The McAlister team was born from the ashes of the u7 Dutch FC Lions when the Dutch Football Academy closed its doors at the end of the season in 2016. Four boys from the u7 Dutch Lions moved to Old Wilsonians Junior FC during the summer of 2016 and the u8 McAlister team was formed. With the addition of one more school friend and two boys from their closest rivals, Coney Hall they stormed the u8 season (unbeaten between September and December 2016) and finished 6th out of 52 teams in the Spring Cup.
Moving into u9’s during the summer of 2017, playing with a bigger team on a bigger pitch (7v7) and with longer matches, reinforcements were required and during the summer transfer window four fantastic additions were made to the team. During summer tournaments, the Macs made it to the final of one tournament and have continued their fantastic run by winning their first three games in the Tandridge League to date. Based in Hayes, Bromley most of the boys are local but with a few coming from wider afield, Farnborough, Groves Park and Croydon. The team has widespread heritages, including, England, Scotland, Spain, Turkey, Indian, Jamaican, Nigerian, American, Portuguese and Ukrainian, the boys really encapsulate a true global diversity.
With four boys training with Crystal Palace Elite Players/Teams, one with Arsenal Elite Players and three boys also playing with APD Elite u9’s the team is highly skillful, team orientated and are simply a joy to watch week in, week out. Besides playing great football, they are really striving to build an environment where the players have fun, develop as players and most importantly develop into respectful, humble, confident young people.
The Old Wilsonians club was formed in 1888 with members still joining from Wilsons School in Wallington, Surrey and with the club based in Hayes, Kent.
Briggs Amasco are proud to be able to sponsor such a diverse forward thinking team.
Visit The Old Wilsonians’ website at www.oldwilsonians.com