Changes agreed in mixed football

PUBLISHED: 08:49 24 May 2013

The FA has agreed changes to mixed football age groups for 2013/14 (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

The FA has agreed changes to mixed football age groups for 2013/14 (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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A change to the age limit at which boys and girls can play football in the same teams has been unanimously voted in by the Football Association, who have increased the mixed football age group to include under-15s.

The resolution to increase the mixed football age limit from under-14s to under-15s was approved last week by the FA’s shareholders at their annual general meeting after the FA Board, FA Executive and FA Council agreed the proposal.

The change will come into effect for the forthcoming 2013/14 season and will enable the FA to conduct further research into mixed football at this older age group.

Kelly Simmons, Director of the National Game and Women’s Football at The FA, said: “This is really great news and we are delighted that the FA shareholders fully supported the rule change to enable boys and girls to play in the same teams,

“if they wish to do so, up to the under-15s age limit. The most important thing is to give girls who want to play football the choice.”

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