YEL Update – 20th October

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

ADVANCED WARNING – SEVERE penalties are coming
Team sheets
Fixtures this weekend – weather
YEL Game Day Hotline

ADVANCED WARNING – SEVERE penalties are coming

Enough publicity has been given regarding handing a team sheet to an appointed YEL Referee prior to the game and carrying out proper ID checks by calling out the opposition players names not just looking at an opposition manager’s phone. Gentle reminders do not seem to have worked and some teams seem to think these rules don’t apply to them and they can get away with not abiding by them?

As we have absolutely no desire to fine teams, we are giving everyone 11 weeks notice  that as of January 1st SEVERE FINANCIAL PENALTIES will be imposed on U9-U14 teams not supplying teams sheets to referees for all YEL organised games – friendly, league or cup – (Only required where there is an officially appointed YEL referee through Full-Time) – £20 for 1st offence; £40 for 2nd offence; £80 for 3rd and any subsequent offences.

Failure to carry out a proper ID check prior to the game will also be severely sanctioned with a £100 fine

U9-U14 If you are not already completing a team sheet and giving it to officially appointed YEL Referees, this is fair warning. ACT NOW and get into the habit of doing it.

U7-U14 – All age groups should be carrying out an ID check. If you are not doing this, ACT NOW and get into the habit of carrying a printed paper version of your registered players and ensure you swap it with your opposite number and carry out a proper ID check by calling out the players’ names.

Really disappointed it has had to come to this but the rules must be adhered to and YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Don’t be the first to receive a massive fine in 2024 – abide by the rules!

Team sheets

We have noticed on some referee reports that managers are using squad lists as team sheets. Do not use a squad list as a team sheet. This is a safeguarding issue. Please use a Team Sheet which can be downloaded from
It can be found under the managers and coaches section – – Download a YEL team sheet.

Fixtures this weekend – weather

If your game is not going ahead, home teams must:

Notify the opposition and get confirmation back that they have received it.

Notify any appointed referee and get confirmation back that they have received it.

Notify the league.

If you receive an SMS text for a game that has not been played due to the weather, enter P-P as the score

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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