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We have a thriving mini and junior football section where children from the age of 5 to 12 are welcome to join and have fun. Boys and girls are welcome. All teams train on the 3G at the Aberdare Sports Centre on a Monday evening from 6-8pm. The under 5s and 9s train between 6 and 7pm along with some of our under 11s.  The rest of our under 11s train between 7-8pm.  Please check with the Club for specific teams. For more details about our girls section click HERE Our junior teams (under 12) train on the 3G on a Tuesday evening between 6pm and 7pm. New starters are always welcome. Up until the age of 7 the children normally only train, there are some games arranged throughout the season though normally on a Sunday morning. We have 2 teams at Under 9s, these play in Aberdare or Mountain Ash on a Saturday morning, kick off 10.00am, they had 4 games per week, each lasting 14 minutes. We have 3 teams at Under 11s, these play in Aberdare or Mountain Ash on a Saturday morning, kick off 10.00am. They have 3 games per week, each lasting 20 minutes. We have 2 teams at Under 12 and they play on a Saturday morning (11am kick off) at various locations throughout RCT.  Games are 1 hour long.  The home ground is Mikes Field. The emphasis on our teams is for the children to enjoy playing and to have as much game time as possible. Each coach / volunteer is DBS checked and every team has at least 1 qualified Football Leader with them at all times. There will also be a qualified first aider in attendance. All children are encouraged to get involved with the club, there are regular family events organised. Below is what we expect from all of our players…. Encourage, support and co-operate with my team mates Not to bully or make anyone feel sad or unhappy Show respect and fair play to my opponents – shaking their hands at the end of a game Play within the rules of the game, not to cheat or waste time Respect my coach/manager and listen to what my coach/manager tells me Respect officials and accept all decisions without question and shake their hands at the end of the game Not to make nasty comments about a team mate, another player/team or coach/manager on any website or social networking site. Tell my Club Safeguarding Officer or someone I trust if I feel unhappy, uncomfortable or concerned about anything This is what we expect from all of our coaches, volunteers and club officials…. Show exemplary behaviour by respecting match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers and spectators Treat all players equally by supporting and motivating all players Give all players, whatever their ability, the chance to play Accept that striving to win is more important than winning itself Always pursue fair play – adhere to the laws and the spirit of the game Encourage players to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour Never to engage or tolerate any form of bullying Never abuse or misuse any relationship of trust or position of power Display high standards, behave responsibly and never engage in or tolerate the use of foul, abusive, insulting or inappropriate words, behaviour or gestures Get Behind the Line and not enter the field of play without prior permission from referee Ensure the enjoyment, safety and welfare of a child under my supervision is considered paramount at all times Record any allegations, accidents or incidents and refer to designated person Organise activities appropriate to the players’ability level, age and maturity Appreciate all efforts and not to over-train the players Ensure that coaching sessions are fun, well-structured and focus on developing skill, decision – making and understanding of the game Respect and listen to the opinions of children Refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol during club activities or training sessions Be aware of the FAW Safeguarding Policy, Procedures & Practices and observe the responsibilities involved, including the FAW Communication guidelines Not to make inappropriate comments about another player, coach, official, spectator or volunteer on any website or social networking site which may bring the game into disrepute. As a Club we fully endorse the Welsh FA’s ‘Behind the Line: Are you onside?” campaign.  More details can be found by clicking HERE
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