Football Focus Issue 65 - Page 56

Leeds City Juniors FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/FOOTYFOCUSMAG Leeds City Juniors FOOTBALL CLUB F irst established in 2006, Leeds City FC came about following the merger of Adel FC, Abbey Grange Old Boys FC and City Vixens FC. Leeds City Juniors was formed at the same time with teams from Abbey Grange Old Boys and Leeds City Vixens. The junior set up at Abbey Grange had been set up by Mark McFarlane and Dave Booth. Mark went on to become Head of the Senior Section and manager of Leeds City Academy side while Dave acted as treasurer of the juniors until 2010. The progress that Leeds City Juniors has made since first being established is there 56 Issue 65 for everyone to see and was recognised when they became an FA Charter Community Standard Club in 2006. They have continued to develop since then and a kindergarten was established in 2008 on a Saturday morning for children from four to seven years old. This section of the club has proven to be a terrific success and continues to be popular, providing the chance for young players to play in a fun environment where children can learn and develop prior to being old enough to play in the U8 team.