Middlesex and harrow youth leagues
Play competitive football with players of a similar age
Both the Middlesex and Harrow Youth Leagues run divisions suitable for players aged 21 and below. This allows players aged 16-21 the chance to continue to play against opposition of at a similar stage in their development before they transition into adult leagues.
Both leagues support the FA's Respect Programme and appoint FA qualified and registered referees to every league and cup game.
Please contact the league directly for more details on how to get involved.
jumping the gap
It has long been acknowledged that moving young people from a youth environment to an adult competition is a challenge for all sport.
In football the need for transitional support is underlined by the fact that young people’s participation in football halves from 52% of the population in the 13–15 age range to 26% when they are 17–18.
The challenge for us is to retain these young players in the game to put adult football in a healthier position.