This is where we are at the minute with the proposed Winter Mini Soccer leagues.

Any comments I would appreciate.

Venues if you can check teams who have not said either way what they are doing I would appreciate.

Mick Clark

Reports for the secretary, to the secretary, given by the secretary.


It has been reported that spectators are still encroaching on to the pitch.  This must stop. Spectators are carrying chip cartons, serviettes, polystyrene cups and depositing them on the pitch.  Anyone found guilty of this will be asked to leave the ground, failure to that , they will have their team removed.  Please keep of the pitch.


At the commencement of the league following the summer holidays we requested you to use the car park provided inside the school, entering from Allendale Road.  A number of teams are doing that but there are still teams parking in the streets beside the school entrance causing traffic james.  Please park in the school yard provided.  Litter is still a problem, please take your litter home, leave  the place tidy.


The last written information up date I reduced the number of pitches from 6 down to 5, this was to alleviate the number of cars attending Newbottle parking outside the Centre on Stadon Way.  Unfortunately there are still too many cars parking outside in Stadon Way when there is plenty of spaces available inside the centre.  Once again I repeat myself, car share where possible and if you arrive at the centre in a vehicle, park inside in the spaces provided and shown to by a steward.


On behalf of the Academy and league may I remind you of some of our basic rules on visiting the site we hire for you to enjoy the football provided by your players.  Co-operate with the stewards on parking your car, take your litter home and no dogs on site.    Check each week on the web-site for your kick off times and report early.

Due to a prior booking at Monkton Stadium on Saturday 1st October the league has moved their mini soccer programme to Sunday 2nd October.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mick Clark

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.

Anyone who can assist this request should contact the league on 0191 5842120 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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.


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