Our Ethos – “Football for ALL”
Eastbourne Borough FC Youth was one of the first clubs in the country to achieve the Football Association Charter Standard, and the first in Sussex to be designated an FA Community Club.
The FA’s Community Clubs initiative is aimed at developing the structure and quality of clubs, building on the foundations of The FA Charter Standard Clubs Scheme. All FA Community Clubs are required to meet FA criteria, ensuring they provide opportunities for players irrespective of age, gender, religion and ability. Clubs must also provide qualified Coaches, First Aiders and Child Protection Officers.
In June 2003 Langney Point Junior FC formally linked up with Eastbourne Borough to create the prospect of one of the biggest football playing memberships on one site in the country. Point had a playing membership of nearly 400, and from 2003/04 played as Eastbourne Borough Youth FC.
With more and more players joining, the Girls section taking off and then in recent years the Club launching their Academy, Goalkeeping section, Soccer Schools and more recently a Frame Football team, the numbers now exceed well over 400 players and 24 squads! The whole of EBFC Youth is now based here at Priory Lane alongside the U18 Academy and 1st Team, so the pathway for our young players to progress through the club and on into our first team has never been stronger. With the investment in a brand new state of the art 3G pitch, well maintained stadium and superb clubhouse facilities, these are exciting times here at Eastbourne Borough FC Youth. No matter what age or ability, this is a community club that truly offers its local children “Football for ALL.”