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:
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: