Under 16’s

Marc Pilkington – Manager

Steve Disley – Asst Mgr

We currently have an U16 team in Central Lancs League Under 15’s Spitfires Division this season. All League games are played on Sunday mornings. Our home games are played at our Buckshaw Bernabeu Pitches with a 11:00am kick off. Away games are played at the opponent’s home venue. The League season runs from the first weekend in September to the first weekend in May. Fixtures are usually published by the League 2 weeks prior to the start of each month.


Our selection policy for U16 football is 9 a side, we will take 12 to 14 players to each League games with each selected child looking at playing at least half a game (fitness and attitude permitting). The games are 30 minutes each way and utilise a “roll on, roll off” substitute system. Some players will naturally play more than others; however this will be decided not only by ability, form and fitness, but more importantly by attitude and behaviour in training, pre match warm up and the actual game itself.