There is Additional Technical Development Coaching available outside the scheduled times.
All boys can enter our pathway towards senior football at Beaconsfield Town or beyond and are given every support to achieve their ambitions.
The FA have the following age-related rules in place:
1) Under 8’s and Competitive Football To play in a knockout cup game or a game where points are awarded, or results collected, a player must have achieved the age of 8 on or before 31st August. This also applies to summer tournaments.
In simple terms under 8’s cannot play in games where results are collected and or published. Clubs cannot publish these results on their websites.
2) Children permitted to play mini soccer only A child who has not attained nor will have attained the age of ten as at midnight on 31st August in a playing season shall not play, and shall not be permitted or encouraged to play, in a match between sides of more than seven players in that playing season. They are only allowed to play in accordance with the rules of mini soccer.
Players who would normally play under 10 football cannot play 11 v 11 or 9 v 9.
3) Players playing above their age group Players are not permitted to play in matches where any other player is older or younger by 2 years than that person subject to meeting the criteria of the above rules. Players playing in under 18 football must be 15 by 31st August in a playing season.
4) Mixed football Up to the age of 11 a child may play in matches involving both boys and girls subject to meeting the criteria of the above rules
In addition, leagues can apply for dispensation for mixed football up to the age of 14 subject to an application to the FA. This must be re-applied for at the start of each season.
5) Open age football To play in open age football a player must have achieved the age of 16.
This is for Boys & Girls Under 5 for those taking their first steps in football.
This is for Girls aged 5-11. Learn & play every Wednesday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, with the emphasis on fun.
How Teams are Run
Every team must have a Manager with the FA Level 1 in Coaching football and have undertaken a DBS Check.
It is important that all teams in the Club are run with Club values in mind.
The teams are part of a football section within Beaconsfield Town FC and are expected to work together to help develop players and to help them along the player pathway. Where possible players should be playing at a level which matches their ability.
Here is a nice table to explain how things change through the age groups:
The safety of the children at Beaconsfield Town FC is the priority of the Club, Committee and Managers alike.
Every child or young person, defined as any person under the age of 18, who plays or participates in football should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from abuse. This is the responsibility of every adult involved in football.
Each team must have:
An FA Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks (DBS) for all relevant officials.
FA Level 1 introduction to first aid in football (IFAIF) At least one FA Level 1 qualified coach per team within date first aid (IFAIF) and Safeguarding Children certificate.
If you have concern about a child, please contact our club welfare officer.