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05 January 2016 (updated 10 January)
It is with great sadness that the CYFL must report the passing last night of our former Referees' Secretary, Russell Price following his battle with cancer. Russell had a relatively successful refereeing career himself, including officiating in a Southern League play-off final, but in recent years had spent a lot of time and effort with young up-and-coming referees (and some older ones as well!) to improve their officiating and to encourage them, and many local referees operating on this League owe a lot to Russell's nurturing. Russell's funeral will be held at 3:30pm on Friday 15 January at Gloucester Crematorium, as per this link.
23 December 2015
Following discussions with the Club, the dates of our League Cup Finals have now been confirmed to be played at Cheltenham Town FC but are different to the provisional dates printed in the League Handbook, as follows -
Saturday 14 May 2016 - Under 9s to Under 13s;
Saturday 21 May 2016 - Under 14s to Under 18s.
11 December 2015
We are in the process of introducing a new style "Player Passport"/ID Card.
Players photos will NOT be on a third party web site.
We are outsourcing production of "Player Passports" that will remain with the team manager and can be used if the player moves Clubs.
All team managers have been sent the appropriate link by Denise Pates who is co-ordinating the current change.
The size of the League has made the pre-season production of player ID cards a huge task for Matt Roberts.
We have been to view the system, carried out "due diligence" and also got "references" from a couple of their
existing larger Clients.
Costs of the initial production of Cards are being met from League funds.
04 September 2015
Denise Pates has put together a guide detailing the responsibilities of team managers before and after games as well as on matchdays, and also containing some answers to FAQs relating to fixtures.
26 August 2015
The GFA have confirmed that although Cheltenham Town have been relegated from the Football League, the Academy is still an authorised Football League Academy and as such under rule 8(A)(ii) any player registered to it may not play for a team in the Cheltenham Youth Football League.
05 June 2015
The League has been advised today by the FA that as part of the FA Respect Awards 2014-15, we have been awarded "Commended Status". This is to reflect the commitment by the League to raising standards of behaviour.
22 May 2015
The FA has again increased the age limit for mixed teams. Girls may now play in mixed teams all the way through to the U18 age group.
01 May 2015
With many teams no doubt about to purchase new kit for next season, attention is drawn to League Rule 9(A), which is directly reproduced from the FA Standard Code of Rules for Youth Football:
No player, including the goalkeeper, shall be permitted to wear black or very dark shirts.
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.