U6s training sessions
Each year we have the privilege of putting together new teams of children in Reception and Year 1 to start their journey in junior football.
Led by qualified UEFA football coaches, this programme aims to develop the skills of younger children and build their confidence to play for a team in a competitive game.
FC Sports will arrange for competitive games as the children develop. If you choose to join the team following the free launch sessions, payments are made via monthly direct debit.
Equal Playing Time
Playing the best players in order to win a game is not something we believe in for grassroots football. We strive to ensure FC Sports players receive equal playing time over the course of each game/season.
A team for all abilities
We NEVER say no to players wanting to play football as long as there is space, but we also feel strongly about players being placed in to suitable ability groups to enable development both physically and mentally.
We have several teams at every age group with a wide variety of abilities, we will find the right level for each child.
Development over results
Our No 1 priority is developing our players, not just technically but socially, emotionally and physically. We will NOT put results over developing these areas in any of our teams.
For the 2021/22 season, you will have a choice of membership packages:
Bronze (£36) per month plus £66 SOF (one game and one team training session per week)
Silver (£60) per month plus £66 SOF (one game, one team training session and one FC Sports player Development Night)
Gold (£100) per month plus £66 SOF (one game, one team training session, one FC Sports player development night and one FC Sports specialised clinic session).
Our annual fees are made payable two ways:
- An up front payment of a £66.00 signing-on fee, and spread the remaining balance over 10 months at the monthly costs as listed above.
- Pay the full seasons fees off when you sign on and receive a discount of £15.00.
These fees cover costs such as coaches, facilities, league fees, referees, insurance, equipment, trophies and tournaments.
What’s the Signing on Fee?
The £66.00 signing on fee payable each season. This covers the admin involved in registering your child with the league, FA & other club registrations. If you pay annually this is already included in the annual fee.
Playing kits and teamwear costs vary dependant on age/size. We keep each kit style for a 2 year cycle, players are required to update kits every 2 years when the cycle ends.
Kits are ordered directly with the suppliers and delivered to us. We will then handover the kit when all signing on processes have been completed.
Players are required to sign on each season, any players not signed on will not be insured under the club policy, therefore unable to play. If you have been asked to sign on you will have been sent a link to our signing on page.
Whats included in my fees?
All FC Sports members offered the following:
- 1 x Training session per week (all season)
- 1 x Match fixture per week (Sept – May)
- 3 x Tournament per season
Other FC Sports Benefits include:
- 10% off LSC Holiday Courses (excludes earlies and lates) – saving £6.00 per course
- 20% off LSC Birthday Parties – saving up to £40.00
- Coaching By Professional Coaches (up to UEFA ‘A’ License qualified)
Each team has there own dedicated team manager who will arrange and communicate all training, matches and tournaments via the ‘Teamer’ app. You will receive an invite to join ‘Teamer’ once fully signed on.
Your manager will make contact with you on ‘Teamer’ and then introduce themselves at your first training session.
Non league parent club
Cheadle Town Football Club are a community club based in Cheadle, South Manchester. The club was formed in 1961 and in 2018 was acquired by The Little Sports Group.
The acquisition of Cheadle Town meant when players finished their season at u16s, they could continue to play and develop into youth league football at Cheadle Town. FC Sports gained a senior team to feed into, and Cheadle Town gained junior set up with hundreds of potential future players!
In 2018 Cheadle Town played their first ever game FA Youth Cup game fielding a team who had just that season moved from FC Sports u16s, a group who were the very first FC Sports team who started as u8s in 2008. The following year the same group went one round further in the FA Youth Cup, as well as winning a league and cup double.
FC Sports and Cheadle Town are proud to see groups of young footballers not only stay together as junior and youth teams, but also have the opportunity to move straight into a non league football club to continue their football journey and compete for their place in semi pro football.
Another first for the club in 2020 saw the formation of a senior women’s team, Cheadle Town Stingers, as we continue to create opportunities for all our young footballers.
Off the field benefits
Not only does FC Sports benefit from the use of a brilliant facility at the home of Cheadle Town, Park Road. Players can get free entry to any home game, and may even represent the club as a mascot!
Read more about the club here.