East Gwent AFL Juniors
East Gwent AFL Juniors
Monmouthshire Junior Association Football League
Monmouthshire Junior Association Football League

Small- Sided Football U7s - U11s

Small sided football is a modified version of the 11 a-side game.  It gives children the chance to play real football, for a real team, whilst experiencing an enjoyable introduction to football through small-sided games


Season 2021-22 starts on Sunday 5th September 2021.



Use the links on the left to view age group fixtures

Small Sided Football in Monmouthshire

Small Sided Football for U7s - U11s  is organised to a non-competitive formatThis means that there are:

  • NO cups or league competitions,
  • NO league tables.
  • NO recording of results,
  • NO publishing of results by leagues and clubs on websites, print media or social media


 In Wales the game format is as follows:

  • Under 7: 4 v 4  (no goalkeeper & no player to stay in front of goal)
  • Under 8 & Under 9 : 5 v 5 
  • Under 10 & Under 11: 7 v 7



To learn more about small sided football please read document below or visit the Welsh Football Trust website

Buffer zones

Buffer zones are mandatory in the Monmouthshire Junior League and across Wales for both mini-football and junior competitive games.


All parents, relatives and other spectators are to stay behind the buffer zone, off the touchline and off the pitch!


Football should be a fun, safe and positive experience for every young person involved.

FAW introduction to mini football
This is an old document Published by The Football Association of Wales in May 2009.
For up to date regulations used by this League please consult the League handbook.
Introduction to mini football.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [543.9 KB]



Respect the ref's decision!

Stay Behind the line!

Applaud all good play!

Always Encourage players!

Make it a fun, enjoyable, positive experience for young players!

Club Notices

Click here to view notices from clubs


All aflliated clubs must meet FAW accreditation standards. Click here for more information

Player registration

All players need to be registered by member clubs on the FAW Comet system before they can play organised football. 

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