Keep up to date with all the latest news on youth football in Orkney.
21 October 2018Fun 4's and Super 5's KO on 10th November
The Fun Fours (Under 7's) and Super Fives (Under 9's) age groups started in 2015 and has grown steadily in numbers ever since. The Fun 4's and Super 5's is a great way to encourage younger boys and girls to experience football in a fun environment.
The indoor part of this younger age group kicks off at the Picky Arena on Saturday 10th November with an hour of football play fun for each of the younger players. This kicks off at 4pm for Primary 1's, 5pm for Primary 2's, 6pm for the Primary 3's and 7pm for the Primary 4s'. There is a charge of £2 per child per session. Sessions will be held on one Saturday every month indoors at Picky over the Winter. In the Summer months a football festival will also be held outdoors once a month from May through to August.
The OYDG are indebted to Michael Swanney, who took on the role of developing the younger age groups and has given up so much of his own time to developing and promoting the Fun 4's and Super 5's concept locally. As a result of its popularity an increasing number of players are now participating in the younger age groups which will hopefully have a knock on effect on the number of footballers in the older age groups in future years.
18 October 2018New Under 13's Outdoor League and Cup Competitions
The OYDG are delighted to announce that for the 2018/19 Season and onwards a new outdoor league and knockout competition are being formed to bridge the gap between the previous Under 11's/ Under 12's and the Under 15's age groups. The Graham Budge Under 13's Outdoor League will start in April next year and is expected to run over 8 weeks. This will run alongside the new Under 11's Alfred Flett Ltd Outdoor League and the R Merriman Ltd Under 15's Outdoor League.
The three large outdoor knockout competitions will be played after the Summer holidays, at the end of August and through the month of September 2019. The R Clouston Ltd Cup and Plate will now be for the Under 11's age group with the new Brian Kemp Knockout Cup for the Under 13's and the Maurice Walls Cup remaining unchanged for the Under 15's. The OYDG extend a warm welcome and grateful thanks to Karen, Bobo, Stephen and Robert, family of the much loved and missed Graham Budge, and to the family of the late Brian Kemp for their continued support for youth football.
17 October 2018Primary League Play Off Groups
Details of the three groups for the Primary Indoor Football Leagues provided on the Primary Indoor 2018/19 page.
15 October 2018Winter League Age Groups
JIM CORMACK AND NORRIE CHALMERS WINTER LEAGUES
The 2 age groups for this league which played outside on the 3G Pitch will be changed to U13s and U15s for 2018/19. Teams will consist of 9 players, 7 a side with 2 subs. Dates for both these competitions will be announced shortly. The OYDG are very grateful to both Jim and Norrie and their families for their continued support encouraging the game of football amongst its young players.
13 October 2018Appeal for Young Footballers
With the start of the Indoor Football Season imminent and the set up of the new age groups, due to start early in 2019, we are looking for players to take part in the junior leagues and competitions. If you are keen to play football, but have not joined a club, please get in touch with Joseph Coyle, Secretary of the OYDG or any of its members or please approach any of the following clubs – Dounby, East United, Hotspurs, Rovers, Stromness, Thorfinn or Wanderers.
09 October 2018Primary League KO on 27 October
The S & J D ROBERTSON Primary Indoor Football kicks off on Saturday 27th October at the Picky Arena with Week 1 and Week 2 (Saturday 3rd November) comprising play-offs. The two leagues will then be played over 6 weeks - Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 15, Jan 12, Jan 26 and Feb 9. A total of 24 teams have entered the indoor league for the 2018/19 Season. Further details on the PRIMARY page.