YEL Update – 31st May 2024

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

Advanced notice of addition to our 2024-25 League Regulations
AGM reminder
Team names for 2024-25 season

Advanced notice of addition to our 2024-25 League Regulation

This has been part of FA Safeguarding policy for a number of years. Our parent County FA is now keen to underline this hence it being added to our League Regs. As a league we endorse it and fully support it.

Every team playing affiliated football must have TWO qualified coaches at ALL football activities – training and matches. This mandatory FA requirement is being incorporated into our League Regulations 2024-25. This is a safeguarding requirement to protect both players and coaches. The League Regulation will state:

League Regulation 1(iv) Coach/Manager requirements for a registered YEL team
As part of the YEL’s parent County FA rules, each team playing in the YEL must have two coaches with in-date qualifications registered to the team on Club Portal who should be present at YEL organised matches and all training activities. Qualifications required to be compliant:

Coach one: must hold ALL of the following:

• In-date accepted DBS
• FA Level 1 / Introduction to Coaching Football (I2CF) Qualification (Min)
• In-date Safeguarding Children Course / Recertification
• In-date Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF)

Coach two: must hold a minimum of the following:

• In-date accepted DBS
• In-date Safeguarding Children Course / Recertification
• In-date Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF) OR In-date FA Sudden Cardiac Arrest Module & In-date FA Concussion Module

It is advisable for the team to have a parent with an in date DBS and Safeguarding Children certificate who can stand in (don’t need to actively take part in the training session/coaching on game day) should one of the coaches be unavailable rather than cancelling a game or training session.

A close up of a computerDescription automatically generatedAGM Reminder

The AGM will be held online at 8pm on Thursday 13th June. It’s league rules that every club has a representative present. If the club secretary is unavailable, another club official (or proxy notified to the league in advance) should attend. There is a fine for any clubs that don’t attend.

The 14 Day notice has gone out to all club secs listed on Scoreline. Any club secretary that hasn’t received it, check spam/junk. If you still can’t find it email

A link to the meeting and details of how to vote will be sent out three days before the meeting.

A group of people on a fieldDescription automatically generatedTeam names for 2024-25 season

If you enter two or more teams at the same age group playing on the same day, it is essential that both teams have a distinguishing name/colour after them. We cannot accept just a club name for one team and a colour/name for another.

Eg YEL United FC U12 and YEL United FC U12 Red – no longer acceptable.

Examples of what are acceptable YEL Utd U12 Blue & YEL Utd U12 Red or YEL United U12 Warriors & YEL United U12 Trojans

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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