Please can you ensure that all your managers are aware of this deadline day.
Just a polite reminder that the last day for the registration players or submitting transfers for this season is 9pm on Thursday 1st March.
Please can you ensure that all your managers are aware of this deadline day.
The first awards from the M & S Waters Services Get Things Right Scheme will be made in the first week of March 2018.
The League Officers are at present reviewing the Respect / Sportsmanship Marks for the first few weeks of 2018, along with each teams on and off the field of play discipline and their administration record.
So look out for a Member of the League's Management Committee strolling up to one of your games with a nice New Bespoke Mitre Match Ball tucked under their arm.
Central Beds council have identified the football pitches at Barton as development land for 166 new houses, as part of their Local Plan, with no firm commitment to relocate us. This is a major threat to the existence of the club, and of course the loss of the facility for all of us. We need to object to this development urgently, as the deadline for objections is next Tuesday 20th February 2018
SAVE BARTON ROVERSSTOP OUR PITCHES FROM BEING DESTROYED
What Is Being Proposed?
Luton Road Sports Field is used by Barton Rovers and Barton Rovers Youth Football Clubs, it is 17 acres of green open space currently set out as 11 football pitches along with a changing pavilion.
These facilities were originally built using s106 money to compensate / enhance the village on the back of the Grange Road estate village extension development some years back.
The site has been further enhanced by grants from The Football Foundation and The Lottery Fund to build the pavilion and also install vital drainage.
Central Bedfordshire Council want to concrete over this green space with 166 new houses as part of their Local Plan
There are NO proposed relocation sites being put forward by Central Beds, they are relying on developers to provide an alternative site!
How Will It Affect Us?
Barton Rovers and Barton Rovers Youth currently run 22 teams that use the pitches at the Sports Field.
This affects over 300 registered players, ranging in age from 10 years old to adults.
If this development goes ahead, without a full and complete replacement of the facility, then 300 children will lose their football club, as well the loss of valuable accessible open space for the enjoyment of the community.
Other local organisations that use the facility include Ramsey Manor Football Club, who traditionally stage their annual football festival on the pitches.
The Chiltern Youth Football League use the facility for their end of season cup finals days, which attract dozens of teams of all ages from all over the area.
The Bedfordshire Youth Football League have also staged their cup finals at the facility.
This will not only affect the people of Barton, but will affect football teams from all over Bedfordshire, who will lose access to a fantastic set of football pitches.
How To Object
You can object to this development in the following ways:
Objection Form for Under 18s
ALL OBJECTIONS MUST BE IN BY
Thank you for your support, and please spread the word
Barton Rovers Youth Football Club
Thank you to all the Clubs that are making their payments to the league by BACs. It is much appreciated.
Could clubs please make sure they include a reference number or details of the payment and notify the League Treasurer when the payment has been made.
Thank you for your help and co-operation
M & S Water Services are pleased to announce that they have increased their sponsorship of the M & S Water Services Chiltern Youth Football League to support the introduction of the
'Get Things Right' awards.
Teams who get their administration right, on the field of play and touchline, good Respect Marks from their opponents and positive feed back to the League from referees will be in line to receive an M and S Water Mitre Matchball.
The Get Things Right Awards will be made on a monthly basis across all the age groups and It is intended to present teams with their matchballs at Sunday games so players, coaches and supporters all see the reward for their efforts.
M and S Water Services are pleased to be able to provide this further support for the League.
Kempston Rovers Football Club.
From September 2018, they will be delivering a Football Education Scholarship at the club for 16-18 year olds. The course combines a full-time football programme and studying on a Level 2 or 3 Sports Course (depending on grades).
There are many positive exit routes from the course, with the common ones including university and sports coaching jobs. There is also the opportunity for students to become semi-professional footballers by playing for the clubs first team, or doing sports coaching to earn an additional income. The course is affiliated to Loughborough College, which is one of the top colleges for sport in the UK.
Any current year 11/12 students who have a strong interest in a career in the sports industry. Kempston Rovers have an upcoming open day during the February half term if anyone would like to attend.
If you would like any further information prior to the open evening, please contact;
Education Manager | A Sporting Hand | Mob: 07599 895494 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Web: www.asportinghand.co.uk
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Following consultations with Chiltern Youth League Teams the committee have looked at the feedback and can announce that for next season 2018/19 the Under 14 section will move to the morning section (KO 10.30am).
Part of the decision was based on referee coverage and we hope this will alleviate some of the issues we have seen over the past few seasons in the PM section with coverage of games..
We will of course monitor throughout the 2018/19 season the move and look at the pros one cons as the season progresses.
Chiltern Youth Football League - 'Get Things Right' Awards.
At Monday's night full council meeting we announced a new initiative for the member clubs of the league, to recognise those teams who, "Get things right".
This is a new award introduced thanks to the support of our sponsors M&S Water Services Limited who have kindly extended their sponsorship deal to incorporate additional funding for this new initiative.
These awards will be a new Mitre match day football, printed with our sponsors logo on and will be presented to those teams, on a monthly basis, who we feel as a committee are doing things the right way.
We will be looking across all age groups and selecting those teams who we think deserve to be recognised for doing the right things and then one of our committee members will come along to a game and present the team with the award.
So keep checking our page for the first winning teams starting in February.
Good luck to you all.
M&S Water Services have extended their sponsorship of the Chiltern Youth Football League.
At the Full Council Meeting on Monday 21st January 2018, Jonathan Brown, the League's General Secretary, will be announcing how Clubs / teams will have the opportunity to benefit directly from M&S Waters increased sponsorship of the League.
eThe League is considering moving the kick off time for matches in the Under 14 Section to mornings ( 10.30 am ) .
This is in response to a request from a few Clubs to consider the change and to hopefully assist in coverage of referee appointments.
In the past this has not been possible due to the prominence of adult Sunday morning football, but with the huge decline in this format of the game the demand on pitches and referees is no longer seen as a problem.
Some Clubs have already responded to a questionnaire.
We will be writing again to those who have not yet responded so we can formulate a decision.
Thank you CYL Committee