All remaining LEAGUE FEES are due to be paid by Thursday 1st December.

Failure will incur further fines and possible suspension.

Regards,

 

Mick Clark

Castle View Enterprise Academy have recently dedicated a new Remembrance Wood in honour of pupils and staff of the school who have lost their lives.  The wood is in an area which is at the back of the 3G facility.  This was officially opened on remembrance day last week, in a ceremony conducted by our very own cadets and involved numerous dignitaries planting trees and laying personal memorial crosses.  Unfortunately on Saturday 12th November, our newly dedicated Remembrance Wood, was subjected to tasteless vandalism.   Tree saplings were uprooted from their supports and placed in the long jump pit and strewn across the grass.  Even worse still, some of the memorial crosses that were laid by staff and veterans - in honour of family members and friends who had sacrificed their lives for this country – have been removed.  This is abhorrent behaviour. 

It has been reported that a group of children were seen in and around this area, whilst the Russell Foster games were on.  We are currently reviewing CCTV footage from around the site in order to identify the culprits.  Once identified the police will be notified and we will be pursuing action on the basis of outraging public decency.  Any child identified will be banned from this site and their current school notified.  If you have any information which may assist our investigations then please contact the school on 0191 594 6330 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Can we ask that you assist us in preserving this area, and allowing the wood to grow and mature; by not letting children run around or play in the area where it is.

THURSDAY 1ST JUNE 2017

Under 15’s & 16’s Boys League Presentation

@ Rainton Meadows Arena, Rainton Bridge, Houghton-le-Spring

FRIDAY 2ND JUNE 2017

Under 11’s 9 v 9 Boys League Presentation

@ Rainton Meadows Arena, Rainton Bridge, Houghton-le-Spring

THURSDAY 15TH JUNE 2017

Under 13’s Saturday & Sunday & 14’s Sunday League Presentation

@ Rainton Meadows Arena, Rainton Bridge, Houghton-le-Spring

FRIDAY 16TH JUNE 2017

Under 7’s Mini-Soccer (Temple Park) &

Under 10’s Mini-Soccer (Monkton Stadium) Leagues Presentation

@ Temple Park Leisure Centre

SATURDAY 17TH JUNE 2017

Under 12’s 9 v 9 League Presentation

@ Rainton Meadows Arena, Rainton Bridge, Houghton-le-Spring

FRIDAY 23RD JUNE 2017

Under 10’s Mini-Soccer (excluding Monkton Teams) League Presentation

@ Rainton Meadows Arena, Rainton Bridge, Houghton-le-Spring

FRIDAY 30TH JUNE 2017

All Girls Leagues Presentation

@ Rainton Meadows Arena, Rainton Bridge, Houghton-le-Spring

FRIDAY 7TH JULY 2017

Under 9’s Mini-Soccer League Presentation

@ Rainton Meadows Arena, Rainton Bridge, Houghton-le-Spring

SATURDAY 8TH JULY 2017

Under 8’s Mini-Soccer League Presentation

@ Rainton Meadows Arena, Rainton Bridge, Houghton-le-Spring

FRIDAY 14TH JULY 2017

Under 7’s Mini-Soccer League Presentation

@ Rainton Meadows Arena, Rainton Bridge, Houghton-le-Spring

Please could I request new teams coming to play in the winter league at Monkton Stadium, that managers could provide all the information that I would use to contact them directly with any news or fixture cancelations.

The information I would need is

 

1 TEAM NAME

 

2 MANAGERS NAME

 

3  CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS

 

4 CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER ( Land line or Mobile)

 

P.S. If any of the teams that have already played at Monkton in the summer and are staying for the winter league if your contact details have changed please let me know. 

 

Regards Paul.

The new winter leagues kicked off last Saturday with lots of football played and enjoyed by a large number of teams. May I take this opportunity to get messages out relayed from your league and facility host’s?

Prior to match days check your web site to confirm your venue and kick off times.
Teams arrive in plenty of time to register your team, pay your referee’s fees, pick up your necessary paperwork and be ready to kick off on time on your correct pitch allocated.
Please park your vehicle in places and spaces provided DO NOT cause traffic jams.
Keep off the pitches. Pitches are for players and coaches only. Maximum 2 coaches only.
No dogs allowed.
No smoking.
Please take your litter home.
Mick Clark.

Despite a number of courses recently run by the Durham County FA we the Russell Foster Youth Leagues still have a shortage of referees to officiate our youth games.
Referees are required for our mini soccer, 9v9, and 11 a side games. Anyone who can help to referee games please contact the league secretary Mick Clark.
0191 5842120 or 07712192645 Or you can email Mick This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please see list below of clubs currently playing in the league who do not hold a FA Charter Standard Club Award.

  • CONSETT BECK JUNIORS
  • EASINGTON COLLIERY
  • BLACKHALL MONKS
  • WHITBURN & CLEADON
  • HARTLEPOOL GRETTON CREST
  • PETERLEE ALPHA
  • BARNES FC
  • ST AIDANS BLACK CATS
  • SUNDERLAND ATHLETIC
  • SUNDERLAND RANGERS
  • CHESTER LE STREET TERRIERS
  • WHITBURN & WEARMOUTH UNITED
  • DURHAM ATHLETIC

Clubs are required to have this in place to play in a Charter Standard League.

Please contact Mr Andy Brown of the Durham County FA to have this matter urgently dealt with.

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..

Forward your contact details, name, address, telephone numbers, and  email address

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

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