Founded in 2002, the club was awarded FA Charter Standard in 2009. It has grown each year since formation and currently has over 260 players spread across 23 teams, covering 10 different age groups, from under 6 through to under 18. We offer football for both boys and girls and have had many mixed teams over the years. Lymm Piranhas is a grass roots football club that celebrates all footballing ability and strives to make every player the best they can be.
We are run entirely by volunteers and this is integral to our philosophy. We are committed to long term player development, which runs in parallel to supporting parents in becoming FA qualified coaches. We believe this combination provides the best way to generate a fun, positive environment for nurturing talent whilst facilitating strong links with our community.
Our football journey starts in the foundation phase with the under 6 development squad enjoying a year of fun games and ball mastery skill sessions. This prepares the children for the transition to mini soccer matches played in the U7 – U11 age groups. At this age football skills are allowed to develop and flourish within the full range of positions and without the pressure of published results or league tables. The teams are competitive and we celebrate our victories but winning isn’t everything as we want our players to be confident in experimenting and taking risks as they develop their skills.
From U12 – U18 is the youth phase where players begin to establish their preferred positions whilst still being given opportunities to experiment in others. The club maintains a policy of equal game time for all and different players start as substitutes each week. The outcome of games are now reflected in a league table which provides a way to measure overselves against other clubs in the area.
We are affiliated to the Warrington Junior Football League and play our matches at a number of venues around the village. The club is working towards establishing its own home at a single location and thus providing a focal point for all our activities.