Leighton Town Youth Football Club
Leighton Town Youth Football Club is a F.A. Charter Standard Development Club that provides football to children and young adults who are between 6 and 16 years of age. Serving the local community of Leighton Buzzard, Linslade and the surrounding villages, we are recognised for delivering football to a high standard and for our commitment to quality.
Established in 1999 as a development centre for Leighton Town Football Club, we are proud that a number of our members have gone on to grace the pitch at Bell Close and other arenas further afield.
Leighton Town Youth Football Club aims to offer the highest quality of football to local children and young adults in Leighton Buzzard, Linslade and the surrounding villages. Since 1999 we have been coaching children not only how to become accomplished footballers but also how to become confident and responsible young adults.
As a Standard Charter Development Club, we adhere to the highest standards set by the Football Association and as a result all our coaches will have:
attained a minimum of a Level 1 F.A. Coaching certificate
passed a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check
possession of a valid Emergency Aid certificate
attended an F.A. Child Welfare course.
We make use of some of the very best facilities available in and around Leighton Buzzard. We play our football at parks and schools around the town. With the recent development of Astral Park, our core activities are now concentrated in one location with first-class amenities. We also make use of flood-light and indoor facilities at both Cedars and Vandyke Upper Schools.
Astral Park is a purpose built facility dedicated to football and community activities built on the Billington Park housing complex on the outskirts of Leighton Buzzard. Opened in March 2014 the site comprises mini-soccer, youth and adult pitches. The £2million two storey pavilion allows viewing of the sports from a roof level terrace and community room, whilst the sports changing rooms segregate those using the fields from those using the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA). The design incorporates the latest thinking in maximising the changing room use by including ‘bag lock-ups’ and staggered kick-off times.
Evening training takes place on either Cedars Uppers Schools new 3G facility or Vandyke Upper Schools astroturf.