EAST DURHAM & HOUGHALL COLLEGE DURHAM HAVE CANCELLED THE PROPOSED RUSSELL FOSTER YOUTH LEAGUE MINI SOCCER GAMES THIS SATURDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER DUE TO THE COLLEGE ENROLEMENT DAY.
I CAN ONLY APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE BUT WE HAVE ONLY BEEN INFORMED OF THIS.
THE GAMES HAVE NOW BEEN RESCHEDULED AT EITHER DURHAM CITY AFC OR MONKTON STADIUM, PLEASE CHECK NEW FIXTURE SHEET.
To enable the Russell Foster Youth Leagues to appoint referees to their mini soccer and 9 v 9 games we desperately need more qualified referees.
Forward your contact details, name, address, telephone numbers, and email address
The leagues under 7’s tournament is held Saturday 3rd September at Newbottle.
Two spaces are available to teams on a first come first saved basis.
As requested at last night’s girls meeting I checked the new rules which are on the web site regarding the duration of play for girls teams.
It shows a minimum and maximum time.
I suggest we take the maximum time this season becoming more in line with the boys leagues therefore,
Under 11’s & 12’s play 30 minutes,
13’s & 14’s play 35 minutes each way,
15’s & 16’s play 40 minutes each way,
18’s 45 minutes each way.
RUSSELL FOSTER YOUTH LEAGUE TOURNAMENTS
Saturday 27th August sees the under 8’s tournament.
Teams use this as ideal preparation for the season re-starting.
Only 4 places available –first come first served.
Saturday 3rd September - the under 7’s tournament is held, again small number of places available.
All tournaments played at Russell Foster Football Centre, Newbottle
New email addresses for all Russell Foster correspondence
The Russell foster youth leagues are to host their annual mini soccer tournaments.
These tournaments are held pre season to give the teams a chance of warm up games before the season starts.
Dates for tournaments
Under 7’s – Saturday 3rd September
All games will be played on grass at the Russell Foster Football Centre, Newbottle.
The league has received several complaints regarding problems at mini-soccer venues...
1) Parking Problems:- There have been several complaints from residents about parking in NON designated areas. We realize the problems involved with parking and the volume of traffic that relates to our mini soccer venues and we would like to appeal to mini soccer teams to make best efforts to 'car pool' to alleviate the strained situations.
2) Pitch Litter:- Complaints have been filed from the venues who have had to clear large amounts of litter from the playing fields following games played. This is unacceptable. Please can you make sure that the litter is picked up at the end of each session.
3) Spectators On The Pitch:- Venue administrators have reported dozens of spectators on the pitch during the schedule.
This is in direct connection with the Pitch Litter issue, but also organisers and venues alike have witnessed people smoking on the pitches. Please respect the wishes of the venue organisers.
Please take these complaints seriously and help address the issues. Should these problems NOT be addressed, then the Russell Foster Youth League run a very high risk of losing these venues altogether. If this happens, then it will in fact be the children who ultimately suffer.
Thank You for your kind attention on these matters.