YEL Update 1st September 2023

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

Graham Saville – One minute silence/applause this weekend
YEL Respect traffic light system status
Outstanding league fees
IMPORTANT: Scoreline Update – resetting password info
We’re ready for the new season – Are you?
Reminder of referees’ fees
YEL Game Day Hotline

Graham Saville – One minute silence/applause this weekend

Many of you will have seen the news about Graham Saville – a serving police officer and YEL manager – who, earlier this week, sadly succumbed to his injuries sustained in rescuing another person from the railway at Balderton.
At times like this, the football community comes together. We would like every YEL club/team to show their unity and support for Graham’s family, friends and colleagues by holding a minute’s applause/silence before every YEL game this coming weekend.

A fundraising page has been set up to support Graham’s family –

YEL Respect traffic light system status

All teams that were in the YEL last season should be aware of their Respect traffic light system status going into this new season. If you are unsure of what your status is, ask your club secretary to update you. They can find by logging into Scoreline, selecting my clubs from the left hand menu, then click the blue ‘club’ button on the club card and scrolling to the bottom. Whatever status you were on at the end of last season has rolled through into the start of this season. IT DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY RESET TO GREEN JUST BECAUSE IT’S A NEW SEASON. Reviews by the YEL Respect team take place regularly to determine whether a team moves down a level although you should expect to be kept on the same status level for around six months in order to prove that undesirable conduct has been properly addressed by the club/team.

Outstanding league fees

Firstly, we wish to issue an apology to any clubs who did not receive a notification of outstanding fees prior to the email sent this week. There appears to have been an issue with the system where a few clubs did not receive the reminder at the end of July.

As a result of the above, everyone is good to play this weekend although e would ask that the handful of clubs who have not paid their fees, please do so during the course of the coming week as we do need to apply the rules.

IMPORTANT: Scoreline Update – resetting password info

Thank you for your patience while we completed the recent upgrade to Scoreline. This upgrade has been completed and you can now access Scoreline at

This change required updates to the platform security and you will need to reset your password to access Scoreline. To do this, please follow these steps:

1. Visit &  enter your email address or username. This must match your email/username exactly & NOT include any spaces.

2. Once you have entered this and clicked the button to confirm, you will be automatically sent an email containing a reset link.

3. Click on the link in the email and enter your new password.

Please allow up to 30 MINUTES for your email to arrive and check your junk/spam folders. If you have still not received an email after 30 minutes, please contact to request a manual password reset.

We’re ready for the new season – Are You?


  • Teams – Are all your players registered – A PLAYER CANNOT PLAY in any YEL organised game if they are not registered AND listed on player ID sheet downloaded from WGS
  • Home team – KO time and venue correct on Full-Time – if not, email with details of change you wish to make
  • Home team – confirmed game with opposition
  • ALL teams – SQUAD LIST/PLAYER ID sheets downloaded from WGS. ID checks MUST be done prior to ALL YEL games by managers calling out opposition players names and checking them off.
  • Team sheets printed off, completed & ready to be given to any YEL appointed ref 15 mins before the game.
  • Home team – confirmed the game with YEL appointed referee (U9s-U14s)
  • ALL team contacts – logged into Full-Time and YEL Scoreline – problems? email
  • ALL team contacts – Read the YEL Rules & Regulations available on
  • DON’T FORGET – all teams must respond to SMS text to report the score within 3 hours of the advertised KO time. If you don’t receive an automated text, email the YEL Office immediately after the game to advise us
  • All YEL teams U7s upwards must complete match returns after the game on Full-Time.
  • Anything unclear? Email YEL OFFICE – with your query.

Reminder of referees’ fees

  • Mini soccer (7v7)….£15
  • U11/U12 (9v9)………£25
  • U13/U14 (11v11)….£30

Referees can be paid before or immediately after the game. They must be paid on the day by the home team.

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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