West Lothian Youth Foundation

Working with West Lothian’s young people

West Lothian Youth Foundation’s key purpose is to use football as an activity to promote the educational and health development of members of the West Lothian Community with particular emphasis on targeting those who are typically less engaged with these activities and may be failing to achieve their full potential.

In addition, the Foundation encourage access to a healthy sporting activity at a level suitable for the participant with the opportunity to progress in a systematic manner, whether this be rediscovering the fun in active play, helping to develop stronger boys and girl’s teams across the County or building a stronger professional football club in West Lothian.

West Lothian Youth Foundation (WLYF) is a charitable organisation and we are registered with The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) along with being a Company Limited by Guarantee registered with Companies House.

West Lothian Youth Foundation along with our key founding partners, West Lothian Council, Scottish FA, Xcite West Lothian Leisure, Livingston FC and West Lothian College work towards set objectives which allow the organisations shared common goals to be achieved.

These shared common goals directly feed into the key aims of the Foundation:

  • Engaging Communities
  • Supporting Grassroots Football
  • Developing Elite Performers
  • Undertaking Charitable Activities

The common goals will be achieved through the Foundation’s ‘Football for Development Plan’ which contains five key delivery pillars. These delivery pillars are strongly linked to the national governing bodies (Scottish FA) ‘A Vibrant Game for All’.

More information about the Foundation, the organisations common goals and the Football for Development Plan can be found on Foundation page.


A Game for All – whether you want to play social, recreational football or are striving to perform at the highest level, WLYF will have a course or activity to suit your needs.
More information


WLYF want to ensure that the footballing community in West Lothian are given the best opportunity to learn and grow. This will only be achieved through a skilled coaching and volunteer workforce.
More information

Stronger Clubs

West Lothian’s community club network is a glowing example to how football development can be a corner stone to the community. WLYF support and sustain these vibrant clubs.
More information

Attractive Game

Producing an attractive game in West Lothian needs a mix of culture, correct and easy to follow progression pathways and leading facilities.
More information


Whether you are young or old, football can have a positive impact on people’s lives and WLYF’s Community Engagement programmes are created to ensure this happens.
More information