Gallery: Little League Soccer 2015–2020
As part of Little League Soccer’s 20 year anniversary, we’re looking back at some of the moments that have helped form the academy and build the club into what it is today. This week, join us as we review some of our favourite photos and highlights from the last 5 years.
In May 2015, Little League Soccer opened its brand new training centre at The New Camp, Bandar Utama. Starting with just a handful of players, the centre would eventually grow to be the academy’s largest
In September 2015, Little League Soccer launched the KL Junior League (now the AirAsia KL Junior League), bringing together 32 teams from around the Klang Valley, including our very our FC Kuala Lumpur elite squads
In 2016, we began a series of workshops and midweek training sessions for our staff, giving coaches a chance to share their knowledge, tips and ideas with each other on a regular basis
The 2016 Little League Cup brought together players from Little League Melawati, Little League Bandar Utama and FC Kuala Lumpur. The in-house tournament would later evolve into the Weekend Friendly Series
Little League Soccer’s FC Kuala Lumpur Under 8s lifted the very first Kuala Lumpur Cup trophy in March 2016 beating out teams from across Malaysia and Singapore in what’s become the country’s biggest 7-a-side international youth football tournament
The Euro Soccer Camp brought the fun and excitement of the European Championships to Little League Soccer Melawati for 4 days and nights in the summer of 2016
The gold Little League Soccer crest saw its first outing on the 2016 FC Kuala Lumpur kits, seen here at the Bangkok Super Cup in Thailand
In 2016, Little League Soccer teamed up with Dignity For Children to run a series of training sessions for both students and teachers
In-house tournaments continued throughout 2016, with the Champions Cup another precursor to what we now know as the Weekend Friendly Series
The Superstar Soccer Camp at the end of 2016 set dribbling, passing, shooting and speed challenges and awarded participants with their very own ‘player card’ inspired by the FIFA computer game
At the end-of-season awards dinner in 2016, Shoma Yukawa picked up the academy’s first Club Man of the Year trophy
Friendly matches between our Melawati and Bandar Utama teams helped kick off the 2017 season
Another year, another running of the Little League Cup
In May 2017, our Bandar Utama and FC Kuala Lumpur teams travelled to the Singapore Champions Cup where they faced teams from Little League Soccer Singapore and across the island state
The Champions Cup rounded out the 2017 season and was the final in-house tournament before the introduction of the official Weekend Friendly Series
A new centre is born: Little League Soccer Universiti Malaya opened for trial sessions in December 2017 before its full launch in January 2018
The first ever round of the Weekend Friendly Series took place on Saturday 27th January 2018 and featured teams from Little League Soccer Bandar Utama and Little League Soccer Melawati
It was 2 new centres in the space of 2 months when Little League Soccer opened the Eco Ardence academy in February 2018. A round of the Weekend Friendly Series introduced all teams to the new pitch in April that year
In 2018, Little League Soccer Melawati moved operations to the ISKL Elementary School campus where players now train with one of the most impressive backdrops in KL
By July 2018, the Weekend Friendly Series had become a staple on the monthly calendar, giving players something to train towards and celebrate as part of their own team
The Weekend Friendly Series finals in November brought the in-house competition to a close for 2018 with competitive matches and penalty shootouts leading to big celebrations
The December Holiday Camp saw players ending 2018 on a relaxed note with fun games and lots of matches
2019 got off to a flying start for the Little League Soccer coaches with a pre-season bubble football team building event!
For the first time ever, we challenged Little Leaguers to design the 2019 kits. Players proudly wore their new match jerseys for the first time at the opening round of the 2019 Weekend Friendly Series
By June 2019, the Weekend Friendly Series was getting colourful with more and more players opting to represent their academy in the new match kits
Champions! Little League Soccer Eco Ardence takes the Weekend Friendly Series overall title for the second year in a row. Can another academy stop them in 2020?
December 2019 saw the return of Little League Soccer holiday camps with a competition-filled 4-day event at The New Camp, Bandar Utama
The 2020 season kicked off in the first week of January with players eager to get back to training
Before the MCO stopped outdoor play, the 2020 Weekend Friendly Series returned for round 1 at Bandar Utama
Like you, we can’t wait to get back out on the field soon!