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Ormskirk FC Under 6s Academy

This is our weekly football academy for kids that are currently in Year 1, who are going into Year 2 in September 2018. These sessions will run until the end of July 2018.

Ormskirk FC Kidz - 19th April 2016

The sessions take place each week on Tuesday's at 5:30pm-6:30pm at the JMO Sports Park in Skelmersdale.

If you wish to attend a free one-off taster session, see the details below. Do not just turn up to the sessions otherwise.

Important Notice: We will put as many teams together from these training sessions as we have parents or coaches willing to volunteer to manage them. If you're interested in managing a team (full support and guidance will be given, and no experience is needed), please let us know ASAP as we need to put these teams together by the end of July (as that's when these sessions finish). The teams we create will start playing matches in a league in September 2018, when the kids go into school year 2.


The sessions are £12 per month by standing order (no cash).

You can stop the sessions at any time, so there's only a month-to-month commitment. We ask for monthly commitment to these sessions to help with our planning. We also want to make sure that the kids that attend these sessions are committed to football, as this is the level of commitment we need from parents & players that end up joining our teams when they're ready and old enough.

The club's bank details can be found at the bottom of our Club Fees page.

Book a Free Taster Session

If your child hasn't been to these sessions before, you're welcome to book them onto a free no obligation taster session to make sure they like it.

To book your child onto a free taster session, email us at with the following details:

  • Parent/carer name
  • Mobile number
  • Child's name
  • Any medical conditions
  • Date you wish to attend for your free taster session


JMO Sports Park, Blaguegate Playing Fields, Liverpool Road, Skelmersdale, WN8 8BX.

The sessions are held on an outdoor 7 a-side 3G court, so players can wear football boots or astroturf trainers. Players should wear shin pads and bring a still drink with them. These sessions will be held in all weather conditions, so please make sure your child is dressed accordingly.


The main benefit is that we like to put on fun football sessions that the kids will enjoy. These will help the kids to improve their football skills and will hopefully make them enjoy playing football.

Here are some other benefits that we try to offer too:

  • Ben is the lead coach for these sessions, and he's an FA Level 2 qualified coach.
  • We also have Phil working with us and he is an FA UEFA B qualified coach.
  • All our assistant coaches will hold an FA Criminal Records Check, and the sessions take place in a safe and friendly environment.
  • Our main aim is to make football fun and enjoyable!
  • We have good scouting contacts at Liverpool, Everton, Wigan, Blackburn, Bolton, Preston & Burnley, so we can let them know about any kids that have an advanced ability for their age. In the past 3 years, Ormskirk FC players have had trials at Liverpool, Everton, Man City, Man Utd, Burnley, Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan, Preston & Rochdale.
  • We will try to arrange group training sessions at professional clubs if we can. This is a great experience for the kids. In the past few years, our kids have enjoyed training sessions at the Liverpool FC Academy in Kirkby and at an Everton development centre in Preston. We've also sent kids to training sessions at clubs individually too.
  • If we have enough players for an U5s or U6s team, we will try to arrange the odd friendly with other clubs.
  • If we can find a parent volunteer to manage an U6s team, we can try to enter an U6s team in a development league, or a year up in an U7s league (parents - get in touch with us if you're interested!).
  • If we can find a sponsor for training kits, we will give all kids that attend these sessions free use of a training kit whilst they attend (which must be given back should they ever leave). We're looking for sponsors so please visit our Sponsorship Benefits page if you're interested in helping us out with this.

Team Contacts

  • Coach: Ben Rutherford
  • Assistant Coach: Peter Bolster
  • Coach: Kevin Duffy
  • Admin: Steve McIver


Training Times

  • Tuesday at 5:30pm-6:30pm in JMO Sports Park 3G, Skelmersdale

Team Sponsors

This team doesn't have any commercial sponsors yet. If you are interested in sponsoring, please check out our Sponsorship Benefits and get in touch.

Ormskirk FC Kidz - 19th April 2016