Under 18 Phoenix

Langton Green Phoenix (U18) are managed by Ian Knapp ([email protected]), Tony Williams and Tim Akers.

Now in our final year of youth football (our 10th season together), we are hoping for a completed season first and foremost, having had the last 2 abandoned due to the Covid pandemic. We'll be playing in the Crowborough League B division this season and look forward to making some new friends and facing some new challenges together to finish our youth football journey in style.

Our team philosophy is to try and get our players as comfortable on the ball as possible and able to think for themselves on the pitch, playing with positivity, intelligence and energy, on and off the ball. We're firm believers that if the team are encouraged to play "the right way" to a consistent playing philosophy and are allowed to express themselves and learn from their mistakes, then the results will naturally follow. We have won the sportsmanship award for our division twice during our youth football journey and we take the way we conduct ourselves as seriously as the football side of things. A referee we had for one of our 11 a side league games recently wrote to us the next day to say:

"It was an absolute pleasure to referee your game. I was extremely impressed by both the standard of play and the emotional character of your team. I'm sure you will achieve great success in the future. I look forward to our paths crossing again.”

Hopefully that says a lot more than anything we could say about ourselves. We are always looking for individuals with the right attitude and ability level to join our friendly team, so please get in touch if you are interested.


Coaches / Assistants:
  • Ian Knapp (FA Level 3 Licensed Coach)
  • Tim Akers (FA Level 1)
  • Tony Williams (FA Level 1 / Goalkeeping Coach)


All our coaches are fully CRB checked and hold a wide range of FA coaching qualifications between them. Ian is planning on completing his Uefa B license in the near future (Covid-permitting!)

Achievements / Awards:
  • 2019 Langton Green Fiesta - U15 Plate Winners (finally!!!) and Runners Up
  • 2019 Paddock Wood Fiesta - U15 Plate Runners Up
  • 2019 Jarvis Brook Fiesta - U15 Cup Runners Up
  • 2018 Mid Sussex League Sportsmanship Award Winners
  • 2018 Langton Green Fiesta - U14 Plate Runners Up
  • 2018 Jarvis Brook Tournament - U14 Cup Runners Up
  • 2018 Langton Green Easter Tournament - Cup Winners
  • 2016 / 2017 Crowborough League A Division - Champions (U13)
  • 2017 Pembury Tournament - U13 Plate Winners
  • 2017 Langton Green Tournament - U13 Plate Runners Up
  • 2017 Tunbridge Wells Youth (Ridgewaye) Tournament - U13 Shield Winners
  • 2017 Jarvis Brook Tournament - U13 Cup Runners Up
  • 2016 Crowborough League Cup Runners-Up (U12 - Eagles)
  • 2016 Crowborough League B Division Runners-Up (U12 - Eagles)
  • 2016 Jarvis Brook Fiesta - U12 Plate Winners (Rangers)
  • 2016 Chelsea Tournament @ Stamford Bridge - U12 Semi Finalists (Eagles)
  • 2015 Crowborough League Sportsmanship Award - U11 Winners (Eagles)
  • 2014 Sedlescombe Fiesta - U10 Cup Winners (Eagles)
  • 2014 Ridgewaye Fiesta - U10 Plate Runners Up (Eagles)