YEL Update 4/11/22

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

BEWARE – Respect Field Officers will be out in force this weekend – ID checks are on their list
Update on fixtures
YEL hotline number

 BEWARE – Respect Field Officers will be out in force this weekend – ID checks are on their list

Our Respect Field Officers will be out in force this weekend observing and reporting on games across the YEL region – Notts, Derbys, Lincs & Leics. Apart from normal respect work they will be monitoring ID checks and team sheet rules which apply to ALL YEL games whether friendly or league.

ID checks are an important part of FA Safeguarding policy. It ensures every player is registered and therefore insured against injury or causing injury. It also ensures fair play – only players who are registered to that squad are involved rather than ‘ringers’ from other higher ability teams. It ensures that the players are all of the correct age for the format being played.

Any teams found not to be completing the ID checks BEFORE THE GAME STARTS will be referred to the YEL Discipline Team. The sanctions they have available to them are declaring the match void if a league fixture – no points for either team and not replayed; awarding the game as it will be classed as an ‘on the day cancellation’ by the offending team; recommending the game is replayed and/or fines particularly if it was a friendly.

ALL teams must carry a paper copy of their squad list, downloaded from Whole Game System, for checking by the opposition. Bringing up the WGS squad list on a phone is acceptable however, it will not be accepted that it wasn’t possible to do this because of phone issues – connectivity, flat battery etc. This is why you should have a paper copy with you at all times.

If you have any issues on the day with carrying out the pre match ID check – opposition not got theirs, not willing to do it etc, you should ring the YEL Gameday hotline – 07510 305354 – for advice from a league official. If you don’t contact the league and it is reported, even if you have tried to show your cards and encountered problems, you will be deemed to have not shown your player ID and will be dealt with accordingly.

Update on fixtures

Fixtures have been updated for 12th/13th November and 19th/20th November. If you still have no game please advertise on the YEL Facebook page or scan through postponed matches. We will be looking at 26th/27th November next week. We can’t go any further with U11 to U14 as it’s getting complicated with leagues, cups and friendlies.

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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