Since it’s inception, Fleur De Lys has grown from humble beginnings, into one of the South’s premier youth football clubs. With facilities based at Drayton Park in Cosham, the club has a solid foundation from which to deliver excellence through high quality coaching, first aiders, child protection officers and dedicated volunteers to the young people in the area, from the age of 3 years right up to our senior/reserves teams.

More than just a football club, Fleur De Lys FC is a community, a family and those values of respect, and togetherness form the foundations that the club rests upon.

Our story began in 1967 by Founder John Nevatte, who had a group of boys in two Portsmouth Cub Packs (19th Portsmouth at St Mary’s & 62nd Portsmouth at Cosham) who were hungry to play football, prompting John to make an application for these boys to play football in the Cub league.

The application was successful but instead of being entered into the Cub League the team was entered into the Leigh Park League in error………..the rest, as they say, is history.

The club naturally began to take shape, and after our first season we had enough boys for two full teams. Success was soon to follow, with one of these teams reaching the Portsmouth Cup Final, which took place at Pitt Street, Portsmouth.

By 1972 the club had grown yet more in size and stature, and we saw the Under 12 Team win the triple; securing first place in the League, bringing home the Portsmouth Cup as well as being 6-a-side winners.

In 2003 we were honoured to achieve the FA Charter Standard by the Football Association, which recognises high standards of administration, coaching and management. This really underlined the values which our club is built upon and justifies the work and dedication that goes into the everyday running of the club by the selfless efforts of the staff and volunteers.

Building further upon this success, in May 2005 Fleur De Lys became the first club in the City of Portsmouth to achieve the coveted FA Community Standard which we have maintained ever since. Yet more was to follow, and in 2015 we were also voted the FA Charter Standard Club Of The Year.

In 2017 we celebrated our 50th year, marking it with several events within the community.

It is fair to say that the club has never been stronger. With just under 30 teams at the time of writing, a dedicated and focused committee and with our home facilities secured at Drayton Park for the next 20+ years, we want to continue to provide the highest quality services possible to the young people, maintain our reputation in the wider community and beyond, and grow our brand

We strive to produce well rounded, healthy young people and if they can also kick a ball, then all the better.

We are now looking forward to the next 50+ years for the club and we have a formula for success – written in black and white on our shirts.