We have over 300 children who participate in the football club across age groups from under 5s to under 17s. We then have a strong link to Ossett Town AFC with their under 19’s Academy, reserves and first team. Each year we take on a new intake into our U5s to U8s Academy Development Programme – minimum age is 4 at 1 September in each season — no previous football experience is necessary. We also take on new older players subject to availability in each age group.
Each age group is run by the parents of the boys and girls in each respective team. A manager/coach is appointed by the junior management committee and if not already qualified, they will attend an FA coaching course. Additional coaches will be appointed and trained as necessary. Parents will also need to appoint a treasurer to look after the age group’s finances and all other parents’ assistance is required to generally help set-up for matches, run a tuck-shop or arrange events. Everyone who helps does so on a voluntary basis – even the manager and coaches.