Our Story

Join the Fun at AFC Shortlands

Imagine a place where fun, friendship, and football meet. That’s us!

At AFC Shortlands, we channel our love for the game into exhilarating experiences and growth for everyone involved. Our talented and dedicated coaches volunteer their time, ensuring that every player is nurtured towards their highest potential and that the pitch is always filled with joy and laughter.

We kicked off our journey in 2018, and since then, our club has grown year on year. Today, we’re a go-to club for local kids who are passionate about football. They come here not just to play football, but to learn, improve, and form lasting friendships. At AFC Shortlands, we’re more than just a football club – we’re a community that feels like family.

Transferable Skills for Life

Playing football at AFC Shortlands not only provides an enjoyable experience but also equips young players with valuable transferrable skills that can benefit them in all areas of life. Football is a team sport that requires cooperation, communication, and problem-solving – skills that are essential for success both on and off the field.

Teamwork is at the heart of football, and at AFC Shortlands, we emphasize the importance of working together towards a common goal. Our players learn how to collaborate, support each other, and make decisions as a team. These skills are not only valuable in sports but also in school, work, and personal relationships.

Another key skill that junior football players develop is discipline. Regular training sessions and matches teach our players the importance of commitment, punctuality, and hard work. They learn to set goals, manage their time effectively, and persevere even when faced with challenges. These qualities are highly sought after by employers and can greatly contribute to future success.

Building Character and Confidence

Playing football at AFC Shortlands is not just about physical fitness and technical skills. It is also about building character and confidence. Football provides a platform for young players to test their limits, overcome obstacles, and learn from both successes and failures.

At AFC Shortlands, we believe in nurturing the whole person, not just the athlete. Our coaches focus on instilling important values such as respect, sportsmanship, and resilience. We encourage our players to be gracious in victory and gracious in defeat, to show respect for opponents and officials, and to never give up.

Through football, our young players develop a sense of self-belief and confidence in their abilities. They learn to trust themselves and their teammates, to take calculated risks, and to handle pressure situations with composure. These qualities not only benefit them on the field but also in their personal and academic lives.

Join AFC Shortlands Today

If you want your child to experience the joy of playing football, make friends, and develop valuable skills, then AFC Shortlands is the place to be. Our experienced coaches, welcoming community, and focus on holistic development make us the top choice for junior football in the area.

Join AFC Shortlands today and give your child the opportunity to have fun, learn important life skills, and become part of a supportive football family. Contact us now to find out more about our programs and how to get involved.