Allow 17-year-olds play Adult - 1 Like(s)
Bottom line is that the narrowing of age bands is going to reward clubs who actively look after their players from a young age regardless of their ability
Those clubs who continue to focus on the best players selecting 14 year olds ahead of 16 year olds on under 16 teams etc to try to win matchs and so on will be the ones who fail while clubs who encourage , coach and play those kids who start slow and need good coaching will thrive through participation rates being increased as kids stay on longer.
there is nothing wrong with the rule.
the rule I object to is the removal of the minor grade and its replacement with an under 17 grade which seems to have gone over everyones head.
far too big a gap between under 17 and under 21 for those lads to be getting games in a lot of clubs will put players in a limbo of 12 months without games
twiceasnice97 (National) - 24/02/2017 07:43:46