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Barnstaple youth football club

Attitude is more important than ability. Maximum effort is the Minimum requirement.

Barnstaple based, Eastside AFC Youth Football Club ...

Barnstaple based, Eastside AFC Youth Football Club is a grass roots level football club.  The club is affiliated to the North Devon Youth League and The Devon FA and is run by a group of committed volunteer parents, qualified FA Level 1 coaches who are CRC checked (formally known as CRB/DBS).  In addition each coach has Safeguarding and First Aid training. 


The overarching principle of the Eastside Youth Football Club when it was set up in Barnstaple, was to encourage diversity and inclusiveness in a fun, effective and safe environment.  Where possible, the club's main aim is for children to have the opportunity to play competitive football at an affordable price. It is important to us at Eastside to continue to provide affordable youth football to the children in our community without compromising on the level of coaching.

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Eastside FC Men's Team. 

Providing a pathway for youth football
into the adult game.


SUMMER TRAINING: Wednesday 6-7pm Rock Park pitches


WINTER TRAINING: Wednesday 7-8pm Tarka 3G Astro


For more information please contact
Stuart on: 07832 199 281


Experienced Discrimination?



Please contact our Club Welfare Officer

Lorraine Tilley

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How to find us ...

Rock Park Football Pitches,

Rock Park


EX32 9AQ

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Take a look at the training gear available at our club shop - click the button below.  Save on postage and click and collect' in store - it's only in Barnstaple on the Roundswell Industrial Estate!

Suffering a
Sports Injury?

Discounts for Eastside Coaches 

and Players!

What sort of spectator do you want to be this season?

Enthusiastic and committed children from in and around Barnstaple  of all abilities are invited to join the Eastide Youth Football club - to come along and just play football.

If you (or your child) are aged between 6 years old and 16 years old and are interested in playing youth football, come along and join in.


Got a question? Visit our Frequently Asked Question section or send us a message


The FA challenges the 'win at all costs' mentality that stifles development and enjoyment of football for young people

FA Youth Football Teams

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Thank you for your support!
Let referees referee

  • Let supporters support
    through encouragement

  • Let coaches coach, and....

  • Let players play!

Players who wear glasses: In light of the recent FA ruling regarding wearing glasses whilst playing football. Club members should come prepared with their sports goggles i.e. fully framed, strap around the head, toughened glass and no sharp areas. It will be at the referee’s discretion as to whether they allow a child wearing 'normal' glasses to play in any matches. For more information on Sports Goggles go to

Under Garments: By FA ruling the colour of a player's base-layer has to be the same colour as the main sleeve on the football shirt and the bottom to be the main colour of the shorts. You may have to remove these garments at the referee's request if your base-layer is not the correct colour.

Shin Pads: must be worn for training and matches and our coaches will monitor this - No shin pads; no play.!

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