Kickstart YFL are delighted to announce some exciting new initiatives for the 2021-22 season.



Kickstart Academy are pleased to announce the recruitment of our NEW Head Of Coaching.

Notts FA Mentor and Ex Derby co. / Nottingham Forest Academy coach



Our team of highly qualified coaches and mentors will be providing quality coaching and mentoring to support the development of all players along with coaches and referees in the Mansfield & Ashfield Community

For more details and how to get involved please click on the links below.

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Our Mission

To ensure and provide a safe and caring environment for children to participate, learn, develop and enjoy playing football regardless  of gender, ethnicity, faith, or ability.

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Utilising the FA 4 corner model as the development pathway our vision is to provide opportunities for players to maximise their potential as players and people and to inspire a life long love of the game of football.

Our Vision

We will encourage coaches operating within our league to take age-appropriate qualifications and will offer additional support via The  KSA Coaches Association which will provide theoretical and practical support helping them to provide positive playing experiences.

Our aim is to provide development opportunities for players and coaches affordable to all.

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Our Core Values

                                                                                                  The KSA's values and ways of behaving are what we strive towards in                                                                                                          grassroots football.

  • Progressive – always looking to reflect and improve

  • Respectful – leading by example to inspire positive behaviour

  • Inclusive- Offering opportunities to all children and people of any age, ethnicity, and background.

  • Quality – What we do we do well

  • Continuous learning – we will encourage and provide learning opportunities for players and coaches

  • Trust- To build an open and honest relationship with our community

  • Care for our community – We serve and support our community

To increase participation through improving standards. We are looking to improve all areas of our offering, from the number of car parking spaces available, through to the 

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Our Pledge

availability of catering facilities, improvements to refereeing standards, improved pitch maintenance, longevity and quality. Additional entertainment and stalls periodically across all venues. Everything that affects us all is on the radar and will be scrutinised to find any way in which we can improve our service to our members.

New Kickstart Youth Football Academy  Developments


Children aged 6 - 12 years

Coaching programme based on the FA 4 corner model for players of all abilities to maximise their potential and develop their skills as not only a player but as a person. The KSADC coaching syllabus has been designed by former Derby Co. and Nottingham Forest Academy Coach Stewart Rowley in his new role as Head Of Coaching at KSADC


All Managers

The Kickstart Coaches Association has been set up to provide additional support for coaches of all levels and will provide monthly 90 minute workshops including practical and theory sessions which will conclude with a coaches Q&A. Sessions will be delivered by Qualified UEFA Coaches in a professional club environment.

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Girls only aged 5 - 11 Years

Wildcats are centres for girls aged 5 - 11 who want to get involved with football for the very first time or want the opportunity to play with other girls their own age. At Wildcats, Girls are able to playfootball in a fun a friendly environment which provides the perfect setting for Girls to meet new friends, build confidence and stay active.


Children aged 4 - 6 Years

Introduce your little mini kickers to football at an early age. All sessions are developed specifically for this age group by experienced qualified FA coaches providing a fun and playful syllabus, not only getting the physical benefits but also helping to develop their social skills and FUNdamental movements required for many other sports.

New Kickstart Youth Football League Developments


Under 7's - Under 12's

Due to popular demand, we are pleased to announce our NEW SATURDAY central venue youth football league based around Mansfield & Ashfield areas. Starts September 2021. Applications now open for Clubs and Teams to join the Kickstart Community for Saturday Football Under 7's to Under 12's 2021/22 Season.

Call for more details.


Children aged 14 Years & Over

Join the growing community of Kickstart Referees and enjoy all of the benefits that come with it. Our comprehensive courses are run by Nottinghamshire FA and include everything you need to start your refereeing journey. Once qualified you can take advantage of our Referee Workshops to expand your confidence and knowledge and there is always support on site at every game. You are never alone.