Founded in 2017 in partnership with the successful Edinburgh Napier Knights University programme, the Edinburgh Napier Knights Under 17s have announced their successful admission to the BAFA National Leagues for the 2019 season.
A busy 2018 saw the Knights test themselves against some of the top Under 17’s outfits, as they repeatedly squared off against the likes of the East Kilbride Pirates and Highland Wildcats – great preparation for their entry to the National Leagues where they’ll join these two quality teams in the BAFA U17s Scottish Conference.
Knights’ General Manager, Samuel Stoddart Durning, told DblCoverage.com:
“We are thrilled to have got to the point where we are going to be entering the league and allowing our players the chance to play in the regular season.
We have had great success since starting in February of last year and will be looking to continue on that heading into a tough conference this season.
The players and coaching staff we have are the driving force behind the success we have had so far and they are excited for the next set of challenges league entry brings! We’re looking forward to continuing growing the game in Scotland’s capital”
The Edinburgh Napier Knights Youth Team shared via their Facebook page:
The Knights would like to announce that we will be competing in the BAFA 2018/19 season for the first time this year.
This is a huge step forward in the development of the club which was founded February 2017. The Knights will join the Scottish Conference of the Youth leagues which compromises of 2 of the top 5 teams in the UK the @highlandwildcats and current British champions the @east_kilbride_pirates
The club is delighted to be bringing competitive league youth football back to Scotland’s capital and the staff and players have worked so hard to get there.
Here’s to many more exciting announcements.