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06 February 2014
At the mid-season General Meeting, a strong message was delivered to the clubs regarding mis-behaviour towards referees. A copy of the accompanying written document is
. There will be repercussions if behaviour doesn't improve.
30 January 2014
A reminder that the deadline for transfers, or for re-registering players who have already been registered in the CYFL this season is 31 January. The only registrations permitted after this date is of players who have not been registered in the CYFL this season, which is permitted until 31 March.
28 January 2014
The GFA have issued guidelines for clubs organising summer tournaments following the FA's review of Youth Football which has been implemented this season. The advice is available at the
12 September 2013
A reminder of the change to the Laws of Mini-Soccer (7v7 football) which now introduce a retreat line at goal-kicks. Please refer to Law 16: Goal Kick in The
FA Laws for Mini-Soccer
A player of the defending team kicks the ball from any point within the penalty area.
Opponents must retreat to their own half until the ball is in play. The defending team does not have to wait for the opposition to retreat and has the option to restart the game before should they choose to.
The ball is in play when it is kicked directly out of the penalty area.
04 September 2013
It is compulsory for teams to exchange Player Registration Cards with their opponents before each fixture
. Following a GFA decision during a hearing last season, the following should be noted:
If a team does not have a card for a player then that player is ineligible and must not play in the match.
If a team has no cards for the entire team (or if only 6 cards or less are available), then the match must not take place. The facts must be reported to the League who will deal with it as a broken fixture, and the defaulting team should pay the referee his/her entire fee and expenses.
If any game takes place then no protest will be entertained thereafter relating to the failure to exchange or produce player ID cards.
21 May 2013
Please note that the FA AGM approved a change to the age limit at which boys and girls can play football in the same teams in 2013/14. The mixed football age limit has increased from U14s to U15s.
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