Leyland Albion Under 16's
This coming season (2019/20) the team will be taking part in the Central Lancs Junior Football League. The league at under 16 is played on a league basis with scores recorded and points awarded, in line with FA regulations. All league games are played on Sundays from the first week in September through till May. Unlike the younger age groups, results, scores or match reports for U16's can be published on this or any other website or social media.
The format for mini soccer at under 16's is 11 a side, playing time will be determined on a few aspects, attitude, effort, attendance and also fitness. These are based on the clubs players Code of Conduct. A team ethic is very important to this team and each player should be playing for the team, as we win, lose and draw as a team - this has proven to give the team a real sense of achievement and togetherness.
The matches will be 40 minutes each way and will still utilise a "roll on roll off" substitute system. Some players may play more than others, however this is not due to ability or form but more importantly by attitude and behavior in training, pre-match warm ups and the actual game itself.
Quite often during winter the pitches are waterlogged or frozen and are unfit to play. When this happens we will try to arrange training or friendlies on a local 3G pitch. This enables every child to continue playing all year round. As this is a team booking and not a club booking, the hire of the pitch is not covered by your annual subscription but is payable separately.
Note to new parents of potentially unsigned players (training only):
We encourage any player (of the correct age) to come to training as opportunities to be signed-on at a Leyland Albion team can arise throughout the season, where required.
During the season any unsigned players will be included in any/all team outings. Additional matches are usually arranged during winter (either indoor or on all-weather 3G pitches), when there are no schedule league games and all the way through the summer months too to try out what has been practiced in training.
Liz Allerton is the manager of this talented under 16 squad with her assistant Dan. They are currently fully FA Trained and holds the relevant Safeguarding and 1st Aid Training.
These Under 16's are currently looking for a sponsor, if you would like to get your name out there and put something into the community so these really keen lads can continue to play football, then please get in touch using the Contact page.
Under 16's Contact Details:
Liz Allerton: 07775 877140