Ebbsfleet United’s youth sections celebrated a decent haul of silverware in 2015/16 as their season drew to a close this month.
Manager Paul Setters’ U12 side won the Selkent Cup with a 1-0 over Stamford after extra time. This added to their league title triumph in the U12A category, where they won 13 of their 16 matches across the season, their topping of Group D of the Kent Youth League and their runners-up ranking in the Selkent Red Shield.
As if that wasn’t a memorable enough season, the U12s also met up with Psycho himself – Stuart Pearce (see photo above) – on a tour of Bournemouth
Meanwhile, boss Kevin Fewell’s U11s fared just as well, clinching the Selkent Red Shield with a 2-1 win in the final over Hayden Youth Panthers.
In the Kent Youth League, our U15s finished runners-up in their division while Phil Miles’ U16s also narrowly lost out in the final of the Kent Youth Cup to Maidstone United.
Our U13s, under manager Steve Rous, also had a great year, finishing joint third in a 10-strong Kent Youth Central League with 12 wins from 18 matches.
Fleet vice chairman Peter Varney commented, “This is a great set of results and I congratulate all our youth players and coaches who work incredibly hard throughout the season. The apparatus we are setting up throughout our age categories feeds directly into the club’s development programmes and will hopefully start to bring our own players through from a very young age.”
Pictured below, from left to right, are some of our youth managers: Phil Miles (U16), Paul Setters (U12), Kevin Fewell (U11), Danny Chapman and Nathan Bullas (both U10s).
Other photos as follows: U11s with their Selkent Shield and medals ; U12s following their Selkent Cup presentation; and Ebbsfleet United U13s team photo.