u11s transition into u12 League Squads
At u12s we will be entering 2x 9 a side teams into the Junior Premier League South, these games will be played Saturday mornings and players can still represent their local clubs who will be playing on Sundays.
The Junior Premier League is a league set up by the FA to set a higher standard of football for talented footballers who need to test themselves further than local leagues, this league is currently running from u12s – u16s with huge success and is changing the structure of football in England, with scouts now flocking to Junior Premier League South games and looking on the leagues fantastic website which lists top goal scorers and gold, silver and bronze individual player award stats for website visitors to view, please have a look at www.junior-premier.co.uk. The league next season will be split into North & South divisions to limit travelling, example of teams in the South Division are - Newport County FC. Bath City FC, Oxford City FC, South Glos county side, Bristol County side and the North Division will have teams such as West Bromich Albion, Burton Albion & Kidderminster Harriers (we may play these sides in the cup!)
North Somerset currently have u12s – u16s playing in this league and are performing very well against strong opposition, especially u12s who have played 3 and won 3 so far.
Teams playing provide refreshments after each game for the players and every coach working with side must have a minimum of a level two coaching certificate.
We currently have over 34 players between the two North Somerset squads (Advanced and Gifted & Talented) and we will be looking to select the two squads in May 2012 for the 2012/13. Anyone who doesn’t want to play in the Junior Premier League could you let us know your intentions ASAP, if all players are keen to play we may run with 3 squads for the league as the standard between both groups is very high.