FA Charter Standard Club  Essex County FAColchester and District Youth Football League 




(Please refer to age group tabs for contact details)


Nippers Academy

Boys & Girls Age 4-6 (School Years Reception and 1)

Colchester & District YFL Teams

U18 (A League)

U16 (B League)

U15 Blues (A League)

U15 Reds (C League)

U15 Yellows (B League)

U12 (D League)

U11 Blues / Reds / Girls

U10 Blues / Reds / Yellows

U9 Blues / Reds

U8 Blues / Reds

U7 Blues / Reds  











LCYFC is committed to ensuring Safeguarding at our Club is a priority.

If you have any historic or current safeguarding concerns please report them in confidence to either:

Club Secretary (Sam Mason) -,   (07884 588968)   

Club Welfare Officer (Stefanie Sharman) -  (07521 963088)

Alternatively, you may contact the FA commissioned NSPCC 24 hour Helpline on: 0800 023 2642.




Layer Colts successful partnership with the University of Essex enters its eighth year.

The Club's home ground for the majority of teams is the superb facility at the University of Essex which includes: highly maintained pitches, pavilion, cafe and changing rooms. 

The home ground for our 9v9 teams is Corporal Budd VC.




University of Essex Sports Ground
A beautiful setting for playing & supporting youth football!

Layer Colts Youth Football Club was founded in 2003.  We are affiliated to Essex FA & the Colchester & District Football league.  We have also had teams playing in the Essex County Girls Football league.  We are a friendly, enthusiastic club with a professional, talent-nurturing approach.

We are a 2 Star FA affiliated club with DBS certified, FA qualified coaches who run teams from U7 to U18. We also have a Nippers Academy for 4 to 6 year olds (school years Reception and Yr 1).

Layer Colts ethos is about winning but not at all costs.  We endeavour to enable boys and girls to play, personally develop and enjoy football in a safe, quality environment.  The Colts are not just about football but also about making new friends.