YEL Update – 3rd November 2023

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

YEL Community Fund
No heading pilot continues for U7s, U8s & U9s
YEL Game Day Hotline

YEL Community Fund

All YEL clubs are eligible to apply to the YEL Community fund for a grant. Clubs can apply for a grant of up to £250 as many times as they wish but can only be successful once during the course of the season due to the size of fund that’s available. Grants can be for any number of different projects from supporting managers getting their FA qualifications through to contributions towards club wide development projects. Applications for Period 2 close on 30th November and can be made via Scoreline, selecting YEL Community from the left hand menu. Applications can ONLY be made by club officials. So, if you’re a manager and have a project in mind, speak to your club secretary and get your application in now.

No heading pilot continues for U7s, U8s & U9s

REMINDER: The YEL is part of The FA trial to remove heading from children’s football for a second season. This covers ALL U7-U9 games. We would welcome feedback from coaches both positive and negative – with examples to back up the comments – which we can pass on to The FA. Visit Scoreline and select the menu item ‘Feedback’ from the left hand menu.

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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