The 12th Player

Berks and Bucks FA are delighted to announce 'The 12th Player' service. The 12th Player is a service aimed at supporting 11 v 11 teams to prevent them folding.

Leagues, clubs and volunteer’s across the County are urged to let us know when teams are at risk of folding so they have the opportunity to seek help and advice through the service.

Berks and Bucks FA can offer tailored support to meet your needs on funding, club development, marketing opportunities and training for coaches/volunteers throughout the season.

Football Development Manager, Simon Wears said; “We want to keep as many people involved  in the beautiful game of 11 v 11. This service provides us with an opportunity to understand the individual teams needs and challenges, with the aim of putting in place strategies to retain players within the game".

We are also encouraging leagues to place ‘The 12th Player’ service on their websites to promote to member clubs.

If your team or you know of a team which could do with some help, please click here to complete a short questionnaire!

For more details regarding the service and the adult, 11v11 game, please contact Berks and Bucks FA Development Team on 01235 558450