Launch of under 7s soccer in the Vale
12:02pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in Sport
ON Saturday the Vale of Glamorgan Football League kicked off its new under 7s section.
The format is very simple - four-a-side, no goalkeepers, small pitches and all teams play, in round robin style, for 60 minutes at one venue. This week's hosts were Cowbridge FC and games were played on the local cattle market mini pitches.
Behind the scenes, Andy Pask, from the FAW, and Lee Saunders had spent the past couple of months making sure everything was in place.
Lee said: "Running a side is not as simple as just turning up and certain requirements have to be met. So, for a lot of the coaches, it was their first experience of taking a team and it was the youngsters' first experience of playing.
"I'm sure everyone enjoyed the set up and, hopefully, teams can grow together and help develop local talent.
"The parents were certainly a credit to their clubs and encouraged all players."