Frequently Asked Questions


FAQs For Managers/Club Officials

The FA Matchday App is available from your preferred app store. More details can be found here:

http://www.thefa.com/about-football-association/matchday-faqs

 

Mini Soccer fixtures are available via our website.

For Under 11 and above fixtures are on the FA Full time System and the Matchday app.

A Player may not be registered for a Club nor transferred to another Club in the Competition after 6pm on the first Friday in March except by special permission of the Management Committee.

Pitch Sizes are as follows:

Age on 31 August of the relevantEligible Age GroupsMaximum Permitted FormatMinimum Pitch SizesMaximum Pitch SizesRecommended Goal Sizes
Playing SeasonYardsMetresYardsMetresin feetBall Size
6Under 75v530 x 2027.45 x 18.340 x 3036.3 x 27.4512 x 63
Under 8
7Under 85v530 x 2027.45 x 18.340 x 3036.3 x 27.4512 x 63
Under 97v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 6
8Under 97v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 63
Under 1050 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 64
9Under 107v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 64
Under 119v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 7
10Under 119v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 74
Under 1270 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 7
11Under 12     9v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 74
Under 1311v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 7
12Under 1390 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 7
Under 1411v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 74
13Under 1490 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 74
Under 1511v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 85
14Under 1590 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 8
Under 1611v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 85
Under 1690 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 8
15Under 1711v11100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 85
Under 18100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 8
16Under 1711v11100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 85

RESPECT MARSHALLS
Let’s all remember who we are here for!
The Respect Marshall Role has been introduced this season across all youth leagues across the county of Staffordshire.
Respect Marshalls have been in operation across many youth leagues in other counties for a few seasons and have been viewed as a positive influence in creating a safe and enjoyable environment for young people to enjoy their football.
Your participation in the role of Respect Marshall is primarily to support the referee, team manager and coaches in promoting the Respect agenda and to remind your own parents and spectators of responsibility to adhere to your club’s codes of conduct.
The Respect Marshall should not be someone who comes into conflict with others and should be there to remind all that this is a youth game and to escalate (pass on) any issues to the Team Manager / Coach or Referee to address.
GAME

The expectations of the Respect Marshall’s role can be identified using the acronym G.A.M.E. This means the following:

G is for greet The Referee, Manager / Coach, Respect Marshalls from both teams and Assistant Referees will meet before kickoff. (Respect Marshalls will be identified by wearing the yellow bib.)

A is for Acknowledge The referee will explain the levels of behaviour they expect from everyone (including spectators). The Referee should outline action they will take if there is unacceptable behavior. The Respect Marshall from each team should then remind their respective parent / spectator group of these expectations.

M is for Monitor Respect Marshalls should then monitor their spectators. They should not come into conflict with anyone but if comfortable they should remind spectators of the level of acceptable behavior.

E is for Escalate If you feel uncomfortable with a situation, then this should be raised with the Team Manager / Coach or brought to the attention of the Referee. It is up to these officials to then manage this situation appropriately.

REFEREES, TEAM MANAGERS/COACHES and CLUBS

Respect Marshalls are appointed by teams to help to monitor the highest standards of behaviour possible from spectators.
If there are issues, the Respect Marshall should report this, not get into conflict.
Respect Marshalls need to be honest, fair and observant.
Respect Marshalls should write clear notes from incidents as soon as possible after an issue, including actual language used (if appropriate).

Goal sizes are as follows:

Age on 31 August of the relevantEligible Age GroupsMaximum Permitted FormatMinimum Pitch SizesMaximum Pitch SizesRecommended Goal Sizes
Playing SeasonYardsMetresYardsMetresin feetBall Size
6Under 75v530 x 2027.45 x 18.340 x 3036.3 x 27.4512 x 63
Under 8
7Under 85v530 x 2027.45 x 18.340 x 3036.3 x 27.4512 x 63
Under 97v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 6
8Under 97v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 63
Under 1050 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 64
9Under 107v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 64
Under 119v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 7
10Under 119v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 74
Under 1270 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 7
11Under 12     9v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 74
Under 1311v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 7
12Under 1390 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 7
Under 1411v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 74
13Under 1490 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 74
Under 1511v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 85
14Under 1590 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 8
Under 1611v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 85
Under 1690 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 8
15Under 1711v11100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 85
Under 18100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 8
16Under 1711v11100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 85

Game formats are as below:

Age on 31 August of the relevantEligible Age GroupsMaximum Permitted FormatMinimum Pitch SizesMaximum Pitch SizesRecommended Goal Sizes
Playing SeasonYardsMetresYardsMetresin feetBall Size
6Under 75v530 x 2027.45 x 18.340 x 3036.3 x 27.4512 x 63
Under 8
7Under 85v530 x 2027.45 x 18.340 x 3036.3 x 27.4512 x 63
Under 97v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 6
8Under 97v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 63
Under 1050 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 64
9Under 107v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 64
Under 119v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 7
10Under 119v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 74
Under 1270 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 7
11Under 12     9v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 74
Under 1311v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 7
12Under 1390 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 7
Under 1411v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 74
13Under 1490 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 74
Under 1511v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 85
14Under 1590 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 8
Under 1611v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 85
Under 1690 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 8
15Under 1711v11100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 85
Under 18100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 8
16Under 1711v11100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 85

Ball sizes are as follows:

Age on 31 August of the relevantEligible Age GroupsMaximum Permitted FormatMinimum Pitch SizesMaximum Pitch SizesRecommended Goal Sizes
Playing SeasonYardsMetresYardsMetresin feetBall Size
6Under 75v530 x 2027.45 x 18.340 x 3036.3 x 27.4512 x 63
Under 8
7Under 85v530 x 2027.45 x 18.340 x 3036.3 x 27.4512 x 63
Under 97v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 6
8Under 97v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 63
Under 1050 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 64
9Under 107v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 64
Under 119v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 7
10Under 119v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 74
Under 1270 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 7
11Under 12     9v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 74
Under 1311v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 7
12Under 1390 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 7
Under 1411v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 74
13Under 1490 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 74
Under 1511v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 85
14Under 1590 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 8
Under 1611v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 85
Under 1690 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 8
15Under 1711v11100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 85
Under 18100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 8
16Under 1711v11100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 85

Age Group Referee Fee Assistant Referees (if appointed by the League)
U11s & U12s £18.00 £15.00
U13s £25.00 £22.00
U14s £27.00 £24.00
U15s & U16s & U17s £30.00 £27.00

Age groups are decided as follows:

Age on 31 August of the relevantEligible Age GroupsMaximum Permitted FormatMinimum Pitch SizesMaximum Pitch SizesRecommended Goal Sizes
Playing SeasonYardsMetresYardsMetresin feetBall Size
6Under 75v530 x 2027.45 x 18.340 x 3036.3 x 27.4512 x 63
Under 8
7Under 85v530 x 2027.45 x 18.340 x 3036.3 x 27.4512 x 63
Under 97v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 6
8Under 97v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 63
Under 1050 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 64
9Under 107v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 64
Under 119v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 7
10Under 119v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 74
Under 1270 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 7
11Under 12     9v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 74
Under 1311v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 7
12Under 1390 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 7
Under 1411v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 74
13Under 1490 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 74
Under 1511v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 85
14Under 1590 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 8
Under 1611v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 85
Under 1690 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 8
15Under 1711v11100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 85
Under 18100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 8
16Under 1711v11100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 85

Age groups are decided by a child’s age on the 31st of August each year. Your child’s age on the 31st August allows them to play in age groups as follows:

Age on 31 August of the relevantEligible Age Groups
Playing Season
6Under 7
Under 8
7Under 8
Under 9
8Under 9
Under 10
9Under 10
Under 11
10Under 11
Under 12
11Under 12
Under 13
12Under 13
Under 14
13Under 14
Under 15
14Under 15
Under 16
Under 16
15Under 17
Under 18
16Under 17

You’ll notice that children are permitted to play one year above their age group should it be felt that would be beneficial to their development.

For Mini Soccer (U7 – U10) just arrive at your venue at least 15 minutes before your kick -off time. On arrival just go to the league registration desk, pay your registration fee and the fixture manager will direct you to your pitch.

For U11 – U17 you can confirm your match via the Full Time or the Matchday App.

Please let your fixture secretary know as soon as possible if you cant make any week.

Referees guidance for managers:
 
U7 – U10: The centre manager will sort your referee out for you, no need to do anything.
 
U11 – U12: The centre manager will sort the referee but you will supply an assistant(Linesman/Woman). The referee will supply a black bib and flag for the assistant referee. Please make sure black bibs are used wherever possible.
 
U13 Up: The Home team should confirm the ref using details from full time and our website (if all is set up correctly an email with details should be received). As before supply an assistant and use the black bib provided. PLEASE REMEMBER TO CALL YOUR REFEREE.
 
Any questions or concerns just contact our Referee’s Secretary Alistair Smith.

Players are permitted to play one year older than their age group if it’s felt that it would benefit their development.

For Mini Soccer no.

For U11 – U17 team administrators will be allowed to enter their results via SMS for their team. Instructions on how to do this are sent to each team administrator using the mobile phone number you provide just after the kickoff time for the fixture.

Only results from these mobile phone numbers will be processed.

If the same mobile phone number is used for more than one team then the team administrator will be required to enter the team short code when sending in the result.

You can create up to two team administrators per team.

We allow adverts for players for all WJYL member teams. Drop us the details here and we’ll post it on our website.

No, this is not allowed. There are other Facebook groups for this purpose and we have a duty to be fair to all teams.

FAQs For Players/Parents

The FA Matchday App is available from your preferred app store. More details can be found here:

http://www.thefa.com/about-football-association/matchday-faqs

 

Mini Soccer fixtures are available via our website.

For Under 11 and above fixtures are on the FA Full time System and the Matchday app.

A Player may not be registered for a Club nor transferred to another Club in the Competition after 6pm on the first Friday in March except by special permission of the Management Committee.

Pitch Sizes are as follows:

Age on 31 August of the relevantEligible Age GroupsMaximum Permitted FormatMinimum Pitch SizesMaximum Pitch SizesRecommended Goal Sizes
Playing SeasonYardsMetresYardsMetresin feetBall Size
6Under 75v530 x 2027.45 x 18.340 x 3036.3 x 27.4512 x 63
Under 8
7Under 85v530 x 2027.45 x 18.340 x 3036.3 x 27.4512 x 63
Under 97v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 6
8Under 97v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 63
Under 1050 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 64
9Under 107v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 64
Under 119v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 7
10Under 119v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 74
Under 1270 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 7
11Under 12     9v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 74
Under 1311v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 7
12Under 1390 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 7
Under 1411v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 74
13Under 1490 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 74
Under 1511v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 85
14Under 1590 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 8
Under 1611v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 85
Under 1690 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 8
15Under 1711v11100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 85
Under 18100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 8
16Under 1711v11100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 85

RESPECT MARSHALLS
Let’s all remember who we are here for!
The Respect Marshall Role has been introduced this season across all youth leagues across the county of Staffordshire.
Respect Marshalls have been in operation across many youth leagues in other counties for a few seasons and have been viewed as a positive influence in creating a safe and enjoyable environment for young people to enjoy their football.
Your participation in the role of Respect Marshall is primarily to support the referee, team manager and coaches in promoting the Respect agenda and to remind your own parents and spectators of responsibility to adhere to your club’s codes of conduct.
The Respect Marshall should not be someone who comes into conflict with others and should be there to remind all that this is a youth game and to escalate (pass on) any issues to the Team Manager / Coach or Referee to address.
GAME

The expectations of the Respect Marshall’s role can be identified using the acronym G.A.M.E. This means the following:

G is for greet The Referee, Manager / Coach, Respect Marshalls from both teams and Assistant Referees will meet before kickoff. (Respect Marshalls will be identified by wearing the yellow bib.)

A is for Acknowledge The referee will explain the levels of behaviour they expect from everyone (including spectators). The Referee should outline action they will take if there is unacceptable behavior. The Respect Marshall from each team should then remind their respective parent / spectator group of these expectations.

M is for Monitor Respect Marshalls should then monitor their spectators. They should not come into conflict with anyone but if comfortable they should remind spectators of the level of acceptable behavior.

E is for Escalate If you feel uncomfortable with a situation, then this should be raised with the Team Manager / Coach or brought to the attention of the Referee. It is up to these officials to then manage this situation appropriately.

REFEREES, TEAM MANAGERS/COACHES and CLUBS

Respect Marshalls are appointed by teams to help to monitor the highest standards of behaviour possible from spectators.
If there are issues, the Respect Marshall should report this, not get into conflict.
Respect Marshalls need to be honest, fair and observant.
Respect Marshalls should write clear notes from incidents as soon as possible after an issue, including actual language used (if appropriate).

Goal sizes are as follows:

Age on 31 August of the relevantEligible Age GroupsMaximum Permitted FormatMinimum Pitch SizesMaximum Pitch SizesRecommended Goal Sizes
Playing SeasonYardsMetresYardsMetresin feetBall Size
6Under 75v530 x 2027.45 x 18.340 x 3036.3 x 27.4512 x 63
Under 8
7Under 85v530 x 2027.45 x 18.340 x 3036.3 x 27.4512 x 63
Under 97v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 6
8Under 97v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 63
Under 1050 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 64
9Under 107v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 64
Under 119v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 7
10Under 119v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 74
Under 1270 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 7
11Under 12     9v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 74
Under 1311v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 7
12Under 1390 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 7
Under 1411v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 74
13Under 1490 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 74
Under 1511v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 85
14Under 1590 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 8
Under 1611v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 85
Under 1690 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 8
15Under 1711v11100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 85
Under 18100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 8
16Under 1711v11100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 85

Game formats are as below:

Age on 31 August of the relevantEligible Age GroupsMaximum Permitted FormatMinimum Pitch SizesMaximum Pitch SizesRecommended Goal Sizes
Playing SeasonYardsMetresYardsMetresin feetBall Size
6Under 75v530 x 2027.45 x 18.340 x 3036.3 x 27.4512 x 63
Under 8
7Under 85v530 x 2027.45 x 18.340 x 3036.3 x 27.4512 x 63
Under 97v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 6
8Under 97v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 63
Under 1050 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 64
9Under 107v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 64
Under 119v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 7
10Under 119v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 74
Under 1270 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 7
11Under 12     9v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 74
Under 1311v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 7
12Under 1390 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 7
Under 1411v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 74
13Under 1490 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 74
Under 1511v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 85
14Under 1590 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 8
Under 1611v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 85
Under 1690 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 8
15Under 1711v11100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 85
Under 18100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 8
16Under 1711v11100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 85

Ball sizes are as follows:

Age on 31 August of the relevantEligible Age GroupsMaximum Permitted FormatMinimum Pitch SizesMaximum Pitch SizesRecommended Goal Sizes
Playing SeasonYardsMetresYardsMetresin feetBall Size
6Under 75v530 x 2027.45 x 18.340 x 3036.3 x 27.4512 x 63
Under 8
7Under 85v530 x 2027.45 x 18.340 x 3036.3 x 27.4512 x 63
Under 97v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 6
8Under 97v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 63
Under 1050 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 64
9Under 107v750 x 3045.75 x 27.4560 x 4054.9 x 36.612 x 64
Under 119v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 7
10Under 119v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 74
Under 1270 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 7
11Under 12     9v970 x 4064 x 36.680 x 5073.15 x 45.7516 x 74
Under 1311v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 7
12Under 1390 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 7
Under 1411v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 74
13Under 1490 x 5082.3 x 45.75100 x 6091.44 x 54.921 x 74
Under 1511v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 85
14Under 1590 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 8
Under 1611v1190 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 85
Under 1690 x 5082.3 x 45.75110 x 70100.58 x 6424 x 8
15Under 1711v11100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 85
Under 18100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 8
16Under 1711v11100 x 5091.44 x 45.75130 x 100118.87 x 91.4424 x 85

Age groups are decided by a child’s age on the 31st of August each year. Your child’s age on the 31st August allows them to play in age groups as follows:

Age on 31 August of the relevantEligible Age Groups
Playing Season
6Under 7
Under 8
7Under 8
Under 9
8Under 9
Under 10
9Under 10
Under 11
10Under 11
Under 12
11Under 12
Under 13
12Under 13
Under 14
13Under 14
Under 15
14Under 15
Under 16
Under 16
15Under 17
Under 18
16Under 17

You’ll notice that children are permitted to play one year above their age group should it be felt that would be beneficial to their development.

Players are permitted to play one year older than their age group if it’s felt that it would benefit their development.

No, we do not allow this. There are already many Facebook groups out there for this purpose.

We are deeply passionate about helping children play football. Whatever age, whatever ability we are 100% committed to helping you find the right team for you.

Email us here and we’ll post your message on our website. Alternatively drop us a message on Facebook or email one of our committee, we have years of experience in junior football and are always happy to help kids stay involved in the game.

FAQs For Referees

The FA Matchday App is available from your preferred app store. More details can be found here:

http://www.thefa.com/about-football-association/matchday-faqs

 

Mini Soccer fixtures are available via our website.

For Under 11 and above fixtures are on the FA Full time System and the Matchday app.

Age Group Referee Fee Assistant Referees (if appointed by the League)
U11s & U12s £18.00 £15.00
U13s £25.00 £22.00
U14s £27.00 £24.00
U15s & U16s & U17s £30.00 £27.00

Referees guidance for managers:
 
U7 – U10: The centre manager will sort your referee out for you, no need to do anything.
 
U11 – U12: The centre manager will sort the referee but you will supply an assistant(Linesman/Woman). The referee will supply a black bib and flag for the assistant referee. Please make sure black bibs are used wherever possible.
 
U13 Up: The Home team should confirm the ref using details from full time and our website (if all is set up correctly an email with details should be received). As before supply an assistant and use the black bib provided. PLEASE REMEMBER TO CALL YOUR REFEREE.
 
Any questions or concerns just contact our Referee’s Secretary Alistair Smith.