Club News

We NEED admin support

Do you, or someone you know have great admin skills to give support to your local youth football club? Hythe Town Youth has grown significantly in the last few years. The greater number of teams means that the admin support needed behind the scenes, registering players and supporting the team coaches, has dramatically increased. We

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Club achieves charter status for 9th year running

Hythe Town Youth is proud of our FA Charter status which we have now achieved for the 9th year running. We’re committed to delivering the best possible experience for players, referees, coaches and supporters, making football safe and fun for everyone. Find out more – visit


Alistair signs for Hythe Town FC

Hythe Town Youth FC is extremely proud of Under 16s Goalkeeper Alistair Carney who has signed for Hythe Town FC. He is the club’s youngest ever first team player. Alistair had been training every week with Matthew Burt Goalkeeping Academy who the Hythe Town Youth has close links with. Well done Alistair!!


We want to fund new referees!!

Do you fancy earning a little bit of extra cash at the weekend and at the same time supporting youth football? There is a shortage of football referees in the East Kent area and this is affecting the number of games our teams can play each weekend. Hythe Town Youth will pay the costs of

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Hythe Town Youth FC continues to grow

Over 250 six to 18 year olds from Hythe and the surrounding area are excited as Hythe Town Youth FC heads into the new football season. The club continues to grow and has 20 teams this season across the Ashford and District; East Kent; and Kent Youth Leagues. We are also seeing increasing ties with

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AGM reports available for members

The Hythe Town Youth FC AGM 2018 reports are now available to read here. HTYFC AGM 27 July 2018 Chairmans report AGM 2018 Secretarys report to 2018 Treasurers report AGM 2018


U16 and U18 players to take part in pre-match warm-ups

Thanks to increasing ties with Hythe Town FC, our youth teams are now able to take part in senior team training. At every home game two players from our Under 18 or Under 16 Kent Youth League teams will take part in the pre-game warm up with the senior team. It will be on an

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Hythe Town Youth AGM – 27 July 2018, 7pm, Reachfields Stadium

NOTICE OF HYTHE TOWN YOUTH FC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018 Club members are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held 7pm Friday 27 July 2018 at the Hythe Town Football Club, Reachfields, Hythe. The formal purpose of the AGM is to report on the financial position of the Club, conduct the

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Website being updated

Please bear with us whilst the team pages are updated over coming weeks. As new pages are published they will be recognised with 2018-19 in the page name and as the header on the page. Thank you.


Under 16s football team recruitment

Under 16s – new players wanted


Physical trainer for Under 16s

Alastair Griggs Fitness is donating his time to train our Under 16s team to prepare them for the jump to Under 18s. Alastair Griggs says: “When I was an U16s player I would have loved having a fitness trainer as part of the coaching team, so when this opportunity arose, I grabbed it with both

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Fun afternoon for all at Hythe Town Youth presentations 2018

Players, coaches, volunteers and family members celebrated the end of the 2017-18 football season at South Rd Pavilion on 19 May. Youngsters were able to burn off energy on the variety of inflatables, whilst food and drink was served from numerous stalls. Local Reggae DJ Olas Boss provided entertainment throughout the afternoon. Chairman, Julian Budd,

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Spreading the word about HTY with local councillors

Members of Hythe Town Youth FC told councillors and the public everything there is to know about the club at the Annual Town Meeting on 19 April. Mark Stewart (centre) the fixtures secretary for Hythe Town Youth FC, along with Lewis and Alistair Carney from the Under 15s team, were great ambassadors for our club.

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Hythe Town Youth trials announced

Hythe Town Youth is getting bigger and better as we build upon our name change last season and increase our ties with Hythe Town FC. We are pleased the club is allowing to us to host prospective players for Hythe Town Youth at the Reachfield ground for trials, closely watched by the first team coach.

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Under 6 training – new members welcome

Hythe Town Youth FC is pleased to announce the start of our U6 training sessions. The first will be on Monday 16 April, 5-6pm, South Rd playing fields. If your child is in Year 1 from September 2018 and would like to join a local football club, please come along to South Road to give

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Tempo Easter Holiday Football Camp – booking deadline Friday 30 March

If you haven’t got anything organised for the kids over Easter school holidays take a look at Tempo’s Football Camp for children aged 5-12. It takes place at South Rd Hythe on 5 and 6 April, and 11 and 12 April. Coaches are all professionally qualified. Bookings are being taken until 8pm on Friday 30

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We are supporting #LetUsPlay

Hythe Town Youth is supporting Let Us Play, a campaign launched by the Kent FA to encourage positive behaviour from the touchlines. In Kent we have over 5,000 coaches providing football to over 60,000 young players. While the majority of these volunteers, including those at Hythe Town Youth FC, create a safe, fun and inclusive

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Under 6s to mascot for Hythe Town FC

Hythe Town Youth U6s will be mascots for Hythe Town FC v Sittingbourne FC on 17 March. Coach, Sam Smart is really pleased they have been invited and would be thrilled if we could get a crowd to the Home ground at Reachfields to watch them. He said: “I’d like to say a massive thank

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Update 15/2/18: Hythe Town Youth Tournament Postponed to 1& 2 September

Due to postponements of league matches caused largely by poor weather and pitch conditions, we have taken the decision to postpone our Spring tournament. Instead, it will be held on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September. Arrangements remain the same as detailed here. Take part in the Hythe Town Youth Six-A-Side PRE-SEASON Tournament 2018 on

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New fixtures secretary required

This season will be our Fixture Secretary, Emma Bussey’s last season with us. Emma has worked extremely hard over the last three seasons whilst her son played for the club. We are looking for someone to take over her role and would be really grateful to any parents or club members who would like to

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FA training starts January 2018

Are you interested in coaching a youth football team? The FA are running courses starting in January. Get in touch if you want to support your local grassroots football. More information:  


Players to support Remembrance Sunday

This Sunday (12 November) is Remembrance Sunday. The club asks for your full support in respecting 2 minutes silence before kick off in all Kent Youth League games on Sunday.


HTY take part in football festivals

Our Under 7, Under 8, and Under 9  teams are taking part in Ashford and District Youth League football festivals this weekend. Our Under 7s and Under 8s are playing on Saturday 7 October at new Romney FC, whilst our Under 9s are playing the following weekend (14 October) at Venue Bromley Green Football Club,

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Teams look forward to Kent FA Reliance Youth Cup

We have five teams taking part in the Kent FA Reliance Youth Cup this season. For all the details visit the web pages listed below. Under 13s – Under 13s cup fixtures details Under 14s – Under 14s cup fixtures details Under 15s – Under 15s cup fixtures details Under 16s – Under 16s cup

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Do you want to be a referee?

Do you fancy yourself as a football referee? The Kent FA is recruiting. Discounted Referee Courses are available (View the course dates). The discount is only applicable to those who are 16 and over, and will officiate in adult football. But first, if you’re interested, sign up to a ‘Get into Refereeing’ Workshop for £10. All

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Fun had by all at Venetian Fete

Players, coaches, committee members and friends of Hythe Town Youth FC were excited to take part in the Hythe Venetian Fete 2017. Thank you to everyone who helped build the float and took part.  


East Kent Youth League kick off date delayed

The East Kent Youth League is unable to start the new season until the weekend of 30 September/1 October. A statement to its members said: “It is with regret that owing to technical issues with Full-Time and the Whole Game System  [we have] no alternative but to postpone the start of Season 2017/18. At this time we

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New name, new badge, new website

Welcome to the brand new Hythe Town Youth FC website. This new site celebrates the first season for Hythe Town Youth, formerly Hythe Stars and Stripes. Chairman, Julian Budd, commented: “We are now affiliated to Hythe Town Seniors, which means from Under 13s the club can enter the Kent League – something which had not

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Year 1 and Year 2 from September 2017. Do you want to play for Hythe Town Youth Football Club?

From June 2017 Hythe Town Stars and Stripes will become Hythe Town Youth. There are football teams for players aged 6 upwards. The club is calling for interest from players at the Under 6 and Under 7 age groups. For the Under 7s team (for children in Year 2 from September 2017), the first training

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New name for Hythe’s junior football teams means stronger future

Hythe Stars and Stripes FC is changing its name to Hythe Town Youth FC. The change will be implemented at the start of next season 2017-2018 and follows a vote of members where 137 out of 181 voted for the change. The club is very pleased with the result. The Chairman commented: “It means we

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New Under 7s required

The club requires 1 or 2 coaches for next season 2017 to 2018 for a new Under 7s team, the club will offer full training and courses to help the new coach develop their skills for training sessions and matches, the club will also require a full DBS check which the club will pay for.

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