The Molten East Kent Youth Football League is one of a number of youth leagues around Kent that cater for teams of varying abilities, with promotion/relegation up and down the divisions for those age groups where the FA permits competitive football.
The League is an FA Charter Standard League and provides competitive and non-competitive football for children from 8 years upwards.
Ramsgate utilise the EKYL as part of its player development process, with a team in the top division of each age group for which the Club has a team in the Kent Youth League (apart from Under 16s and Under 18s, for 2012/13). As well as assisting the less proficient players on the fringes of the Kent Youth League teams with developing their game and maintaining match fitness, similar to a ‘reserve’ side, it provides an opportunity for players who develop more quickly during the season to step up (and also provides competition for places in the Kent Youth League squad).
This season Ramsgate also have two mini-soccer teams in both the Under 9s and Under 10s, as well as teams in Division 1 of the Under 13s, Under 14s and Under 15s.