The Under 18s represent the apex of the Club’s Player Development Programme, derived from the practices that have resulted in a home-grown double-championship winning 1st team as well as the introduction of some of the latest innovative thinking from the FA and other football-related organisations. As players approach the end of youth football they should be challenging for a chance of senior football in the Under 21s, if not the 1st team itself.
For 2013/14 the Under 18 Premier side will be managed by Mark Munday, in his day a well-known non-league player and former manager of the 1st team at Whitstable, who is also an FA qualified coach.
The Team competes in the new County-wide Kent Youth League Premier Division and, as well as the League Cup, will also be taking part in the John Ullmann Memorial Cup, the Kent FA County Youth Cup, and the FA Youth Cup, providing the youngsters with an opportunity to play at the highest level of local youth football, as well as (hopefully) progressing to the senior teams.
Key: FR: Friendly; KL = League; LC = League Cup; JU = John Ullmann Youth Cup; CC = Kent FA County Youth Cup: FA = FA Youth Cup.
|Sun 8 Sep||KL||Folkestone Invicta||Away||1-4||Rowland 2, Jackson-Wells, Stevens-Toomey|
|Sun 15 Sep||No Fixture|
|Sun 23 Sep||LC||Bromley U18N||Home||1-3||Granger|
|Thu 26 Sep||FA||Eastbourne Borough||Home||1-1 Pens4-5||Rowland|
|Sun 29 Sep||KL||Maidstone Utd||Away||2-2||Penny, Rowland|
|Sun 6 Oct||KL||VCD Athletic||Away||0-1||Rowland|
|Sun 13 Oct||KL||Phoenix Sports||Home||Postponed|
|Sun 20 Oct||No Fixture|
|Sun 27 Oct||CC||Sheerness East||Home||3-0||TBC|
|Sun 3 Nov||KL||Erith Town||Away||Match postponed|
|Sun 10 Nov||KL||Lordswood||Away||Match postponed|
|Sun 17 Nov||KL||Herne Bay||Away||0-4||Rowland 4|
|Sun 24 Nov||CC||Dover Athletic||Away||2-2
|Sun 1 Dec||KL||Corinthian||Away||1-0||-|
|Sun 8 Dec||KL||Glebe||Away||0-4||B.Munday, Rowland 2, Granger|
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