Player Pathway

The FAW Trust Football Player Pathway.


Our mission is to provide football for everyone, everywhere in Wales.

To achieve that, we aim to create a cradle-to-grave football pathway, which is flexible and allows people to drop-in and out of the game, based on their key life stage.

For football to position itself as a first choice activity, with children and parents, it must be fun and accessible, displaying family friendly core values and developing confidence and physical literacy.

Parent as first coach: Age 1-6

Mini Kickers: Age 3-6

Junior Recreational Football: Age 6-16

Senior Recreational Football: Age 16+

Junior Participation: Age 7-16

Senior Participation: Age 16+

Non Elite Performance (Development centres & Academies)

Elite Performance: Age 12-16

National Teams

The Player Pathway