Farley Boys Incorporated
Farley Boys Incorporated is a youth football club that meets every Wednesday at Farley Junior School from 5:30 to 7:15 pm.
The club is open to all boys and girls aged 11 to 16 who live on the Farley Hill Estate. The weekly tournaments are a great way for youngsters from many different backgrounds to interact and get to know one another, and participation is completely free of charge. (Bring your own refreshments.)
The club is enthusiastically run by Enzo the barber, a well-known figure on the estate since 1971, ably assisted by qualified football coach Steve Morris.
Set up in 2005, the club has already taken in part in various events further afield, including a street football tournament in Northampton together with Luton Active and a mini World Cup organised by Bedfordshire Police (the club played as “Portugal” and reached the semi-final, with Kieron O’Brien winning the award for top scorer).
Older players can go on to join the adult football team, who meet on Sundays. One of the club’s original players, Kaylie McLoughlin, now plays for the Luton Belles.
Recent good news is that on 17th February SOS Kit Aid donated bibs/vests to the club and there is the possibility of further help in the future.
Looking to the future, Enzo hopes to organise tournaments with teams from other parts of the country and an annual summer tournament and fun day. He’d like to be able to provide more coaching and also to set up a netball team.
Players and helpers are always welcome, so why not come along and give it a try?