How it works: We provide players and teams for local grassroot teams to compete at a competitive grassroots level. The partnered club recommend WMF to players who aren’t quite ready to play at a grassroots level side (players may be too young or new to football).
All of our coaches are fully DBS checked and at least one member of staff on site will be first aid trained.
Getting your child into shape for football involves a combination of physical activity, skill development and a balanced diet. Here are some steps you can take to help prepare your child for football: encourage your child to take part in activities that can improve cardiovascular endurance, such as running, cycling or swimming. To be a successful football player, a child will need to work on their speed, agility and endurance. Encourage your child to eat a balanced diet and drink plenty of water. It's also important for your child to rest and recover between exercise. You could take your child to take part in local football training sessions and speak to the coach about what they think your child needs to develop. Your may also want to consider shifting the language from 'getting your child into shape' to 'helping your child lead an active and healthy lifestyle'. Football can be a great vehicle to help make this change.
Girls can start playing football at the same age as boys, typically around 4 or 5 years old. There is no specific age restriction or limitation based on gender when it comes to playing football. Football is a sport that can be enjoyed by both girls and boys and now there are increasing opportunities for girls to participate in football training and football matches where they can meet new friends, develop their football skills and find a love for the game. It is important to find a football environment which is inclusive and supportive, where girls feel welcomed and encouraged to participate in football.