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06/04/2014

U13s win promotion from Division 4 with 2 games still to play

14/09/2013

Boot Exchange Launched

New boots are the bain and expense of every parent! Kids feet grow at a rapid rate, and some children may go through 2 or three pairs in one season alone. As a result, most families have numerous pairs of old boots, taking up space in wardrobes, garages, cupboards etc. many of which, with a good clean are nearly new! This year the under 12s will try to help both issues by launching our "Boot Exchange" All proceeds of which will go directly back into the club, and help all age groups - what could be better......? The idea is simple. Every Saturday at training we will collect pairs of old boots, which we will hope to find a new home for. We will clean them up (although it will really help if you can do this before you bring them!) sort them into sizes, and then sell them on. For a pair of boots, we will ask that a minimum donation of £5 is made (please don't be afraid to give more). Knowing that many of the pairs will be nearly new, it is a significant saving to the hundreds we give to sports direct - and this is coming back into the club ! In return, for each pair of boots that you donate, you will receive a token which can be used against the purchase of another pair. In general this will be £1, although we may feel that the quality of the boots donated, deserves more. So, if you have four or five pairs of boots to donate, you could easily pick up a new pair for nothing! Please bear in mind that we cannot recycle any old pair. We can't take boots that are really worn, ripped or in poor condition, and would appreciate those with a full set of studs. So, route around, and see what you have at home, and the under 12s will be delighted to take them off your hands. In particular younger ages - don't rush out and spend a fortune on new boots. They cause blisters, and kids fall in and out of love with the game, so it is never money well spent. For older ages, where kids are playing four and five times a week, it never hurts to have one or two spare pairs. Please bring, browse and buy. After all, you are saving yourself time and money, and giving back to the club. The under 12s train between 10 and 11.30am, on the pitches closest to the car parking.

10/02/2013

U13s go to Thame for the final of the Dick Hopkins Memorial Cup

U13s Manager Sean Mcandrew said:
"This is a great day for AFC Lightning as a club. The u13s so deserve their Final - we train extremely hard and put all the work into match days. We have some fantastic back-room staff in Graham, Mal & Gary who bring a wealth of football knowledge to the boys. We will be facing Chalfont Wasps."

07/01/2013

Click here for this term's South Bucks Mini-Soccer Conference league fixtures.

01/01/2013

Click here for this term's South Bucks Mini-Soccer Conference league divisions.

01/01/2013

Winners of the first 50/50 Club draw are announced.

05/12/2012

Mid-season WSBMFL Fairplay Tables published

23/09/2012

New 2012/2013 season starts.
Click here for the South Bucks Mini-Soccer Conference fixtures calendar.

25/07/2012

AFC Lightning launches its new 50/50 Club monthly fundraising game.

28/06/2012

The South Bucks Mini-Soccer Conference has released its 2011/12 Fair Play Rankings for U7s to U10s.

31/05/2012

2011/2012 season ends.

30/05/2012

Looking Towards The Future
AFC Lightning and Wycombe Town FC link up to create a path for young players to travel from junior, through youth into senior football.

28/04/2012

The South Bucks Mini-Soccer Conference is pleased to announce it is re-starting its Under 11 group next season playing 9-a-side.

26/05/2012

U15 Girls are League Champions for the fourth successive year

12/05/2012

U15 Girls are Cup Runners-Up

22/04/2012

U14s are Division 4 Runners-Up

03/04/2012

FA Council vote on youth proposals
Over the last two years since the publication of The Future Game - a blueprint for the future development of young players - the FA has been undergoing research and consultation into youth football, discussing different changes to the game and listening to the views of grassroots coaches, clubs, leagues and children across the country, with the aim of producing a pathway for developing "More and Better Players Through Child-Friendly Football":
The FA Youth Development Proposals - Final Recommendations [MS Powerpoint document]

25/03/2012

U16s are Division 5 Champions

25/03/2012

U14s win promotion from Division 4 with 3 games still to go