12 Rules

– Silent Sidelines Rule

– No Slide Tackling Rule

– The Blue Card Rule

– Respect Marks Rule

– No Instructions Rule

– Equal Playing Time Rule

– All Positions Rule

– Retreat Line Rule

– Pass Back Rule

– Mixed Teams Rule

– Power Play Rule

– Equal Numbers Rule

12 Rules

– Silent Sidelines Rule

– No Slide Tackling Rule

– The Blue Card Rule

– Respect Marks Rule

– No Instructions Rule

– Equal Playing Time Rule

– All Positions Rule

– Retreat Line Rule

– Pass Back Rule

– Mixed Teams Rule

– Power Play Rule

– Equal Numbers Rule

Our Award Winning League

We are a not-for-profit group of junior football clubs that have come together to give our children the best possible start in football. Our League is leading the way in fully implementing The FA’s vision for children’s football and our whole approach is more child-centred and age-appropriate than traditional Leagues. We give children the ideal environment to accelerate their learning. The FA have awarded us Charter Standard status and we’ve won the coveted Bronze Award as the best League in the whole county. Format: Younger children progress through 5v5 and 7v7 to 9v9 getting many more touches of the ball. Less shouting, more learning: The FA is clear that children’s football is not entertainment for adults. The pitch is a classroom and, while parents are welcome to watch, they will be asked to step back, calm down and stop shouting instructions. Children learn by making their own mistakes, so the more adult ‘help’ they get the less they actually learn. Playing to learn: Results will not be important – it will all be about learning and child development. So there are no league tables. Why our League was set up… Traditional Leagues allow a wall of noise from spectators and a constant stream of instructions from coaches, stopping players from learning. They reduce competition by encouraging uneven, one-sided ‘A’ teams. Their emphasis on results causes adults to pick their ‘best’ team so the substitutes don’t get a chance. Kids are forced to play in their ‘best’ position so they don’t develop as footballers. Our League is the opposite: it was set up to pioneer The FA’s vision for progressive junior football.

Respect Marshal

We have respect marshal’s on hand for every game that we play so that both the teams and the spectators enjoy the game while keeping to the rules.

What we deliver

The FA wants all children's football to be in specially run, supervised centres like ours, rather than follow the youth and adult home-and-away model. We give your children twice as many games, 50% more touches and a safe, calm and fun learning environment rather than the barrage of adult shouting that has plagued the game in recent years.