Football 4s and Super 5s is for boys and girls aged between 5 and 8 years old. The aim is for all players to enjoy playing football whatever their skill level, whilst encouraging them to improve and become more creative. Football is very active in Midlothian with at least 11 clubs participating and approximately 240 players in each age group.
The clubs train during the week and then play matches on Saturday mornings between March and November, with a summer break for school holidays. Matches are played within the East of Scotland Soccer Development Association (ESSDA). Each Saturday three clubs will host the other clubs.
In Football 4s each team consists of 4 players and 1 rolling substitute. Ten minute matches of football 4s are played against the teams from the other clubs. Typically all teams will play 5 matches each Saturday within a 1 hour period. Football 4s is current played in the 2008 year group.
Super 5s is being introduced into Midlothian for the first time this year. In Super 5s each team consists of 5 players including a goalkeeper. Thirteen minute matches of Super 5s are played against the teams from the other clubs. Typically all teams will play 4 matches each Saturday within a 1 hour period. Super 5s is current played in the 2007 year group.
The pages here tell you about the football clubs that participate and how to contact them. The weekly fixtures with directions to the clubs are posted here each week, normally by Monday evening.
Bonnyrigg Rose 2009s Football Festival
Great skill and determination on show at the recent Bonnyrigg Rose Festival.
Rules Super 5s
A new season of kids football in Midlothian kicks off this Saturday 4th March. Here are the rules for Super 5s
Fun 4s – 10 Simple Rules
The Fun 4s season is about to kick off so here is a reminder of the rules
Bonnyrigg Rose FC Street Soccer and Futsal
Bonnyrigg Rose FC are launching a new initiative Street Soccer and Futsal.
Midlothian View spoke to the Bonnyrigg Rose Academy Manager, Mark Dickson, to find out more.
Midlothian groups benefit from seized criminal cash
Arniston Rangers Youth Football and Gorebridge Opportunities Ltd to receive funding seized from criminals as part of the Scottish Government’s innovative Cashback for Communities scheme.
Midlothian Sports Awards
Amy and Peter urge residents to get nominating in this year's Sports Awards.
Ex Hearts and Hibs players support the Tesco Bank Football Challenge
One hundred and ten local primary school children from across Midlothian had an incredible morning of football yesterday, as the Tesco Bank Football Challenge visited the area.
First Graduates from Bonnyrigg Rose Academy
The first intake of the Bonnyrigg Rose Football Academy attended their graduation ceremony this week.
Quality Mark presented to Penicuik
Penicuik Athletic Youth Football Club were delighted to attend the Scottish FA's South East Region's Quality Mark Awards Ceremony where they were presented with the 'Legacy' Quality Mark.
PAYFC Achieve SFA Legacy Quality Mark Award
Penicuik Athletic Youth Football Club have been awarded the Scottish Football Association's highest award, the SFA Legacy Award.
Bonnyrigg Rose 2007s at Jambos Kickback
Bonnyrigg Rose 2007s had a great day out at Tynecastle with the Jambos Kickback match day programme as Hearts played Dundee.
Armed Forces Day
With over 500 players and over 15 local clubs participating the Lothian Veterans Centre organised a very successful Armed Forces Day Football Festival.
Rosewell Primary at Hampden Park
Primary 2/3 from Rosewell Primary represent Midlothian schools at Hampden Park
Player’s Message to Parents
This message was recently displayed at a Football 4s festival by the South West Region SFA. It is a good reminder to all parents that Football 4s and Super 5s is all about the players enjoying their football.