Junior Academy Teams

About our youth teams

We started our Lions football youth academy back in 2012 as we felt there were no playing opportunities for the older aged youth besides their school games in Shanghai.

At first, we organized friendly games for U18 against our veteran team. We also participated in an international tournament organized by the Shanghai Football Association. Then, we start to organize regular training sessions at Century Park. When the SPL U19 11-aside started, we were happy to join. At the end, this model (older youth) proved to be 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 of 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.

Our Youth Teams

Today, we have 2 different categories of age. 

  1. Lions U18: It is composed of boys & girls aged between 15 to 18 years old.
  2. Lions U15: It is composed of boys & girls aged between 12 to 15 years old.

Youth Management Team

    Job Age
Freek Boelen President 58
Nick S. Fitness Coach and Sports Therapist 32
Patrick L. Coach (Senior Team), Training Head, Coach (Youth Team) 39

Competition

Our youth teams are participating in Shanghai Premier League (SPL Youth) on Saturdays in Jinqiao Pudong. Usually, the season starts from mid-October until early June.

What sets Lions youth academy apart from the others is that we are a club and give opportunities for players to play at a higher level. As an example, good U15 can play with the U18 squad and good U18 players can play with the senior team.

Training

We organize training twice a week on Wednesday and Friday. Usually, the season starts from late August until early June.

  • Each Wednesday from 19:00 to 21:00
  • Each Friday from 19:30 to 21:00

Overall, our playing location for training & competition is always in Pudong at the Concordia International School in Jinqiao. As Shanghai is a large city, the place where you are living is indeed an important criterion when it comes to deciding what's the best football academy for your kids. For instance, the travel time to the training & games shall be reasonable.

Address: 345 Huangyang Road Pudong, Shanghai China 201206 (EN) / 上海 浦东新区 黄杨路345号 (CN)

How to get there: Subway line 9, exit Lantian road. After that 10 min walk

Enrolment & Registration

Overall, we welcome any boy or girl to enroll in our football youth academy as long as they fit in our age group. Our players are basically coming from all over the world. As china's amateur football is still in its development stage, there is no need for a transfer from the previous football clubs. Then, if you consider joining us, you can come to try out at a training session to have a feel about our coaches & teams.

  • From 12 to 15 years old for U15
  • From 15 to 18 years old for U18

As for the registration, we'll need some information from you. Then, you can download the form below (click the form), file it, and send it back to info@shanghai-lions.com. Once this is done, we'll get back to you shortly.

Fixtures & Results (Season 2020/2021)

Wed 07 Jul 09:30 N SPL Youth Minhang High School United Youth 4 - 2
Tue 06 Jul 09:30 N SPL Youth Pudong AKS United Youth 3 - 1
Sun 04 Jul 15:30 N SPL Youth Juventus Academy Shanghai Juventus Academy Shanghai Youth 3 - 2
Sat 03 Jul 09:30 N SPL Youth SKS FC Youth 5 - 1
Fri 02 Jul 15:30 N SPL Youth Shanghai Port FC SIPG U17 Youth 0 - 11
Sat 06 Feb 10:00 H SPL Youth Japan FC Youth (U18) 4 - 3
Sun 24 Jan 10:00 H SPL Youth Dulwich Earthquakes Dulwich Earthquakes Youth 1 - 1
Sun 29 Nov 10:00 H SPL Youth Juventus Academy Shanghai Juventus Academy Shanghai Youth 4 - 5
Sat 21 Nov 10:00 H SPL Youth Japan FC Youth 6 - 2
Sat 31 Oct 10:00 H SPL Youth YKFC Youth 2 - 4
Sat 05 Sep 10:00 H SPL Youth YKFC Youth (U18) 2 - 1
Sat 29 Aug 10:00 H SPL Youth John Doe FC Youth 9 - 0

Players statistics (Season 2020/2021)

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Last Results

  • Youth SPL Youth  July 7, 2021 @ 09:30
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    4 - 2

    Minhang High School United

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  • Youth SPL Youth  July 6, 2021 @ 09:30

    Pudong AKS United

    3 - 1
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

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  • Youth SPL Youth  July 4, 2021 @ 15:30
    Juventus Academy Shanghai

    Juventus Academy Shanghai

    3 - 2
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

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  • Youth SPL Youth  July 3, 2021 @ 09:30
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    5 - 1

    SKS FC

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  • Youth SPL Youth  July 2, 2021 @ 15:30
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    0 - 11
    Shanghai Port FC

    SIPG U17

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  • Youth (U18) SPL Youth  February 6, 2021 @ 10:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    4 - 3

    Japan FC

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  • Youth SPL Youth  January 24, 2021 @ 10:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    1 - 1
    Dulwich Earthquakes

    Dulwich Earthquakes

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  • Youth SPL Youth  November 29, 2020 @ 10:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    4 - 5
    Juventus Academy Shanghai

    Juventus Academy Shanghai

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  • Youth SPL Youth  November 21, 2020 @ 10:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    6 - 2

    Japan FC

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  • Youth SPL Youth  October 31, 2020 @ 10:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    2 - 4

    YKFC

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  • Youth (U18) SPL Youth  September 5, 2020 @ 10:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    2 - 1

    YKFC

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  • Youth SPL Youth  August 29, 2020 @ 10:00
    Shanghai Lions Football Club

    Shanghai Lions FC

    9 - 0

    John Doe FC

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Top Scorers (Season 2020/2021)