The development age groups play a very important role within Westdyke Community Club.
The club run development squads for age groups 2005 to 2011.
The Club has in the region of 230 boys and girls who regularly play in the 4v4 and Super 5s festivals - with the focus on fun, teamwork, and learning to play the game in a fun and safe environment.
The 4v4 games are played on small pitches for the youngest age groups, giving them plenty of touches of the ball - which is the best way to develop their skills. They then progress to 5v5 games at eight years of age, when a goalkeeper is introduced and then onto 7v7 matches at age 9. The games remain fun and pressure free with the emphasis on player development.