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Watch Dons stars of future

10 May 2016

Youth football at the stadium on Sunday

There’s a great festival of football at the Cherry Red Records Stadium this Sunday with all supporters welcome to watch potential first-teamers of the future.

AFC Wimbledon teams from Under-9s through to Under-14s will be playing against Millwall and  the final game will see our Under-15/16 squad taking on Norwich City. 

Following Saturday night’s play-off semi-final at home to Accrington Stanley, you can turn it into a great weekend of watching football!

Will Nightingale (pictured with academy players above), Ryan Sweeney and Alfie Egan have all featured in the academy's annual "Stadium Games" in recent seasons before going onto earn professional contracts.

Over 3,000 supporters watched the Dons bow out of the FA Youth Cup to Chelsea at the fifth round stage in February and supporters now have a chance to watch our younger age groups in match action at the stadium.

Academy Manager Jeremy Sauer said: "This annual event allows supporters to get a glimpse at future home-grown talent. Academy products Will Nightingale, Ryan Sweeney and Alfie Egan have all featured in these stadium games previously and we hope that young talents playing on Sunday will follow in their footsteps.”

The main bar will be open from 12 noon and we will be showing the televised Premier League matches on TV. No alcohol will be allowed pitch-side.

The running order for matches (some are small-sided games) is as follows:

9.00 am – Under-9s•

9.00 am – Under-10s•

9.00 am – Under-11s•

11.00 am – Under-12s•

1.00 pm - Under- 13s•

3.00 pm – Under-14s•

5.00 pm – Under-15/16s•

Please note that parking will be restricted due to an athletics event at the nearby Kingsmeadow Athletics Centre. No scouts from other clubs will be admitted entrance.


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