This update is specifically for club officials – Secretaries, Treasurers, Chair persons, CWOs, COVID-19 Coordinators – and covers
Return to football video
Risk assessment meetings
RETURN TO FOOTBALL VIDEO
All clubs should circulate to ALL of their members – club officials, managers and parents – the ‘Return to football’ video which has been produced by Nottinghamshire FA. It is only five minutes long but gives you a quick overview of the documents which have been prepared by the national FA.
Thanks to all of the clubs who have registered their COVID-19 Coordinators. However, there are still a handful of clubs that have not supplied their COVID-19 coordinator details to the league. Can these please be updated on Scoreline by Monday 10th August as we need to send out invites to a COVID-19 Coordinators meeting (two dates will be available).
Reminder: Risk Assessments around training and match days MUST be carried out before any football activity restarts. This is FA Guidance! Also ANY opposition official may ask to see your risk assessment in order to ensure their players are playing in a safe environment.
Any Club Official can add the COVID-19 Coordinator
Log in to Scoreline
Click ‘My clubs’ tab at the top of the page
Click the ‘Edit’ tab
Enter the first few letters of the email address of your COVID-19 coordinator – click their name if they are on the list
If they are not showing – message/email the YEL Office – with person’s name, email and mobile
WARNING: To ensure some uniformity of process and to protect our members, The YEL Board have agreed that any club/team who has not entered a COVID-19 Coordinator which could infer that they have not completed the necessary Risk Assessments prior to the start of the season may well have their FIXTURES WITHDRAWN by the YEL as it is a collective responsibility for everyone to keep everybody else safe.
RISK ASSESSMENT MEETINGS
The meetings are designed to help give an idea of what needs to be considered by those who may be struggling to understand the process and work out where to start. They are also a forum to discuss what you have done and get ideas from others. The YEL Community working together will help keep us all as safe as possible.
The meetings will take place at 7pm Thursday 13th August and 7pm Tuesday 18th August. COVID Coordinators are strongly advised to attend to make sure what they have done/are looking to do, is in line with other clubs as we are only as strong as our weakest link. Stephen Rooth from Notts County Girls has very kindly offered to give a presentation and offer some guidance on what a COVID Coordinator should be considering when completing this task. We will also have a 30 mins Q & A session after his presentation.
If anyone wants an additional invite to the meeting who is not a COVID-19 Coordinator, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added to the invite list.
We currently have just over 8,500 players registered (increase of 1,500 since last week) which, given the unprecedented year we have had so far, is very reasonable. We are expecting 16,000 players by the start of the season which means we still have some way to go and just 29 days left for them all to be in! First deadline of 16th August is looming. We need to see at least half a squad (ideally min of 6 players) registered for each team. Having carried out a preliminary check for Saturday teams on Friday 7th, out of the 711 teams entered, over 200 are showing no players at all. Some clubs have not even started entering players. Please get the players loaded as quickly as possible (ensure teams are definitely going to be able to compete) otherwise this could cause major disruption to the fixtures which have been set, if teams are withdrawn at late notice.
Reminder to all treasurers, the deadline for payment of league fees is August 16th, Any club that is experiencing any kind of financial difficulty in paying the league fees should message the CEO via Scoreline messages – select CEO from the dropdown box – giving details.