YEL Update – 10th November 2023

This Update has FIVE important messages this week which we would ask you to please read.

Reminder – This is remembrance weekend
YEL Community Fund
CLUBS OFFER!: Nottingham Forest Women v Newcastle United
Match returns on FT – suspensions and fines
YEL Game Day Hotline

Reminder – This is Remembrance weekend

Reminder to everyone that this is remembrance weekend. We would encourage everyone who wishes to, to hold a minutes applause/silence prior to their games over the weekend to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country safe and allow us the freedom to live our lives in the way we wish to. Please discuss with you opposition manager and any appointed referee how you wish to pay your respects. This is, as always, optional.

YEL Community Fund

All YEL clubs are eligible to apply to the YEL Community fund for a grant. Clubs can apply for a grant of up to £250 as many times as they wish but can only be successful once during the course of the season due to the size of fund that’s available. Grants can be for any number of different projects from supporting managers getting their FA qualifications through to contributions towards club wide development projects. Applications for Period 2 close on 30th November and can be made via Scoreline, selecting YEL Community from the left hand menu. Applications can ONLY be made by club officials. So, if you’re a manager and have a project in mind, speak to your club secretary and get your application in now.

CLUBS OFFER!: Nottingham Forest Women v Newcastle United

Nottingham Forest are currently running the following offer that your club might be interested in ahead of the Women’s home fixture on 19th November against Newcastle United.

Each YEL club will get the option to purchase 10 Free tickets then all extra tickets are half price.

On top of this Nottingham Forest are also offering the ability for the club that sells the most tickets to be able to provide the mascots at the game.

Match returns on FT – suspensions and fines  

Thanks to all coaches who are correctly completing the match returns on Full-Time on time – 99%. For those that aren’t and fall three or more match returns behind, you will have received emails from the YEL advising of suspension of fixtures and an admin fine under League Rule 6(H) ‘failing to follow a management instruction’ Why are you wasting your club’s money? Please ensure that you do respond and update the info by the deadlines set (It’s part your role as a coach and being a member of the YEL) or, better still, do the returns on time in the first place! Four teams have had their fixtures suspended so far this season and received an additional fine. Please don’t be the fifth!

YEL Game Day hotline  

If you have any issues or on the day queries relating to your game only, you can contact the YEL Game Day Hotline number for advice.

07510 305354

Available between 9.30am and 12.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

ONLY AVAILABLE FOR ON THE DAY MATCH RELATED ENQUIRIES – no other issues will be discussed.

Contacting the YEL

If you email the YEL OFFICE – – please ensure you state the team name, age group and playing day so we can quickly deal with the enquiry

Rob Harwood CEO

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