Waltham Forest’s partnership with Academy FC continued for the 2015-16 season. The inner-London based system fielding teams from under 13 to under 17, carrying Forest’s name.

Under 13s

Finished a credible third in the Essex EJA division, behind Ryan and Barkingside. They amassed 46 points from 22 games, losing just four times.

They finished their season with a 9-1 demolition of Redbridge, their biggest victory of the season.

They made the semi-final of the Patrons cup, but lost 3-2 to Aveley.

Under 14s

Steady would be a way to describe the Under 14s’ season. They finished 4th in their Essex division, having won 5, drawn 5 and lost 4.

They made it to the semi-final of the league Challenge Cup, before eventually losing 3-2 to AFC Hornchurch.

Under 15s

Forest field two sides at under 15, one in the Essex Division, one in the London.

The Essex side struggled, winning four but losing nine, finishing second-bottom of their division.

The London XI fared slightly better, winning five of their 16 games to finish sixth in their division.

Under 17s

A good season for the Under 17s was sealed with a third-placed finish, winning 13 of their 19 games.

They were the third Forest youth side to reach a cup semi final, but they lost their Coleman Cup semi 4-2 to Chelmsford City.

The Under 17s also represented Forest in the FA Youth Cup (at Under 18 level), but were comprehensively beaten 9-1 by Chelmsford City.

If you are interested in playing for Forest at youth level, please contact Academy FC.