England U17s celebrate in Jordan


There has never been a more exciting time to get into children's football.

Small-sided formats such as 4v4 and 5v5 are at the forefront of delivery within our youth leagues as the Youth Development Review takes shape, and the future of the game is designed to increase the number of touches of the ball, develop confidence and skill in 1v1 situations while assisting with the long term player development of young footballers in this country.

Youth Football is where a players footballing career begins. No matter what age, gender or ability you are, there is always a team for you as football is For All.

Mini Soccer and Youth Futsal Handbook

Without laws there would be no football, but when very young children play there are many other things to consider too. So download the new Mini Soccer and Youth Futsal Handbook below to learn the new laws and principles which will help children to enjoy the greatest game in the world!

Download the new Handbook

Let's Make football safe, not sorry
Reporting Concerns


If you feel that an adult connected to your league or club (e.g. a referee, coach or a volunteer) is mistreating someone under the age of 18, there are various confidential ways you can report this.

By ‘mistreating’, we mean behaving towards under-18s in a physical or verbal way you believe is threatening or makes the young person feel scared or bad.

Find out more and watch a short film The FA has produced explaining how to report your concerns. Of course, everything is completely confidential.


Girls across the county will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.

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