We take 5 year old players into our training groups and they are permitted to play in matches on Sundays when they are 6.
Our Under 7 teams ( School Years 1 & 2 ) and Under 8 teams ( School Year 3 ) is their introduction to the sport.
Children at this age are learning the game and they need a modified version of football which is appropriate for their needs and they will have more fun and they will learn more with smaller teams.
Smaller teams give the players more touches of the ball and it encourages them to take an active part in the game and enables them to develop their team working skills.
For more information on how we develop footballers in these age groups please see the FA Guide below.