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SF City FC Announces Youth Academy!


San Francisco City Football Club is proud to announce our Youth Academy

The primary goal of SF City FC’s youth program will be to eliminate the “pay-to-play” system that currently holds back player development in the United States. We believe that our professional club will generate significant revenue that will trickle down to all of our youth teams. This will be used for player development, league fees, equipment, uniforms & coaching education. Our program will be strongly enhanced by our youth players making a real connection with our adult ones. We do this by encouraging youth athletes and parents to attend our Premier team games, playing short halftime matches at league and cup games, as well as having our adult athletes visit our youth training sessions. Over time, we will develop big brother and big sister “buddy” programs by pairing of our at-risk youth with adult players for events both in and outside of soccer.

SF City FC believes in development over winning. We want our youth to not only become good soccer players, but great human beings.

Technical Director & Director of Coaching: Patrick “Paddy” Coyne

Born in Ireland, Paddy holds a USSF B License, Australian coaching license, FA level 1 & 2 from the UK, FA futsal certification, and Psychology of Football level 1. Paddy has coached in Peru, Australia, UK, Africa, and the USA.

The Teams

U-10 (Fall 2015) SF City FC Juniors, coached by Jonathan Wright, F License and NSCAA State Diploma.

The Juniors boys were the first youth team of SF City FC, and began as Micro Soccer players from North Beach. Athletes go to Sherman Elementary, St Peter & Paul, St. Bridget’s, and other schools. The team started at the U-8 recreational level and was moved up to CCSL Prep mid-season. Coach Jonathan Wright is also the Club Founder of SF City FC (2001) and formed the SF City Juniors in 2013. The Juniors are sponsored by Mary MacPherson – Paragon Realty.


U-11 (Fall 2015) SF City FC Gunners, coached by Stuart Murdin, David Hiestand, and Robert Stang, E License. Manager: Jennifer Murdin.

The SF City FC Gunners boys (formerly “Clarendon Gunners” and “Gunners Football”) currently play in the CCSL Prep Bronze strength bracket. The team has played together since kindergarten. The Gunners have three dedicated coaches and manager with more than 10 collective years of experience. SF City FC partner, Coffee Bar generously supports the SF City FC Gunners.

U-15 (Fall 2015) SF City FC Dutch, coached by Jessie Cordray, E License, and Sergio Escoto, F License.

The SF City FC Dutch are currently a U-14 boys CCSL Prep team pushing for the top of their division. They have a core group that has been together for over six years and have worked hard to increase their competitiveness. Athletes hail primarily from SFUSD middle schools.

The team attends 4-5 tournaments outside of the city each year and have represented well in those events. The SF City FC Dutch embrace the opportunity to be SF City FC’s oldest youth team with a true San Franciscan identity with players from all parts of the city.

The SF City Dutch are sponsored by Laundry Locker.

High Schools Represented: Lowell, Washington, June Jordan, Burton, Mission, Walenberg, SOTA, Balboa, Marshall, International, Drew, Lick Wilmerding.

​Neighborhoods represented: M​ission, ​E​xcelsior,​ Visitation Valley, Potrero H​ill, Dogpatch, Sunset, Richmond, W​estern ​A​ddition, T​win P​eaks, Noe Valley, Crocker Amazon.