England U17s celebrate in Jordan

Youth

Football for boys and girls

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Grassroots youth football is the lifeblood of the game and continues to thrive in Herefordshire. We support an incredible community of leagues, clubs, coaches, volunteers and parents to provide a safe and fun environment for young players to enjoy their football.

Working with these partners we provide children, teenagers and young adults of all abilities, genders, religions and ethnicities a wide range of opportuniyies to get involved in the game. From mini-soccer and festivals to competitive leagues and development centres, Herefordshire FA are involved in all aspects of the junior game.

Youth football in Herefordshire is all about offering players a fun and enjoyable introduction and continued experience in football. We want junior players to form a lifelong love of the beautiful game whilst developing their confidence and skills.

Small-sided formats such as 4v4 and 5v5 are at the forefront of delivery within our youth leagues as the Youth Development Review takes shape, and the future of the game is designed to increase the number of touches of the ball, develop confidence and skill in 1v1 situations while assissting with the long term player development of young footballers in this country.

There has never been a more exciting time to get into children's football.

You can find out more about local opportunities below!
Let's Make football safe, not sorry
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.

Wildcats

Girls across the county will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.

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