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Marple Athletic U12 Blues

Welcome to the U12s Blues Squad Home Page

The under 12s Blues team is run in tandem with the under 12 Reds team, which is a fun loving team that enjoys playing football. The group of players are friendly and work hard together, brought together with a philosophy of good sportsmanship and a balance of structured training and management. The main focus of the Blues Squad is to bring on the players that are not quite suited to the fast flowing pace of the higher divisions, and allow them to grow in confidence and use their own ability without feeling left behind by other players.

Since the Blues Squad was formed in January 2013, the players within this squad have enjoyed playing regular football at a more suited level for their current ability. Rather than being used as a bit part substitute role, most of the players are playing a full match against teams of a similar ability. We have found that this enables the players to develop at a rate that suits them, rather than feeling out of their depth and falling out of love with the game altogether. We are seeing the players grow in confidence and try those little tricks we practice in training during matches, which is great to see!!

The teams are reviewed at the end of each season to assess the ability of each player and decide if they are more suited to playing in the Premier or eighth division. Sometimes a little boost of confidence is all it takes!! The leagues are run from this season with results that count to positions, so relegation and promotion are all up to play for. 

The Blues squad play in Division 4 of the East Manchester Junior Football League at various 3G facilities on Sunday mornings / early afternoon. All Squads train with on Thursday evenings coached by highly rated FA Level trained coach Chris Ollieuz at Werneth High School's new training facilities and managed by Damian and Jason on match days. The players are learning from qualified coaches and technically minded passionate people, who do not see winning as the main ethos, but care about developing the players to their full potential and more importantly enjoy playing football. We are always looking for more players for the teams in our age groups. Everyone is welcome and will be encouraged to play football as little or as much as they want. Upon signing for the season you will be able to play and train for 42 weeks of the year, for which we will be taking part in all of the league and cup competitions EMJFL have to offer from September 2017 to May 2018.

We take part in tournament football over the summer period (wherever possible), so there will be plenty of opportunities for your child to play and develop for as much or as little as you require. We have full match day and training kits sponsored by CEJ Builders.

Our managers are Damian Whyatt , Jason Clive or Nick Harden (Operations Manager).

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