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JUNIOR football is poised for a major overhaul with a switch to summer football.

The Russell Foster Tyne and Wear Youth League have plans in place to create a new season for children aged ten and under, running from June to May, but with two major breaks – the summer school holidays and no football at all in December, January and February.

The new schedule will affect around 180 mini-soccer teams – who play seven-a-side games – and is intended to make recent winter woes a thing of the past.

This season, the league has had to cancel 12 weekends in a row, due to frozen or waterlogged pitches, going way back to November 20.