Foundation Phase
Foundation Phase

Foundation Phase (U7-U11)

Under 7 – Under 11

Teams are categorised by the relevant age group, with the “Under” commonly abbreviated to “U”, e.g. U10 .

This relates to the maximum age at the 31st August immediately before the start of the relevant season.  Players can be within a two year age band as indicated by the table below. FA rules do not permit children under the age of 6 years old to play in matches of any kind. Mixed sex football is allowed in all age groups up to and including Under 18s.

Age Group School Year School Year
Above Allowed
Under 7 Year 2 Year 1*
Under 8 Year 3 Year 2
Under 9 Year 4 Year 3
Under 10 Year 5 Year 4
Under 11 Year 6 Year 5

*To play affiliated football, the player must be six years old on or before 31st August (F.A. Rule 4).

Under 7 – Under 11 games are played locally, usually on Sundays, and may include regular events that involve 3 or more Clubs. The focus in this phase is fun and developing mastery of the ball. Games take place on age-appropriate pitches. Matches are small-sided games for each age group. Subject to fitness and availability for selection, all players will participate in at least 50% of match playing time reasonably spread out in any one season.

All of our Foundation Phase teams play in the Craven Minor League.

Our Teams

Under 7s and Under 8s 

Under 9s and Under 10s

Under 11s 

League Table

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