the season so far.

Some teams will be merging in preparation and to plan for the upcoming ESF 2023 Butlins tournament, for the most part, squads and sessions will stay the same.

As sunset is now around 8:30pm, from the week commencing Monday 8th, our early sessions will be moving from the Astro to the grass. Please ensure correct footwear for this change.

General updates

Upcoming events

  • Butlins: Friday 12th to Monday 15th May
  • Youth team trials: Saturday 20th May
  • First team trials: Tuesdays – 2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May. Arrival 8pm
  • Parents vs Coaches Match: Friday 9th June
  • Presentation Evening: Wednesday 21st June
  • Summer Football Camp: August tbc
  • Pub quiz: TBC
  • New Home Kit: September 2023


School Liaison Officer – Please contact if interested in this role and want to find out more information.

Referees – Please contact if interested in becoming qualified or for further details about the role.

Guess the coach!

Look at these little cuties!  Can you guess who’s who from the coaching team?

First team news

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In the community

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Just Play session - Women only!

Our Monday night Pay and Play “Just Play” session is still going strong.

We’d love to see more of our members extended families attend – mothers, older siblings, aunts all welcome!

Its just £5 pay and play – grab a ticket from our website and get involved!

Leyton Active

AFC Leyton is an official England Football Centre.

As part of this accreditation, we are mapping over our pay and play sessions to follow the England Football syllabus.

What does this mean?
From April 24th, our Saturday sessions will no longer be operating.  These will be replaced with our new England Football programmes:

Weetabix Wildcats (ages 4-6 years)
When: Wednesdays 5 – 5:45pm
Lead Coaches: Miles & Julia

Weetabix Wildcats (ages 7-11 years)
When: Mondays 630 – 8pm
Lead Coach: Jake

Squad Girls (ages 12+)
When: Mondays 630 – 8pm
Lead Coach: Jake

Squad Girls (ages 12+)
When: Tuesdays 6 – 730pm
Lead Coach: Curtis

Throughout the winter, all of these sessions will be on 4G astroturf and the field over the summer, which should make a more pleasant training experience during the winter months.

These sessions can be accessed via the same weblink

Our last Saturday “Leyton Active” session was Saturday 22th April 2023.

Note: For additional technical training, some coaches will be referring individual players to attend these sessions. Players should not turn up, unless invited.

Any queries in relation to these changes, please email

We look forward to seeing you on our mid-week sessions.

Want to become a referee?

Super League has partnered with the London FA to offer a referee course for women and girls (aged 14+).  The course will take place on Satruday 13th an Sunday 14 May at St James Catholic High School (NW9).

All course participants will receive a part-funded bursary, reducing the cost of the course to £50.  This is a significant discount from the standard course price of £140.

If anyone is interested, please fill in the link below.


To request a sponsor pack, email

Atkins Physiotherapy

We are pleased to have our relationship with local physiotherapy – Atkins Physiotherapy Consultants Ltd. Atkins have been helping the public for over 32 years and are based in South Woodford on the high road (opposite Tesco Express).

This newly formed relationship is hopefully the start of a long-standing one which gives all players signed for AFC Leyton a 15% discount on physiotherapy. I hope we rarely have to use their services but with injuries a common occurrence in football I’m pleased to have a trusted, local and experienced physiotherapy team to help and support. If needed, please get in touch with them and quote “Harry” or “AFC Leyton” for a high quality service, friendly approach and a discounted rate.

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