We ask that parents take responsibility for their child arriving in clothing that is appropriate for both the weather conditions; and for taking part in sporting activity. In colder weather, it is better for a child to come layered up and remove layers as they get warmed up, rather than in too few layers.
Waterproof coats are recommended during the winter months; gloves / hats when it is especially cold; equally sun screen is recommended on very sunny days. Trainers or boots with rubber / moulded studs should be worn at Nottingham Football Centre. Boots with metal studs may be worn on the grass pitches at Regatta Way. We ask that ALL players wear shinpads at every session.
For the u5-6 and mini girls coaching sessions, given the all-weather pitches we use, 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). HOWEVER we fully understand if some children choose to miss a session in poor weather – it does NOT put their place in the group in jeopardy! If they are keen to come, great – we’ll do our bit with a fast paced session that keeps them moving; please do yours by ensuing they’re layered up and have gloves!
For u7 & 8 matches, when weather is poor, please look out for messages from your group admin, who will be liaising with coaches, opponents and sites.
U5s & U6s & Mini Girls (u5-7): weekly coaching sessions
…all sessions at Nottingham Football Centre behind Rushcliffe School, Boundary Road NG2 7BW
U7s & U8son 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 venues in WB.
Our home base for u8s fixtures is Regatta Way (NG2 5AT); the u7s (and u8 girls) play at Nottingham Football Centre behind Rushcliffe School (NG2 7BW).
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).
See the ‘when’ section above for the latest update on spaces.