Our Teams

All of our teams play in the Colchester and District Youth Football League, with training on Saturday’s and matches on Sunday’s. We have 26 teams across 11 age groups. We are affiliated to the Essex Football Association (Y-ESS10285) and are England Football Accredited. We are based in North Colchester, with venues including Leisure World Highwoods (The Gilberd School), Queen Boudica Primary School, Powerleague Colchester and the Northern Gateway Sports Park.

Number of Teams
Number of Players
Qualified Coaches
Young footballers having fun and lots of smiles with their coach at Colchester Villa


All year groups as from September 2024

KickSTARts & Stepping Up
Pre-School to Year 2’s

The premise of the programme is to run football sessions with the end aim of offering, those who want it, a pathway into structured club football within Colchester Villa. Whilst working on the basics of football it will also strengthen physical and technical literacy from an early age.

The sessions incorporate skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, ball mastery/manipulation as well as non-technical aspects such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving and an abundance of social skills.

Development Squads
Under 6’s
School Year 1

Mini Soccer 5-a-side Teams
Under 7’s Blues
School Year 2

Under 8’s Blues / Reds / Yellows
School Year 3

Mini Soccer 7-a-side Teams
Under 9’s Blues / Reds / Yellows / Whites / Greens
School Year 4

Under 10’s Blues / Reds / Yellows / Whites
School Year 5

Youth 9-a-side Teams
Under 11’s Blues / Reds / Whites
School Year 6

Under 12’s Blues / Reds
School Year 7

Youth 11-a-side Teams
Under 13’s Yellows / Whites
School Year 8

Under 14’s Blues / Whites
School Year 9

Under 15’s Blues / Whites
School Year 11

Under 18’s Blues


If you are a parent or coach at Colchester Villa feel free to email us your latest team photographs!