Last season after we established the Shanghai Lions Football Club we can look back at a very successful season. We have won over 6 titles and to have won both the SIFL and the SPL Championship (the best leagues in Shanghai) tells us that we are on the right track !
We started with our first youth team the Lions U18 last year. The key driver to do this was the enthusiasm of the boys who joined. It was a real pleasure to train with them and they were really motivated to play finally for a real club instead of the usual school games. We entered with our youth team in the SPL men’s tournament the Santa Cup and it was a great experience for the boys / we organized friendly games versus school teams as well against the Shanghai Lions Senior teams / some of the U18 players were selected for Senior team games and gained valuable experience and Alex and Lucas even ended up having played in the SIFL Cup final which we won !
In order to give more players an opportunity to play for the Shanghai Lions and experience what it is to play for a Club we decided to add an U16 team as both U16 – U18 teams can benefit each other.
What we can offer to the boys and girls is listed below :
– once a week 2 hours training most likely on a Wednesday or Friday evening.
Trainings are hold by experienced Lions players who are still playing regular in the Men’s Lions teams. Trainings will focus on skill / speed / stamina / team play / strength. Obvious the ones who come regular to the trainings will benefit most !
– friendly games against schools and or shanghai teams and against the Men’s teams. Mostly on weekends.
– Entering of tournaments either for youth or for men’s, like the Lions Cup and Santa Cup
– Outfit / every player will get his own set of shirt/short/socks
The Fee for this season will be 2000 rmb which you can pay at the first training we will announce the place and date of the training in due course, most likely at the Century Par !
If you are interested to join please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your confirmation and we will keep the spot reserved for you !
Looking forward to see and train more young Lions so that they can take care of our future of our Club !
Sportive Greetings / Freek Boelen / President Shanghai Lions Football Club