Please check venues and times as changes have been made,
Under 7’s play at Temple Park, & Durham City
Under 8’s play at Farringdon School, Temple Park, & Durham City
Under 9’s Castle View & Houghton Kepier School
Under 10’s East Durham College, Peterlee, Monkton Stadium, Riverside Sports Complex, & Farringdon Academy.
Following last week’s disappointment where all mini soccer grass pitches were cancelled due to the inclement weather, a lot of work has been done behind the scenes to accommodate all mini soccer leagues on 3G pitches.
It is very disappointing we do not host 3G all weather pitches here at Newbottle, particularly when there is a desperate shortage of pitches in our City.
However, we will continue with the 3G pitches we have found and able to hire.
Under 7’s leagues will continue to play at Durham City and Temple Park, South Shields.
Under 8’s will play at Farringdon Academy, Durham and South Shields.
Under 9’s will continue to play at Castleview Academy and Houghton Kepier School.
Under 10’s play at Houghall College, Peterlee, while Monkton Stadium, Riverside Sports Complex, Chester-le-Street, Temple Park South Shields and Farringdon Academy, have recently been added to host mini soccer winter to our under 10’s leagues on their 3G pitches.
I hope recent pitch changes have not caused too much inconvenience to you in our Winter League as in March the commencement of our next part of the programme will see teams returning to their former sites.
May I also take this opportunity to thank everyone for their co-operation in assisting the Russell Foster Youth Leagues in their aims by providing the youth in the community the sport they enjoy.
Under 17s - Results from the forthcoming weekend will not appear online until Friday 20th November as (League Manager) Graham Norton is having a well deserved holiday.
Castle View Academy
|Durham Houghall||DH1 3SG|
|East Durham College||SR8 2RN|
|Farringdon School||SR3 3EL|
|Ford Quarry||SR4 0RW|
|Gateshead Stadium||NE10 0EF|
|Houghton Kepier||DH4 5BH|
|Leam Rangers||NE10 8LT|
|Nissan Sports & Social||SR5 3NS|
|Temple Park||NE34 8QN|
|Wrekenton Nou Camp||NE9 7XW|
During the last girls meeting I was asked how many substitutes are allowed in girls 9 v 9 and 11-a-side football – answer 7.
I was also asked if a referee who has a relative playing is allowed to officiate that game – answer yes, as long as he or she is affiliated.
For the Under 11 age group, please can you make sure you text your results before 5pm on Saturday or 8pm for mid-week games to the new Under 11 League Manager Darren Williams on 07841 664497.
If you can detail - division, teams and results, then send the league your completed team sheets.
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 HOPKINSON
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
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.