YEL Update 18/11/22

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

Don’t let your players down by not completing pre match player ID checks
Shortage of referees
Update on fixtures – cancelled matches this weekend
YEL hotline number

Don’t let your players down by not completing pre match player ID checks

We can’t emphasise enough the importance of Pre match player ID checks. Failure to do so could result in games being awarded/voided.

For those in any doubt as to what constitutes a player ID check – we recommend the following steps:

• Before leaving for your game, print off a player ID sheet from Whole Game System for your squad
• Prior to the game starting, take your player ID sheet to the opposition manager
• Swap ID sheets with them
• Call the players in. You check off the opposition players names and match them to the images
• Opposition does the same to your players
• Once you are both happy – swap the sheets back and put them away
• The Referee does not need to see the ID sheet.  You should each give any officially appointed referee a team sheet listing the players who are starting (inc shirt numbers) and list those on the bench.

If you have any problems or issues, ring the YEL Hotline on the day for advice07510 305354

Available 9.30am – 12.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Shortage of referees this weekend

YEL Referees appointments have provided the following information for the Update. We are fully aware that there are many ‘last game of the season’ title deciders across the YEL age groups this weekend which is a credit to the grading and ability based divisions of the league. Sadly, we are unable to cover some important games due to the ongoing shortage of referees; the fact that many new referees are only into their 2nd/3rd games and the limited distance they can travel due to their age and not having their own transport. We ask that all teams without referees respect the decisions that stand in club officials/parents make and that those who are officiating do their best to provide a level playing field for the players. Good luck to all of our teams battling it out for honours this weekend.

Update on fixtures – Cancelled matches this weekend

  • If the home pitch is unplayable, teams will be expected to switch to away ground if pitch available similar time!!
  • Please prioritise U11-U14 games to be played if possible
  • U7/U8 – cancellations will be deleted
  • U9/U10 – cancellations will be rescheduled mid Dec
  • U11 to U14 – CUP matches scheduled 26/27 Nov will NOT be moved, Any postponed match is likely to be 3rd/4th December

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 9.30am – 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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