We are a community club for boys and girls and soccability players in Saffron Walden and the surrounding areas. We are an England Football Accredited club.

For boys, we have our Mini Soccer School for Reception and Year 1 lads and support league teams from U7s to U18s playing in the Cambs Mini Soccer League, Cambs Colts League, Royston Crow League and Eastern Junior Alliance League (EJA).

For girls we have the WildCats for Reception and Year 1 and Year 2 girls, and support league teams from  U8 to U18 playing in the Cambs Women and Girls League.

We also have a Soccability provision for players with any disability or impairment.

There's a team for everyone!

" Football has to be fun for kids or it doesn't make sense. "

— Johann Cruyff

" We don't need to be screamers on the sideline. I think we can create an environment where the kid is in charge of his own game. "

— Jurgen Klinsmann

We support our volunteer coaches and assistant coaches by funding their attendance at FA training courses. We have one of the highest number of qualified coaches at any youth football club in Essex.

Our coaches and assistant coaches are all DBS checked and have a valid Safeguarding Children and Emergency Aid certificate. We take these qualifications and checks seriously. This is why we have maintained our FA Charter Standard for the last 5 years and were awarded Essex FA Charter Standard Club of the year in 2018.

All teams have at least one FA Level 1 qualified coach and many have two or more. We’ve also have 18 Level 2 qualified coaches at the club and these numbers are increasing all the time. 5 coaches have reached Level 3.


Our senior club partner Saffron Walden Town FC, was formed in 1872 and are the oldest club in Essex still in existence and the 19th oldest in the world. Known as the “Bloods” because of the red in the club colours, Saffron Walden Town FC were founder members of the Essex County Football Association in 1882. We aspire to provide the next generation of SWTFC players!

This summer we formed an exciting new partnership with our local professional club Cambridge United FC.Read more about the partnership here

Other partners


" Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. "

— Pele

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4 weeks ago
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Congratulations to our U10 Red team who finished their season on a high by winning the Willingham Wolves FC tournament on Saturday.

The boys had great fun, played some of their best football and ended up winning all their games in the group and knockout phases. Well done #youngbloods 🔴⚫️⚽️

This age group will move to 9-a-side football at U11 next season, and we’re looking for a few more outfield players and goalkeeper to join one of the existing 6 teams.

Any current Year 5’s, please contact enquiries@swcfc.club for more details if interested.

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Congratulations to our U10 Red team who finished their season on a high by winning the Willingham Wolves FC tournament on Saturday. 
The boys had great fun, played some of their best football and ended up winning all their games in the group and knockout phases. Well done #youngbloods 🔴⚫️⚽️
This age group will move to 9-a-side football at U11 next season, and we’re looking for a few more outfield players and goalkeeper to join one of the existing 6 teams.
Any current Year 5’s, please contact   enquiries@swcfc.club for more details if interested.
Saffron Walden Town FC Essex County FA Cambridgeshire Football Association Cambridge United Development @top fans Cambridge United Goalkeepers @followers
1 month ago
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We have a few spaces for goalkeepers and outfield players next season (Year 6 Sep' 24) in one of our six U11 boys teams ⚽️

We're a volunteer run community football club based in Saffron Walden, playing Saturday morning matches in the Cambridge Mini Soccer League.

If interested, please contact enquiries@swcfc.club 🔴⚫️⚽️

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We have a few spaces for goalkeepers and outfield players next season (Year 6 Sep 24) in one of our six U11 boys teams ⚽️
Were a volunteer run community football club based in Saffron Walden, playing Saturday morning matches in the Cambridge Mini Soccer League. 
If interested, please contact enquiries@swcfc.club 🔴⚫️⚽️
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Our U15 Eastern Junior Alliance and Black teams have returned safely from the Hageland Cup international tournament in Belgium 🇧🇪 after a very successful football tour, which saw them compete alongside 30 other teams from Belgium, Holland 🇳🇱 and across the UK 🇬🇧 over the May bank holiday weekend.

A 1am start on Thursday night/Friday morning saw the #youngbloods catch the ferry from Dover, and then an overnight journey to the event 🚌.

Day 1 saw both sides go undefeated after playing 3 x 11 a side games each, against sides from Holland & Belgium. The EJA team topped their group, and the Black lost out on top spot in their group on goal difference by just one goal! ⚽️

With both teams keeping 5 clean sheets between them, this meant they progressed to the main tournament draw against the fellow group winners & runners up 👏👏.

The two Walden sides were pitted against each other in the same group on finals day, along with Peterborough United Academy and ERV from Belgium, and both drew their opening fixtures before playing each other in the battle of the #bloods which saw a very closely contested game end 1-1 with honours & bragging rights shared 🤝.

This meant it was all to play for in the last games with both sides in with a chance of winning the group. The EJA side prevailed 4-0 against their Belgium counterparts and the Black team eventually succumbed to the Peterborough United team for their only defeat of the tournament.

Unfortunately, a thunderstorm ⛈️ and torrential downpour ☔️ put an end to the tournament with the U15 EJA side being awarded 3rd place and the U15 Black team 5th overall out of 32 teams.

U15 Black manager Stuart Eagleton said:

“It was a fantastic achievement and experience for all 29 boys and 23 parents & coaches who enjoyed representing Saffron Walden Community YSC, with all the boys doing themselves and us proud!”🔴⚫️⚽️

Well done to everyone who took part and a big “ thank you”🙏 to the coaching team for organising the tour. 👏👏👏

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Our U15 Eastern Junior Alliance and Black teams have returned safely from the Hageland Cup international tournament in Belgium 🇧🇪 after a very successful football tour, which saw them compete alongside 30 other teams from Belgium, Holland 🇳🇱 and across the UK 🇬🇧 over the May bank holiday weekend. 
A 1am start on Thursday night/Friday morning saw the #youngbloods catch the ferry from Dover, and then an overnight journey to the event 🚌.
Day 1 saw both sides go undefeated after playing 3 x 11 a side games each, against sides from Holland & Belgium. The EJA team topped their group, and the Black lost out on top spot in their group on goal difference by just one goal! ⚽️
With both teams keeping 5 clean sheets between them, this meant they progressed to the main tournament draw against the fellow group winners & runners up 👏👏.
The two Walden sides were pitted against each other in the same group on finals day, along with Peterborough United Academy and ERV from Belgium, and both drew their opening fixtures before playing each other in the battle of the #bloods  which saw a very closely contested game end 1-1 with honours & bragging rights shared 🤝. 
This meant it was all to play for in the last games with both sides in with a chance of winning the group. The EJA side prevailed 4-0 against their Belgium counterparts and the Black team eventually succumbed to the Peterborough United team for their only defeat of the tournament. 
Unfortunately, a thunderstorm ⛈️ and torrential downpour ☔️ put an end to the tournament with the U15 EJA side being awarded 3rd place and the U15 Black team 5th overall out of 32 teams. 
U15 Black manager Stuart Eagleton said:
“It was a fantastic achievement and experience for all 29 boys and 23 parents & coaches who enjoyed representing Saffron Walden Community YSC, with all the boys doing themselves and us proud!”🔴⚫️⚽️
Well done to everyone who took part and a big “ thank you”🙏 to the coaching team for organising the tour. 👏👏👏
Saffron Walden Town FC @top fans Essex County FA Grassroots Football UK Cambridgeshire Football Association Cambridge United Development Royston Crow Youth Football LeagueImage attachmentImage attachment
2 months ago
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On Friday evening, the Saffron Walden Community YSC Walking Football Team took on local rivals Dunmow, in a friendly match.

November 2024 will mark the third anniversary of the inaugural Walden Walking Football session. On our 3G pitch at Saffron Walden County High School, each Sunday morning and Monday evening, approximately 20 over 50 year olds get together to play walking football - essentially standard football, but played without sprints and limited tackles.

The group boasts ex local Sunday league players and even a retired semi-pro or two, interspersed with players that maybe haven’t played football much since their teens or University days.

On Friday, the group hosted local rivals, Dunmow, who’ve been playing for 12 years, and proved to be difficult opposition. A narrow 1-0 loss for Walden ensued, although penalty claims and dodgy VAR decisions still avail at this level!

The group would actively encourage new players to come and try it. The boots required for the 3G pitch can be borrowed on the day. For more information please contact Matt Clare (matt.clare@swcfc.club) or Stuart Eagleton (stuart.eagleton@icloud.com).

You’re never too old to be a #youngblood !

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On Friday evening, the Saffron Walden Community YSC Walking Football Team took on local rivals Dunmow, in a friendly match.
November 2024 will mark the third anniversary of the inaugural Walden Walking Football session. On our 3G pitch at Saffron Walden County High School, each Sunday morning and Monday evening, approximately 20 over 50 year olds get together to play walking football - essentially standard football, but played without sprints and limited tackles. 
The group boasts ex local Sunday league players and even a retired semi-pro or two,  interspersed with players that maybe haven’t played football much since their teens or University days.
On Friday, the group hosted local rivals, Dunmow, who’ve been playing for 12 years, and proved to be difficult opposition. A narrow 1-0 loss for Walden ensued, although penalty claims and dodgy VAR decisions still avail at this level!
The group would actively encourage new players to come and try it. The boots required for the 3G pitch can be borrowed on the day. For more information please contact Matt Clare (matt.clare@swcfc.club) or Stuart Eagleton (stuart.eagleton@icloud.com). 
You’re never too old to be a #youngblood !
@followers Saffron Walden Town FC Saffron Walden Round Table Saffron Walden Town Football Club Saffron Walden Community Girls FC Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre Essex County FA
2 months ago
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Our U 11 Red team’s season ended at the weekend, and it was also the end of the “mini soccer” format for these boys, as next season they move into U12 “Colts” football.

The majority of these #youngbloods have been with the club since Reception year with our #MiniSoccerSchool, and they’ve always been a competitive bunch. They’ve developed into a tidy team, despite three players joining the Cambridge United Football Club Academy 👏👏

Manager Matt Bell said:

“The boys finished their league season on a high, playing football that is a joy to watch, and they’ve had great fun and scored bundles of goals along the way.⚽️⚽️

We’re all looking forward to stepping up to Colts football next season and can’t wait to see what the future holds for this talented group”. 🔴⚫️⚽️

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Our U 11 Red team’s season ended at the weekend, and it was also the end of the “mini soccer” format for these boys, as next season they move into U12 “Colts” football. 
The majority of these #youngbloods have been with the club since Reception year with our #MiniSoccerSchool, and they’ve always been a competitive bunch. They’ve developed into a tidy team, despite three players joining the Cambridge United Football Club Academy 👏👏
Manager Matt Bell said:
“The boys finished their league season on a high, playing football that is a joy to watch, and they’ve had great fun and scored bundles of goals along the way.⚽️⚽️
We’re all looking forward to stepping up to Colts football next season and can’t wait to see what the future holds for this talented group”. 🔴⚫️⚽️
@top fans Essex County FA Grassroots Football UK Cambridgeshire Football Association Saffron Walden Town FC Saffron Walden Community Girls FC Cambridge United Development Saffron Walden County High School Joyce Frankland Academy Cambridge United Goalkeepers

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