Our goal is not to be the biggest club, but to be the best club. We want and expect our coaches to use football to develop our players not only in technical skills but most importantly in their social skills. We aim to educate and discipline through sport. We have achieved our Charter standard within the first season.


There was one reason and only one that the club was started by myself- Andy Cooper- was to give football back to Emsworth. All of the benefits that come to our community off the back of the club, are in honour of past generations of players that have graced our playing fields.

There is of course many reasons to do what we do, but ultimately, we do it for our community.

The club started in April 2017, with its first funding coming from the old Emsworth men’s team that played in the West Sussex Saturday League. In effect we took over the account that had laid dormant for years, and used the money to set up the club and our first mini soccer school.

Local businesses and old friends sponsored the teams and helped us move forward.

It was quite obvious that there would be a demand for a club in Emsworth and the surrounding area, and in our first year we had over thirty kids signed on, forming 4 teams playing in the Portsmouth Youth Sunday League.


Our club colours are the same as the old adult team. Black and white with a hint of yellow.

The badge has reference to the oyster catcher used by the oyster men of Emsworth, one of which was renovated, hence where our nickname comes from The Terrors, as that was the name of the boat.


Our various teams, due to their age and team sizes, play at different locations throughout our Emsworth area.

U8 – U10

Emsworth Primary School
171 Victoria Road
PO10 7LX

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U11 – U12

Hollybank Rec
Southleigh Road
PO10 7TA

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U13 – U16

Emsworth Rec
Horndean Road
PO10 7PT

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Emsworth Town Youth Football Club aim to provide a safe environment for players of all abilities, to learn, develop and enjoy playing football as a community sport, with community values.

At our Club we want all ETYFC players to enjoy and take part in football, and in return we will ensure that they are encouraged to:

  • Take an active part in the sport
  • Form relationships and work together
  • Develop their skills and improve over time
  • Be able to take part whatever their ability
  • Develop personal skills in key areas: technical, psychological, physical and social
  • Appreciate and demonstrate a good sporting attitude
  • Understand the laws of the game
  • Be listened to and valued
  • Be positive about themselves and others

At our Club we want all ETYFC players to feel safe whilst learning and playing and in return we will ensure that:

  • The Respect Code is understood and upheld by all who are involved in our club – parents, spectators, players, coaches and officials
  • All the teams are supported by coaches qualified to at least FA Level 1 and with in-date First Aid and Safeguarding Certificate
  • All coaches are CRC checked
  • Equipment and facilities and the maintenance of both are of the highest standard
  • No child will be excluded from participating in football on the grounds of gender, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation

At our Club want all ETYFC players to learn and develop and in return we will ensure that:

  • Coaches are well qualified and encouraged in continuing professional development
  • Coaches are positive, friendly and supportive to all players
  • Coaches’ decisions are respected and understood by parents and players
  • Players, parents and coaches are encouraged to get involved with the club via refereeing and coaching qualifications, running the line, joining the Committee or taking on key roles and responsibilities i.e. respect stewards
  • Teams are given opportunities to play in tournaments and arrange team events
  • The achievements and progress of all players are celebrated at the end of the season
  • Every player matters to the team and to Emsworth Town Youth FC

For the Club to promote community sport with community values, we will ensure that:

  • Parents are valued, welcomed and encouraged to play a key role in supporting and bringing our ethos to life
  • The Club communicates its ethos clearly and consistently in all it does and through each of its members
  • The Respect Code is at the very heart of all we do at training and on matchday and in whatever capacity – player, spectator, coach, parent, official
  • The Club’s interests and achievements are well publicised, recognised and represented at all levels to celebrate and develop all we do The Club fosters and develops partnerships with key community groups such as schools, the local and city councils and other sporting clubs to work together in the service of youth sport
  • We welcome and respond to feedback and input from all those associated with the Club to make us fully accountable to our members




If you would like more information or would like to speak to one of our team managers then please contact our Club Secretary. They will be happy to direct you to the person you need to speak to.

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