Published on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 13:45
Teams should have all their documentation for the new season.
Secretary’s information sheets, league fixtures, cup fixtures, team sheets and the useful telephone information sheet.
Along with their Durham County Football Association handbook.
If not they await your collection from the league office.
Teams should also have their players now signed on and ready for action.
First part of league fees should now be paid failure from these last two paragraphs will have league rules applied.
27th August 2013
Published on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 15:33
Already a large number of cancellations have been received for scheduled games at the beginning of the season. May I suggest if it is due to players being on holiday that the game or games cancelled to be played midweek within the first two weeks of the season.
If it is due to the pitch not being available may I suggest you also try and reverse the fixture as soon as possible.
With past experience with cancellations of the last 5 seasons I strongly suggest that the cancelled fixtures to be played as soon as possible, to avoid the league from falling behind as it builds up a horrendous run into the end of the season.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - REFEREE’S APPOINTMENTS
Published on Thursday, 15 August 2013 15:08
As you know your league is to make the referee appointments to the under 11’s 9 v 9 matches.
To assist Ian with this task the information he requires is pitch and kick off time, this is paramount.
This information was asked when filling in your secretaries information sheets but unfortunately a lot of teams have failed to forward the necessary information.
Please forward this via emails or forward another secretaries information sheet confirming the pitch, kick off time or central venue to enable Ian to make the referees appointments.
To All Referee’s
Published on Thursday, 15 August 2013 15:07
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
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
Houghton – Le – Spring
TEL: 0191 5842120
Published on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 20:40
The new under 11’s 9 v 9 leagues are to have an appointed referee from a referees pool.
The appointments are to be made by Ian Stewart who requires all your help and assistance to make sure the scheme becomes successful.
The league would like to thank D.C.F.A. officials Mr. John Topping secretary, Mr Peter McGuire Chairman and referees secretary Mr Jeff Russell for all their assistance in making this possible.
Any referees wishing to join the league pool should contact the league office or Ian giving their details and availability, games are played on a Saturday with an A.M. kick off.
For the 2013/2014 season, team contact information will be found in the team directory which is currently awaiting team inofrmation from the league.
All fixtures can be dowloaded HERE