Mission: The mission of Frampton Youth Indoor Facility is to provide Frampton on Severn and surrounding communities with a state-of-the-art football facility that will enable both youth and adults to enjoy the sport of football all year round. Frampton Youth’s Indoor 40x60m facility is to be located on Frampton Youth’s ground, Whitminster Lane, Frampton on Severn. The location is easily accessible by car, foot and public transport. Located 10 Minutes from Junction 13 on the M5 its perfect location will attract players, spectators and business along the M5 corridor bringing together the south-west with the midlands. Ample off-street parking, illuminated pathways and disabled access make this a unique all round development. Frampton Youth indoor facility will be one of a kind in the south-west of England for grass roots football. Located in the heart of the picturesque village of Frampton on Severn it is destined to become a pivotal hub of activity, for its local population of 1,432 (2011 census). Frampton’s indoor design has competitive standard, illuminated pitches; two 5v5 and one 7v7 featuring Fifa2*(Fifa Quality Pro) rating turf, for fast-action football. No matter the weather, day or night, players will find a safe, clean and friendly environment for football enjoyment. Youth teams up to Under 11’s will be able to play competitive football all year round, regardless of external weather conditions. In addition to youth training sessions, the new build has potential for courts to be rented for football practice, birthday parties, corporate events, pre-season and post-season team gatherings, local school events, fund raising tournaments and more. The club has its own branded merchandise providing full kit from socks to hoodies bearing the unique Frampton Youth Football logo. The facility will also have a refreshment area located on an elevated observation lounge where soft drinks and snacks can be purchased.
Across the county there are a 51 leagues affiliated to the Gloucestershire FA, Frampton Youth Football being one. Within these leagues there are over 2200 teams which allow players to participate in Youth, Small Sided, Mini-Soccer, Futsal, Adult, Disability and Women's and Girls' football. With no comparable facilities within miles; Frampton’s indoor facility is predicted to be a highly sort after resource. Frampton Youth recognises and promotes the need to accommodate the smaller pitch in order to increase opportunity for greater number of touches of the ball and involvement in the game. This encourages development and increases focus on technical skills at a lower age. With The FA Youth Development Review proposals now implemented, there has never been a more exciting time to get into youth football. Introducing 5v5 for U7s and U8s, with progression to 7v7 and then 9v9, allows the children to play on appropriate size pitches and with appropriate size goals. Frampton’s indoor design not only meets these requirements, it has the added value of a half size pitch for older group training sessions.
As well as helping to develop ball skills and confidence, the coaches follow their own developmental pathway attaining recognised FA qualifications. This provides all members and those wishing to use the facility quality advice and ensures a highly skilled team are on-hand to mentor the generations wishing to follow in their footsteps. This succession planning offers continuous delivery of up to the minute practices, overseen by experienced referees to ensure fair play is in the forefront of every game. Central to the message in ‘The Future Game, The FA Technical Guide for Young Player Development’ are the principles of creativity and innovation, for both coaches and players in which all players are valued through each third of the pitch. Frampton Youth promotes this forward thinking, acknowledging every individual’s contribution to the game. Frampton Youth offers a child friendly approach to competition tailored to individual needs and desires. The FA Girls’ England Talent Pathway allows female players opportunities to access appropriate levels of coaching and support throughout the pathway. One of the FA’s goal is to produce elite English female players to compete on the world stage. 2016 the club saw Frampton Youth’s female coach Zoe Westoby join the team, boosting female youth participation from just 6 in 2015 to over 30 in 2017. Frampton Youth now holds girl only sessions for children aged 4-9. The indoor facility will provide unique opportunity for all year round development, protecting the little ones from adverse weather conditions particularly at this young age.