Eastwood CFC begin their third season of the FA Youth Cup this Friday when they take on Lutterworth Athletic.
Lutterworth are a FA Charter Standard Club who's first team ply their trade at step six, The Charter Standard status provides recognition by the FA to clubs that are well run and sustainable, with child protection and safety paramount. It also recognises a clubs commitment to coaching, player and coach development, and raising the standards of behaviour in the game.
Friday evening will see Eastwood field their youngest starting line-up ever with the starting eleven having an average age of just fifteen, manager Craig England is under no illusion how difficult it will be and he had this to say;
"This will be this current Eastwood CFC squads first experience in the FA Youth Cup, with the majority of the squad being together since grassroots football & after two successful seasons in the Midland Junior Premier League it will be another step in their progression towards men’s football and hopefully representing the Red Badgers 1st team in the near future."
"We hope both side's grasp the opportunity to express themselves under the floodlights at Eastwood and the winning team goes onto enjoy a successful cup run and enjoy the magic of the FA Cup."
Eastwood CFC Chairman said "It's great to see this young talented side represent the club in this competition, I've got to see a lot of Craig and Bish's team this past couple of season and they have some really talented young players who I hope in the future will represent this club at first team level, Good luck Boys"
Friday 6th September 2019
Eastwood CFC vs Lutterworth Athletic
19:30 Kick Off
Pro Direct Stadium, Chewton Street, Eastwood, Notts, NG16 3HB