Each year around 80 new players join the club at the U7 level, where they learn the fundamental movements and ball mastery that will be the rock-solid foundations of their football journey.
Our U7 curriculum has been developed and is overseen by a professional coach, and stands us apart from other clubs in terms of its ambition and execution. Together with the club’s Football Development Officer, we are providing coaches at all ages with the tools and training they need to deliver high quality and engaging football sessions for our players.
All of our boys’ year groups are oversubscribed, and the club is constantly looking to increase venue capacity to be able to accommodate new players. Please register interest for your son by joining our waitlist and let us know if you have capacity to volunteer in any way at the club. For entry into the U7 age group (beginning at the start of Year 2), please join the relevant waitlist any time from 1 September in Year 1.
Our boys’ squads play in the West Herts Youth League, which runs ‘child friendly’ (non-competitive leagues) for U8s to U11s and competitive leagues for U12s and above. In a typical season squads will play around 20 league matches.
Boys’ league matches take place on Sunday mornings. Younger boys squads train on a Saturday morning, with older boys’ squads (U12 and above) training on a weekday evening.
The West Herts Youth League saw 915 teams playing across 86 divisions in the 2020/21 season.
Further information about the league and fixtures for each age group and division can be found from The FA website.
Each year group in the Boys’ Section is the size of a small football club in itself, with 80 players on average across multiple squads.
In addition to the Club Officers and Year Group Lead coaches, our Year Group Admins for the 2022/23 season are:
year Group administrator/s
james bedingfield/rachelle maxwell
jane hurst/rob procter
Season 2023/24 U7 intake