Why aren’t kick-off times the same each week?

Each team’s fixtures generally alternate between home and away. When matches are at home, the Nova United league secretary will allocate pitches and kick-off times. Different age groups require different pitch sizes and we have four pitches to meet these needs.

Of course teams who need the same size of pitch can’t all use it at once, so we have to stagger start times. Some age groups are allocated referees by the FA, which means those fixtures have to be co-ordinated to make best use of the referees’ time and they, therefore, take priority.

When a team has an away match the kick-off time is a matter for the hosting club, which will often have similar considerations as those outlined above. The facilities available also vary greatly club by club.

If your child thinks this season might be the time to get involved in football, we’d love to see them. You can get in touch by emailing us at: enquiry@novaunitedfc.co.uk