Grayshott Football Club has a long tradition of fostering young football talent in Grayshott and the surrounding villages. We are always on the lookout and welcome new players so if your children are interested in giving football a go, please don’t hesitate to contact us, or pop down to one of our training sessions.
- Fulfillment of potential
- Develop leadership and teamwork in young people
Grayshott Football Club is accredited as an FA Charter Standard Club. This means we are able to demonstrate a safe, positive football environment where children of all ages can develop their skills, keep fit and enjoy playing as part of a friendly, inclusive community.
We organise coaching and development football for boys and girls aged 4 to 16 who live in Grayshott and the surrounding area. If you have a child who is interested in football, then please contact us to find out more.
The club is a not-for-profit organisation run on a voluntary basis by the club committee members, team managers, and coaches, who kindly give up their own time.
Young player development
As a club, we follow the FA’s technical guide for developing and supporting grass roots football.
The changes to football formats for young players implemented over the last few years allow children to play on appropriately sized pitches with appropriate sized goals, encouraging a greater number of touches of the ball and an increased involvement in the game. These formats help young players develop better technical and decision-making skills from a younger age – and have more fun!
U7 & U8s play 5v5, while U9 & U10s play 7v7. Children move up to 9v9 football at U11 & U12 age groups, with bigger pitches, bigger goals and longer games.
At the U13 & U14 level, teams step up to 11v11, although some leagues continue to offer 9v9 at U13 level. From U15 upwards, the players move up to full-size pitch and full-size goals.
We are pleased to offer all registered Grayshott Football club players preferential rates for all budding keepers who join Sells Pro Goalkeeper training sessions, held on our sports field each week. The training given aims to provide all goalkeepers of all ages and levels, the opportunity to train like a professional in a safe, fun environment created by coaches dedicated to the art of goalkeeping. Anyone interested can find out more on their website by clicking here. Be sure to mention you are a player for Grayshott youth football club!
Our teams 2020/2021 season
- U7 Phoenix play on a Saturday in the NEHYL and are coached by Ben Dutson.
- U10 Devils play on Saturday in the NEHYL and are coached by Dean Thackeray and Joel Arif.
- U12 Griffins play on Saturday in the NEHYL and are coached by Luke Corbett.
- U14 Dragons play on Saturday in the NEHYL and are coached by Dave Heathcock and Paul Clowes-Pritchard.
- U15 Sparks play on Saturday in the NEHYL and are coached by Duncan Cameron and Steve Skelton.
- U15 Flames play on Sunday in the SPL and are coached by Mark Glazier and Nick Evans.
Grayshott Youth FC in association with CM Sports run fun sessions on a pay as you go (£4) basis during the football season for all 4, 5 and 6 years olds. These are a great way to introduce younger children to the game of football with the emphasis on having lots of fun, whilst learning skills and preparing them for matches. Once children are 6 years old and starting in Y2 at school, our aim is for these children to formulate a proper team and become our U7’s for that season, supported by a parent or willing volunteer to manage them. Sessions are held on Saturday mornings between 11am and 12pm. For more information just email firstname.lastname@example.org or turn up on the day for a free taster session!