Southport Football Club is an FA Charter Standard Community Club. The FA Charter Standard accreditation is a clear demonstration that the Club is well organised, safe and offers opportunities for all. We want to firmly establish Southport FC as the flagship football club in Sefton and West Lancashire and to be the most respected community club in the North West.
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.
Click the links above to find out more about what football looks like at each stage of a child’s footballing journey.
|Age Group||School Year||School Year
|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|
|Under 12||Year 7||Year 6|
|Under 13||Year 8||Year 7|
|Under 14||Year 9||Year 8|
|Under 15||Year 10||Year 9|
|Under 16||Year 11||Year 10|
|Under 17||Year 12||Year 11|
|Under 18||Year 13||Year 11 & 12**|
*To play affiliated football, the player must be six years old on or before 31st August (F.A. Rule 4).
**To play Under 18’s football the player must be 15 years old on or before 31st August
Players who are aged under 15 at 31st August are also not permitted to play in a match where any other player is older or younger by two years or more than that person.
To enquire about your child joining one of our teams please contact Andy Forster by e-mail email@example.com
Welfare Officer: Mark Lockyear firstname.lastname@example.org