Why Alexandra Park Youth Football Club
Alexandra Park Youth Football Club (APYFC)
Welcome to the profile of Alexandra Park Youth Football Club. We are a historic and well-established grassroots football and cricket club, based in Alexandra Park in London. Our football and cricket sections were founded in the late 19th century and have provided a home for local sportspeople ever since.
We’re proud to now be one of Haringey’s largest grassroots Youth football clubs providing football for boys and girls from 7 to 18 and a pathway into adult football.
Why Sponsor Us?
In order to build strong foundations, to grow and to continually improve our facilities for the local community, our club relies on sponsorship from local businesses – and this is where we would like to work alongside you.
Maximise your brand awareness across London – marketing your products and services to our thriving membership network of players, coaches and supporters
Through our 700+ members across football and cricket, we have a huge influence not just within the walls of our club, but across the wider London area through our teams who play in a range of leagues including the Southern Amateur Football League, the Watford Friendly Football League, the Greater London Women’s Football League and the Middlesex County Cricket League.
Our club is based in Alexandra Park, one of London’s most historic and iconic green spaces, which sees a footfall of thousands of people across the year, from joggers and cyclists to dog walkers. We wish to ensure the club is kept sustainable and affordable for our members, both existing and future, for the years to come. Sponsoring us will go a long way to helping make that wish a reality.
Support the development of Women’s, Girls and Youth grassroots sport to provide playing opportunities within our local community
Women’s football is now the biggest area of growth across the national game and investment is needed into young female players in order to create our professional players of the future. There has never been a more exciting time for girls to play football and there have never been so many wanting to play.
Youth development has always been key, not just because all young boys dream of playing professionally one day, but because of the physical and mental health benefits it brings and the life skills it teaches too – developing these young people into healthy, well-balanced adults.
As well as speed, strength, stamina and hand and eye coordination, Youth football teaches kids accountability, leadership, and the impact of positive sportsmanship. Every position has a purpose and to execute a play successfully, each individual needs to fulfill their responsibility, while working together—a skill that’s valuable both on and off the field.
By sponsoring us, you’re helping to develop the youth players of today into the adult players of tomorrow and by removing economic barriers — we'll be making football affordable, accessible and inclusive for all in the community.
Contact us now to find out more and explore what APYFC can offer you!
Our Youth Club Today
Together with Alexandra Park F.C. we aim to offer local competitive football and coaching and beyond that, social involvement to young people who live in and around Haringey that involves;
- High-quality, age-appropriate professional coaching in line with FA guidelines to support player development in the long term.
- Structured, competitive football appropriate to all ability levels, played in a safe and friendly environment.
- A challenging, supportive learning environment.
- An expectation of good behaviour and respect for others.
- Encouragement that players try their best and make the most of their abilities.
APYFC is non-profit making and is managed and operated by volunteers. We’re an open, inclusive club that aims to deliver, structured, competitive football in a safe and fun environment for both male and female players of all ages and ability levels, from all backgrounds – as long as they have a strong passion for sport and sportsmanship!
APYFC is affiliated to the London FA and our teams compete in The Watford Friendly League, The Capital Girls League and various Cups. Additionally, the AFA assist us in our development objectives.
Our teams play:
- 5-a-side matches at U8 (school year 3)
- 7-a-side matches at, U9 & U10 (school years 4 & 5)
- 9-a-side matches at U11 & U12 (school years 6 & 7)
- 11 a-side matches at U13, U14, U15, U16 & U18 (school years 8 to 13)
Each team is managed by a volunteer parent and trains weekly with a qualified FA Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 [UEFA ‘B’] coach and all matches are refereed, primarily by qualified referees.
The Club is committed to, and abides by, the FA rules and regulations concerning coaching, child protection and grass roots football development. We have a Child Protection Officer and, in keeping with our FA Charter Standard status, full CRC checks and minimum Level 1 coaching qualifications in place.
APYFC is part of the Alexandra Park Club which includes Alexandra Park F.C. & Alexandra Park C.C. – whose histories date back to 1898 and 1888 respectively.
History of our Youth Club
The Youth Club began as an off-shoot of The Palace Soccer School in 1995 and was at that time, under the leadership of Phil Cain – until 2004 when APYFC was constituted in its current form by; Nick Battcock, Will Staniland and John Morris, to deliver structured and competitive football for their sons.
The Club first achieved FA Charter Standard status in 2005 with the Committee assisted greatly by Melanie Battcock, the main driver behind this initiative.
By the 2019/20 season, APYFC had grown to be home to around 500 players, forming 39 squads who played and trained at venues in and around Alexandra Park, Muswell Hill, Wood Green, Crouch End and Finchley.
The Alexandra Park Youth Club has continued to evolve and grow and we’re proud to now be one of Haringey’s largest grassroots youth football clubs providing football for boys and girls from 7 to 18 and a pathway into adult football.
We want to help the Youth Club to become sustainable and self-sufficient in the future, but also to be able to upgrade our facilities, including our pitches, changing rooms and equipment so we can keep providing exceptional access to all of our sections and members.