England U17s celebrate in Jordan

Youth

COULD YOU BE A FUTURE PREMIER LEAGUE STAR?

Here at the AFA, we believe it’s vital there's a variety of opportunities available for children and young adults to play the game before they become eligible for adult football.

The physical and social benefits of playing football from an early age are invaluable, and we are on hand to make sure that football sessions are safe and enjoyable for all.

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.

Throughout this section of our website you will be able to view the opportunities that are available for boys and girls at different age groups.

Let's Make football safe, not sorry
Safeguarding
Reporting Concerns

It'S EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY 

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.

Wildcats

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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