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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.