U7 Respect

Shropshire FA Quiet and Positive Festival in partnership with Randlay Colts FC

Saturday 16th November 2019

The Shropshire FA are delighted to announce the date for a 2019 Quiet & Positive Football Festival, which is set to take place on Saturday 16th November 2019


Shropshire FA will introduce an U7’s Quiet and Positive Football Festival on Saturday 16th November 2019, to promote Respect in Youth Football and showcase an attractive game that puts the needs of the players first.

  • It will raise awareness of the need to create a positive and pressure-free environment.

  • It will involve coaches and spectators having minimal verbal contact throughout games, to raise awareness of the need to create a positive and pressure- free environment in which children can enjoy football and learn to love and develop their game. 

  • We request that all spectators refrain from giving instruction during the game, and managers/coaches, only give very minimal instruction, allowing the children to play and make their own decisions and trust in each other.  All adults should instead, respectfully and sensibly, give all children praise and encouragement.

We hope you will support and encourage your teams to take part and spread awareness of this fantastic initiative. 

In this resource you can find FAQ’s on the initiative, ideas for how you can get involved, and supporting resources for parents, coaches and referees.

A fantastic day of football awaits, bringing together clubs with FA Charter Standard status within the county. As a thank you for the continued support of Shropshire Charter Standard clubs, the Festival will be available completely FREE of charge to clubs wishing to get involved. 

The Shropshire FA will be working in partnership Randlay Colts FC to run the Quiet & Positive Football Festival in November 2019, see below for details;

Shropshire FA Football Festival (In partnership with Randlay Colts FC)
Saturday 16th November 2019
Randlay Colts FC (Grass Pitch)

Grange Ave

Saturday 16th November 2019

Age: U7's
Venue: Randlay Colts Football Club
Address: Randlay Colts FC, Grange Ave, Stirchley, Telford TF3 1ET
9:30am Arrival/Registration
10:00am Start/kick off

To enter a team(s), please complete the team application form (below) and return to Darren.Beech@shropshirefa.com no later than Monday 11th November 2019.

U7's Age Group
Shropshire FA Charter Standard Football Festivals are available for affiliated boys and girls teams eligible for the under 7’s age group during the 2019/20 season. This involves players from school years 2 currently, and born between the following dates;
1st September 2012 – 31st August 2013

Games will be played following normal mini-soccer rules, with the emphasis on player development and a positive experience of playing football.

Under 7’s  games will be 5-a-side and follow FA Mini-soccer Laws of the Game..

Please find below The FA guide to U7’s age groups including the FA Laws of Mini-soccer for each age group.