The under 12’s 9 v 9 boys league manager position has now been filled. Many thanks for all who applied.
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
Under 8’s – Saturday 27th August
Under 9’s – Saturday 20th August
Under 10’s – Sunday 21st August
All games will be played on grass at the Russell Foster Football Centre, Newbottle.
Cost per team - £30.00 inclusive.
Download an application form and send it to the league office address on the website, first come first served, hurry to save disappointment at being left out.
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.