Youth Development League
Sponsored by SCL

 

Overview

The Youth Development League, sponsored by SCL

Sponsored by the UK's leading providers of education through sport, the Youth Development League brings together ambitious young talent from across the country, as youngsters go head to head each week in a play for the SCL Challenge Cup and Champion of Champions title.

Founded by SCL Education & Training in 2015, the FA sanctioned youth football league, now moving into its 5th year of operation, provides invaluable opportunity for its 16-19-year old learners to put their studies into practice and develop their skill through weekly competitive fixtures.

With matches played on Wednesday afternoon throughout the UK, the League compliments the players' studies, and incentivises them to work hard both on the pitch and in the classroom.

Having developed into a full league programme for two south and two midland divisions, the League recently saw up to 40 ambitious Academy teams compete for the title, with West Ham Second Chance Programme - Chadwell Heath Blues crowned Champion of Champions 2018/19.

 

Register to join the Youth Development League
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Why join?

There has never been a more exciting time to join the Youth Development League, sponsored by SCL.

Club benefits

Benefit from an exciting opportunity to progress your learners to competitive cup finals, and make use of FA Full Time to keep up to date on the latest news, results and upcoming fixtures.

Learner benefits

Perfectly complimenting their education and football training, your learners will benefit from local competitive matches, allowing them to put their skills and knowledge into practice and develop their technique week by week.

Set for expansion

Now, with impressive growth plans for the approaching 2019/20 season, the Youth Development League will soon be opening its doors to a further two divisions in the North of the UK, allowing us to offer competitive match opportunities to even more 16-19-year olds across the country.

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How to join

Whether you are a football club currently educated by SCL, or a football club with alternative education provision, the Youth Development League offers the opportunity for all to join.

Follow our step-by-step guide to get started today:

Contact
To register your interest in join the Youth Development League for the 2019/20 season, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and our Administration team will be in touch.

Agreement
Having spoken with a member of our team, you will be asked to sign and return your membership agreement documents.

Subscription fees
Once we have received your signed agreement, you will be required to pay the following:

Annual Subscription: £350
Joining Fee: £100 (waived for SCL associate academies)
League Challenge Cup Entry Fee: £25

 

The teams

Central Division

  • Pro:Direct Academy Market Road
  • Pulse Tomlinscote Frimley "Whites"
  • Pick Up Football Academy "Blues"
  • Kinetic Football Academy "Blues"
  • Pulse Chertsey Academy
  • Kinetic Football Academy "Yellows"
  • Pick Up Football Academy "Reds"
  • Pulse Tomlinscote Frimley "Blues"
  • WHUF Chadwell Heath "Clarets"
  • Hounslow FC Football Academy

East Division

  • WHUF Chadwell Heath "Blues"
  • Pro:Direct Academy Greenwich
  • Crystal Palace Volenti Academy
  • West Ham Foundation Beckton "Blues"
  • Barking FC Academy "Yellows"
  • Barking FC Academy "Blues"
  • Dartford FC Football Academy
  • Millwall FC Academy
  • Whitstable Town FC Academy
  • Pro:Direct Academy Wembley
  • Charlton Athletic CT Academy

Midland Division (East)

  • Grantham Town FC Academy "Whites"
  • Education FC Academy
  • Draper Norton Football Academy "Blues"
  • Draper Norton Football Academy "Reds"
  • The Football Education Academy
  • Derby County Community Trust
  • Grantham Town FC Academy "Blacks"
  • Kettering Town Academy

Midland Division (West)

  • Hednesford Town FC "Whites"
  • Future Pro Academy
  • Strachan Football Foundation
  • Simon Johnson Universal Soccer
  • Sporting Khalsa FC Academy
  • Halesowen Town Academy
  • Coventry United FC Academy
  • Hednesford Town FC "Reds"
  • Hednesford Town FC "Greys"

Match Report 2018/19

Champion of Champions Final – Wednesday 22nd May at Harlow Town FC – Kick Off 7.00pm

Hednesford Town FC Academy “Whites” V’s West Ham United Foundation Chadwell Heath “Blues”

The Champions Final saw the Midland Division (West) champions take on the East Division champions for the Champions Cup. On a sunny, bright and relatively warm evening at Harlow Town FC.

From the very first whistle it was WHUF Chadwell “Blues” that took control of the game, and scored the first goal after only 7 minutes, with two more goals being added before half time.

The second half saw Hednesford start with renewed vigour, and quickly won a penalty. This was scored to pull the score back to 3-1. West Ham Chadwell went further ahead mid way through the second half, through an unfortunate own goal. A fifth was added in the dying minutes, making it a comfortable victory for WHUF Chadwell Heath “Blues”, who is the first team in the 4 year history of the SCL Youth Development League to win the treble :-

  • East Division Champions.
  • League Challenge Cup winners.
  • Champion of Champions Cup winners.

Final score – Hednesford Town FC Academy “Whites” (1) – WHUF Chadwell Heath “Blues” (5).

Roll of Honour

Previous Seasons Roll of Honour

Central Division Champions
2017-2018 – Pro:Direct Academy Islington
2018-2019 – Pro:Direct Academy Islington

East Division Champions
2015-2016 – Educoach Football College
2016-2017 – Dartford FC Academy
2017-2018 – WHUF Canvey Island Academy
2018-2019 – WHUF Chadwell Heath Academy

Midlands Division (East) Champions
2017-2018 – Draper Norton Football Academy
2018 – 2019 – Grantham Town FC Academy

Midlands Division (West) Champions
2017-2018 – Strachan Football Foundation
2018-2019 – Hednesford Town FC Academy

Champion of Champions Cup
2015-2016 – Pulse Tomlinscote Academy
2016-2017 – Pulse Tomlinscote Academy
2017-2018 – Pulse Tomlinscote Academy
2018-2019 – WHUF Chadwell Heath Academy 

League Challenge Cup
2016-2017 – Dartford FC Academy
2017-2018 – Pro:Direct Academy Islington
2018-2019 – WHUF Chadwell Heath Academy

Midlands Division (West) Champions
2017-2018 – Strachan Football Foundation
2018-2019 – Hednesford Town FC Academy

Champion of Champions Cup
2015-2016 – Pulse Tomlinscote Academy
2016-2017 – Pulse Tomlinscote Academy
2017-2018 – Pulse Tomlinscote Academy
2018-2019 – WHUF Chadwell Heath Academy 

League Challenge Cup
2016-2017 – Dartford FC Academy
2017-2018 – Pro:Direct Academy Islington
2018-2019 – WHUF Chadwell Heath Academy

Golden Boot Award Winners

Central Division
2017-2018 – Kevin Maresi – Pro:Direct Islington
2018-2019 – Andrew Fofie – Pick Up Academy

East Division
2015-2016 – Brandon Scorey – Educoach Football Academy
2016-2017 – Abdul-Raheem Sunmonou – Dartford FC Academy
2017-2018 – Enoch Gyimah – WHUF Canvey Island Academy
2018-2019 – Frederick Obiasor – WHUF Chadwell Heath Academy

West Division
2015-2016 – Jakob Hawker – Pulse Tomlinscote Academy
2016-2017 – Ijah Currie-Wilson Leatherhead FC Academy
2017-2018 – James Baxter – Pulse Tomlinscote Academy
2018-2019 – No Competition

Midlands Division (East)
2017-2018 – Kieran Knight – Play Soccer USA Academy
2018-2019 – Rodrigo Da Silva Gonclaves – Grantham Town FC Academy

Midlands Division (West)
2017-2018 - Rhys Edwards – Strachan Football Foundation
2018-2019 – Tom Wheeldon – Hednesford Town FC Academy

Gallery

  • SCL are pleased to announce that they are Finalists for the Apprenticeship Provider of the Year!

  • SCL are an Ofsted registered Childcare provider.

  • SCL have partnered with De Montfort University to launch a Sports Coaching Degree programme,

  • The Flame Awards are the largest celebration of innovation and excellence from across the sector.

  • SCL are strategic partners with UKactive.

  • EU EFS

  • Matrix

  • Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.

  • Our Saturday Soccer Coaches are FA qualified, Level 2 and above

  • SCL's School Sport Apprenticeship programme has been designed specifically to give those wanting a career in coaching and physical education the skills, knowledge and qualifications to help make it happen.

  • SCL is an employer partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

  • SCL were awarded an Ofsted outstanding in 2015 for their Holiday Activities.

  • HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s award-winning education and employability programme.