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Current Youth team history & honours
Westfield’s current Youth policy started in 1999 when Woking Boys u13’s joined the club to form a new Westfield Under 14 team. Under Manager Vic Locke they have reached 5 County Cup finals in last seven years and as Westfield went on an unbeaten run on all fronts of nearly three years which included winning the treble (Surrey County Cup, West Surrey Youth League Cup and West Surrey Youth Premier title) two years on the trot. Twelve of the players were selected for the Woking Schools District squad that beat Croydon Schools in the District Cup Final, five for the Surrey County FA Side and one to the England Schoolboys side.   
Last season they again reached the Surrey County Cup final narrowly losing on pens after extra time and came runners up in the West Surrey Youth Under 16 Prem League. Eight players represented the Surrey County FA sides and a large majority of the side played 2 years above themselves in the Midweek floodlit Under 18 Southern Youth League side, having a great season finishing runners up to in a league of youth teams from much bigger clubs. Several of the players were also lucky enough to be given opportunities to play in the clubs senior sides and acquitted themselves well. This year 12 players from the Youth team have represented the club at Senior level with a good proportion doing so on a regular basis. The Southern Youth League team who with the exception of two players all have at least another year are currently third in the league and a new u15 side has been set up to continue the flow of players. The new side has a lot to live up to but looks very promising and is acquitting its self very nicely, currently unbeaten and sitting top of its league.         

TREBLE WINNERS 1999/2000 (West Surrey Prem/ County Cup/West Surrey Cup)
TREBLE WINNERS 2000/2001 (West Surrey Prem/ County Cup/West Surrey Cup)

SURREY COUNTY CUP WINNERS 2000/01
SURREY COUNTY CUP WINNERS 1999/00
SURREY COUNTY CUP FINALISTS 2001/02
SURREY COUNTY CUP FINALISTS 1997/8
SURREY COUNTY CUP FINALISTS 1995/6

SOUTHERN YOUTH LEAGUE U18 R/U 2001/2

WEST SURREY YOUTH LEAGUE CUP WINNERS 2000/01
WEST SURREY YOUTH LEAGUE CUP WINNERS 1999/00
WEST SURREY YOUTH LEAGUE CUP WINNERS 1998/9

WEST SURREY YOUTH LEAGUE PREM WINNERS 2000/01
WEST SURREY YOUTH LEAGUE PREM WINNERS 1999/00
WEST SURREY YOUTH LEAGUE PREMIER R/U 2001/02
WEST SURREY YOUTH LEAGUE PREMIER R/U 1995/6

GOTHIA WORLD YOUTH CUP U16 LAST 16 OF 155 2001/2
COCA COLA CUP HAARLEM HOLLAND U16 FINALISTS 2000/01
R&T TOURS NATIONAL TOURNAMENT BRIXHAM WINNERS 1999/00
SPORTS TOURS NATIONAL TOURNAMENT YARMOUTH WINNERS 1998/9
R&T TOURS NATIONAL TOURNAMENT BOURNMOUTH WINNERS 1996/7
R&T TOURS NATIONAL TOURNAMENT CORNWALL R/U 1997/8

+ WINNERS OF 30 6-A-SIDE SUMMER TOURNAMENTS BETWEEN 1993/2001



Sunday, March 16
Total Youth Appearances/Goals (1994 - 2003)

League and Cup games only (Friendlies and Tournaments not included) 

Player                         Appearances       Goals 

DANIEL LOCKE              241                  247
NICK FLYNN                 227                  37
JEROME SMART           224                  14
SAM BLACK                   223                  149
STUART PAIN              194                  44
LUKE WELLSTEAD        144                   17
BILLY INWOOD            170                   5
MIKE TASKER               165                   43
LIAM PESTLE               118                    49
LIAM PARRINGTON     100                    11
HARRY COOPER            90                     9
JOE DILENA                79                      1
KEITH BRADBURY       35                      2
MARK LINEY                35                      1   
MIKE BRAWLEY            27                     2   (2000/2001 Stats missing)
ADAM RIVETT              23                     13 (2000/2001 Stats missing)
PHIL PARSONS             19                     9   (2000/2001 Stats missing)
ALEX PITT                    18                     4    (2000/2001 Stats missing)

 



Manager changes jobs
Manager Vic Locke has now changed jobs and is now manager of Mens team Sheerwater FC in the Combined Counties League Div a feeder league into the Ryman League. Please click on header to see web site for Sheerwater FC who feature some ex-Westfield youth team Players



Thursday, June 5
Woking FC & Westfield FC in youth link up

Friday, May 10
2001/2 Apps/Goals (League & Cup only)[click on to view]

************* Southern Youth League Fixtures*************
Competition: Southern Youth League
Date: Wednesday 31st March
Match: Westfield FC vs Fleet Town
Venue: Westfield FC
K.O: 7.30 PM
Meet: 6.30 PM at Westfield FC


Sky Sports to cover 1st teams FA Vase game vs AFC Wimbledon
The Club has been contacted by Sky Sports and they're sending a reporter and cameraman to tomorrow's match at Woking! They'll also be at the Westfield ground before the match.


Molesey 5 Westfield 5
The spoils were shared in a tremendous game that saw ‘Field score 5 high quality goals and also show their resilience as they twice fought back from being two goals behind. The game was evenly balanced throughout and it was Molesey who drew first blood scoring two quick goals midway through the first half, ‘Field replied just at the right time, Liam Pestle volleying home in style a few min’s prior to half time. The second half again was again very evenly balanced when ‘Field won a free kick 20 yards out, quick thinking from Daniel Locke saw him cleverly bend a fine strike round the wall for a well deserved equaliser. ‘Field were now well on top but in keeping with a topsy-turvy game Molesey again went 2 goals up, a long ball into the box was not dealt with for the first and possession was lost in a vital area for the second. ‘Field though were in never sat die mood and the excellent Sam Black reduced the deficit as he fired home from a narrow angle, next came possibly the best goal of the night as Black beat several players and smashed a superb unstoppable left foot shot into the top corner. Still ‘Field were not finished and another fine strike from Pestle put them in front for the first time on the night. Molesey however saved their best goal till last and a dipping late strike from range gave them a share of the points.   

Team: Wellstead, Liney, Dilena, Bradbury, Pain, Flynn, Pestle, Smart, Black, Locke, Sharp.
Subs: Galbraith, Tasker, Chris Pestle.


Dulwich who beat 'Field play Fulham in FA Cup 3rd Rd Proper
FA Youth Cup- 3rd Round Draw Selected Ties:
2 Fulham v Dulwich Hamlet
3 Portsmouth v Tottenham Hotspur
4 Grimsby Town v Chelsea
6 Liverpool v Barnsley
11 Tooting & Mitcham United v Stoke City or Luton Town
22 Arsenal v Colchester United
30 Newcastle United v Manchester United


WESTFIELD FC AND WOKING FC IN YOUTH LINK-UP
IN an exciting new development for all concerned senior clubs Woking and Westfield, together with Woking Boys and Girls FC, have joined forces to provide a progressive youth structure for youngsters in the borough.

The new merger will see the creation of a combined Woking and Westfield FC at under-18 and under-16 level which will in turn give a structured tie-in to Woking Boys and Girls FC, creating an exciting opportunity for the most talented and ambitious youngsters within the borough.
Under plans agreed this week, both The Cards’ under-18 squad and their Westfield counterparts will combine to participate in the Southern Midweek Floodlit League on Wednesday evenings.
Suitable players from other youth teams will join them to create an elite side playing under the Woking and Westfield banner.
Vic Locke, Westfield’s existing youth team manager, will manage the side while Woking’s youth development officer Ian Burns and his team will offer support.
The home fixtures will be at Westfield for league games and at Kingfield for FA Cup games — Woking used Cobham’s facilities last season — and in addition the current Westfield U15 side plus any boys of a high standard who meet the entry criteria will become Woking & Westfield 16's a feeder side to the u18 side. This side will also be managed by Locke and will play on Sundays, again at Woking Park.
Woking Boys will continue to provide football for youngsters from under-7 to under-17 and they will provide the nucleus of the new under-16 teams in seasons to come.
“The proposals provide the opportunity for youngsters to follow a progressive junior, youth, then senior path and the most talented will automatically progress into elitist sides associated with the borough’s two senior clubs,” said Westfield chairman Steve Perkins.
“Youths may already be playing for Westfield in the Seagrave Haulage League, with the hope that more promising youngsters can progress through to Woking’s Conference squad,” he went on.
“In addition the proposals accommodate a similar structure that has been in force for the past few seasons whereby girls at under-15 level will be eligible to feed through into the Woking Ladies set up.
“Numerous discussions have taken place over the years with no real conclusion.
“Now, this link-up has unlimited advantages. Westfield will be able to have a continual supply of talented youths feeding into their senior sides while Woking will be able to closely monitor the progress of youths from an early age and guide the more talented players into Conference football.”
Burns commented: “Like all clubs Woking have to start bringing through some more home grown talent and while it may take a couple of years we are confident that, allied to our full time academy programme running out of Woking College, the creation of this youth development structure is the right decision for Woking Football Club.”
Football development officer for Woking Boys and Girls FC, Dennis North added: “We are an FA approved Charter Standard club and although we have always had close ties with Woking FC, Westfield and Woking Ladies, we are excited about becoming involved in a more formal structure which will provide youngsters with the talent and ambition.
“However we will not ignore our ‘football for all’ ethos and will continue to offer other teams at all age groups.”