The England U16 team huddle together ahead of the Victory Shield encounter against Wales in October 2009.

Under 16s

YOUR PLATFORM TO SUCCESS.

 

The first years of a player's football journey are amongst the most important. It's during these years that most discover their love for the game, develop their skills and create some of their first football memories.

 

London FA's job is to help support you, or your child, along this journey and provide the perfect platform for their career in football. Find out more below about all the local opportunities for boys aged 5-16 to get involved in the game.

MINI-SOCCER

Developed for children aged 6-10, Mini-Soccer aims to represent the best features of the modern game whilst meeting the needs of developing youngsters. It's all above giving children more touches of the ball and a chance to understand the laws, develop their skills and fitness and, most importantly, enjoy a format of the game that's designed with them in mind. Key points of Mini-Soccer:

  • For teams from U7s to U11s
  • Pitch and ball sizes differ according to age group of players
  • Goal size is 12ft x 6ft for all ages
  • Leagues are structured but focus on participation rather than competition
  • Fixtures are generally played on a weekly basis on Saturday mornings

 

THE FA LIDL SKILLS

The FA Lidl Skills is a unique football coaching programme that gives 5-11s of all abilities the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game.It provides after-school football coaching, holiday football coaching and also works within primary schools providing specialist football coaching. Find out more about The FA Lidl Skills and how you can get involved.

 

Get in touch

By Phone: 0207 610 8360
(9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday)

By Email: info@londonfa.com

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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.

You can also contact London FA's Designated Safeguarding Officer, Yasmin Dyer.

HOW WE HANDLE REPORTED CONCERNS

If you have any concerns regarding the about the welfare of a child or the behaviour of an adult towards a child or young person under 18 years of age in football, please make sure you report it as soon as possible. 

As a County FA we have trained staff who have experience in dealing with these concerns and can ensure the necessary action is taken. Even If a concern doesn't meet the criteria and standard required for county involvement, advice will be given to clubs on how to investigate the issue internally using their club's policies, procedures and constitution. All concerns are treated confidentially. 

You can find out more about how to report safeguarding and welfare concerns by clicking the link below or you can contact London FA's Designated Safeguarding Officer, Yasmin Dyer.