Bournemouth Youth Football League

The home of Youth Football in Bournemouth

Season 2023 / 2024

22/02/24 - BREAKING - Announcement on the passing of Derek Porter

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

Our League

Welcome to the Bournemouth Youth Football League (BYFL) web site which is designed to give you an insight into our Organisation, the people involved, our history and most importantly the Football clubs and players that make us one of the largest youth football leagues in the South of England. Here you will find details of our League Officers, our rules and regulations and a full directory of each of our affiliated clubs together with full contact details for each.
Regardless of ability or gender, every young person can find a club close by that will offer them the opportunity to develop their footballing skills but, just as importantly, their life skills. Being part of a team and aiming for specific goals….no pun intended….helps to nurture both physical and mental development and these are key contributors to the overall growth of our young players.  
Our aim is simple….to provide young people of all ages and abilities with a structure in which they can participate in “The Beautiful Game” and to ensure that this is a competitive but fair and safe environment in which to do so.
Derek Porter ~ President

Referees Needed for League Games

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.

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We only do Positive

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.

Please Remember

These are Kids

This is a game

The coaches are volunteer’s

The referee’s are human

This is not the world cup

League Cup Update

Draws for the Semi Final of the Bournemouth League Cup are Now available. Semi-finals will take place 23rd January 2022

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