Matt and Nigel are the managers of U12’s Greens, 20/21 season.

Both are now entering the 3rd season they have managed this Greens side, from 7 a side upwards. Dropping back down in age group after taking a youth team all the way to seniors.

Matt and Nigel both have a strong affinity for grassroots football and have both coached in and around Bolton leagues for a number of years.

This coaching team has 20years BBDFL experience under their belts.

Both coaches have recently retaken the FA Manager Level 1, keeping their knowledge base as upto date as possible.

This team won the Players Cup in the 2018/19 season and is looking to grow upon that. With some available spots they are open to more players joining.

The team plays in the BBDFL and is usually in the medium to high sections

The Greens were disappointed as many people are, not to finish the 19/20 season and look forward to another year at 9v9 in the BBDFL 20/21 season !

Nigel and Matt


Welcome to the u12 age group page, school year 7 Sept 2020.

This is our little area of grassroots football in Bolton and Bury.

Like many grassroots teams and clubs we have a variety of skill level across our Moss Bank JFC u12 group. We currently have two teams who consistently play at a mid-high level in our blues and greens. Both these teams have a core of children who have been playing grassroots football in Bolton for Moss Bank since a young age, showing how we take children into our care hoping for a long term development not just a quick experience.

This age group has continued to grow in player numbers over time. We have an additional team also, our Whites, who have a fantastic team ethos and spirit and who’s players work hard – week in and week out.

Moss Bank JFC and this age group ethos has always been to welcome any player irrespective of ability or experience, we are sure we can find a home for all players at our u12 age group.

Moss Bank JFC and our Head Of Age Group Mike Thompson are aligned in the belief that anyone of any ability or experience should be able to participate and play football we do this by providing our coaches with as much training and support as possible, developing suitable training sessions appropriate for the player.

To know more about our teams please visit the individual team pages and read about the managers involved.

This great set of coaches is within a club that has what we believe are ‘exceptional’ grassroots facilities.

At our Home HQ Leasing Options Pavilion we have a great 9v9 pitch ideal for u12 grassroots, in addition to this adjacent to the site is the HARRISON’S Captains Clough 9v9 pitch also. MBJFC has additionally invested in taking a lease and investing in upkeep on another nearby grassroots football facility, which will also provide 9v9 pitches on site!

Not many grassroots football clubs can boast the number and definitely not the quality of pitches we have at our disposal.

A testament to the club and its re-investment in the needs of our players.

As the under 12s enter the 2020/21 season they are stepping up to a ‘competitive’ level of football for the first time with all games counting for points in the assigned LEAGUE section. All three of our teams are playing in the BBDFL grassroots football league this season and we wish them all the best of luck.

Finally we hope any new visitors looking for a grassroots u12 teams are interested contact the club or HOAG Mike Thompson as we will be moving to 11 a side football for the following season and as always will welcome any new players to the club.