Under 12 Football

The Under 12s team is for players who from 1st September will be in Year 7 at Secondary School.

Head Coach of the age group is Mark Newell who also manages the Girls Team, with assistance from Tom Darlington (FA Level 1 Qualified Coach), Tony Cruise, Kieran Caine and Becky Houghton. 

The Boys Team is managed by 
Ben Stupples (FA Level 1 Qualified Coach) with assistance from Donovan Pullin, Tony Dickinson and Tim Houghton (Whites Team) and Sean Gibson, Ray Curran and Shaf Ali (Greens Team).

If you are able to assist the team in any way, be it coaching, collecting money & registration forms, setting up or clearing away, please let any of the coaches know ~ all offers of help are always very gratefully received!

Training for the U12s Boys Team will start on Saturday 2nd September 2023 from 9.00am - 10:30am at the Pedestal Playing Fields in West Wycombe. (see map and directions on the 'How to find us' page)

Training for the U12s Girls Team will start on Sunday 3rd September 2023 from 8.00am - 9:30am at the Pedestal Playing Fields in West Wycombe. (see map and directions on the 'How to find us' page)


Downley Dynamos coach girls and boys of ALL footballing abilities.  So if you've never played but you want to come and have a go you'll be made very welcome. Training in the early years is non-competitive and all football at the club up until 11 a side is of mixed gender.  You will benefit from qualified instruction using the latest soccer methodologies. Regulated by The FA (The Football Association), all Downley Dynamos players learn individual skills and personal development as well as collective team development.

Football is about having fun and enjoying regular exercise. Helping players develop will also help to build self-confidence. We, as coaches, believe that everyone can benefit from playing the game and making new friends. So come along on Saturday mornings and join in the fun.


Training is held every Saturday morning during term time, starting at 8.00am sharp at the Pedestal Playing Fields in West Wycombe. Please try to be with us on time as the warm-up is an important part of the session. We aim to finish at around 9:15am.

We try to ensure that every player has as many touches of the ball as possible during the session and MOST IMPORTANTLY we want the kids to have FUN! We usually start with a football-based warm-up and then break out into a number of skills sessions aimed at developing technical skills and also ABCs (Agility, Balance and Coordination). In-between or after the skills sessions we try to play 'matches' and our aim is to make these small-sided games so the players have more touches of the ball. 

What to wear/bring

Players should wear suitable shirts, shorts, socks (usually Replica Kit) and football boots on training days with warm clothing depending on weather conditions. Players are expected to wear clean studded boots (moulded or screw-ins depending on the hardness of the ground) and the club recommends 'NO BLADES' due to the potential dangers associated with them so please bear this in mind. SHIN PADS are compulsory. Please also bring a soft drink (NOT FIZZY) and a small snack for your child as there will be regular breaks for refreshments.

Important Note to Parents

The U12s training is not a 'drop and run' so we ask that parents or guardians remain on the field during the session and encourage the players at every opportunity. Hot and cold refreshments are available most Saturday mornings from the Pavilion Cafe to keep both adults and children fed and watered.

Training during the school holidays

Training will take place on the 1st Saturday of either the half term or end of term holidays and will resume on the 1st Saturday after school has reopened.

New Players

If you are interested in joining the U12s please register your interest by sending an email to markn@downleydynamos.com and we will do our best to respond as quickly as possible. Please bear in mind that the club is run entirely by volunteers, and if we do not reply immediately please bear with us. Should there be a space available for your child you will be sent a link to our Online Registration Form and following completion you will be sent an invoice for your subscription via PayPal

Subs & Player Registration

Registration Fees for the 2023-24 season are £150.00 which will be requested in two installments of £75.00, one at the start of the season and one in January. Subscriptions are managed via the Spond App and prior to the start of the season you will be sent a message via Spond to ask whether you wish to register. New players will be sent a link to our Online Registration Form which should be completed before the first training session in September. Following registration you will be send a payment request via Spond which we politely request is paid promptly. 

Matchday subs are now INCLUDED within the annual fees to help cover the cost of running matches, cutting grass, line painting etc. If you need to talk to the club about Subs, or anything other matter, please feel free to discuss with any of the coaches or club welfare officers in strict confidence.


The U12s are always on the lookout for sponsors so if you would like to get involved with the team please send an email to markn@downleydynamos.com