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Welcome to Lancashire Junior Soccer Leagues. We have found that there is a demand to play in a league where the games played are not dictated by an ‘outside element’ such as the weather or other such restrictions.

Our main aim is to offer additional midweek football to run alongside and in addition to teams already existing league commitments. The goal is to foster community involvement in the game that we all love and enjoy. We facilitate this by offering weekly games held on 3G pitches to ensure reliability and consistency, and to reward players and inspire achievement by holding presentations and award ceremonies at the end of each season.

Our platform allows the footballing community to come together under the umbrella of our organisation by becoming a member upon registration, this way we can offer the protection needed to yield a positive environment by teaching discipline and cooperation while participating in their favoured sport….FOOTBALL.

We adhere to the strictest safeguarding guidelines and every adult member over 18 years old must have a minimum FA level 1 in football coaching as well as an in date DBS certificate.

Upon membership your team will be placed in a league along with 7 other teams of your age group. All teams will play each other twice during a 14 week season inevitably ending up with a league winner. Fixtures, results, league tables and goal scorers are published on our child friendly website for all members to see.

At the end of each 14 week season we will hold a presentation for members and their families where we will present several awards. We will have a league winners cup, a fair play award (which we consider the most important) and a leading goal scorer award.

Members only commit to each 14 week season at any one time. We believe in development over results, however, if we combine all the desired elements in one package we will be able to provide an event package that suits all.

Our games are played on a Tuesday or a Wednesday depending on the age group, we have qualified coordinators who over see the games and a centre coordinator who will monitor the operations to provide you with the very best experience.

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about our league, which we hope will answer any that you may have. If you do have any questions, be sure to use our contact form so that someone from our team can get in touch.

  • Will I be Insured?

    Yes, absolutely. As an adult member all you require is a level 1 in football coaching and an in date DBS certificate. Once you register with us, you are insured under our policy whilst participating in any activity under the Lancashire Junior Soccer Leagues. As a child, once they register and become a member, the same applies.

  • What team name can we be called?

    You can choose a team name of your choosing, provided that it’s child friendly and not considered disrespectful.

  • How can you publish scores and league standings?

    There are no restrictions on our website to what we can publish. We have found that it is quite desirable to the more proactive teams to play competitive football and to easily monitor their progression. All game results will be published by our team within 24 hours of taking place.

  • Is 7v7 allowed to be used in Under 7’s and Under 8’s?

    Game formats divide opinion just like football as a game. We believe it will help the larger squads but also it will benefit the more advanced team in regards to development, who find themselves held back with restrictions.

    Just ask yourself,  if 14x u7’s came to your training session where you regularly finish on a game, what format would you use?

  • Are the goals an FA recognised 7v7 goal size?

    Yes, 3.66meter X 1.88 meters

  • Am I allowed to play my grassroots team in your league?

    Yes, however you are not allowed to enter under an affiliated clubs name. For example, Gregson Lane Silver Junior Football Club have entered simply as Gregson Lane Silver. No JFC. This is because it is an extra curricular activity and not the clubs responsibility. Inevitably, the responsibility lies with the coach.

  • What about over competitive parents?

    We consider safeguarding and the children’s enjoyment our biggest priority which is why we have a code of conduct that all parents and coaches must sign.

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