Bournemouth Youth Football League

Highcliffe Hawks Youth FC – Summer Tournament 2024

Summer Tournament 2024 Application

Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd June 2024 Highcliffe Hawks Youth FC will be hosting our second summer tournament for children who regularly participate in local grassroots community football teams. 

Throughout the weekend over 160 invited football teams will be competing in 7-a-side matches ranging from U7 to U15 age groups, including U10/U11 & U12/U13 girls teams.
Hampshire FA Sanctioned.

Tournament venue: Wingfields Recreation Ground, Smugglers Ln N, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4NL

Season Reminders for Clubs and Managers

With our playing season starting this Sunday, will you please remind your managers to keep
their handbook with them for all games.


BOURNEMOUTH CUP
Rule 9(b) page 36 NO EXTRA TIME STRAIGHT TO PENALTIES

MATCHES PLAYED IN QUARTERS

U7 to U10 MUST PLAY THE MATCH IN FOUR QUARTERS
Rule 20(A) page 28

POWER PLAY
Power Play applies to U7 U8 U9 age groups ONLY
Rule 20(F) page 30

ARRANGING MATCHES

Rule 20(C) page 29
Club secretaries must confirm home game particulars with their opposition and appointed
referee at least 5 clear days prior to the game – Monday midnight deadline applies in the

BYFL KICK OFF TIMES

Page 2 of handbook
U13 – U16 LEAGUE AND BOURNEMOUTH CUP GAMES 2pm is the default time and takes
precedence when a referee is appointed
U12 the above applies to BOURNEMOUTH CUP GAMES

Good luck with your season and please remember that the BYFL handbook is more
important than many might think.

Pages 33/34 show the fines tariff as given by the Football Association for us to work with.

Acquainting yourselves with this will help you and your managers to avoid contravening the rules.

Jenny Linford

Catch Up with the Cup Results

Under 15s final penalty for the cup

The league cup finals were held over three weekends in order to fit around school events.

The last game was held 3rd April in the under 15s with a tight game between Bournemouth Electric and Highcliffe Hawks. The game went to penalties and Highcliffe came out winners.

You can see all the winners and the results for all cup fixtures on our cup page

 

Alan Paull Under 15 League Cup

Hampshire FA Statement Regarding Recent Levels of Misconduct

As a league we expect our club officials, players, and spectators to conduct themselves in a way that respects all who are involved. Officials give up their time to provide football for your children we need to remember that enjoyment is central to this. 

Please see below statement from Hampshire FA and link to full article on their website 

“Hampshire FA is becoming increasingly concerned over the high level of misconduct cases across the County over the past few weeks. This has manifested itself in high levels of abuse not only towards referees but amongst players and officials, particularly at youth level. Read more…

Want to Play? Find a Club

As a league we cannot make specific recommendations of which clubs to join as this could indicate a bias.

We are a Respect League and expect all clubs in the league to be well run. We offer competitive football from U12-U16 inclusive and child friendly from U7-U11 inclusive. Football is offered for boys and girls in well structured clubs in the Bournemouth and surrounding areas. All clubs are affiliated to either Hampshire or Dorset FA.

To help you find a club why not visit the clubs page and use the contacts to get in touch with a club near you. Some clubs have websites with links on the contacts page.

Good luck with the search.