History

Over 40 years of youth football in Epping

The Club was formed in 1975 and mainly comprised of young boys who had been playing football locally. At that time, there were only three teams. All home matches were played at Stonards Hill Recreational ground, as it is today. The club was originally named Garnon Rangers Football Club and was rebranded as Epping Youth FC in 2000.

 

As the Club grew, its main objective was finding pitches for its teams to play on and we lacked identity as we had no place we could call home.

 

Fortunately that situation changed when the current committee negotiated an excellent agreement with Epping Town Council and Upper Clapton Rugby Club and we now have a superb set-up with a strong committee and around 200 children playing organised football for the Club. There are also training sessions for both young boys and girls (aged between 5 and 12) on a Saturday morning and Academy sessions aimed at children who are either too young to play in a League or have not played football before.

 

When the Club started, all age groups played on full size pitches. We now have 5v5, 7v7, 9v9 and 11-a-side teams as well as our flourishing Academy.