About AFC Leyton


AFC Leyton was founded in 2015 to create a non-profit dedicated female only football club, to cover all aspects of football with a common aim of building self-esteem, confidence, and life skills. Our players are encouraged to set and reach their Goals in a fun, inclusive environment.

In January 2020, we were awarded charitable status having registered charity number 1187690

Guiding Principles

Our ethos is to promote the empowerment of girls and women through sport. To teach them the techniques and attributes of good football players. Not willing them to score individual goals but to enjoy the team play and to allow them to see the power of a collective effort.


Our Vision

Our vision is to grow and develop the girls confidence and abilities both on and off the pitch by providing a safe and nurturing environment for the girls to have space to have fun, build friendships and develop themselves and their interests.


Why are clubs like ours important?

AFC Leyton is important because:

  • Fewer chronic illnesses. Girls who play sports have stronger immune systems and run a reduced risk of chronic illnesses later in life such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, endometrial, colon and breast cancers
  • Higher body esteem. Girls are especially targeted by mass media to develop unrealistic ideal body images, and this can lead to unhealthy eating behaviours.  Sport helps to build a positive self esteem and healthy relationships with food.
  • Reduced risk of obesity. Girls who play sports are less obese than those who do not. We get our players off devices, socialising and making new friends.
  • Stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis.

Girls who play sports:

  • Are better at organising, setting priorities, and budgeting time.
  • Perform better in maths and science.
  • Have a lower dropout rate.
  • More social and have more friends
  • More confident

A friendly & diverse football club