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14 March 2016
The Application Form for Season 2016/17 is now in the Download section of this website. You will also find the Membership Agreement which needs to be signed and submitted by each Club applying for membership of CYFL next season.
3 March 2016
CYFL regrets to announce that we are unable to host our Cup Finals at Cheltenham Town Football Club this year.
Despite agreeing the dates in July 2015 and then having to change them at short notice in December, CTFC can no longer guarantee any dates at all. Rather than play a waiting game, we have managed to secure an alternative venue which means that the finals can, with one exception, continue as planned.
The League Committee is extremely disappointed that Cheltenham Town, the sponsors of our league, have made this decision as we know this is one of the highlights of the season for the boys and girls playing in the Cheltenham Youth Football League, many of whom will only ever have this experience once.
At no point did we imagine we would have to consider playing the finals elsewhere; we have always b elieved this is a great opportunity for the club to get more involved on the day and in local youth football generally. At the same time, we are very grateful to Bishops Cleeve Football Club, who at short notice have agreed to host our finals on the following days:
Saturday 21 May - CYFL Finals Day 1 (Under-14 to Under-18)
Sunday 22 May - CYFL Finals Day 2 (Under-9 to Under-13)
Further details regarding the schedule will be conveyed to the successful clubs/teams in due course
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.