The Under 7s team is for players who, from 1st September 2017, will be in Year 2 at school.

The age group is managed by James Gibbs (jamesgibbs1979@gmail.com / 07453 305 290) and Phil Bowler (07398 778835 / Phil.bowler@btinternet.com) assisted by the following coaches:

  • Will Jennings
  • Declan North
  • Shaun Smith
  • David Marshall
  • Chris Joseph
  • Vee Patel
  • Logan Smith
  • Gary Davies
  • Mark Rowley
  • Carl Millingon
  • Martin Scoble
  • Marcus Richardson
  • John Catchpole

6 of our coaching team are FA Licensed Coaches, holding current FA qualifications in coaching, child safeguarding and first aid. All of our coaching staff are CRB checked. During season ‘16/’17 the squad was made up of c.40 regular players of all abilities.

Risborough Rangers JFC coach girls and boys of ALL footballing abilities so whether your child is a budding star or has never played but wants to come and have a go they will be made equally welcome. Players benefit from qualified instruction using the latest methodologies recommended from the FA, they will learn individual skills and personal development as well as collective team development.

Football is about having fun and enjoying regular exercise. Helping players develop will also help to build self-confidence. In the U7’s we are particularly proud of the development of all of our players. We believe, as coaches, that the more competent players become, the more they can influence and engage in the game. The more they can influence and engage in the game the more they will love participating. With that in mind our focus is always on player development.

Please contact James Gibbs (jamesgibbs1979@gmail.com / 07453 305 290) with any queries/questions.

Training is held every Saturday morning starting at 9:30am sharp at Wades Park HP27 9AX We aim to finish at around 11am. Matches are typically held on Sunday.

What to wear/bring
Players are required to wear their club issued kit to EVERY session. It should be clean and well presented. Players are expected to wear studded boots, these should also be clean. SHIN PADS are compulsory. Please also bring water to drink. During poor weather players are expected to wear appropriate warm weather base layers/waterproofs.

Important Notes to Parents
Any player that has a medical condition such as asthma must bring their own personnel medication to all training/matches and have it within easy access at all times. Please ensure any conditions are properly disclosed at registration and the coaching team are made aware.

The U7s training is not a ‘drop and run’ so we ask that parents or guardians remain in attendance during the session or have someone there who is responsible for the player and encourage the players at every opportunity.

Roughly every other Sunday we will be playing matches against other local teams. We are in the U7 West League in the South Bucks Mini Soccer Conference, home matches will be played at Monks Risborough Primary School, HP27 9LZ.  Each ‘team’ tends to consist of 2 ‘squads’ of 5-a-side plus up to 2 subs.

Please click here to view our fixtures list (PDF). 

From time to time we will be invited to play in football tournaments across the local area. Selection for these tournaments is at the discretion of the manager and depends on how many teams we are allowed to enter. Fees are usually between £4-£5 per player and tournaments usually involve between 4 to 5 short 8 to 10 minute matches. Tournaments are a key part of player development,
introducing them to new challenges and competitive environments.


  • 2017/18 Registration: Opens August 31th and MUST be completed by Sept 30th. Please follow link on home page.
  • 2018 RRJFC Presentation Day : TBC
  • 2018 RRJFC Annual Tournament : TBC