On August 2nd at Wembley, Lumley Greens have been chosen to lead the McDonald's club parade around the pitch. This is prior to the Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal in front of 80,000 fans. 12 children plus the coaches, they are one of 8 lucky sides chosen to participate in this one in a life time event. In total 42 people are making the trip south to enjoy this fabulous event.

Below are the names of personnel who have volunteered to assist in the running of the new Russell Foster Youth Leagues.

If you feel you can help in what is required to run the leagues, please contact the secretary then he will inform you as to the requirements.

UNDER 18’S – ROB HOPINKSON

UNDER 17’S – GRAEME NORTON

UNDER 16’S – TOM SWINHOE

UNDER 15’S – DAVE JOHNSON

UNDER 14’S – JANE ROBERTSON

UNDER 13’S – NIGEL RIDLEY

UNDER 12’S – VICKY JAMES

UNDER 11’S – DAVE JOHNSON

The Russell Foster Youth League is to hold their summer tournaments as follows

  • Under 7’s – Saturday 29th August
  • Under 8’s – Sunday 30th August
  • Under 9’s – Saturday 29th August
  • Under 10’s – bank Holiday Monday 31st August.

As the mini soccer season restarts Saturday 5th September this is an ideal warming up session.

Teams will be taken on first come first served basis, it is advised to apply early to save disappointment.

   

An opportunity is available for you to show your support to the youth and development in the community of our young footballers.

An ideal package is available from the Russell Foster Youth Leagues for you to show your support financially and to enable the youth leagues to carry on the good and hard work enabling young players to enjoy themselves in a safe environment.

Why not e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring him on 0191 5842120 and have a chat on what is available, you and your company will not be disappointed.

To all match officials that can help up and coming young footballers this by refereeing under 11’s 9 v 9 football games on a Saturday morning please forward your details to Mr Ian Stewart by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Or forward what you are looking to referee in the Russell Foster League to the office. The address for the office is:

Russell Foster Football Centre
Stadon Way
Newbottle
Houghton – Le – Spring
DH4 4WL

TEL: 0191 5842120

EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

RFYL

Rule Reminder

Please make sure that your 9v9 & 11v11 results are text/called to your league manager by the deadline time, even if the match is postponed so that the league can reschedule games. Teams could face a fine if this is NOT carried out.

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