Football in Mossley – united at last!

As part of our strategic plan of providing safe and fun football for the local community and a clear pathway from junior football to the first team, we’re delighted to announce that our youth teams have now joined Mossley Juniors.

Our new partnership is the result of years of effort and attempts from both parties to provide local children with the best possible football experience, with like-minded officials at both Mossley Juniors and Mossley AFC now achieving that goal.

Speaking about the change, Chairman Steve Porter couldn’t hide his delight.

“Bringing Mossley AFC and Mossley Juniors together has always been something the new Board of Directors were keen to make happen. Mossley Juniors are an amazing organisation who are fantastic at attracting, welcoming and then developing young, enthusiastic footballers” said Steve.

“We’re extremely excited to see how combining these two footballing pillars of the community can enhance the footballing experience for players, coaches and parents.”

On partnering with Mossley AFC, Mossley Juniors Treasurer Rob Brooks said “Having a single junior football club provides children, teenagers and young adults with the opportunity to represent their home town with a clear pathway from age 6 to the Mossley AFC first team.

“Our dream is to now see one of the hundreds of local children progressing through the age groups and one day getting the opportunity to play in either the men’s or women’s senior teams.”

On what it means for the future of football in the town, Mossley AFC Manager David Fish said “I’m looking forward to this partnership getting underway. Bringing all the junior teams into the Mossley Juniors fold makes a lot of sense, with the club now offering all the children of Mossley the opportunity to play for a club focused on providing a safe and enjoyable footballing experience to junior players.

“Through the partnership the first team coaches and myself will provide CPD support through ‘coach the coaches’ sessions and we are also laying the groundwork for a pathway from Mossley Juniors to the Mossley AFC first team. I’m excited to see this relationship develop over the coming years.”

As part of our efforts to offer affordable football, all Mossley Juniors players will be provided with a free season ticket for Mossley AFC. We look forward to welcoming players and their parents to Seel Park soon!

If you have a child who would like to join Mossley Juniors please email mossleyjuniors@gmail.com for more details.