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03 December 2014
Please note that for health reasons, Russell Price has stepped down for the time being from his role as Referees Secretary for the Cheltenham Youth Football League.
The Acting Referees Secretary is Stephen Pearce, tel 07825 538834, email firstname.lastname@example.org , to whom all correspondence regarding referees should be addressed. He will be assisted by Denise Pates and Matt Roberts.
06 November 2014
The Management Committee is pleased to welcome Nico Goymer, Leckhampton Rovers Lemurs under 10s team manager, who has been co-opted as an Ex-Officio member - we are still needing more help, a Treasurer and other Ex-Officios!
06 September 2014
The League has circulated its September newsletter, which in particular has details of procedures and requirements which are different to last season following changes voted through at the AGM in June. Newsletters will be accessible via the relevant section of the website. The September Newsletter can be found here.
03 September 2014
The Mini-Soccer referees course has had to be postponed. This is due to delays from the FA in getting the course materials to the Gloucestershire FA, due to the numbers who wish to take the course. It will be rearranged either for later this month or early October.
09 July 2014
The League is joining forces with the GFA to hold a course to train Mini-Soccer referees. This will take place in Central Cheltenham on 06 September. This is an ideal chance for players aged 14 years old upwards to gain an appreciation of the referees position and to use the qualification to earn some money officiating in mini-soccer matches on Saturday mornings. Anyone interested should contact Referees Secretary Russell Price in the first instance either by email or on 07986 286226.
06 June 2014
The League held its AGM on 05 June, and among the key decisions taken were the introduction of an U18 Division, and a change in the time U11 football is played to Saturday mornings. We also welcome 15 new member clubs and wish them an enjoyable time in the Cheltenham Youth League.
Long-serving Chairman Steve Mattos has also stepped down, but will remain on the Management Committee as League Welfare Officer. Everyone is very appreciative of the enthusiasm and attention to detail Steve has contributed during his 29 year involvement in Youth Football, and we are pleased he will continue to be available to offer his experience.
Nigel Newport-Black will now assume the mantle of Chairman and we are sure everyone will wish him well in this new role.
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 attached. There will be repercussions if behaviour doesn't improve.
4 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.