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About Sylvans Minis
We have a thriving Mini's Football section which caters for boys and girls from reception year through to year 7. The club has excellent facilities and very enthusiastic trained coaches to give every child the best possible chance of enjoying their football. Mini’s sessions take place on Saturday mornings at our St Peters pitch from early September through till early May with a small break at Christmas.
Competitive league football does not start until Year 6 and 7 when club teams take part in the Corbet Cup league and the Corbet Cup Shield league. For Years 2 - 5 friendly tournaments take place every 4 weeks throughout the season. Reception & Year 1 are not permitted by English FA rules to take part in competitive football, but inter-club joint training sessions will be arranged from time to time.
All training sessions try to incorporate a variety of elements focusing on player development and teaching the core skills and techniques of football. We believe this concept will help improve players, regardless of their age, sex or ability. All sessions are delivered in a safe environment. Developing players for the future and providing football for the local community is what the Sylvans Mini’s is all about, all players new and old are welcome.
Big Kick Off !
Our season kicks off the first Saturday following beginning of the Autumn School term, usually the first or second weekend in September. Minis will run every Saturday apart from a 2 week break at Christmas and 1 week at Easter until early May. Please follow us on Twitter for up to date details @SylvansMinis .
All groups will start at 10:00am and finish at 11:30am with the exception of Reception & Year 1 which will finish slightly earlier at 11:15am. All old and new players are welcome.
New players are free to come along and have a go on a trial basis to see if they like it. There is no obligation to pay subs until they are settled in, which we would normally expect to know a few weeks in.
Children are welcome from Reception year onwards. Please spread the word, the more the merrier.
Kit can be purchased from the online shop when children are settled. In the meantime, new players are free to play in their own suitable clothing, but which must include shin pads and suitable footwear.
Can you Help ?
The Club is manned purely by volunteers who freely give up their time to run it the benefit of the members and players young and old. We are always on the lookout for people to join the Mini's team.
In particular, additional coaches are always welcome but also away from the pitch we would welcome people to help in the canteen, with administration or to help organise and run social events.
Willing to help?
Please contact a Mini Coordinator or committee member, Di Simon, in the canteen on Saturday mornings or give her a ring on 07781 127825.
We promise you will not regret it!
The club will be organising a number of social events throughout the season for both players and parents to raise money for the Club. These funds help with the general running of the Club and upkeep of the facilities and your support will be very much appreciated. Look out for the posters in the clubhouse, updates on Twitter, Facebook, the club website and email for details.
As an FA Community Club, Sylvans SC is a fully signed up member of the FA Respect campaign. A key part of this is spectator behaviour. Please only offer encouragement from the side-lines and do not openly criticise players, coaches or officials either at matches or training sessions.
At minis and juniors ages, it is particularly important for spectators not to coach from the side-lines…there is nothing more confusing for young players than to be told one thing by their coach and another by a spectator.
We want ot encourage our players to make decisions for themselves when playing the game, which is a key part of their football development. No matter how frustrating it can get please bear this in mind.
Kit and Training Wear
We will have a range of mini match kit, training kit & leisurewear available to purchase at the Club House during the season on Saturday mornings.
All players will be expected to wear Sylvans kit when taking part in in inter-club friendly matches or when taking part in friendly football festivals during the season.
We advise kit only be purchased for new players once players have settled in.
Subscriptions & Membership
Subscriptions for the coming season will be £100 per player for Reception to Year 5 players and £110 for Years 6 and 7 players.
The costs of providing football, training coaches and maintaining the facilities are increasing all the time however we hope this still represents excellent value for money.
All subscriptions should now be paid for via PayPal, click here to pay.
Please ensure subscriptions are paid no later than 30th September.
Stay in touch
Please follow us on twitter @SylvansMinis where we'll post important updates during the course of the season. We'll make every effort to go ahead with all training sessions and matches however if the weather is really bad or the pitches unplayable training may be cancelled.
The Sylvans hotline number is 12012 and we'll endeavour to update this by 9.15am each Saturday - If in doubt please check with your coach.
Our main car park can become very busy on Saturday mornings.
Please car share when you can. Additional parking is also available at our field at the back of our training pitch which can be accessed from Rue St Pierre; the road is running towards St Saviours Church from the Longfrie crossroads. Please use this facility. Our pitches can be accessed directly from the back of this field.
Parking is not allowed in the coned off area directly in front of the clubhouse on Saturday mornings. This is to ensure the safety of the children crossing and using the canteen.
Please note that parking directly in front of St Peters Post Office or in the spaces at the old HSBC building is prohibited to attend Sylvans or games at Les Brehauts. Please ensure that you comply with this request.