Marist Football Club
We are already two months into our newly expanded school of excellence (Marist youth football program) and there has been a lot of progress happening and more children attending every Saturday 8am-11am at DC Park/Panatina field.
We have registered more than 500 children aged from 4 to 16 years old. Headed by Juliano Schmeling and Patrick Miniti, the program features age appropriate group, pitch and goal sizes which alone with more child friendly approach to competition, aim to improve the experience of football for those taking the first steps in the game. The club is committed to continue raising young footballers and recently we received a lot of positive feedbacks from parents and the public.
A big focus for us is the complete development of young players, so making sure that yes we groom and educate them on the pitch, and also give them opportunities to grow and excel. We provide a platform to ensure our young players play in safe, supportive, and positive environment.
Running youth football development program effectively requires dedication, sacrifice and hard work; principally from our hard working coaches, the young players and parents. Working together we hope to continue develop our younger generations to become good footballers for the future. We believe that dedication and passion for the game is what makes Marist youth football program so special.
All the children are divided to their respective group age.
- U7s and U8s 5v5 format
- U10s and U12s 7v7 format
- U14s and U16s 9v9 format
Age appropriate pitch and goal sizes
- More touches of the ball
- More goals and scoring attempt
- Increased enjoyment
- Develop technical skills
- Provides better preparation for 11 aside football
Marist youth football program provides opportunities for every young children in Solomon Islands to learn football and groom them to become fine footballers.
At the end of the Telekom S-League season 2017/18, the club will organise a youth tournament for each respective age groups. The tournament will mark the 30th anniversary celebration of Marist football club. Marist 30th Anniversary celebration.