Colwyn & Aberconwy Junior Football U8s Mini Football

Mini Football is a modified version of the 11-a-side game and our Under 8s teams play 5 vs 5 matches. It gives children the chance to play real football, for a real team, whilst experiencing an enjoyable and fun introduction to football through small sided games.


All available research shows that children have more fun and learn more playing a game within smaller teams. Mini Football is therefore ideal for girls and boys under 11 years of age in terms of maximizing their enjoyment and technical/skill development.

Mini football is for girls and boys aged 5 to 11 of all abilities who are interested in football (all children of primary school age). The FAW believes that children should learn how to compete to win fairly, skillfully and within the rules of the game. At this age striving to win is more important than the outcome, winning is not everything, making the effort is.

Under 8s Mini Football Overview

  • Players will be in school years 2 & 3
  • Teams are 5 v 5 on a pitch 30 x 20 yards and use a size 3 football
  • The U8s League consists of teams from across the area.

The boundary stretches along the coast from Llanfairfechan in the West to Llanddulas in the East and going back inland to Betws y Coed.

Any new Club wishing to join the League should apply in writing to the General Secretary of the League by 31st May in the year in which membership is sought.