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There has never been a more exciting time to get into children’s football. Clubs, coaches and parents can access a range of coaching and safeguarding support, and small-sided formats such as 7v7 and 9v9 are at the forefront of our youth leagues, designed to increase the number of touches of the ball.

Here at Devon FA, we're committed to ensuring the next generation of young footballers have a safe and fun environment in which to play football.

That's why we support the ever-growing community of leagues, clubs, coaches, parents and volunteers to provide children, teenagers and young adults of all abilities with a wide range of opportunities to get involved in the game.

Small sided formats and child-friendly competitions are at the forefront of delivery as we use the FA's Youth Development Review to switch to a future of the game that improves enjoyment, fun and the development of young players, allowing more touches, on a better proportioned pitch with an increase of involvement in the game.

To find out more about Youth Football in Devon, click on one of the relevant pages below.

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Reporting Concerns


If you feel that an adult connected to your league or club (e.g. a referee, coach or a volunteer) is mistreating someone under the age of 18, there are various confidential ways you can report this.

By ‘mistreating’, we mean behaving towards under-18s in a physical or verbal way you believe is threatening or makes the young person feel scared or bad.

Find out more and watch a short film The FA has produced explaining how to report your concerns. Of course, everything is completely confidential.

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Girls across the county will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.