Espial Football Club was founded in May 2013 when it became clear that there was a demand for high quality football coaching within an Academy framework but without the constraints of a football club academy structure.

The directors, Sarah and Clive Pickles, are passionate about football and want to encourage football, in a better way, at the grassroots level (excuse the pun). They have both been closely involved with the sport for many years at grassroots and have significant experience at management level so are very well placed to start this new venture.

Espial FC is a club with huge ambitions to change the face of local football for all those under 18.