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.
- Lions U18: It is composed of boys & girls aged between 15 to 18 years old.
- Lions U15: It is composed of boys & girls aged between 12 to 15 years old.
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.
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 email@example.com. Once this is done, we'll get back to you shortly.
Latest News of the Youth Football Teams
Fixtures & Results (Season 2020/2021)
|Sat 12 Jun||10:00||H||SPL Youth||SIPG U17||Youth (U18)||Match Center|
|Sat 06 Feb||10:00||H||SPL Youth||Japan FC||Youth (U18)||4 - 3||Match Center|
|Sun 24 Jan||10:00||H||SPL Youth||Dulwich Earthquakes||Youth||1 - 1||Match Center|
|Sun 29 Nov||10:00||H||SPL Youth||J-Academy||Youth||4 - 5||Match Center|
|Sat 21 Nov||10:00||H||SPL Youth||Japan FC||Youth||6 - 2||Match Center|
|Sat 31 Oct||10:00||H||SPL Youth||YKFC||Youth||2 - 4||Match Center|
|Sat 05 Sep||10:00||H||SPL Youth||YKFC||Youth (U18)||2 - 1||Match Center|
|Sat 29 Aug||10:00||H||SPL Youth||John Doe FC||Youth||9 - 0||Match Center|
Players statistics (Season 2020/2021)
No more matches scheduled.
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Shanghai Lions FC2 - 1
Shanghai Lions FC9 - 0
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