Wapping Youth FC was formed in February 2013 by a group of young adults who wanted to provide something different for the next generation of promising footballers. The club works with professional football clubs in an attempt to bridge the gap between grassroots and professional football. Wapping Youth FC is based on the principles of peer education and we believe that in order for a young person to learn, the learning will be most effective coming from someone who they can relate to. Although football is a practical game, we as a club believe that the theory side to football is as crucial as the practical. Young people will be undergoing accredited courses and gaining useful qualifications which will help them grow as individuals as well as promising footballers. The club is built on the values of empowering young people in order to acquire the best outcomes. We want to pass on the message that the ‘young people of today are the leaders of tomorrow!’
Since establishing in 2013, we have had an exciting rise in the club membership numbers. Having started off with only 9 players, we now have nearly 100+ registered young people playing football with us. With the rising demand in membership, the club has also decided to introduce many new teams to keep up.
Wapping Youth FC is affiliated to the London FA, a member London County Saturday Youth Football League, Echo Junior Football League and Tower Hamlets Youth League.