After several lengthy discussions East End Football Club have announced that they are now in partnership with Lewis United Youth.
The 15 youth teams will all run under a management committee made up of Dougie Yeats, Lee Youngson, Richard Burnett and Alistair Reid.
All teams will be called East End Lewis Youth by the start of the 2018-19 season with the home club colours of black and gold becoming affective by or before June 2019 for all teams.
The aim of this set-up is to provide a safe playing environment while striving to develop players at youth level to the highest standard possible.
The agreement plan in place now gives 150 kids a clear pathway from grassroots to junior football, according to the new setup.
The long term view for the partnership is for the youth set up is to have their own complex for the youth teams while securing training facilities for all teams to utilise.
Junior manager Lee Youngson has been heavily involved in pushing the partnership through alongside Lewis United Youth chairman Richard Burnett, Richard was pleased an agreement had been reached between the two clubs commenting as below:
"We are delighted to announce this partnership with East End Football Club which will provide a clear pathway into the adult game for all current and future players"
"This partnership allows us to continue to grow the club and move forward with plans to have teams competing at all age groups of the ADJFA leagues and also in the near future to introduce a girls section"
"This is a fantastic opportunity for the club and we look forward to a positive and rewarding future operating as East End Lewis Youth."