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 is 11v11 to give children more skilful touches of the ball. There are 3 one-and a-quarter hour sessions, kicking off at: 9.00am; 10.20am; 11.40am and 12.40pm on Sundays Platt Lane / Armitage Complex

Platt Lane Centre Manager: Paul Kavanagh

The Armitage 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 2017

Week 1
Sun 10 Sept
Week 2
Sun 17 Sept
Week 3
Sun 24 Sept

October 2017

Week 4
Sun 1 Oct
Week 5
Sun 8 Oct
Week 6
Sun 15 Oct
Sun 23 Oct
Sun 29 Oct

November 2017

Week 7
Sun 5 Nov
Week 8
Sun 12 Nov
Week 9
Sun 19 Nov
Week 10
Sun 26 Nov

December 2017

Week 11
Sun 3 Dec
Week 12
Sun 10 Dec
Week 13
Sun 17 Dec
Sun 24 Dec
Sun 31 Dec

January 2018

Sun 7 Jan
Week 14
Sun 14 Jan
Week 15
Sun 21 Jan
Week 16
Sun 28 Jan

February 2018

Week 17
Sun 4 Feb
Week 18
Sun 11 Feb
Sun 18 Feb
Sun 25 Feb

March 2018

Week 19
Sun 4 Mar
Week 20
Sun 11 Mar
Week 21
Sun 18 Mar
Week 22 Finals
Sun 25 Mar



Platt Lane Complex
Yew Tree Road
Manchester M14 7UU

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
Manchester M14 6HE‎

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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