Matt and Simon are the managers of U12’s Whites, 20/21 season.

Both are now entering the 3rd season they have managed the MIGHTY WHITES from 7 a side upwards. Matt and Simon have fostered a fantastic team spirit and an environment where anyone is welcome regardless of skill level, football knowledge or ability. The coaches work tirelessly to develop the player and have a lot of fun along the way! Matches are a big part of the coaching sessions and the coaches are always keeping score!

Don’t tell these guys ‘its only training’ as they love a little competition.

Matt has enjoyed his own personal growth and development as a grassroots coach, starting out supporting another coach – to then take the team on his own after he passed his Level 1 FA award.

Matt has also helped to coach several other Moss Bank teams whenever in need and is a always willing to step in to support the club!

Simon is a strong footballer himself and enjoys passing his football experience onto the eager players he coaches.

Still playing around Bolton, Simon has a wealth of knowledge to give and a half decent finisher too

Both coaches have full FA Manager Level 1, and refer to the FA key  principles within their coaching.

This team has a core group of players who have been together a good number of years at Moss Bank JFC and as such it is a fun team to be a part of, with many shared birthday parties and other events together. After a season in the CPL the team has opted to return to the BBDFL and are excited to match up against some familiar opposition.

This is a welcoming group of players and coaches and they are always open all arms to any prospective players,

The Whites are raring to go at 9v9 in the BBDFL 20/21 season, after the season was cut short in 19/20 these players are definitely ready for a football fix!

Matt and Simon


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.