Yate Town U18’s

We are excited to announce that Yate Town have agreed to join the Western Counties Floodlight League in the 2024/25 season, and we are delighted that John Black has agreed to take charge of the side assisted by Ex-Premier League goalkeeper Shane Cook.

Darren Mullings – 1st Team Manager

“The return of Yate Town U18’s will be fantastic for the club and the community. This will provide a pathway and opportunities for local young players, bridging the group between youth and first team football. I look forward to working with John and Shane, seeing the players develop and hopefully integrating into the first team.”

John Black – U18 Floodlight League Manager

“I have over 20 years experience in coaching kids from grass roots football up to professional academies and beyond. I see the set up of Yate Towns under 18’s as a great opportunity for any lad involved to develop his skills and have a structured pathway that has the potential to lead to western or southern league football in the future. The goal is to hopefully see a few of our lads pulling on a Yate Town first team shirt over the next few years.”

Shane Cook – Yate Town FC Youth Development Officer

“I was fortunate enough to experience a football pathway that took me from grassroots football to the height of the Premier League. Under 18’s football is an integral part of a young footballers development and I would like to use my past to help our lads strive towards their footballing ambitions whilst enjoying every step of this particular part of their footballing journey.”