Mini Soccer Update

U8 – U11 Update

At the start of March will see the U8 to U11 playing trophy events in line with the FA Youth Review.

This will see all games from March onwards removed from the website and replaced with these trophy events.

The trophy events commence on 2nd March – with group stages up to and including the 30th March. Area finals will be on the 6th April, with quarter-finals (where needed) on the 13th April, Semi-finals on the 27th April and finals on the 11/18th. Please note this is different for the under 8 competitions.

If a team does not make the group stages we will endeavour to arrange additional fixtures for those teams.

Under 8s Elite
The two CVF sites in Birmingham and Manchester will be put into two groups at both sites and play a small round-robin tournament. The winners from each group will then have a final (6th April). This will then lead to the Manchester and Birmingham winners playing each other in a national final on the 27th April in Manchester.

Under 8s Development

The Manchester site is currently seeded into Elite (CVF-1) and Development (CVF-2) sections and these trophy events will keep the seeding in place. The second place group winners in the two Birmingham groups will play-off (6th April) with that winner entering the Development national final. The Under 8 Development Final will take place on the 27th April in Manchester.

Under 9s Elite
The five regions division 1 (Birmingham, South Coast, South West, Yorkshire, Manchester) will see teams in these areas divided into two groups, with then an area final. The five winners will be placed into a hat to see which two area winners will place in a quarter-final with the remaining 3 teams going into the semi-final and then on to the national Final (to be played on May 11/18th date and venue to be confirmed).

Under 9 Development
The four regions division 1 (Birmingham, South Coast, South West, Manchester) will see teams in these areas divided into two groups, with then an area final. The 4 area winner will be placed into semi-final and then on to the national Final (to be played on May 11/18th date and venue to be confirmed).

Under 10 Elite
The six regions division 1 (Birmingham, South Coast, South West, Yorkshire, Manchester, Middlesex) will see teams in these areas divided into two groups, with then an area final. The five winners will be placed into a hat to see which four area winners will place in a quarter-final with the remaining 2 teams going into the semi-final and then on to the national Final (to be played on May 11/18th date and venue to be confirmed).

Under 10 Development
The four regions division 2 (Birmingham, South Coast, South West, Manchester) will see teams in these areas divided into two groups, with then an area final. The 4 area winner will be placed into semi-final and then on to the national Final (to be played on May 11/18th date and venue to be confirmed).

Under 11 Cup
The five regions division 1 (Midland, West, North West, Yorkshire, South Coast) will see teams in these areas divided into two groups, with then an area final. The five winners will be placed into a hat to see which two area winners will place in a quarter-final with the remaining 3 teams going into the semi-final and then on to the national Final (to be played on May 11/18th date and venue to be confirmed).

Under 11 Trophy
The four regions division 2 (Midland, West, North West, South Coast) will see teams in these areas divided into two groups, with then an area final. The 4 area winner will be placed into the semi-final and then on to the national Final (to be played on May 11/18th date and venue to be confirmed).

Under 11 Shield

The two division-3 groups in West and Midland will be put into two groups at both areas and play a small round-robin tournament. The winners from each group will then have a final to determine the area final. This will then lead to the West and Midland area winners playing in the National Shield final

U9-U11 Timeline
2/3, 9/3. 16/3, 23/3. 30/3 are allocated for group games.
6/4: Area final
13/4: National QF (where needed)
27/4: National SF
11/5 or 18/5: Cup Final at St Georges Park (Burton)

All fixtures should be on the website by Tuesday of next week at the latest.

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