A different kind of club...

We’re a kids’ club that happens to play football, not a football club that plays kids. We like to win, but not at the expense of our children’s happiness, confidence and self-esteem. Our kids are far more important than the results on the pitch.

That’s why we don’t ‘pick’ teams – everyone is automatically in a team. And FC Bluestar has no ‘A’ teams. We don’t believe in them. And, The FA agrees with us – they are officially banned nationwide. Our equal teams have an equal chance of winning. Everyone gets equal time on the pitch and takes their equal turn as substitute.

So, when we say anyone can join, we really mean it. Regardless of ability. Any club could handpick players with natural ability. It takes a special club to take on any child and turn them into a confident player. FCB is that special club. Our top class coaches can teach any child to play and to reach their maximum sporting potential. All kids become good players. Good players become great players.

Most of our FC Bluestar teams play as part of the Manchester RESPECT Junior Football League. The league is based on SIX important principles that are the foundation for everything that we do.


We play to learn, not just to win

We don’t have ‘A’ Teams

Every child should get equal time on the pitch

All players should play in all positions

No shouting instructions during games

The loudest sound should be the children playing

Our Principles are supported by our bespoke Code of Conduct that ensures we are developing great people – not just great players. They lay down the rules which we expect parents and children to follow whilst representing FC Bluestar.



 You have a vital role to play in supporting your child and the club. These four simple rules set out what we need you to do:

  • Support your child
  • Support the club
  • Support the team
  • Set a good example


Training and matches should be fun but there are five simple rules we expect you to stick to:

  • Listen to your coaches
  • Try your hardest
  • Respect others
  • Play fairly
  • Come prepared