Under 8 SEASON 2019/20

Dates for your diary – 2019/20

Shadow Squad Information Evening – Friday 28th June 2019 at Harborough Town FC 6:30pm till 7:15pm. change of venue – Kettering Spa Hotel, Kettering Parkway, Kettering NN15 6XT

U8’s for season 2019/20 Shadow Squad Team Building Activities – 8th August – Meeting times: 9am FDS Office.  9:45am Venue – Jungle Parc, Irchester Country Park, Wellingborough NN29 7DL

Pre Season training days – 7th & 21st August 2019 at Kettering Buccleuch Academy 9am till 3pm.


Commences Friday 6th September 2019

Squad Training Fridays (Term time only) Arrive 5:45pm, collection 7:45pm. Harborough Town FC venue, Northampton Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 9HF.. Players need to arrive in tracksuit bringing all equipment off the equipment list with them.  Goalkeepers training – You are to attend all squad fixtures and squad training sessions and your goalkeeper specific training will be held on a Monday at Harborough Town FC, Market Harborough as usual.

FIXTURES – to be added.  All home fixtures are to be played at either Harborough Town or Montsaye Academy. Players need to arrive in tracksuit bringing all equipment off the equipment list with them for all fixtures. Venue details for away fixtures will be given nearer to the time.  PLEASE CONFIRM AVAILABILTY FOR ALL FIXTURES

Saturday 21st September v Lincoln City FC (A).  Times and venue details tbc. *No U8 squad training on Friday 20th September*

Saturday 5th October v York City (H).

Saturday 26th October v Shrewsbury (A) Shrewsbury Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 4RQ. Kick off 1:15pm, meet 12:45pm.

Friday 8th November v Peterborough Utd (H) Harborough Town FC, Northampton Road, Market Harborough LE16 9HF.  Meet 5:30pm 

Monday 9th December v Leicester Academy (A) Leicester City Football Club Training Ground, Belvoir Drive, Leicester, LE2 8PB.  Kick off: 7:15pm, meet: 6:30pm.

Saturday 14th December Sheffield Trophy (A) Sheffield United Football Academy, Firshill Crescent, S4 7DR.  10am kick off, 9am meet. Transport provided. 

Saturday 11th January v Stevenage FC (A) Shephalbury Sports Academy, Broadhall Way, SG2 8NP.  Kick off 2:30pm, meet 1:30pm.  (If you require transport please inform us)

Saturday 18th January v Notts County (H) WBA.FC Dome, Halfords Lane, B71 4LF. Kick off: 1:30pm. Arrival: 12:30pm.

Wednesday 5th February v Lincoln City (A) Riseholme Agricultural College, LN1 2ZR Kick off: 6pm

Friday 21st February v FDS Development Centre (H) Harborough Town Football Club, Northampton Road, Market Harborough, LE16 9HF.  Arrival: 10am.

Wednesday 15th April v Walsall FC (A) Banks Stadium, Bescot Crescent, Walsall WS1 4SA. 6pm kick off.


FDS Head Office, Unit 8 St Mary’s Business Park, Albany Road, Market Harborough LE16 7QJ.

HTFC, Northampton Road, Market Harborough LE16 9HF.

Montsaye Academy, Greening Road, Rothwell NN14 6BB.

Kettering Buccleuch Academy (KBA), Weekley Glebe Road, Kettering NN16 9NS.


Players need all the kit on the kit list.

Kit List

FDS/West Brom Match Kit

FDS-West Brom training kit (we provide)

FDS-West Brom rainjacket
Shin Pads
Football Socks (white)
Healthy/Football Snacks
Refillable Drinks bottle
Note Pad
Towel/Shower Gel
Flip flops/Sliders
Healthy Packed Lunch (Fixtures)

No squad training on the following dates:

Friday 18th October 2019

Friday 1st November 2019