How to Join Leyton

AFC Leyton is a non-profit community football club that operates exclusively for girls aged between 5 and 17 years, and offers fun training sessions for women aged 18+.  There are a number of ways to get involved in training and playing for AFC Leyton from absolute beginners to FA registered league players.


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FOUNDATION LEVEL

Saturday Football Development Centre:

The Saturday morning development sessions start from £3 pay as you go and last for 60 minutes. These are fun sessions, that have a good balance of skills training and exercise and are open to girls aged between 5 to 17 years.

We operate 3 programmes: – Wildcats (beginners) for primary aged children (5 to 11 years), Leyton Active Juniors for girls aged 8 to 11 who have some football experience and Leyton Active Seniors for secondary aged children (11 to 17 years).  Payments are accepted in cash or card payments on the field or a monthly direct debit (cancel anytime).

During the football season, new players wishing to join AFC Leyton should attend the Saturday morning development sessions.  From there, players can move to both the Development or League Teams outside of our annual trials.  If you are joining AFC Leyton at the end of season or moving from another club to AFC Leyton, new players can attend our new player trial sessions and/or attend the development sessions for assessment.

Wildcats- 5 to 11 years

Leyton Active (Juniors)- 8 to 11 years

Leyton Active (Seniors)- 11 to 17 years

Join Wildcats

Sign up for an AFC Leyton run Wildcats session

Join L.A. Juniors

Sign up for Leyton Active (Juniors)

Join L.A. Seniors

Sign up for Leyton Active (Seniors)

HIGHER LEVEL

Development and League Teams:

Our development and league players are selected for the next season through new player trials as well as Wildcats and Leyton Active sessions.

New Player Trials

Development Squads

Benefits of joining as a contract development player:

  • Dedicated female only football club
  • Access to Leyton development sessions
  • Access to league team squad training
  • Invitation to play competitively at friendlies and tournaments
  • Invitation to Club events
  • Invitation to Arsenal events
  • Free Arsenal match tickets

League Teams

Benefits of joining as a league player:

  • Dedicated female only football club
  • Access to Leyton Development Sessions
  • Access to league team squad training
  • Attendance at League matches and cup matches
  • Invitation to play competitively at friendlies and tournaments
  • End of season presentations and awards
  • Invitation to Club events
  • Invitation to Arsenal events
  • Free Arsenal match tickets

New Player Trials

If you are currently signed to another club, please use this form to register your interest with AFC Leyton when you come out of contract at the end of the season.  Players who are unsigned can simply drop into our foundation sessions for assessment at any time of the year.