About the Under 7's & Under 8's

Players in the U7's must be in school years 1 or 2, but those in year 1 must have reached their 6th birthday to be eligible to play in a match.  Players in the U8's must be in school years 2 or 3.  As a result of the FA's Youth Development Review, from season 2013/14 Under 7/8's are not permitted to play in leagues where results are collected or published or winner trophies are presented.  Under 7/8's can play in a maximum of three trophy events during the season, lasting a maximum of four weeks each.  Under 7/8's play in a maximum 5 v 5 format.  Note that the Power Play Law will apply to these age groups:

  • If a team is losing by a four goal difference they can put an additional player on – so 5v5 becomes 6v5.
  • If the score returns to less than a four goal difference the team takes off a player. It does not have to be the last player to come on.
  • If a team goes on to be losing by a six goal difference a further additional player can be added – so 6v5 becomes 7v5.

The League organises festivals 6/7 times each season at a Central Venue.  Clubs who are not members of the BCGFL are also welcome to enter teams into these events.

 

Provisional dates for U7's and U8's this season are:

 

Under 7's:

 

28/09/2019

19/10/2019

16/11/2019

07/12/2019

25/01/2020

29/02/2020

21/03/2020

 

Under 8's:

 

21/09/2019

12/10/2019

09/11/2019

30/11/2019

18/01/2020

08/02/2020

14/03/2020

 

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