Cheltenham Youth Football League
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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
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.
15 May 2014
The GFA has a page on its
containing documents needed to obtain sanction for summer tournaments, and a list of sanctioned tournaments. Note that tournaments which are not sanctioned may fall foul of issues such as liability insurance, and registered referees may not officiate.
08 May 2014
Congratulations to the winners of the Sportsmanship awards listed below, who will receive an invitation for representatives of their squad to attend the presentation evening on 19 May.
U9 - Bishops Cleeve Colts Rovers
U10 - FC Lakeside Reds
U11 - Churchdown Panthers Reds
U12 - FC Lakeside Reds
U13 - Leckhampton Rovers Cheetahs
U14 - Charlton Rovers Blues
U15 - Gotherington Juniors
U16 - Rodborough Hawkes
06 May 2014 (update)
The League has received the sad news of the passing of Keith Clark, one of the Management Committee members and Chairman of Churchdown Panthers, and expresses its condolences to Keith's family
Keith's funeral is on Wednesday 14 May at Gloucester Crematorium, 3pm.
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.
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
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.
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