YEL Update – 20th January

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

Update YEL Office with own referee details
Make sure all payments use the invoice number as a reference
Fair Play Award – Winter season
Medical bags – a timely reminder
YEL meeting featuring England Accreditation briefing from Notts FA
YEL hotline number

Update YEL Office with own referee details  

Whilst referee coverage of YEL games is slowly improving, we are still a long way short of the 90% coverage we have had in the past. If you are one of the teams that has to find your own referee or has a standby qualified referee available to take your game, can you please drop us a quick email with the details of the referee – name, email address and mobile number. This will greatly assist Sarah as she will be able to remove your fixture from the late availability lists that we send out to the whole referees’ list after the initial round of appointments has been made.

Make sure all payments use the invoice number as a reference

CLUB SECS – If you are not responsible for payments can you please pass this Update/message on to your treasurer. Our bookkeeper has requested that everyone makes sure that any payment of a YEL invoice uses the invoice number as a reference. If you are paying multiple invoices at the same time, please drop the YEL office – – a quick email detailing the invoices that have been paid.

Fair play award – Winter season 

We are delighted to announce the list of our Fair Play award winners for the Winter season. Each team will be invited to the YEL Awards in February to receive their awards. Details/invites to follow from YEL Events. Congratulations to all of the teams listed below (no nominations were received for Sunday U14 teams so an additional U14 award has been made to a Saturday team)

Blidworth Bengals (Sat U7)
Edwalton Cavaliers FC Blue (Sat U8)
West Bridgford Colts Rio (Sat U9)
Annesley AFC (Sat U10)
Teversal FC (Sat U11)
Notts County Women (Sat U12)
Moorgreen Colts White (Sat U13)
Lowdham Colts Black (Sat U14)
Willow Wanderers Dragons (Sat U14)

Ravenshead Reds FC (Sun U7)
West Hallam Trojans (Sun U8)
Pegasus Youth Blues (Sun U9)
Aspire FC (Sun U10)
Shirebrook Rangers (Sun U11)
A S Plant Raiders (Sun U12)
Eastwood Athletic Warriors (Sun U13)

Medical bags – a timely reminder

It has been reported that some teams do not have a First Aid Kit bag with them at YEL games or training. Whilst this is not, AMAZINGLY, an FA requirement (no idea why it isn’t!!) it has to be best practice for all coaches to be able to provide support for players who get injured during games or training.

Notts FA are partnered with Kool Pak and this is the link to their website where you can acquire a fully stocked bag.

There is no definitive FA list of what is required but this link lists all of the First Aid items in a standard grassroots First Aid pack. If you have not got a medical bag, you are strongly recommended to speak to your club officials and arrange to get one!

YEL meeting featuring England Accreditation briefing from Notts FA

CLUB SECS/CLUB WELFARE OFFICERS – Reminder for club officials of the YEL meeting at 8pm online on Thursday 26th January 2023 where the main focus will be the briefing from Nottinghamshire FA on the requirements needed to get your club England Football accredited in time for the 2023/24 season. Invites with a link to the meeting have already been sent out. If you have not received yours, please check your junk/spam folders. If you still can’t find it, please email the YEL Office – – and ask for the link to be sent again. Please ensure that your CWO has received their invite as they will need to be part of the process.

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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