Harpenden Colts FC

Harpenden Colts FC - Under 7 & 8

Welcome to Harpenden Colts' Under 7 / 8 Homepage

Harpenden Colts caters for players of all abilities in Harpenden and the surrounding district who are keen on football.  The only requirements are enthusiasm and a desire to improve. 

What is the age range for Under 7 / 8s?

We run the age groups based on school year. Under 7 caters for boys in year 2 at school
Under 8 caters for boys in year 3 at school

When do you train?

We train on a Saturday morning from 10.00 - 11.15am

How much does it cost?

Registration fee for season 2020/21 is £170 (financial assistance/payment plans are available).

What equipment will my child need?

A Harpenden Colts shirt, shorts & socks will be provided on receipt of subscription fees. Players will not be allowed to train without shin pads.

Who will be coaching my child?

Colts is an entirely voluntary organisation. Your child will be coached by parents of children in the year group who have volunteered to help.

Do you play matches?

We do not enter any teams into a league at Under 7. We do look to arrange friendly fixtures during the second half of the season. At Under 8 we enter squads into a non-competitive league (West Herts Youth League). Matches take place on a Sunday morning and are 5-a-side, lasting for 20 minutes each half. The scores are not published but are recorded by the League.

When does the season start and finish?

The season will start in early September and final training is typically early May.  We will usually not organise training on bank holiday weekends but otherwise, subject to weather, play each Saturday throughout the season.

Can I be involved in the coaching?

Yes we would encourage any parent who wishes to coach to get involved. Colts is run on an entirely voluntary basis so the success of each year group depends on the dedication of the parents who volunteer to help. No previous coaching experience is required and initially any new coach would be paired with an experienced coach for each session to help them integrate with the group. Colts encourages coaches to participate in FA coaching courses and the club will provide funding for some of these. All coaches will be DBS (formerly CRB) checked.

Useful Information - FA GUIDE TO UNDER 7 & 8 FOOTBALL

If you feel that your child wishes to join Harpenden Colts FC please email the following information to

U7 harpendencolts2020@gmail.com
U8 harpendencolts2019@gmail.com

Name of Prospective Colt
DOB of Prospective Colt
Name of Parent 
Email Address of Parent
Contact Telephone Number
Address, including Postcode
School of Prospective Colt
Are you interested in coaching? 
(no prior experience necessary; training provided & qualifications funded)
Are you interested in volunteering in another capacity?
Any siblings already playing at Colts?

The Club will then reply with more information on availability of spaces and next steps.

Please contact harpendencolts2021@gmail.com if you wish to register your child to join U7s in season 2021/22 
- see page below for further details:
Under 6 & U7s 2021