Frequently Asked Questions

    National Body: Little League Football (UK, founded 1968)

    Affiliation: Birmingham County FA 

    Estabilised: 1989

    Location: Victoria Common, Northfield, Birmingham, B312BB

    Match Day: Saturday mornings between 9.30am - 12.30pm

    Ages: We provide free football for Boys in school years 4 - 8 (9-13years)

    Cost: We are run entirely by contributions and donations, we charge the children nothing to play.

    Family Membership: Although no charge is made to the children for their football  we do ask all parents to show their support by becoming Family Members. The cost is only £20 a season and our major source of income for the league. If any parents are unable to afford the cost, a confidential word with the Secretary will resolve the problem.

    Season Dates: The season is split into an Autumn and Spring season. The Autumn season begins in September and ends before christmas in December. In the New Year, the Spring season begins in January and ending in early April depending on the completion of any outstanding fixtures

    Can anyone play: We accept all players , regardless of ability. Our aim is to provide free football to those who would not otherwise play regularly for their schools or other organisations.

    Kit: We provide the kit, issued to each manager and will be issued to each player by the start of the season, all you need is football boots , shinpads and the spirit to enjoy your football. Football kit remains the property of the league at all times and should only be worn for League sanction activities.

    Football kit is very expensive and must be returned to the League, please help look after it for the duration of the season and return it when asked.

    The Mini League can of course wear whatever shorts and socks they like. Shin pads must be worn by all players. Chewing sweets or gum on a football pitch is dangerous and is banned. Jewellery - earrings and watches should not be worn.  

    Bus Services:

    18 - Yardley Wood - Bartley Green via Cotteridge
    19 - Maypole - Frankley via Northfield, Longbridge
    27 - Maypole - Hawkesley via Bristol Rd
    29 - Birmingham - Frankley via Weoley Castle
    29S - Shenley Court School - Northfield via Weoley Castle
    38 - Northfield - Selly Oak via Cotteridge
    39 - Worlds End - Longbridge via Northfield
    39A - Woodgate Valley - Longbridge via Northfield
    39S - Worlds End - Longbridge via Northfield
    48 - West Bromwich - Northfield via Weoley Castle
    49 - Solihull - Northfield via Maypole
    63 - Birmingham - Frankley via Northfield, Rubery
    98 - Birmingham - Rubery via Q.E. Hospital
    144 - Birmingham - Bromsgrove - Droitwich - Worcester
    801 - Yardley Wood Circular via Longbridge, Northfield
    802 - Yardley Wood Circular via Maypole, Hawkesley
    849 - St Thomas Aquinas School - Northfield
    878 - St Thomas Aquinas School - Rubery via Northfield
    X61 - Birmingham - Frankley via Northfield

    Nearest Train Station: Northfield Train Station (NFD), Quarry Lane, Northfield B31 2PY - This service is operated by London Midland.

    Car park: The main entrance car park is via Church Road, this is a small car park with limited spaces.

    Other entrances are via Northfied Shopping Centre, St Lawrence Road and Heath Road South, where charges apply.

    First Aid: We always have a trained First Aider who are in attendance during the games.

    Our Volunteers: All our volunteers are not paid! They give up their own time to give back to the community. All our volunteers are over 16 years of age and CRB / DBS checked at a minimal requirement.

    Helping Your League: We expect parents /guardians/ carers to help with setting up equipment in the morning and putting it away after the last match. We are NOT a baby sitting service and encourage parents to support their child by encouraging them and remaining with them throughout the duration of their game. The league is run by people like you... parents of players, even when their child leaves some continue to stay on!

    We encourage respect to our players, volunteers and match officials, for more information please visit the FA Respect guide.