YEL Update 11/02/22

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

Presentation Day
Under 8s Match returns
International Youth Football Tournament at Disneyland Paris – Easter 2022
Contact referee
SNAP Sponsorship

Presentation Day – Reminder to invited teams

Reminder to everyone of the dates for our Awards Day. Winter season – Saturday 14th May 2022. Spring season – Saturday & Sunday 11th/12th June 2022.

The Winter season awards will be held on Saturday 14th May at the Royal Concert Hall. All those teams who are Champions/Runners Up have been invited already by email. In order to confirm you are coming and to help us work out the running order, you need to confirm with the YEL Office – – that you are coming and have sent a £40 per team deposit to the following account details:

Name: YEL Events
Sort Code: 54-10-23
Account Number: 19315503

When making payments online, you need to confirm your team name and age ground and playing day. Deadline for notifying the league of your attendance/non attendance is Monday 14th February 2022.
Full details of the event will be sent out in due course but it is important we know numbers now.

Under 8s – completing match returns

FOR U8s TEAM ADMINS/MANAGERS – Firstly, a big thank you to all current U8s teams who have already tried this. 100% success rate! Just a reminder to those who haven’t, now is a good time for current U8 managers (2022/23 season U9s) to start getting into the habit of completing match returns on Full-time. Whilst it is not currently a mandatory requirement, as you are U8s, it does become so when you get to U9s. This is the single biggest, easily avoidable fine in the list of fines that can be imposed. Incomplete match returns account for 75% of the fines raised by the league. Get ahead of the game and get into the habit. Here is a link to a video on showing you how to complete a match return –

International Youth Football Tournament at Disneyland Paris – Easter 2022

A word from Sport Experiences about this opportunity for clubs with
U10-U15 Boys and
U13 & U15 Girls

Our long-running partnership with Disneyland Paris® has been a continued success and given thousands of children once-in-a-lifetime experiences. With the recent travel restrictions caused by Covid-19, many of us have been unable to travel and it’s a shame that many children have missed out on holidays and other opportunities. We have worked hard to produce new Covid-19 insurance policies to ensure that our customer’s money is safe. We want to reassure everyone that we have taken everything into account so that you can all have absolute peace of mind. Things are now moving in the right direction with overseas travel and we think it’s about time kids had fantastic experiences abroad which they will remember forever, playing the sport they love. It’s only £50pp deposit to secure each place!
We are on hand should you have any concerns or questions – simply call 020 8335 4949 for a chat and let’s get your club to Disneyland Paris® this April!

Brochure available from website

Additional details are available at

Contact your referee to confirm the game AND if the game is postponed

It is vitally important that you contact your YEL appointed referee as soon as you receive notification from full-time of a referee appointment. If you don’t, there is every likelihood you will be referred to the YEL Discipline Team for failing to follow league rules and end up not being appointed referees in the future.

Also, if your game is postponed or cancelled, you must contact your referee to advise them. No point in just notifying the opposition and forgetting the referee. If you have confirmed the game and forgotten to notify them of a postponement and they turn up, they will be entitled to their full fee from you.





SNAP Sponsorship

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Game Day Hotline
If you have any match day queries when at your game – Saturday or Sunday – and need advice, contact the YEL Game Day Hotline. It is monitored by YEL staff and is available between 9.30am and 12.30pm for match day queries only.

07510 305354

Rob Harwood CEO

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