East Fife Community Football Club (EFCFC) previously East Fife Youth Academy was renamed in 2017 when it was realised that we are a club catering for the whole community.
In 2013 East Fife JSC, East Fife Youths, East Fife Community and East Fife Ladies became one. The idea of bringing all the parties together was to share the same vision, direction and have one ethos running consistently throughout the club, joining all parties together also had the added benefit of creating a stronger link to East Fife FC and senior team. Players can join the Academy at the age of 3 and from there can progress throughout the club. By creating a pathway children can move from the club onto Fife Elite tand advance hopefully into EFFC first team.
EFCFC currently has over 300 kids registered, accumulating in 17 boys youth teams which take part within CEFSSA fun 4/super 5 festivals, CEFSSA 7-a-side league and FFDL and AFYFC Leagues.
We also have a ladies section which is run by Liz Anderson which holds a further 70+ registered members, 5 teams, and a community section which currently runs an overs 35’s and walking football team.
Teams are very friendly and as a result the club is seen as an extended part of the family, we encourage get together’s and fund-raisers to bring the community together.
By running the community teams as well as the club teams gives the children, from a young age, the opportunity to learn football, gives them a good grounding on learning how to play as part of a group/team and encourages them to interact with children from all backgrounds.
East Fife Youth Academy has a fantastic team of over 70 volunteers who on a monthly/weekly and daily basis ensure the well being, safety, learning and enjoyment. Without them we would not be able to provide as much activities as we do. On top of attending twice weekly training sessions and weekly matches, some of our volunteers are on the Main Committee which meets on a monthly basis.
East Fife CFC has a “football for all” policy.
The club tries to encourage all kids, adults and volunteers to get involved with the community and has not only raised money for charity, but taken part in a community clean up in conjunction with the Scottish Fire Brigade. We are always very keen to support any cause and generally can send along volunteers.
In order to ensure the club continues to grow we are working closely with Fife Council.
East Fife CFC is accredited by Scottish FA as a Quality Mark Legacy Status club in the community.