YEL Update – 8th September 2023

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

Be prepared – HOT!
Results – Important information
Team sheets & ID checks
YEL Game Day Hotline

Be prepared – HOT!

This weekend is set to be one of the warmest of the summer. All teams are asked to pass this message on to the players & parents who will be watching the games.

Ensure all players have sufficient water before, during and after the game

Ensure players have adequate water breaks during each half

Spectators/subs are advised to seek shade. If none available, use sun hats/caps and umbrellas

All players/spectators to wear appropriate sun protection

Look out for any signs that players are struggling and need a rest/water break

Ensure your medical bag is up to date

We want to keep all of our players and spectators safe during this unusual weather for the time of year. This is not an exhaustive list. Please be sensible when it comes to everyone’s safety.

Results – Important information

Scores should be submitted straight away (max 3 hours after the advertised kick off time on Full-Time)

DO NOT enter half time score

DO NOT do live goals on matchday app

AGREE FINAL SCORE WITH OPPOSITION before texting the result by SMS

Only report the score via SMS text (nothing else)

If you do not receive the SMS text, email the YEL Office with your team name, age group and playing day – – (club will need to ensure your details are in WGS with a mobile number)

Last week 50 result errors which all had to be checked manually!

CORRECT WAYS TO REPORT A SCORE BY SMS TEXT – just the score or short codes with score and hyphen (NOT ‘v’) MUST BE HOME TEAM SCORE FIRST, THEN AWAY TEAM SCORE

MS06 2-5 WW24
Mp10 3-1 ey17


H 3 – 1 A
H 2 – A 3
H – A 0 – 2

Team sheets & ID checks

As we are in the early days of September we appreciate people are getting used to the return to football. In light of this we have been very lenient and not issued any fines for not completing ID checks or giving team sheets to the official referees.

Team sheets have to be given to the referee before the start of the game IF there is an officially appointed YEL referee.

Our referees are required to complete reports on every YEL game they officiate so we will know if teams have failed to do ID checks/provide team sheets. This is a League Rule/Regulation, voted in at the AGM. There is no excuse for this as the need for ID checks and team sheets has been heavily advertised in the weeks leading up to the season start date.

Our role, as league administrators, is to apply the rules as approved. Please be aware that fines for not adhering to the League Rules/Regulations will start to be issued shortly. Those teams that have not been doing this will know who they are. Please do not be surprised if your Treasurer/Club secretary makes contact having received a fine asking the question why the rules are not being followed.

EXPLANATION OF HOW AN ID CHECK IS DONE – At the game, you should have your printed ID sheet of players/photos downloaded from Whole Game System. Before the match, go to your opposition manager and exchange sheets. Call in the players from both teams. Call out the names of the opposition players on the sheet in front of you whilst the opposition manger does the same for your players. Exchange sheets back. If any players are not on the list THEY CANNOT PLAY as the are not league registered. This applies to YEL organised friendlies, league matches and cup games. Any issues, call the YEL Hotline – number at the bottom of the Update

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

Leave a comment