During pre-season a number of discussions have arisen around the possiblitiy of facilitating youth football back within the village and to that end the football club have permitted a number of friendly games to be played at Raughmere Park during August.

Firstly a team called Hurstwood Rangers U11’s based at Waterlooville hosted a game against a South African team on a football tour and more recently Felpham Colts U16’s played Havant and Waterlooville.

Additional to this the football club have also been approached by Mark Court (who himself played for Lavant FC regularly in the 80’s) in his capacity as the secretary of Chichester Utd Youth and agreed that for one season the newly combined Chichester Utd & Colts U16’s team can play their home matches at Lavant.

Finally, depending on the success of this season, there is also a chance that we may in fact be in a postion to be able to launch our own youth team next season.