Clubs can advertise their Tournaments on this website for a small nominal charge. The site is visited by BYFL clubs and also cubs across the south. If you are interested just email Alan Paull for details
The BYFL would like to congratulate all the teams competing in the semi finals of the league cups tomorrow. We hope you enjoy the occasion whatever the result. We hope the weather will not disrupt your games!
Please do send us a match report and photos (permissions allowing) following the game and we will do our best to post to our website.
Charity CLIC Sargent use donated stamps to raise much needed funds to support and care for children with cancer. League Secretary, Jenny Linford, has been supporting CLIC Sargent for years and would like to urge others to do the same. “I collect all the old stamps I get, from post delivered to the league and from my own personal mail, and send them onto CLIC Sargent. There are stamp collectors all over the world that pay the charity good money for something that most people just throw away. It’s such a good cause.
Please drop your stamps into Jenny Linford 47a Pine Road Winton or pass to your secretary to bring to the February Rules Revision meeting
The printed handbook appears to have omitted the match official rule pages. Jenny has email club secretaries with a copy of the rules which can also be found on the link below
For Team Secretaries/Managers
Here is a simplified version of this year’s key law changes to help prepare clubs, managers, players, referees and spectators for the new season.
Law 1 – The Field of Play
- Goalposts and the crossbar may be a combination of the four basic shapes
Law 10 – Determining the Outcome of a Match
- Yellow cards (YCs) and warnings are not carried forward into kicks from the penalty mark (KFPM)
- See also changes to Law 14 relating to KFPM
Law 11 – Offside
- Deliberate handball by a defending player is considered ‘deliberate play’ for offside
Law 12 – Fouls and Misconduct
- the boundary between the shoulder and the arm is defined as the bottom of the armpit
- ‘accidental’ handball by an attacking player (or team-mate) is only penalised if it occurs ‘immediately’ before a goal or clear goal-scoring opportunity
- A goalkeeper can receive a YC or be sent off (RC) for ‘illegally’ touching the ball a second time after a restart (e.g. goal kick, free kick etc.) even if the touch is with the hand/arm
- Any offence (not only a foul) which ‘interferes with or stops a promising attack’ should result in a YC
- A player who fails to respect the 4m required distance at a dropped ball should receive a YC
- If the referee plays advantage or allows a ‘quick’ free kick for an offence which ‘interfered with or stopped a promising attack’, the YC is not issued
Law 14 – The Penalty Kick
- An offence by the goalkeeper is not penalised if a penalty kick misses the goal or rebounds from the goal (without a touch from the goalkeeper) unless the offence clearly affected the kicker
- The goalkeeper is warned for the first offence; it is a YC for any further offence(s)
- The kicker is penalised if the goalkeeper and the kicker offend at exactly the same time
18th July – The FA have released new guidelines for the return of outdoor competitive grassroots football.