Leyland Albion Under 8 Red
Now into their second season, this team will be playing this coming season (2020/21) in the Mid Lancs Colts Junior Football League. The league is played on a friendly basis with no scores recorded or points awarded or league tables in line with FA regulations. All league games are played on Saturdays at the Penwortham Holme Common Venue (CV) from the second week in September through to May. In keeping with FA guidelines no results, scores or match reports for U8's will be published on this or any other website or social media.
The format for mini soccer at under 8's is 5 a side, playing time will be given on an equal basis, but will also be determined on a couple of further aspects; attitude and effort. These are based on the clubs players Code of Conduct. A team ethic is very important to be built in any team and each player should be playing for the team, as they will 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 20 minutes each way and will 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 behaviour 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.
Jonathan Bamber is the manager of this under 8 team. Both the players and manager are extremely excited to be starting their junior football journey this coming season.
These Under 8 Reds are very proud to be sponsored by the local plant hire company, Clive Hurt. They are a big name in the local community and who have been supporting Leyland Albion for many years.
Under 8 Red Contact Details:
Jonathan Bamber: 07713 337094