We started our Lions football youth academy back in 2012 as we felt there were no playing opportunities for the older aged youth beside their school games in Shanghai !
At first, we organized friendly games for U18 against our legends and participated in an international tournament organized by the Shanghai Football Association. Then, we start to organize training at Century Park. When the SPL U19 11-aside started, we were happy to join ! At the end, this model (older youth) proved being hard to sustain as players in their final exam year will have less free time to play. Additionally, they could only play with us for 1 or 2 years max as most of them will move out China for further education…
In 2017, the opportunity came to take over the 14-18 year age group from Century Park. We thought that it will be an excellent base to start developing our football youth academy a step further.
Latest News of the Football Youth Academy
- U17 won 2018 GreenCity Cup (11/1/2018)
- U18 came back strong in second half to beat Ebbe Sand Academy (10/29/2018)
- Our U15 lost 1-0 against Japan FC (10/29/2018)
We provide training twice a week on:
- Wednesday 19:30-21:00
- Friday 18:30-20:00
Trainings are located at the perfect pitch of the Concordia International School & lead by Azzeddine Takouloufa who is also the trainer of our Senior and Legend teams ! Nick Sherwood is working for us as physiotherapist and fitness coach as we build in special blocks in the training which focus on strength, speed, reaction & fitness !
This season we are joining the SPL U17 league on Saturdays and some of the older youth will get a chance to play with the Lions first team if they get selected.
Also, we’re starting to get players at a younger age (12-13 year old) joining our trainings. They’re of course welcome and our plan is to enter the SPL U14 league if we have enough players !
Registration to the Shanghai Lions Football Youth Academy
If you are interested to join us, you can download the form below (click the form), file it and send it back to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once this done, we’ll get back to you shortly.
SPL Youth Standings (Season 2017/2018)
|1||Shanghai Lions FC||10||8||0||2||59||23||36||24|
|2||WISS Stoke City FC Academy||10||7||1||2||52||17||35||22|
|5||Ebbe Sand Soccer Academy||9||1||1||7||23||42||-19||4|
Results & Fixtures (Season 2017/2018)
|23 Sep, 14:00||H||Japan FC||SPL U18||4 - 2|
|21 Oct, 14:00||H||Dulwich Earthquakes||SPL U18||3 - 1|
|11 Nov, 18:00||A||AKSIL ReUnited||SPL U18||7 - 3|
|25 Nov, 16:30||A||Ebbe Sand Soccer Academy||SPL U18||1 - 7|
|27 Jan, 14:15||A||WISS Stoke City FC Academy||SPL U18||3 - 1|
|10 Mar, 14:00||H||AKSIL ReUnited||SPL U18||8 - 2|
|24 Mar, 14:00||H||Dulwich Earthquakes||SPL U18||6 - 2|
|26 May, 14:15||H||Ebbe Sand Soccer Academy||SPL U18||7 - 3|
|02 Jun, 14:15||H||WISS Stoke City FC Academy||SPL U18||5 - 2|
|16 Jun, 14:00||A||Japan FC||SPL U18||0 - 15|