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Prestbury Phantoms Under 8's Academy

The Under 8's group are from school year 3, operating under the Prestbury Phantoms Academy that started in March 2014.

The Academy is designed to provide children that at present are not old enough to compete in league football with an opportunity to take part in fun training activities, team building and football skills development. We welcome boys and girls of all abilities and offer them a chance to get outside on a Saturday morning and have fun with their friends. This squad participates in a number of child friendly tournaments organised by the FA during the course of the season, as well as friendlies with other local clubs.  There are four teams within this age group - U8 Ghouls, U8 Ghosts, U8 Goblins and U8 Gremlins.   Children are mixed between teams for different tournaments and matches in accordance with our Team Structure Policy .

We have dedicated coaches working to develop this age group into a team ready for league football at Under 9's and beyond. The Under 8's train from 10.00am - 11.30am at Pittville School every Saturday during the season (except for some sessions in the school holidays) unless they have an away friendly match or an FA child friendly tournament game.

Prestbury Phantoms U8's Coaches

The Prestbury Phantoms U8's coaching team are:


Chris Harding (U8's Academy Manager - FA Level 2 Qualified Coach)



Paul Martin (U8's Academy Coach)



Sam Pennicard (U8's Academy Coach - FA Level 1 Qualified Coach)



Andrew Rood (U8's Academy Coach)



Ben Carley-Macauly (U8's Academy Coach)



Russell Pilkington (U8's Academy Coach)



Anthony Nellis (U8's Academy Coach) 


Richard Cooper(U8's Academy Coach) - contact 

All the U8 coaches are DBS cleared unless they are classed as youth coaches (aged under 16) in which case a DBS is not required.

Prestbury Phantoms U8's Membership Subscription

The U8 membership fee is £70 to cover the whole year (1 September - 31 August) and is payable either upfront in one lump sum or in 8 equal direct debit payments via the subsonline system. There are no match fees or additional training costs over and above the subscription amount. Children joining or leaving part way through the year will be offered a pro-rated membership fee/refund in accordance with our fee policy which can be found in our Subscription Letter 

Prestbury Phantoms U8's Sponsors


The U8s are sponsored by Sweeny Tom's Barbers Shop. Huge thanks to them for their sponsorship