YEL Update – 25th November

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

Postponement due to pitches being unplayable
Play off rules if scores are level at the end of normal time
YEL community fund – Grants of up to £250 available
Cancelling fixtures from December 1st onwards
YEL hotline number

Postponement due to pitches being unplayable

Reminder to everyone. Before you notify your players, opposition and any appointed referee that a game is cancelled for weather related issues, the league expects all teams to check with their opposition to see if the game can be reversed. If we are aware that this has not been done and the opposition would have been in a position to host the game, the postponement will be referred to the YE Discipline team.

Play Off rules if scores are level at the end of normal time

For those teams in play off games, this is a reminder that if the scores are level at the end of normal time, the game finishes and the position is shared. There is NO extra time or penalties.

League Regulations 18. Play Off Matches
i. The league reserves the right to arrange play off games at the end of each season for any U9 teams upwards who finish a league in joint position for Champions or Runners Up.
ii. The match will be played at the ground of the original away team if a neutral venue is not provided.
iii. If the play off involves three teams in a three way play off, the league will decide on the venue
based on home matches played.
iv. Unless notified by the league, play off matches will be played over the standard time period for the
age group.
v. Should the scores be level at the end of the normal period of play, the result will be a draw and the
league position will be shared – ie Joint Champions or Joint Runners Up,
vii. NOTE: Shared Runners Up does not automatically guarantee promotion for both/all teams on
equal points.

YEL community fund – Grants of up to £250 available

Does your club have a current project? Wanting to subsidise a couple of players to take the referees course? Looking to get a coach through the ‘Introduction to Coaching’ course? The YEL Community Fund provides grants to YEL member clubs for all sorts of different worthwhile projects. There’s 4 application periods throughout the year. Applications for Period 2 end on Nov 30th so their still time to apply. Go to for details – Apply through YEL Scoreline – YEL Community Fund menu item.

Cancelling fixtures from December 1st onwards

Reminder of the League Regulation 14

Postponement of a Winter season fixture – When a home team cancels a Winter league fixture, the YEL reserves the right to reverse the fixture, should it be rearranged. First cancellations will cease to be available from December 1st. Any match cancelled from December 1st onwards will be treated as an on the day cancellation and will be referred to the YEL Discipline 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 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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