Herefordshire Junior Football League

Mixed football extension

The FA has approved a resolution to increase the age limit at which boys and girls can play football in the same teams from U14s to U15s.

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The FA has increased the mixed football age group to U15


The resolution to increase the mixed football age limit from U14s to U15s was approved on Thursday by The FA shareholders at their AGM after The FA Board, FA Executive and FA Council agreed the proposal.

The change will come into effect for the forthcoming 2013-14 season and will enable The FA to conduct further research into mixed football at this older age group.

Kelly Simmons, Director of the National Game and Women’s Football at The FA, said: “This is really great news and we are delighted that The FA Shareholders fully supported the rule change to enable boys and girls to play in the same teams if they wish to do so up to the U15 age limit.

“The most important thing is to give girls who want to play football the choice.”

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