Under 9 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

U9’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 time 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


FIXTURES 2019/20 – fixtures to be added throughout the season

Saturday 28th September – (A) Sheffield Wednesday. MiddlewoodRoad Training Ground, Hillsborough S6 1TF.  9am kick off.  Transport provided.

Saturday 5th October v York City (H)

Wednesday 9th October v Port Vale (A) Dimensions Leisure Centre, Scotia Road, Burslem ST6 4ET. 7:15pm kick off, 6:15pm meet. Transport provided.

Saturday 23rd November v Notts County (H) WBA.FC Dome. Halfords Lane, West Bromwich B71 4LG.  2pm kick off, 1pm meet.

Saturday 4th January v York City (H) Harborough Town Football Club, Northampton Road, Market Harborough LE16 9HF.  11am meet, 12pm kick off.

Saturday 11th January v Stevenage FC (A) Shephalbury Sports Academy, Broadhall Way, SG2 8NP.  2:30pm kick off, 1:30pm meet.  (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.

Saturday 18th January  Sheffield Trophy (A) Sheffield United Academy, Firshill Crescent, Sheffield, S4 7DR.  10am kick off, 9am meet. Transport provided. Cancelled, not to be rescheduled.

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

Wednesday 26th February v Lincoln City (A) Details to be confirmed

Monday 6th 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 (Black)

FDS-West Brom training kit (Blue)

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

Friday 20th December 2019

Friday 27th December 2019

Friday 3rd January 2020

Please confirm attendance for all fixtures one week prior to the date, you can text the shadow squad mobile number noted on the contract details or email us at bookings@developmentschools.co.uk. Many thanks