YEL Update – 24th March 2023

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

End of season information
Cup final advertising opportunities
Invoice payment terms – end of season
YEL Game Day hotline number

End of season information

REMINDER:  YEL League Reg 10 states, the Spring season for league fixtures ends 30th April unless extended by the league. We’ve deemed it necessary to arrange the odd fixture in the first week of May. This will not be extended again and is a final decision. We’re trying to complete all fixtures by April 30th which will include some midweek games for sides who we consider are local to each other. It will be at the league’s discretion to arrange any fixtures during the first week in May. We’re fully aware of the King’s coronation on Sat May 6th but we need time to make arrangements/send out invitations to the successful teams who’ll be eligible for the Spring season YEL Awards in June.

Please note: As per League Regs, any fixtures which are arranged by the league for a May date and then subsequently cancelled by one team, will be treated as an on the day cancellation and referred to the YEL Discipline Team where they will almost certainly be awarded against the cancelling team.

Cup final advertising opportunities

We are delighted to offer businesses the opportunity of taking a 4m x 2.5m advertising space at our upcoming cup finals in May.

Companies to supply a UPVC 4m x 2.5m banner – Advertising space for the weekend is £200

More details can be obtained from

Adverts must comply with FA regulations around appropriate content for Youth football.

Invoice payment terms – end of season

Payment terms: YEL invoice payment terms are 14 days from the date of the invoice. The YEL Office is currently updating those close clubs with outstanding invoices. Unpaid invoices can lead to teams having their fixtures suspended until they account is brought up to date.

Advance notice: All outstanding invoices relating to the 2022/23 season need to be settled by May 31st in order for clubs/teams to be readmitted into the 2023/24 season.

Please share this information with your Club Treasurer.

YEL Game Day hotline number

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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