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Crofton Saints Youth Football Club was originally formed in 1990 and is based in the Stubbington area of Fareham, Hampshire. The club has grown significantly since its inception to a position where it now forms an integral part of the local community.

The club caters for both boys and girls ranging from 5 to 18 years of age and onto adult football. Teams currently compete in the Mid Solent Youth League and the Gosport, Fareham and Solent League. Participation in district league and Hampshire Cup competitions is also undertaken and encouraged.

All our coaches/managers are FA Level 1 trained and CRB cleared and we are affiliated to Hampshire FA. Our affiliation numbers are X-HAM7340 for all youth teams and X-HAM7153 for the adults.

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U9 Lions triumph in
Havant and Waterlooville Tournament

The tournament held on Saturday 17th July 2021 comprised of 18 teams and saw Crofton Saints Lions U9’s drawn in a group with Emsworth, Jubilee 77, Hedge End, Horndean & Hawks Community which resulted in three wins and two losses, just enough to narrowly advance to the 1/4 finals as the highest 3rd place team.

In a strange turn of events Crofton ended up playing their 1/4 final against a team from their group, Horndean, whom they had just lost to in the final group game. However, immediately from kick-off you can see that there was a determination about The Lions to gain revenge and they were convincing going on to win 2-0.

Lions then played Fleur De Lys in the semi-final, a team who had coasted through their group winning all of their games and not conceding a goal. A hard fought contest ended nil-nil so the dreaded penalty shootout was going to decide who went through to the final in this one. Crofton advanced to the finals after the penalty’s went to sudden death, winning 4-3.

If the semi final was dramatic then it was nothing compared to what unfolded in the final against Salisbury FC. Salisbury went two nil up but with only minutes left on the clock, two stunning strikes from The Lions, one almost being the last kick of the game, took the game once again to penalties.

The same players volunteered to go again and this time Lions we’re able to win the game in just 3 penalties following some excellent finishes and stops from the Lions goalkeeper.

Crofton Saints Lions claimed the Havant and Waterlooville tournament trophy sending the loyal fans wild! A superb effort from the players on what was the hottest day of the year.

John Norton Memorial Cup Final
13th June 2021
Fleetlands FC, Fareham

Crofton Saints Adults first team won the John Norton Memorial Cup Final for the second time in just over two weeks when the won 3-1 against Village Home on Sunday 13th June 2021 at Fleetlands FC, Fareham.

Crofton went ahead mid-way through the first half when George Sanford forced the ball over the line from a corner. A second goal was added when a deftly taken free kick by Harvey Clark found the top corner and a third before half time with a cross by George Clark finished at close range by Dan Francis.

The second half was a stop start event with two Village players seeing red as well as the Crofton goalkeeper for two yellow cards. Village managed to pull one goal back with about 15 minutes remaining but Crofton saw the game through to the end to win 3-1 and retain the cup.

Frank and Pat Marsden Challenge Cup
Sunday 30th May 2021
Cams Alders, Fareham

Crofton Saints Adults Reserves added to the senior teams cup haul by beating White Horse (Portsmouth) Reserves 5-1 in the final of the Frank and Pat Marsden Challenge Cup played at Cams Alders, Fareham on Sunday 30th May 2021. Scorers were Kai Sterne with three and Josh Fox with 2.

The previous weekend they had beaten Titchfield Firsts by two goals to nil to win the Gosport, Fareham and Solent League Division 3 title in their first season in adult football.

John Norton Memorial Cup Final (2020)
Wednesday 26th May 2021
Cams Alders, Fareham

Our Crofton Saints Adults first team finally triumphed in a cup final when they won on penalties against league winners CJ Glass in the John Norton Memorial Cup on 26th May 2021.

After going behind mid way through the first half from poor marking on a corner, they steadily grew in confidence in the second half and equalised with a stunning top corner strike from Ben Stanley. Both tried but failed to score any further goals so the game finished level at 1-1 and went to penalties.

Uncharacteristically, CJ Glass failed to score from the spot with two being saved and two being missed, and with Crofton having converted two of the three penalties they had taken they couldn't be caught, so ran out 2-0 winners.