start weekend: saturday & sunday september 11 & 12 (2021)
final weekend: saturday & sunday july 9 & 10 (2022)
(please note no sessions planned on the following weekends: Dec 18 & 19, 25 & 26; Jan 1 & 2; april 16 & 17
u5s/reception saturdays 10-11am / sundays 10-11am – currently spaces both days. please contact us if you wish to try our taster sessions.
u6s/y1 saturdays 9-10am / sundays 9-10am – currently spaces both days. please contact us if you wish to try our taster sessions.
u7s/y2 a very small number of spaces on each day, these will go soon. email us for more info. please note saturday players train on mondays, sunday players train on tuesdays. when spaces are limited, priority is given to children whose parents may be in a position to offer volunteer help to the club.
girls’ sessions: join us on sunday mornings:
9-10am: u7/8 (years two & three). 10-11am: u5/6 (reception & year one)
currently spaces in both groups.
please contact us below for more info or if you’d like to try a taster session.
Our usual entry point for children coincides with when children start school, ie in the majority of cases the September after they have turned 4. These children will form our u5s group. We do give 4 year old pre-schoolers the opportunity to do taster sessions, and if at the end of these the parents & coaches agree the sessions are suitable for the child and s/he is responding well to instruction and likes the environment, then they can join the u5s group (please note they then stay in the u5s when starting school).
trainers or boots with rubber / moulded studs only when we are on a 3g surface, and also recommended for grass – no metal studs please.
for the u5-6 and mini girls coaching sessions our rule of thumb is that as long as temperatures remain above freezing, we run the sessions. only snow may stop the pitches being usable when we are on 3g, waterlogging may effect grass pitches. we will advise on facebook should we need to cancel a session.
Mini Colts attendees are entitled to attend 2 x free taster sessions before committing to any payments. After this, due to the demand for places, we ask for block payments in instalments (this works out at approx. £5 per session). The Wildcats girls sessions are £4 / pay on the day
What Are Mini Colts Age Groups?
u5-u6 (reception – year 1) for boys / u5-u8 (reception – year 3) for girls. We also liaise with the u7 (year 2) boys section and u8-9 girls section
How Do Age Groups Work?
U5s & U6s & Mini Girls (u5-8): weekly coaching sessions
…all sessions at Nottingham Football Centre behind Rushcliffe School, Boundary Road NG2 7BW
U7s & U8s on both Sats & Suns and U8 girls(Suns) train on week nights, and play friendly matches every weekend. These matches are always in the morning, but times can vary, so it is not recommended to have another regular activity for your child during the morning.
Standard week night training time is 6-7pm at various local venues.
Whilst score coaching runs the u5/6 soccer school, as well as coaching the children, part of our brief is to encourage parental volunteers to help with both coaching and admin duties. From u7 onwards and the start of regular weekend matches / week night training, WBCFC teams are all volunteer run. Thus whilst the children are with the soccer school, we actively encourage parental help, and provide ongoing mentoring for potential parental coaches / administrators.
if you are potentially interested in helping on either the coaching or admin side, please don’t be shy, let us know by emailing us, or speak to one of our coaches at a session. Both the club and Score Coaching are there to mentor you and help every step of the way – no one is thrown in the deep end. The earlier we can get you involved, the better.
We would ask that you don’t just turn up unannounced at a session, but contact us in advance via email. Some sections are full, and there’s nothing worse than a child turning up excited about playing only to be told they can’t (when this does happen we will normally let the child join in on that day rather than send them home – but if we are full and have started a waiting list, they will then have to go on that list, so will still experience disappointment having had a taste of the sessions).
Regatta Way, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5AT
This is where our u8 fixtures take place; short term it is also our u7s home. primarily 10 or 10.30am kick offs. admins will advise week by week which car park to use. no dogs allowed. hot & cold drinks, sweets, bacon / sausage cobs* on sale in clubhouse.
Alford Road, Park Pitches by the Club House. Car Park, Boundary Road. NG2 6HP
For the short term, this is where our u5 / u6 / mini girls soccer schools take place.(watch this space for confirmation of when we will be moving to the new 3g pitches at Gresham Sports Park off Wilford Lane).