Dear Members and followers of the Bournemouth Youth Football League,
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our esteemed President, Derek Porter. Derek was not only a co-founder of our league back in 1972 but also dedicated a significant portion of his life to its development and success.
Derek held various roles including Chairman from 1981 to 1998 to his role as President since 1988, Derek’s commitment to the youth of Bournemouth through football has been unwavering. His passion and dedication have touched the lives of countless young players aged 7 to 16, ensuring they had access to the opportunities and joys that youth football brings.
Beyond the boundaries of our league, Derek’s influence extended far into the community, where he tirelessly worked to promote and support youth football across the region.
As we mourn the loss of Derek, let us also remember and celebrate his legacy—a legacy of service, dedication, and love for the beautiful game that will continue to inspire us all.
Our thoughts and condolences are with Derek’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.
Officers of the Bournemouth Youth Football League
The league is looking for referees to be appointed to league games across Bournemouth and the surrounding areas.
If you are already qualified or considering becoming qualified, please get in touch with Mike Buxton or Duncan Lewis to discuss further.
Referees can attend a course from the age of 14, and the County FA will support and mentor newly qualified referees. It’s a great way to support the community and earn some extra pocket money.
As a league we support the FA Respect initiative and require clubs to follow the FA guidelines for the management of games to ensure that kids enjoy football.
These are Kids
This is a game
The coaches are volunteer’s
The referee’s are human
This is not the world cup
Draws for the Semi Final of the Bournemouth League Cup are Now available. Semi-finals will take place 23rd January 2022