Shildon AFC Youth Team Launched

Shildon AFC is delighted to announce that its sister company, Bishop Juniors is to be rebranded as Shildon AFC Youth from the end of the current season.

In addition we are also delighted that the newly launched Youth set up is to merge with AJX FC at the end of the season also.

The Founder of AJX, Charlie Crane has agreed to take up the position of Head of Development at both Shildon AFC Youth and for Shildon AFC.

This merger provides the Club with over 20 teams and in excess of 250 children who will all play under our Club colours.

Charlie Crane said “I am really excited for the future of Shildon AFC Youth. Our aim is to impact as many young people in our area as possible, with high quality, inclusive football. We will continue to create a whole club approach to player development that will become a beacon of opportunity in our area. The AJX ethos and reputation will continue throughout the start of Shildon AFC Youth and for years to come”.

David Dent, Chairman of Shildon AFC said “I’m absolutely delighted that Charlie has agreed to merge AJX with ourselves. I was very impressed with his passion, his coaching acumen and most of all his values which resonate with those of Shildon AFC. It will provide us with a tremendous opportunity to provide first class football coaching to children in the surrounding area, allow us to be more inclusive and strengthen the pathway to the First Team”.