Gloucestershire FA wants to support young players move from youth football into adult open age football.
Local Saturday & Sunday Leagues across Gloucestershire provide open age football games for thousands of players every weekend in the county. Players can compete in open age football from the age of 16.
Clubs, schools, colleges and universities also provide opportunities in a range of formats for players aged 16-18 of all abilities to play football.
There are currently 2 Leagues providing dedicated football for U18s:
- Bristol U18 Football Combination League
- Cheltenham Youth League (U17s & U18s Divisions)
Have a read of the FA's guide to Grassroots youth football below.
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.