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As you will have been aware, today has been the inaugural CYFL Silent Sunday event and I wanted to provide a short update. Firstly, I would like to thank all the clubs who have supported the event and really brought into the principles behind the day. As a Committee we appreciate the feedback that we have received and at present I am collating everything that we have been sent; we have been contacted by managers, parents, players and referees as well as having members of the Management Committee in attendance at as many games as possible today. Once we have had the opportunity to digest everything we have received, we will review the day and decide upon next steps and I will of course share this feedback. However in the early stages the majority of the feedback appears to be positive and constructive, although has been sprinkled with some negative and disappointing comments which we will be looking to address.
We appreciate that the initiative may not have been to the liking of everyone; however what has been pleasing has been the fact that people have actually been talking about the initiative and the steps that everyone can take to make our game at grass roots better.
Secretary, Chiltern Youth Football League www.chilternyouthfootballleague.co.uk
We have amended Silent Sunday.
CYFL Silent Sunday 24th March 2019 Further to the previous correspondence that was circulated to clubs, we have received plenty of feedback about the idea and have taken them all on board.
With this in mind we have decided upon the following amendments to the initiative on the day:-
the team coach will be allowed to give minimal instruction to the team from the sidelines
the team coaches MUST be stood on the opposite side of the pitch to the spectators to indicate that they are the person who is allowed to issue instructions
the club assistant referee is NOT permitted to give instructions to players whilst they are acting as lines person - actually this is something that should not happen full stop!
parents MUST refrain from any comments towards players or referee but we encourage they applaude / cheer when a goal is scored by either team.
Yes it will be different to what people are used to but with another report of a referee being reduced to tears and another game abandoned due to the parents in the past couple of Sundays, we MUST try something.
All CYFL committee members will be out and about during the day observing and then giving feedback which we will publish.
Flitwick Eagles Football Club, we thank you.
Not only have Flitwick Eagles embraced the idea of Silent Sunday but they are rolling it out to all their teams across the whole weekend! They are asking their coaches and supporters to remember the ethos of allowing the players and referee to “play the game’ without constant comments from the sidelines disturbing the game. All of their club coaches have agreed to support the initiative.
Again thank you Flitwick Eagles.
If any other clubs have decided upon the same approach or have an idea about how to ensure that the initiative lands successfully on the day, please let us know.
We have sent an email out this evening to the club secretary lies are some club amendments that I have been notified of over the opening weeks of the season. Please note that at present, the paper handbook and Online / Virtual handbook will not have been updated with these changes. I will be looking to update the online / virtual handbook in October, so would appreciate you notifying me of any changes to contact details by 10th October please. However in the meantime, please circulate the amendments attached to this email to your managers and administrators.
Today I have received some feedback from 2 clubs into the Temporary Dismissals scheme which is in place for all CYFL matches this season. I would welcome feedback from clubs in relation to how this is working, both from a referee and team perspective - please email any feedback - both good and constructive over so that we can monitor the success of the scheme.
I also attach an email from Mike Desborough which he has sent out to the Bedfordshire referees today, who are part of the Central Appointments System.
It has been reported to me that a handful of referees are using the Sin Bin process for offences besides dissent.
Temporary Dismissals (Sin Bin) is in use for DISSENT ONLY. The following competitions are using Temporary Dismissals;
Bedford & District Sunday League
Chiltern Youth League
Bedfordshire Youth Saturday League
Chiltern Junior Sevens
All other yellow card offences are dealt with in the normal manner and players must not be told to leave the field of play for said offences. Players must only be told to leave the field of play and placed into the Sin Bin for dissent.
I look forward to receiving any feedback that you have
Secretary, Chiltern Youth Football League
Clubs may be experiencing issues with logging into your Full-Time account and also receiving SMS.
This is now due to team administrators automatically being created in Whole Game System (WGS) by the CLUBS and no longer set-up manually by the league.
As a result new Full-Time accounts have been created for the new season and your login credentials from last season will no longer work.
Most of you will have already received an email from Full-Time inviting you to complete your new account set-up. If you haven't yet received it please do the following:
*Check your junk mail for an email from email@example.com
*Ensure that you have your current contact details up to date in WGS (not full time); email and mobile number.
*Make sure with your CLUB you are set up as Team Administrator. Full Time SMS and Full Time Email and Manager for your team
Once your have updated your contact details in WGS and the CLUB has you set up, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing Jonathan Brown or Pamela Johnson so that we can arrange for your Full Time email to be sent to you and add you to received SMS.
Just wanted to touch base with regards to some important actions and dates that are coming up.
I hope to be able to distribute this to you - the final version - in the next 48 hours. Thank you to those clubs who passed on their observations. The finalising had been delayed by some additional teams joining us and some withdrawals as well
Registration of Players (on Whole Game System)
We have seen some players already registered on the Whole Game system - thank you to those who have started the process. A reminder that a minimum of 12 players (for 11v11 teams) and 10 players (for 9v9 teams) need to be registered by 15th August. Please also note that for players to be eligible to play on the first Sunday of the season, they must be registered by 31st August. If you require any assistance with the registration of players, please contact Pamela Johnson (Player Registrations Secretary - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Outstanding League Subscriptions
I have written to all clubs who have not as yet made the necessary payment. As a reminder, any payment not made by 31st July (which is generous as payment should have been made at time of application) will be liable to a levy of £10 per TEAM being added. Please avoid this by taking action asap.
I am in the process of updating the CYFL handbook for the coming season. In the next week, I will be circulating a link to the Club Directory section of the handbook and I would ask that you take 10 minutes to update your details (and those of your teams) to ensure that the handbook is as up to date as possible. Submissions will need to be completed by 4th August so watch this space for more details. Your assistance in the matter is appreciated.
Please ensure that you contact your relevant County FA prior to any friendly taking place, to ensure that your game is sanctioned. This will ensure that you are insured in the event of any injuries etc.
Please remember that our pre-season Full Council meeting is being held on Monday 3rd September at the Beds FA. This meeting is mandatory for all clubs. Further details will be circulated in due course.
As advised at the AGM, the CYFL will be participating in the temporary dismissals scheme for the coming season. I have just circulated details of when the training sessions for managers (also referees) are to be held and we would encourage all managers to attend one of these sessions. We have managed to combine one of the sessions with our Full Council Meeting on Monday 3rd September to save people a little time over the summer.
Season Start Date
The first playing day of the season will be Sunday 9th September
Free Week Requests
Please note that if you require a free Sunday on 9th September you will need to request it in writing to Tony Gee by 9th August. Any subsequent requests must give a months notice. Please note that the fixtures during the early part of the season are particularly testing for Tony, due to the County Cup fixtures, which take precedence over CYFL fixtures, hence changes may need to be made. Tony Gee - Email email@example.com
For those clubs who are new to the league or who have new secretaries, please let me know if you have any questions about the above or any other aspects of the CYFL.
Let's see where all our awards went at our season ending AGM.
Presidents award - Pamela Johnson(CYL committee member).
Frank Brock award - Graham Johnson of Houghton Athletic.
Secretary Award - Darren Sharp of Sandy Colts.
Referee of the year awards went to Liam Barker and Ben Hookway.
We also presented our Respect awards to the following teams in each age group.
Under 18 Sandy Colts ,
Under 17 Maulden Magpies ,
Under 16 Eascotts Stingrays ,
Under 15 Sandy Colts ,
Under 14 Toddington Rovers Youth Cobras ,
Undet 13 Dunstable Town Youth ,
Under 12 Barton Rovers Youth Blues ,
Under 11 and overall winners Bedford Town Youth Whites with an average mark of 9.80
Congratulations to you all.
What an amazing season this year...
Here are our Division Winner and Runners Up
Well done to all teams this season and congratulations to our Division Winners and Runners Ups.
Winners Kempston Rovers Colts Lions
R/U Crawley Green Falcons
Under 17 Division 1
Winners Woburn & Wavendon Whirlwinds
Under 17 Division 2
Winners Leighton Utd
Under 16 Division 1
Winners Totternhoe Youth Reds
R/U Ampthill Town Casuals
Under 16 Division 2
Winners Sundon Athletic
R/U Toddington Rovers
Under 15 Division 1
Winners Stony Stratford
R/U Luton Allstars Rovers
Under 15 Division 2
R/U Real Luton
Under 15 Division 3
Winners Bedford Park Rangers
R/U Mid Beds Tigers
Under 14 Division 1
Winners Leighton Utd Reds
R/U Great Denham
Under 14 Divison 2
Winners St Josephs
R/U Atletico Europa
Under 14 Division 3
Winners Langford Youth
R/U Markyate Youth
Under 13 Division 1
Winners Ampthill Town Yellows and Flitwick Eagles Whites
Under 13 Division 2
Winners Sacred Heart Youth Saints
R/U Flitwick Eagles Blues
Under 13 Division 3
Winners Dunstable Town Youth
R/U Kempston Rovers Colts Lions
Under 12 Division 1
Winners Wilstead Harriers
R/U AFC Dunstable Whites
Under 12 Division 2
Winners Crawley Green Youth Bears
R/U Inspire Athletic
Under 12 Division 3
Winners Sacred Heart Youth Jaguars
R/U Luton Tigers
Under 12 Division 4
Winners Blunham Youth
R/U M&DH Clapham Sports
Again, Well done to everyone on the list and well done all those who did not make the list because without you we would have no league.