Pioneering Junior Football

We’re a ‘beacon’ League pioneering The FA’s changes to junior football, making it more fun and more competitive in a clam, safe, child-friendly environment. Our Centre concentrates on long-term player development rather than short-term match wins. The faster and further we can develop all players, the better. The FA says: Look after player development and winning will take care of itself.

How do we accelerate player development?

We have Silent Sidelines (clap but don’t shout out) and far less Touchline Coaching so players can make their own decisions. Players get roughly equal time on the pitch and play in a variety of positions quickly building their understanding and experience of the game. All clubs must field Mixed Ability Teams (no old fashioned ’A’ and ‘B’ that hold players back) so every game is more evenly matched and our Power Play rule prevent games becoming too one sided.

All this increases challenge and makes us by far the most competitive junior League around.

The Format

The formats are 9v9 and Futsal to give children more skilful touches of the ball. There are 3 one-and a-quarter hour sessions, kicking off at: 9.00am; 10.15am; and 11.30am on Sundays

Mike Doyle Centre

Centre Manager: Matthew Tracey

The Armitage Centre

Centre Manager: Chris


Upcoming Fixtures

Keep up to date with all of the upcoming fixtures and find out who you are going to face next.

League Rules

Season Calendar


Key –


Sessions are on


No Session


Foundation Cup

We play in the rain but sometimes have to cancel sessions due to snow,ice, flooding or storms.

September 2018

Week 1
Sun 9 Sept
Sun 16 Sept
Week 2
Sun 23 Sept
Week 3
Sun 30 Sept

October 2018

Week 4
Sun 7 Oct
Week 5
Sun 14 Oct
Sun 21 Oct
Sun 28 Oct

November 2018

Week 6
Sun 4 Nov
Week 7
Sun 11 Nov
Sun 18 Nov
Week 8
Sun 25 Nov

December 2018

Week 9
Sun 2 Dec
Week 10
Sun 9 Dec
Week 11
Sun 16 Dec
Sun 23 Dec
Sun 30 Dec

January 2019

Sun 6 Jan
Week 12
Sun 13 Jan
Week 13 
Sun 20 Jan
Week 14
Sun 27 Jan

February 2019

Week 15
Sun 3 Feb
Week 16
Sun 10 Feb
Sun 17 Feb
Sun 24 Feb

March 2019

Week 17
Sun 3 Mar
Week 18
Sun 10 Mar
Week 19 
Sun 17 Mar
Week 20
Sun 24 Mar
Week 21
Sun 31 Mar

April 2019

Sun 7 Apr
Sun 14 Apr
Sun 21 Apr
Week 22
Sun 28 Apr

May 2019

Week 23
Sun 5 May
Week 24
Sun 12 May
Week 25
Sun 19 May
Sun 26 May

June 2019
11v11 transitional weeks

Sun 2 Jun
Week 26
Sun 9 Jun
Week 27
Sun 16 Jun
Week 28
Sun 23 Jun
Week 29 
Sun 30 Jun



Mike Doyle Centre
Browning Rd,
North Reddish,

A few house rules from our hosts:

  • No metal studs on the pitch
  • Parents not allowed on the playing area


Armitage Sports Centre
Moseley Road

A few house rules from our hosts:

  • No metal studs, blades or flat trainers on the pitch
  • Parents not allowed on the playing area
  • No smoking or chewing gum


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