Wigan YFL - Home

Wigan & District Youth Football League

A Charter Standard League

 

LAITHWAITE PARK IS SHUT THIS SUNDAY,  

  THE NEXT LEAGUE MEETING WILL BE MONDAY  DECEMBER 11TH    8-00PM START FOR ALL TEAMS.  

  MEETING AT THE  HIGHFIELD C C, ST MATTHEWS HALL, BILLINGE ROAD,  WN3 6BL.  

 

BRING YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS FOR THE CHRISMAS DRAW, DONT FORGET THE TICKET STUBS,        

 

This section of the site should allow you to open/download any of the documents you may require. Check the list below.

 

Chris McLure Foundation

Letter from Chris McLure Foundation: Download Here

Grant Application Form: Download Here

 

Other

Team Application Form: Download Here

Team Registration Form: Download Here

Transfer Form: Click Here

Team Sheet: Download Here

Official League Policy

ZERO TOLERANCE

INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE & REFEREE ABUSE

 

  • WIGAN & DISTRICT YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE acknowledges that every child, young person or adult who plays or participates in football should be able to do so in an enjoyable and safe environment.
  • WIGAN & DISTRICT YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE acknowledges that all of the above should be protected from poor practice and from all forms of abuse.
  • WIGAN & DISTRICT YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE will not tolerate any form of inappropriate language or threatening behaviour from parents, guests, spectators, visitors, officials or club representatives on match sidelines, particularly that aimed towards match officials and participating children.
  • WIGAN & DISTRICT YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE reserves the right to ask any individual demonstrating actions deemed to conflict with this policy to move away from the match sidelines and, if necessary, to leave club premises.
  • WIGAN & DISTRICT YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE Thank you for your cooperation.

RULES

 

NOMENCLATURE AND CONSTITUTION

 

1. This Competition shall be designated the Wigan and District Youth Football League and shall consist of not more than 100 Clubs approved by the sanctioning authority.

All such Member Clubs must be affiliated to an affiliated County Football Association and their names and particulars shall be returned annually by the appointed date on the Form “D” to the Lancashire County Football Association. The area covered by the competition Membership shall be ten miles from Wigan town centre.

This competition shall apply annually for sanction to the Lancashire County Football Association and the constituent teams of Member Clubs may be grouped in divisions.

 

Member Clubs shall not enter any of their teams playing in the Competition in any other Competitions (with the exception of F.A. and County F.A. Competitions) except with the written consent of the Management Committee of the Competition.

 

This Competition is a designated Charter Standard League. Existing Member Clubs have two years (until the end of the 2012-13 season) to achieve the Charter Standard club award or face expulsion from the League. New Member Clubs have one year to achieve the Charter Standard club award. The League has the right to refuse membership to a Club if it fails to demonstrate commitment to achieving the award.

 

This Competition and its Clubs shall support the FA’s Respect programme. As such it recognises that everyone in football has a collective responsibility to create a fair, safe and enjoyable environment in which the game can take place. A Respect League values the courtesy and fairness by opposing players, club officials and spectators. The League and its Clubs will seek to play fixtures in a fair, competitive but not antagonistic environment.

 

The Competition will provide 11-a-side football for players who have attained the age of 10 as at midnight 31st August in a playing season and Mini-Soccer for players who have attained the age of 6 years but not the age of 10 years as at midnight on 31st August in a playing season. 9 v 9 may be provided for players who have attained the age of 9 as at midnight on 31st August in accordance with Rule 8(b).

 

Other formats of youth football as authorised from time to time by the FA are also permitted.

 

ENTRY FEE, SUBSCRIPTION, DEPOSIT

 

2(A) Applications by Clubs for admission to this Competition must be made in writing annually to the Secretary and must be accompanied by an Entry fee of £25.00 per Team which shall be returned in the event of non-election.

At the discretion of a majority of the accredited voting members present, applications, of which due notice has been given, may be received at the Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting. The Entry Fee shall apply.

 

When Rule 12(B) is applied and a team seeks a transfer or is compulsorily transferred to another division no Entry Fee shall be payable.

 

2 (B) The Annual subscription shall be £100.00 per Team playing 11 –a-side or 9v9 football and £50.00 per Team playing Mini Soccer. Payable as to, £25.00 as a deposit by the 31st March and the balance on or before the end of the December meeting in each year. Penalty, may incur a fine not exceeding £20.00.

 

2(C) Each Club shall pay a Deposit of £10.00 per new Team, which should accompany their application and which shall be returnable to Teams on leaving the Competition provided they have fulfilled their fixtures and complied with all orders of the Management Committee.

 

2(D) A Club shall not participate in this Competition until the Entry Fee, Annual Subscription and Deposit have been paid.

 

2(E) Clubs must advise annually to the Secretary in writing by 1st August of its Lancashire County Football Association number for the forthcoming season. Clubs must advise the Secretary in writing, or on the prescribed form, of details of its Headquarters, Officers and any other information required by the Competition.

 

OFFICERS

 

3.(A) The Officers of the Competition shall be the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Referee Secretary, Fixture Secretary, Registration Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Disciplinary Secretary and League Welfare Officer, to be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. (N.B. Auditors are not Officers).

 

3(B) No person may hold the offices of Secretary and Treasurer at the same time.

 

MANAGEMENT, NOMINATION, ELECTION

 

4. (A) The Competition shall be governed in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of The Football Association by a Management Committee comprised of the officers and no members and an age group Registration Secretary for each age group, who shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting. All participants shall abide by The Football Association Regulations for Safeguarding Children as determined by the Association from time to time.

 

4(B) Retiring Officers shall be eligible to become candidates for re-election without nomination. All other candidates for election as Officers or Members of the Management Committee shall be nominated to the Secretary in writing, signed by the Secretaries of two member Clubs, not later than 1st May in each year. Names of the Candidates for election shall be circulated with the notice of the Annual General Meeting. In the event of there being no nomination in accordance with the foregoing for any office, nominations may be received at the Annual General Meeting.

 

4(C) The Management Committee shall meet at least quarterly.

 

On receiving a requisition signed by two thirds of the members of the Management Committee the Secretary shall convene a meeting of the Committee.

 

4(D) Except where otherwise mentioned all communications shall be addressed to the Secretary who shall conduct the Correspondence of the Competition and keep a record of its proceedings.

 

4(E) All communications received from Clubs must be conducted through their nominated Officers.

 

POWERS OF APPOINTMENT

 

5.(A) The Management Committee may appoint such other sub-committees as they may consider necessary and may delegate such of their powers as they deem necessary to such Committees. The Management Committee shall have power to deal only with matters within the Competition and not for any matters of misconduct that are under the jurisdiction of the Football Association or affiliated Association.

 

5(B) Subject to the permission of the Lancashire County Football Association having been obtained the Management Committee may order a match or matches to be played each season, the proceeds to be devoted to the funds of the Competition and if necessary, may call upon each Club (including any Club which may have withdrawn during the season) to contribute equally such sum s as may be necessary to meet any deficiency at the end of the season. (See Rule 6(e)).

 

5(C) Each Member of the Management Committee shall have the right to attend and vote at all Management Committee Meetings and have one vote thereat, but no member shall be allowed to vote on any matters directly appertaining to such member or to the Club so represented or where there may be a conflict of interest. (This shall apply to the procedure of any sub-committee).

In the event of the voting being equal on any matter, the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote.

 

5(D) The Management Committee shall have powers to apply, act upon and enforce the Rules of the Competition and shall also have jurisdiction over all matters affecting the Competition, including any not provided for in the Rules.

               With the exception of Rules 5(i), 6(h), 10(a), 11 and 19 for any breaches of Rule a formal written charge must be issued. The respondent shall be given seven days from the date of notice to reply to the charge and given the opportunity to:-

 

                (i)            Accept or deny the charge

                (ii)           Submit in writing a case of mitigation, or

                (iii)          Put their case before the Management Committee.

 

                All breaches of the Laws of the Game, Rules and Regulations of The Football Association shall be dealt with in accordance with F.A. Rules by the appropriate Association.

 

                With the exception of Clubs playing at Step 7 of the Football Pyramid and the FA Women’s Premier League, the maximum fine permitted for any breach of a Competition rule is £250 and, when setting any fine, the Competition must ensure that the penalty is proportional to the offence, taking into account any mitigating circumstances.

 

5(E) All decisions of the Management Committee shall be binding subject to the right of appeal to the Board of Appeal in accordance with Rule 16.

Decisions of the Management Committee must be notified in writing to those concerned within 14 days.

 

5(F) Five members of the Management Committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business of the Management Committee and Four Members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business by any sub-committee of the Competition.

 

5(G) The Management Committee, as it may deem necessary, shall have power to fill in an acting capacity, any vacancies that may occur amongst their number.

 

5(H) A Club having failed to comply with an order or instruction of the Management Committee, or failing to satisfactorily attend to the business and/or the correspondence of the Competition shall be liable to be fined or otherwise penalised at the discretion of the Management Committee.

 

5(I) All fines and charges shall be paid within 14 days of the date of posting of the written notification.

Any Club failing to do so will be fined a maximum of £50. Further failure to pay the fine including the additional sum within 14 days will result in fixtures being withdrawn until such time as the outstanding payments are settled.

 

Payment should be made by Club cheque or postal order.

 

5(K). The Management Committee shall have the power to fill any vacancy that may occur in the membership of the Competition between the Annual General or Special General Meeting called to decide the constitution and the commencement of the Competition season.

 

5(L) No participant under the age of 18 can be fined.

 

5(M). Leagues who organise mini soccer for teams playing under 7 and under 8 football may not, with the exception of rules 6, 10(a), 11d, 14 and 19 fine clubs for breaches of League rules.

 

5(N). The business of the Competition as determined by the Management Committee may be transacted by electronic mail or facsimile.

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING /MONTHLY MEETINGS. GENERAL STANDARDS.

 

6.(A) The Annual General Meeting shall be held not later than the last day of June in each year. At this meeting the following business shall be transacted provided that at least a majority of Members are present and entitled to vote:

 

(i)            To receive and confirm the Minutes of the preceding Annual General Meeting.

                (ii)           To consider any business arising therefrom.

                (iii)          To receive and adopt the Annual Report, Balance Sheet and Statement of Accounts.

(iv)          Election of Clubs to fill vacancies (as recommended by the Management Committee).

                (v)           Constitution of the Competition for ensuing year.

                (vi)          Election of officers and Management Committee.

                (vii)         Appointment of Auditors.

                (viii)        Alteration of Rules, if any (of which notice has been given)

                (ix)          Fix the date for the commencement and kick-off times applicable to the Competitions.

(x)           Other business of which due notice shall have been given and accepted as being relevant to an Annual General Meeting.

 

6(B) A copy of the duly audited Balance Sheet, Statement of Accounts and Agenda shall be forwarded to each Club at least fourteen days prior to the meeting and to the Lancashire County Football Association.

 

6(C) A signed copy of the duly audited Balance Sheet and Statement of Accounts shall be sent to the Lancashire County Football Association within fourteen days of its adoption by the Annual General Meeting.

 

6(D) Each member Club/Team shall be empowered to send two delegates to an Annual General Meeting. Each Team shall be entitled to one vote only. Seven days notice shall be given of any Meeting.

 

6(E) Clubs who have withdrawn their Membership of the Competition during the Season being concluded or who are not continuing Membership shall be entitled to attend but shall vote only on matters relating to the season being concluded. This provision will not apply to Clubs expelled in accordance with Rule 17.

 

6(F) All voting shall be conducted by a show of voting cards unless a ballot be demanded by at least a majority of the delegates qualified to vote or the Chairman so decides.

 

6(G) No individual shall be entitled to vote on behalf of more than one full member Team.

 

6(H) Any continuing Member Team failing to be represented at the Annual General Meeting without satisfactory reason being given may be fined £10.00.

 

6(I) Officers and Management Committee members shall be entitled to attend and vote at an Annual General Meeting.

 

6(K) Any matters relating to League Business should normally be conducted by telephone 6.30pm - 8.30pm, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday.

 

6(L) In order to maintain the high standard required, the League Committee shall, after due warning, be empowered to expel any Team and/or Official, whose conduct or administration is considered below the standard which can be tolerated for the efficient operation of the League.

 

6(M) No Club, Team, Player or Official shall allow any other Club, Team, Player or Official to wilfully contravene Rules. Penalty may be a fine not exceeding £10.00.

 

6(N) Each Team is responsible for the conduct of its own spectators; any complaint must be directed to the Committee in writing via the League Secretary. Enquiries may be made by the Committee and future games played by the accused Teams may be observed by a Committee member. If the Committee deems it necessary, the Team may incur a fine not exceeding £20.00.

 

6(O) Any Manager or Official found guilty of inducing Players from any other Team in the League to sign, either by their own efforts or by means of a third party, may be expelled sine die from the League and/or may incur a fine not exceeding £50.00.

 

                6(P) Monthly meetings will be held at 8.00pm.

 

6(Q) All Teams must send a representative to each monthly meeting. One apology a season from Teams failing to attend monthly meetings will be accepted. Failure to attend may render the Team liable to a fine not exceeding £10.00.

 

6(R) All fines are for first offences. The Committee may, at its discretion, alter the penalties for subsequent offences.

 

 

AGREEMENT TO BE SIGNED

 

7.The Chairman and the Secretary of each Club shall complete and sign the following agreement which shall be deposited with the Competition together with the application for Membership for the coming season, or upon indicating that the Club intends to compete.

 

“We, <<name>> of <<address>> (Chairman) and <<name>> of <<address>> (Secretary) of the <<club name >> Football Club have been provided with a copy of the Rules and Regulations of the Wigan & District Youth Football League Competition and do hereby agree for and on behalf of the said Club, if elected or accepted into Membership, to conform to those Rules and Regulations and to accept, abide by and implement the decisions of the Management Committee of the Competition , subject to the right of appeal in accordance with Rule 16.”

 

Any alteration of the Chairman and/or Secretary on the above agreement must be notified to the Lancashire County Football Association to which the Club is affiliated and to the Secretary of the Competition.

 

QUALIFICATION OF PLAYERS

 

8.(A)(i) Contract players, as defined in Football Association Rules, are not permitted in this Competition.

It is the responsibility of each Club to ensure that any Player signing a registration form for that Club has, where necessary, the required International Transfer Certificate. Clearance is required for any Player aged 12 and over crossing borders including Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

 

8.(A) (ii) No player registered with a F.A. Premier League or Football League Academy will be permitted to play in this competition. A Player registered with a Centre of Excellence may only play in this Competition subject to the Regulations of the Programme for Excellence.

 

8.(A)(iii) While serving in any branch of Her Majesty’s Regular Forces, a player must first obtain the consent of his Association Secretary before signing a registration form to play for a Club.

 

 8. (B) (i) A registered youth playing member of a Club is one who, being in all other respects eligible, has signed a fully and correctly completed Competition registration form in ink, countersigned by his/her parent or guardian and by an officer of the Club and who has been registered with the Registration Secretary 3 days prior to playing and whose completed registration counterfoil has been received by the Club prior to playing. In addition to a League Registration Form, players must also complete a Club Registration Form, countersigned by his (her) parent or guardian which must incorporate any known serious medical conditions of the player and emergency contact details of the player’s parents or guardians. These details must be available at matches and training events the player attends within the management of the Club or League.

 

(ii) Each and every Team to have a photograph album with a photograph of each Player and the signature of the League Representative with each photograph. This must be affixed behind a plastic cover. The albums to be passed to the Manager of the opposing Team and returned at the end of the match. Penalty may be liable to a fine not exceeding £10.00.

 

The registration document must incorporate a current passport-size photograph of the player seeking registration.

 

If a player’s age is required for registration purposes a Competition must accept an original birth certificate or a photocopy. In cases where the birth certificate is not available a Competition is required to accept a photocopy of the player’s passport or other official document issued by a Government Agency attesting to the player’s date of birth.

 

                The qualification dates for the Competition shall be as follows:-

                Mini Soccer

To play in a KO Cup game or a game where points are awarded, or results published, a player must have achieved the age of 8 on or before 31st August.

 

                Under 7 - the player must have attained the age of 6 as at midnight on 31st August in the playing season but must be under the age of 7 as at midnight on 31st August in the playing season.

Under 8 - the player must be under the age of 8 as at midnight on 31st August in the playing season.

Under 9 - the player must be under the age of 9 as at midnight on 31st August in the playing season.

Under 10 - the player must be under the age of 10 as at midnight on 31st August in the playing season.

               

In accordance with the foregoing qualifications a player in the above age ranges must not play in a match where any other player is older or younger by 2 years or more.

 

                Youth Football

                Under 11 - the player must have attained the age of 10 but must be under the age of 11 by midnight 31st August in the playing season if the format of football is 11v11. If the format provided is 9v9, the player must have attained the age of 9 but must be under 11 as at midnight on 31st August in the playing season.

Under 12 - the player must be under the age of 12 as at midnight on 31st August in the playing season

Under 13 - the player must be under the age of 13 as at midnight on 31st August in the playing season

Under 14 - the player must be under the age of 14 as at midnight on 31st August in the playing season

Under 15 - the player must be under the age of 15 as at midnight on 31st August in the playing season

Under 16 - the player must be under the age of 16 as at midnight on 31st August in the playing season

 

In accordance with the foregoing qualifications a player under the age of 15 as at midnight on 31st August in the playing season must not play in a match where any other player is older or younger by 2 years or more.

 

The above qualification dates are subject to the provisions contained in F.A. Rule C4 (a) (v), (vi) and (vii).

 

8(D) A player having taken part in matches for any Club affiliated to any County Football Association shall not be allowed to join, be transferred to, or sign for a Club in the Competition without first proving to the officials of the intended Club that the player has discharged all reasonable financial liabilities to the previous Club or Clubs and a Club official may not accept such player’s signature without first ascertaining whether such claims have been discharged to the satisfaction of the Club, or Clubs for which the player last played.

 

                8(F) The Management Committee shall decide all registration disputes.

 

In the event of a player signing a registration form or having a registration submitted for more than one Club priority of registration shall decide for which Club the player shall be registered. The Registration Secretary shall notify the Club last applying to register the player of the fact of the previous registration.

 

                8(G) It shall be deemed misconduct for a player to:-

                (i)            Play for more than one Club in the Competition in the same season without first being transferred.

                (ii)           Having signed for one Team in the Competition, sign for another Team in the Competition in that season except for the purpose of a transfer.

(iii)          Submit a signed registration form for registration that the player had wilfully neglected to accurately or fully complete.

 

8(H) (i) The Management Committee shall have the power to accept the registration of any player subject to the provisions of clauses (ii) and (iii) below.

 

(ii) The Management Committee shall have power to refuse, cancel or suspend the registration of any player or may fine any player, at their discretion who has been charged and found guilty of registration irregularities. (Subject to Rule 16.)

               

(iii) The Management Committee shall have power to make application to refuse or cancel the registration of any player charged and found guilty of undesirable conduct (subject to Rule 16) subject to the right of appeal to the FA or the relevant County Football Association. Undesirable conduct shall mean an incident of repeated proven misconduct, which may deter a participant from being involved in this Competition. Application should be made to the parent County of the Club the player is registered or intending to be registered with.

(iv) For a player who has previously had a registration removed in accordance with clause (iii) but has a registration accepted at the expiry of exclusion will be considered to be under a probationary period of 12 months. Whilst under a probationary period, should the player commit a further act of proven misconduct under the jurisdiction of the competition, (excluding standard dismissals), the competition would be empowered to consider a further charge of bringing the competition into disrepute.

 

 

(Note: Action under clause (iii) shall not be taken against a player for misconduct until the matter has been dealt with by the appropriate Association and then only in cases of the player bringing the Competition into disrepute and will in any case be subject to an appeal to the Football Association. All decisions must include the period of restriction. For the purpose of this Rule, bringing the competition into disrepute can only be considered where the player has received in excess of 112 days suspension or 10 matches in match based discipline, in a period of two years or less from the date of the first offence for any team playing in this competition.)

 

8(I) Subject to the Football Association Rule C2(a) dealing with players without a written contract when a player desires a transfer, the Club the player wishes to transfer to shall submit a transfer form to the Registration Secretary accompanied by a fee of £5.00. Such transfer shall be referred by the Registration Secretary to the Club for which the player is registered. Should this Club object to the transfer it should state its objections in writing to the Registration Secretary and to the player concerned within seven days of receipt of the transfer form. Upon receipt of the Clubs consent or upon its failure to give written objection within seven days , the Registration Secretary may, on behalf of the Management Committee, transfer the player who shall be deemed eligible to play for the new Club from such date or three days after receipt of such transfer.

 

In the event of an objection to a transfer the matter shall be referred to the Management Committee for a decision.

 

8(J) A player may not be transferred to another Team after 31st March nor registered for a Team after 31st March in the Competition except by special permission of the Management Committee.

 

8(K) A Club shall keep a list of the players it registers and a record of the games in which they have played and shall produce such records upon demand by the Management Committee.

 

No Team is to sign more than 14 Players at Mini Soccer level or Youth Soccer 11-a-sideno more than 20 players and Youth Soccer 9-a-side no more than 18 players. For Youth Football a minimum of 12 players are to be registered by the August meeting.

 

In the event a Club has more than one Team in an age group, each team must be clearly identifiable but not designated “A” or “B” or 1st or 2nd. In such cases, players will be registered for one team only. A player so registered will be allowed to play for his Club in a younger or older age group within the provisions of Rule 8(B).

 

8(L) A register containing the names of all players registered for each Club, with the date of registration, shall be kept by the Registration Secretary and shall be open to the inspection of any duly appointed Member Club representative at all Management Committee Meetings or at other times mutually arranged. Registrations are valid for one season only.

 

8(M) A player shall not be eligible to play for a team in any special championship, promotion or relegation deciding match (as specified in Rule 12 (A)) unless the player has played four games for that team in this Competition in the current season.

 

8(O) (i) Any team playing an unregistered or otherwise ineligible player or players shall have the points gained in the match deducted from its total and shall be fined and/or otherwise dealt with at the discretion of the Management Committee.

 

(ii) In addition the team may have 3 points deducted from its total at the discretion of the Management Committee and may be dealt with in any future manner which is thought to be fit.

 

(iii) The Management Committee in exceptional circumstances may, at its discretion, award the points available in the match in question to the opponents, subject to the match not being ordered to be replayed.

 

(The following Clause applies to Competitions involving players in full-time secondary education) :-

 

8(P) (i) Priority must be given at all times to school and school organisations activities. This is not applicable for under 17/18 football.

 

(ii) The availability of children must be cleared with the Head Teacher s (except for Sunday Competitions).

 

(iii) Children under 15 shall not play in a team involving players who are more than two years older.

 

                8(S) In the event of a Parent , Guardian or Relative of a League Player being reported to the League, by a Referee or League Official attending the game, for behaviour which is responsible for bringing the game into disrepute and found guilty of the said offence, they shall be severely warned as to their future conduct both verbally and in writing.

Should unacceptable behaviour persist by the said offenders, the players registration may be suspended until the offenders give a written undertaking to desist?

 

                CLUB COLOURS, CLUB NAME

 

9.(A) Every Club must register the colour of its shirts and shorts with the Secretary by 1st June who shall decide as to their suitability.

 

Goalkeepers must wear colours, which distinguish them from other players and the Referee.

 

No player, including the goalkeeper , shall be permitted to wear black or very dark shirts.

 

Any team not being able to play in its normal colours as registered with the Competition shall notify the colours in which they will play to its opponents at least 3 days before the match.

 

If in the opinion of the Referee, two Clubs have the same or similar colours, the home team shall make the change. Any team not having a change of colours or delaying the kick-off by not having a change shall be fined £10.00.

 

The Secretary of the Competition may request shirts to be submitted if complaints are received as to lack of distinguishing colours, the Management Committee may refuse to permit any shirts or shorts as they think fit. Shirts must be numbered.

 

9(B) Any Club wishing to change its name and/or colours must seek permission from its affiliated County Football Association and from the Management Committee.

 

PLAYING SEASON, CONDITIONS OF PLAY

 

TIMES OF KICK-OFF, POSTPONEMENTS, SUBSTITUTES

 

10.(A) The Annual General Meeting shall determine the date for the commencement of the season in accordance with the Football Association Rules. Original fixtures arranged by the Fixture Secretary or at a meeting specially convened for that purpose, to be held no later than31st March, must not be arranged for a date later than seven days preceding the concluding date.

 

10(B) All matches shall be played in accordance with the Laws of the Game as determined by the International Football Association Board or, for Mini-Soccer and 9v9 football, the Laws as set down by the Football Association.

 

Clubs must take all reasonable precautions to keep their grounds in a playable condition. All matches shall be played on pitches deemed suitable by the Management Committee. If through any fault of the Home team a match has to be replayed, the Management Committee shall have power to order the venue to be changed.

 

The Management Committee shall have power to decide whether a pitch and/or facilities are suitable for matches in the Competition and to order the Club concerned to play its fixture on another ground.

 

All matches shall have a duration as set out below unless a shorter time (not less than 20 minutes) is mutually arranged by the two Teams in consultation with the referee prior to the commencement of the match and in any event shall be of equal halves.

 

For Mini-Soccer - The maximum duration of play shall be two halves of 20 minutes each way. The maximum playing time in any one day for under 7 and under 8 age groups is 40 minutes and for under 9 and under 10 age groups is 60 minutes.

               

 

For Youth Football - The duration of play shall be as follows unless it is mutually agreed by all parties to reduce the time.

                For Under 11 and under 12, 30 minutes each half

                For Under 13 and under 14, 35 minutes each half

                For Under 15 and under 16, 40 minutes each half.

 

The minimum time for any game will not be less than 20 minutes each half for players in the under 14 age group and below and 25 minutes each half for all other age groups.

 

No player participating in an under 17 division or lower age group shall be permitted to play more than one game or, in the event the competition allows the playing of a double-header, i.e.: two separate matches, 100 minutes per day in this Competition

 

For Youth and Mini Football the times of kick-off shall be between 9.00am and 2.00pm unless by mutual agreement. Any Club failing to commence at the appointed time may be fined a sum not exceeding £20.00 or be otherwise dealt with as the Management Committee may determine.

 

Referees must order matches to commence at the appointed time and must report all late starts to the Competition.

 

The Home team must provide at least two footballs fit for play and the referee shall make a report to the Competition if the footballs are unsuitable.

A size 3 ball will be used for age groups U7 to U9.

A size 4 ball will be used for age groups U10 to U14.

A size 5 ball will be used for all other rage groups.

 

All home Team's shall provide goal nets, adequate first-aid kit, a supply of clean water, linesmen's flags, a whistle, a watch and corner flags that stand 5ft from the ground when in place.

 

10(B)(i) Pitches must be “roped off” using plastic stakes and tape (or loose thin rope), with the tape wherever possible, being at least two metres behind the touchline and extending from corner flag to corner flag. Any game played without the pitch being “roped off” will result in the home team incurring a fine not exceeding £30.00.

 

All persons must remain outside the “roped off” area, except the Assistant Referee and one Club official whilst the game is in progress. When the game is stopped to allow a substitution or to request medical assistance for an injured player, the appropriate personnel are allowed to pass inside the “roped off” area to gain access to the pitch.

 

Any breach of Rule 10(B)(i) reported to the League by a referee will be considered as conduct likely to bring the game into disrepute and will be dealt with as provided for in rule 17(e).

 

10(C) Except by permission of the Management Committee all matches must be played on the dates originally fixed but priority shall be given to the Football Association and all relevant County Association Cup Competitions. All other matches must be considered secondary. Clubs may mutually agree to bring forward a match with the consent of the Fixture Secretary.

 

In the case of a revised fixture date, the Clubs must be given by the Competition 5 clear day’s notice of the match (unless otherwise mutually agreed).

 

10(D).The Secretary of the Home Club must give notice in writing of full particulars of the location of and access to, the ground and time of kick-off to the match officials and the Secretary of the opposing Club at least 3 clear days prior to the playing of the match.

                Any Club failing to comply with this Rule shall be liable to a fine of £5.00.

 

10(E) In the event of a Club playing in any match with less than 9 players they may be fined £1.00 for each missing player. A minimum of 5 players will constitute a Team for a Competition mini soccer match and a minimum of 7 players constitute a Team for a Competition youth soccer match and a minimum of 5 players will constitute a Team for Competition 9 a-side soccer match.

 

10(F)(i) Home and away matches shall be played. In the event of a Club failing to keep its engagement the Management Committee shall have power to inflict a fine, deduct points from the defaulting Club, award the points from the match in question to the opponents, order the defaulting Club to pay expenses incurred by the opponents or otherwise deal with them except the award of goals. Not withstanding the foregoing home and away provision, the Management Committee shall have power to order a match to be played on a neutral ground or on the opponent's ground if they are satisfied that such action is warranted by the circumstances.

 

10(F)(ii) Any Club with more than one team in the Competition shall always fulfil its fixture, within the Competition, in the following order of precedence: - First team, Reserve team, A Team. Clubs in breach of this requirement shall be fined a sum not exceeding £20.00 or otherwise dealt with by the Management Committee.

 

10(F)(iii) Notice of postponement of any match must be given without delay by the postponing Club. Such notice must be given 5 days by the Club to the Fixture Secretary, the Competition Referee Secretary, the Secretary of the opposing Club and the match officials. Permission will be given only twice a season. Any Club failing to comply shall be dealt with by the Management Committee who may inflict any penalty it may deem suitable.

 

10(F)(iv) In the event of a match not being played or abandoned owing to causes over which neither Club has control, it shall be played in its entirety on a date to be mutually agreed by the two Clubs and approved by the Management Committee. Failing such agreement and notification to the Fixture Secretary within 7 days the Management Committee shall have the power to order the match to be played on a named date or on or before a given date.

 

(10F)(v) The Management Committee shall review all matches abandoned in cases where it is consequent upon the conduct of either or both Teams. Where it is to the advantage of the Competition and does no injustice to either club, the Management Committee shall be empowered to order the score at the time of the abandonment to stand. In all cases where the Committee are satisfied that a match was abandoned owing to the conduct of one team or its Club member(s) they shall be empowered to award the points for the match to the opponents and/or take what other action they may deem necessary. In cases where a match has been abandoned owing to the conduct of both teams their Club members, the Management Committee shall rule all points for the match as void. No fines can be applied by the Management Committee for an abandoned match.

 

The Management Committee shall review any match that has taken place where either or both teams were under a suspension imposed upon them by the Association or Affiliated Association. In each case the team that was under suspension would be dealt with in the same manner as if they had participated with ineligible players in accordance with Rule 8(0) above. Where both teams were under suspension the game must be declared null and void.

 

10(G) A Team may at its discretion and in accordance with the Laws of the game use 5 substitute players in any match in this Competition who may be selected from 5 players.

 

For Mini-Soccer any number of substitutions may be used at any time with the permission of the Referee. Entry onto the field of play will only be allowed during a stoppage in play. A player who has been replaced may return to the play as a substitute for another player. A Team must not have a squad greater than double the size of its team in an age group.

 

 

For Youth football for teams in the under 18 age group and below, a player who has been substituted himself becomes a substitute and may replace another player at any time subject to the substitution being carried out in accordance with Law 3 of the Laws of Association Football.

 

The Referee shall be informed of the names of the substitute’s not later than15 minutes before the start of the match.

 

A player who has been selected appointed or named as a substitute before the start of the match but does not actually play in the game shall not be considered to have been a player in that game within the meaning of Rule 8 of this Competition.

 

10(H) The half time interval shall be of 5 minutes duration, but it shall not exceed fifteen minutes. The half time interval may only be altered with the consent of the referee.

 

(j) The format below will be the maximum format allowed for each age group for the 2013/14 season.

 

U7 – 5v5

U8 – 7v7

U9 – 7v7

U10 – 7v7

U11 – 9v9

U12 – 11v11

U13 – U18 – up to 11v11

 

From the beginning of the 2014/15 season the format below will be adopted.

 

U7 – 5v5

U8 – 5v5

U9 – 7v7

U10 - 7v7

U11 – 9v9

U12 – 9v9

U13 – U18 – up to 11v11

 

 

 

REPORTING RESULTS

 

11.(A) The Registration Secretary must receive within 2 days of the date played, the result of each Competition match in the prescribed manner. This must include the forename(s) and Surname of the team players (in block letters) and also the Referee markings required by Rule 13, or any other information required by the Competition. Failure to do so will incur a fine of £5.00 and/or the Club being dealt with as the Management Committee decides.

 

11(B)   The Home Club shall telephone the result of each match to the Registration Secretary by 6.00pm. Failure to do so may incur a fine not exceeding £5.00.

 

11(C) The match result notification, correctly completed, shall be signed by a responsible member of the Club.

The match result notification, correctly completed, shall be signed by a responsible member of the Club. Failure to do so will result in a fine of £10.00.

 

                NB. If the fixed penalty exceeds £20 the Club must be charged as detailed in Rule 5(D).

 

11(D) Leagues are permitted to collect but not to publish results for fixtures they organise for U7 and U8 Mini Soccer. They may require a Club to confirm that a set fixture has been played. A maximum fine of £5 may be imposed for a breach of this Rule.

 

11(E) Each Team manager may nominate two boys from the opposing Team, who must, in his presence, write their full names, addresses, schools and dates of birth, together with signatures, on the back of the Team form, such information to be checked by the League Representative.

 

DETERMINING CHAMPIONSHIP/ KNOCK-OUT CUP. OTHER COMPETITIONS.

 

12.(A) Team rankings within the Competition will be decided by points with 3 points to be awarded for a win and 1 point for a drawn match. The teams gaining the highest number of points in their respective divisions at the conclusion shall be adjudged the winners. Matches must not be played for double points. In mini soccer points can only be awarded for Under 9 Competitions and above.

 

In the event of two or more teams being equal on points team rankings shall be decided in any one or more of the following ways :-

 

  1. (i)goal average
  2. (ii)goal difference
  3. (iii)goals scored
  4. (iv)deciding match(es) played under conditions determined by the Management Committee.

 

For deciding matches , in the event of the scores in a match played under the conditions determined by the Management Committee being level at the end of the game, 20 minutes extra time shall be played in two equal periods of ten minutes. If no goal is scored during extra time, the winners will be determined by the taking of kicks from the penalty mark in accordance with the International Board Decision contained in the Laws of Association Football. 

 

12(B) Before being allowed to play in Cup games, a Player must have played for the first round a minimum if two  League games for his/her Team, for the second round a minimum of three League games for his/her Team, and for all subsequent rounds four games for his/her team, other than under exceptional circumstances for players registered before 31st October and/or at the discretion of the Committee.

 

12(D) Any Player transferred or re-registered, who has played in a cup competition, shall be deemed to be cup-tied in respect of that particular competition.

 

12(E) In the event of a cup-tie, any Team playing an ineligible Player, or supplying an incorrect name shall incur a fine not exceeding £20.00 and the game shall be awarded to their opponents. A second offence shall incur a fine not exceeding £30.00 and they shall be expelled from the competition.

 

12(F) In the event of a draw, after extra time has been played, penalties will be            taken to decide the result.

 

12(G) Cup competition(s) other than the Knock-out cup, may be arranged at the discretion of the Committee. Such Competition(s) rules and regulations to be issued to the competing Teams seven days prior to commencement.

 

12(H) The Team(s) which are in each instance first drawn in the ballot shall have choice of ground (if their own is not available they must play on their opponents) except in the final tie, which must be played on neutral ground.

 

12(I) All Cup Draws at all times must be conducted at a FULL LEAGUE MEETING by BONA FIDE members and representatives of the League and not outside sources.

 

12(J) The League shall have the power to arrange representative matches, the proceeds from such matches to be devoted to the funds of the League. Teams must give every assistance to the League in all matches arranged under its auspices. Any Team having two or more Players selected for a representative Team is entitled to postpone its own fixtures if both matches are scheduled for the same day. This will not count as one of the permitted postponements under RULE 10(F).

 

12(K) Players chosen to play in any representative game under the League auspices must do so, or will be dealt with by the Committee, unless a satisfactory explanation is given.

 

 

REFEREES

 

13.(A) Registered Referees and Assistant Referees for all matches shall be appointed in a manner approved by the Management Committee and by the sanctioning Association(s).

 

13(B) In the event of the non-appearance of the appointed Referee the appointed senior Assistant Referee shall take charge and a substitute Assistant Referee appointed by the competing teams. In cases where there are no officially appointed Assistant referees, or where the Competition has been unable to appoint a Referee, the Clubs shall agree upon a referee. A referee thus agreed upon shall, for that game, have the full powers, status and authority of a registered referee.

 

13(C) The Management Committee may, if they consider it desirable, or upon application by the two competing Clubs, appoint Assistant Referees, if available, to any match. Where Assistant Referees are not appointed each team shall provide a Club Assistant Referee. Failure to do so will result in a fine of £5.00 being imposed on the defaulting Club.

 

13(D) The appointed Referee shall have power to decide as to the fitness of the ground in all matches and the decision shall be final subject to either in the case of a ground of a Local Authority or the owners of a ground, the representative of that body is the sole arbitor and whose decision must be accepted unless the ground is declared fit for play.

 

13(E) Subject to any limits/provisions laid down by the sanctioning Association, Match officials appointed under this Rule shall be paid a match fee of Referee £20.00 for Youth, £18.00 for small-sided and £12.00 for mini fixtures, (inclusive of travel expenses or private car expenses of 10p per mile) and any other permitted expenses actually incurred. Referees appointed by the Management Committee as Assistant Referees, half fee, subject to any limits laid down by the sanctioning Association(s).

 

The Home Club shall pay the Officials their fees and expenses before the match.

 

13(F) In the event of a match not being played because of circumstances over which the Clubs have no control, the Match Officials, if present, shall be entitled to half fee. Where a match is not played owing to one Club being in default, that Club shall be ordered to pay the Officials, if they attend the ground, their full fee and expenses.

 

13(G) A Referee not keeping his or her engagement and failing to give a satisfactory explanation as to their non-appearance, may be reported to the Association with which he or she is registered.

 

13(H) Each Club shall, in a manner prescribed from time to time by the Football Association, award marks to the Referee for each match and the name of the referee and the marks awarded shall be submitted to the Competition on the prescribed form provided. Clubs failing to comply with this Rule shall be liable to be fined or dealt with, as the Management Committee shall determine.

 

13(I) The Competition shall keep a record of the markings and on the form provided by the prescribed date each season, shall submit a summary to the County Football Association.

 

CONTINUATION OF MEMBERSHIP OR

WITHDRAWAL OF A CLUB

 

 

14.(A) After 31st December in the current season a Club intending, or having a provisional intention, to withdraw a team from the Competition on completion of its fixtures and fulfilment of all other obligations to the Competition must notify the Secretary in writing.

 

14(B) A Club shall not be allowed to withdraw any or all of its teams from the Competition after the arrangement of fixtures for the following season. Any Club infringing this Rule shall be liable to a fine not exceeding£20.00 per team and shall also be liable for its share of any call, which may be made under Rule 5(B).

 

14(C) The Membership for the coming season having been decided at a Special General Meeting held for that purpose or at the Annual General Meeting the Competition shall have the right, irrespective of other provisions in this Rule, to refuse to permit a Club to withdraw its team(s) in order to join another Competition and may hold the Club to its engagements.

 

14(D) In the event of a member Club which is an un-incorporated association withdrawing and/or disbanding it shall be immediately liable to discharge all its financial and other obligations to the Competition.

 

In the event that any such obligation remains undischarged after a period of twenty-one (21) days then such obligation shall be met by the then current Club Members, excluding those under the statutory school leaving age. Until a members pro rata obligation is discharged in full the Member shall not be allowed to participate in the Competition, which may apply to the Club’s Parent County Association for a suspension order.

 

PROTESTS AND APPEALS

 

15(A)(i) All questions of eligibility, qualifications of players or interpretations of the Rules shall be referred to the Management Committee.

 

15(A)(ii) Objections relevant to the dimensions of the pitch, goals, flag posts or other facilities of the venue will not be entertained by the Management Committee unless a protest is lodged with the Referee before the commencement of the match. Any Club lodging such protest and not proceeding with it shall be deemed guilty of a breach of this Rule and shall be dealt with by the Management Committee.

 

15(B) Except in cases where the Management Committee decide that there are special circumstances, protests and complaints (which must contain full particulars of the grounds upon which they are founded) must be lodged in duplicate with the Secretary within 7 days (excluding Sundays) of the match or occurrence to which they refer. A protest or complaint shall not be withdrawn except by permission of the Management Committee. Member of the Management Committee who is a member of any Club involved shall not be present (except as a witness or representative of his Club) when such protest or complaint is being determined.

 

15(C) Any dispute occurring between Clubs in the Competition shall be referred for determination by the Management Committee whose decision shall be binding upon all parties subject to Rule 16.

 

15(D) No protest of whatever kind shall be considered by the Management Committee unless the complaining Club shall have deposited with the Secretary a sum of £5.00. This may be forfeited in whole or in part in the event of the complaining or protesting Club losing its case. The Competition shall have power to order the defaulting Club or, the Club making a losing or frivolous protest or complaint to pay the expenses of the enquiry or to order that the costs to be shared by the parties.

 

15(E)All parties to a protest or complaint must receive a copy of the submission and must be afforded an opportunity to make a statement at least 7 days prior to the protest or complaint being heard.

                (i) All parties must have received 7 days’ notice of the Hearing should they be instructed to attend.

                (ii) Should a Club elect to state its case in person then they should forward a deposit of £5.00 and indicate such when forwarding the written response.

 

15(F) When dealing with a protest or complaint the Management Committee shall take into consideration the possession by the protesting or complaining Club of any information which, if properly used, might have avoided the protest or complaint.

 

BOARD OF APPEAL

 

16.Within 14 days of the posting of written notification of any decision of the Management Committee or the Competition a Club, Official or Player against whom action is taken may appeal against such decision by lodging particulars in duplicate with the Secretary of the Lancashire Football Association, including a fee of £35.00, for adjudication of a Board of Appeal. The grounds of appeal shall be in accordance with F.A. Rules. The Board of Appeal may order the appeal fee to be forfeited and shall decide by whom the costs of the appeal shall be borne. The decision of the Board of Appeal is final and binding on all parties concerned.

 

No appeal can be lodged against a decision taken at an Annual or Special General Meeting unless this is on the ground of unconstitutional conduct.

 

EXCLUSION OF CLUBS OR TEAMS

MISCONDUCT, CLUBS, OFFICIALS, PLAYERS

 

17.(A) At the Annual General Meeting, or Special General Meeting called for the purpose in accordance with the provisions of Rule 19, Notice of Motion having been duly circulated on the Agenda, the accredited delegates present shall have the power to exclude any Club or Team from further membership which must be supported by (more than) two-thirds of those present and voting. Voting on this point shall be conducted by ballot.

 

17(B) At the Annual General Meeting, or Special General Meeting called for the purpose, in accordance with the provisions of Rule 19, the accredited delegates present shall have the power to exclude from further participation in the Competition any Club or Team whose conduct has, in their opinion, been undesirable, which must be supported by (more than) two-thirds of those present and voting. Voting on this point shall be conducted by ballot. A Club whose conduct is the subject of the vote being taken shall be excluded from voting.

 

17(C) Any official or member of a Club proved to be guilty of either a breach of Rule, other than field offences, or of inducing or attempting to induce a player or players of another Club in the Competition to join them shall be liable to expulsion or such penalty as a General Meeting or Management Committee may decide and their Club shall also be liable to expulsion in accordance with the provisions of Clauses (A) and (B) of this Rule.

 

17(E) Where any Club Official(s), Parent(s) or Spectators(s) is/are found to by the Management Committee to be guilty of misconduct or of conduct which is likely to bring the game into disrepute, the following penalties shall be imposed on the Club. A fine not exceeding £200.00.

 

TROPHY: - LEGAL OWNERS, CONDITIONS OF TAKING OVER,

AGREEMENT TO BE SIGNED. AWARDS

 

18.A Competition Cup or Trophy shall be vested in the Association sanctioning the Competition as Trustees. If a Competition be discontinued for any cause the Cup or Trophy shall be returned to the donor, if the conditions attached to it so provide, or otherwise dealt with as The Association may decide.

 

The following agreement shall be signed on behalf of the winners of the Cup or Trophy: -

 

“We <<chairman >> and <<secretary >> , the Chairman and Secretary of   << winners/runners up   >> FC, members of and representing the Club, having been declared winners/runners up, of League/Knock-Out Cup or Trophy and it having been delivered to us by the Competition, do hereby on behalf of the Club jointly and severally agree to return the Cup or Trophy to the Competition Secretary on or before 30th April in the following year. If the Cup or Trophy is lost or damaged whilst under our care we agree to refund to the Competition the amount of its current value or the cost of its thorough repair.”

 

Failure to comply will result in a fine as determined by the Management Committee.

 

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGS.

 

19.Upon receiving a requisition signed by two-thirds of the Clubs in membership the Secretary shall call a Special General Meeting.

 

             The Management Committee may call a Special General Meeting at any time.

 

At least 7 days notice shall be given of either meeting under this Rule, together with an agenda of the business to be transacted at such meeting. Each full member shall be empowered to send two delegates to all Special General Meetings. Each Team shall be entitled to one vote only.

              

Any continuing Member Club failing to be represented at a Special General Meeting without satisfactory reason being given may be fined £20.00.

 

All amendments of rules can only be implemented once approved by the appropriate sanctioning authority.

 

Officers and Management Committee members shall be entitled to attend and vote at all Special General Meetings

 

ALTERATIONS TO RULES.

 

20. Alterations, for which consent has been given by the sanctioning Association, shall be made to these Rules only at the Annual General Meeting or at a special General Meeting specially convened for the purpose called in accordance with Rule 19. Any alteration made during the playing season to the Rule relating to the qualification of players shall not take effect until the following season.

 

Notice of proposed alterations to be considered at the Annual General Meeting shall be submitted to the Secretary by 31st March in each year. The proposals together with any proposals by the Management Committee shall be circulated to the Clubs by 15th April and any amendments thereto shall be submitted to the Secretary by 30th April. The proposals and proposed amendments thereto shall be circulated to Clubs with the Notice of the Annual General Meeting. A proposal to change a Rule shall be carried if a majority of those present and entitled to vote are in favour.

 

A copy of the proposed alterations to Rules to be considered at the Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting shall be submitted to the sanctioning Football Association30 days prior to the date of the meeting.

 

Any alterations or additions decided upon at any meeting shall not become operative until the approval of the Association issuing sanction shall have been obtained. 

 

FINANCE.

 

21. (A) The Management Committee shall determine with which bank or other financial institution the funds of the Competition will be lodged.

 

21(B) All expenditure in excess of £0.01 shall be approved by the Management Committee. Cheques shall be signed by at least two officers nominated by the Management Committee.

 

                21(C) The financial year of the Competition will end on 30th April.

 

21(D) The books or a certified balance sheet, of a Competition shall be prepared and shall be audited annually by some suitable person(s) who shall be appointed at the Annual General Meeting.

 

21(E) Justifiable expenses incurred by League Officials in pursuance of their duties shall be reimbursed at the discretion of the Committee.

 

22. All Clubs must have Public Liability Insurance cover of at least ten million pounds (£10,000,000).

 

 

CHILD PROTECTION. (APPENDIX - A)

 

1.             Any act, statement, conduct or other matter which harms a child or children, or poses or may pose a risk of harm to a child or children, shall constitute behaviour which is improper and brings the game into disrepute.

 

2.             In these regulations the expression “Offence” shall mean any one or more of the offences contained in Schedule 1 to the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 and any other criminal offence which reasonably causes the Association to believe that the person accused of the offence poses or may pose a risk of harm to a child or children.

 

3. Upon receipt by the Association of:

 

                3.1           Notification that an individual has been charged with an offence: or

 

3.2           Notification that an individual is the subject of an investigation by the Police, Social Services or any other authority relating to an offence: or

 

3.3           any other information which causes the Association reasonably to believe that a person poses or may pose a risk of harm to a child or children then The Association shall have the power to order that the individual be suspended from all or any specific football activity for such period and on such terms as it thinks fit.

 

4.             In reaching its determination as to whether an order under Regulation 3 should be made The Association shall give consideration, inter alia, to the following factors:-

 

                4.1           whether a child is or children are or may be at risk of harm;

 

                4.2           whether the matters are of a serious nature;

 

4.3           whether an order is necessary or desirable to allow the conduct of any investigation by The Association or any other authority or body to proceed unimpeded.

 

5.             The period of an order referred to in 3 above shall not be capable of lasting beyond the date upon which any charge under the Rules of The Association or any Offence is decided upon or brought to an end.

 

6.             Where an order is imposed on an individual under regulation 3 above, The Association shall bring and conclude any proceedings under the Rules of The Association against the person relating to the matters as soon as reasonably practicable.

 

7.             Where a person is convicted, or is made the subject of a caution in respect of an Offence,

that shall constitute a breach of the Rules of The Association and The Association shall have the power to order the suspension of the person from all or any specific football activity for such a period (including indefinitely) and on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit.

               

8.             For the purposes of these regulations, The Association shall act through its Council or any Committee or sub-committee thereof, including the Board.

 

9.             Notification in writing of an order referred to above shall be given to the person concerned and/or any Club with which he is associated as soon as reasonably practicable.

  

 Committee and Age Group Registration Secretaries. 

Chairman.

Keith Harris    17 Costessey Way Wigan WN3 6ES

Telephone:       07804 639267

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League Secretary.

David Wilson  15 Warminster Grove Wigan WN3 6JF

Telephone:       01942 214293

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Assistant League Secretary.

Helen Dickinson 21 Colerne Way Wigan WN3 6HS

Telephone:       07713 135221

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Treasurer

Paul Humphray 6 Rosthwaite Close Wigan WN3 5RN

Telephone:       01942 202233

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Fixture Secretary

Open Position

 

Referee Secretary.

Helen Dickinson 21 Colerne Way Wigan WN3 6HS

Telephone:       07713 135221

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Discipline Officer.

Peter Dickinson 21 Colerne Way Wigan WN3 6HS

Telephone:       07713 135221

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Referee Liaison Officer.

Mike McCourt 2 Ripley Drive Wigan WN3 6AJ

Telephone:       07758 636691

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League Welfare Officer.

David Wilson  15 Warminster Grove Wigan WN3 6JF

Telephone:       01942 214293

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Under 11’s Representative.

Paul Fairhurst 14 Rosley Rd Wigan WN3 5NF

Telephone:       07804 639266

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Under 12’s Representative.

Glynn Owen 32 High Park Shevington WN6 8DF

Telephone:       07545 600652

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Under 13’s Representative.

Debbie Fairhurst 14 Roseley Way Wigan WN3 5NF

Telephone:       07804 639266

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Under 14’s Representative.

Adrian Fowler 27 Dovenby Fold, Ince WN2 2PS

Telephone: 07854 687451

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Under 15’s Representative.

Steve Gregory 12 Wood View Shevington WN6 8BG

Telephone:       07966 340246

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Under 16’s Representative.

Steve Owen 19 Cherwell Rd Westhoughton BL5 3TC

Telephone:       07912 892170

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SMALL SIDED FOOTBALL.

League Secretary.

Mandy Gains 35 Chalfont Dr Astley M29 7PU

Telephone:       07804 639265

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Registration Secretary.

Robert Gains 35 Chalfont Dr Astley M29 7PU

Telephone:       07804 639265

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Under 7’s Representative

Stuart Barton 32 Benjamin Fold, Ashton-in-Makerfield WN4 8DN

Telephone: 07522 548120

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Under 8’s Representative

 

Telephone:

 

Under 9’s Representative North Division

Jonothan Gains 35 Chalfont Dr Astley M29 7PU

Telephone:       07792 011419

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Under 9’s Representative South Division

Clare Kilshaw 40 Dunsdale Dr, Ashton in Makerfield WN4 8PT

Telephone: 07563 559957

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Under 10’s Representative

Mark Ricketts

Telephone: 07976 078055

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CLUB SECRETARIES 2012-2013

ASHTON ATHLETIC FC
Amanda Dixon 07766 221253 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
17 Oban Drive
Garswood
WN4 0SJ

ASHTON TOWN FC

ASPULL JNRS FC
John Parker 07708 85794
95 Swinley Rd 01942 324011
Wigan
WN1 2DJ

ASTLEY & TYLDESLEY JFC
Gary Jones 07790 917963 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
34 Darlington St 01942 876329
Tyldesley
M29 8DH

APPLEY BRIDGE FC
Alan Newton 01695 624371 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
11 Heathland
Upholland
WN8 0BP

ATHERTON TOWN FC
Gary Pilling 07789 077301 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
17 Gregory Ave
Atherton
M46 9NX

BICKERSTAFFE JFC
Noel Donnelly 07590 391607 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
111b Liverpool Rd
Bickerstaffe

BILLINGE JNRS
Paul Taylor    07747 760228             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
19 Avon Rd
Billinge
WN5 7QU

BLEAK HILL ROVERS
Mike Jones 07756 879495 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
8 Calderhurst Drive
St Helens
WA10 6ED

CHERRYBROOK FC
Tracey Parkinson 01942 213675 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
13 Southery Ave 07867 553901

DOWNALL GREEN YOUTH
Mr J Knowles 01942 511076
16 Birch Grove
Ashton-In-Makerfield
WN4 0QY

FURLONG ROVERS
Vicky Johnson 07751 070107 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
31 Marus Ave
Wigan
WN3 5QR

GIDLOW ATHLETIC
Suzanne Perry 07913 633384 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
14 Lower St Stephen St
Springfield
WN6 7DX

GOLBORNE SPORTS FC
John Flannery 07920 819619 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
1 Halewood Ave
Golborne
WA3 6RH

GOOSE GREEN JNRS
Colin Clark 07714 033424
Crowther Drive
Winstanley
WN3 6LY

HAWKLEY FC
Phil Owen 01942 208875 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
33 Swinley Lane
Wigan
WN1 2EB

HIGHFIELD GRANGE FC 01942 217569 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gary Pennington 07501 095281
98 Victoria St
Wigan
WN5 9BX

HINDLEY JUNIORS
Tom Harrison 07939 098705 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
14 Dalby Rd
Hindley
WN2 4RJ

HINDLEY TOWN
Stuart Dingley 01942 892490 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
128a Stour Rd
Astley
M29 7PX

HINDSFORD JNRS FC
Mike Greenhaigh 01942 888010
11 Hampson St 07796 305715
Atherton
M46 0DE

HORWICH ST MARYS JFC
Mrs Lesley Allon 01942 816619 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
12 Barnfield Dr
Westhoughton
BL5 3UA

INCE ATHLETIC
John Landy 01942 237416 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
29 Mount View 07557 092783
Lower Ince
Wigan
WN3 4NU

LEIGH GENESIS JUNIORS
Rob Atherton 07929 208623 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
6 Parkdale
Astley
M29 7DR

PEM FC JUNIORS
Helen Corcoran 07713 592551 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
29 Darley Rd 01942 238990
Wigan
WN3 5PG

PENNINGTON FC
David Farrington 07725 734110 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
8 Hulme Rd
Leigh
WN7 5BS

RAINFORD RANGERS
Graham Fenney 01744 884524 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
5 Ash Grove
Rainford
WA11 8DN

SHEVINGTON FC
Andrew Williams 07429 608359  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
10 Manor Rd
Shevington
WN6 8EE

SHOOT FOOTBALL
Stephen Veitch  01942 815169  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
88 Park Rd
Westhoughton
BL5 3DJ
 
SOCCER4KIDS JFC
Steve Plant 01942 875826 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
6 The Heights
Manchester Rd
Tyldesley
M29 8QG

SPRINGVIEW
Gareth Smith 01942 747638
26 Woodville Rd
Spring View
WN3 4PB

STANDISH JNRS
Gary Clark 07979 906287 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
10 pilgrims Way
Standish
WN6 0AJ

STANDISH PANTHERS
Ian Seabridge 01257 421522 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
191 Wigan Rd
Standish
WN6 0AE

STANDISH TIGERS
Joanne Hurst 01257 423387 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2 Glebe Close
Wigan
WN6 0DD

TOWN GREEN ATHLETIC
Marie Ashton 01744 8938 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
5 Ashfield Crescent
Billinge
WN5 7TE

TYLDESLEY JNRS
Jackie Hilton 0771 947877 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
25 Fairlyn Drive
Bolton
BL5 1HJ

WESTHOUGHTON RANGERS
Ken Gore 07745 903508 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
18 Warlow Drive 01942 897159
Leigh
WN7 5NZ

WESTOUGHTON TOWN
Andrew Buckley 07931 586123 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
15 Hydrangea Close
Bolton
BL5 2TF

YOUNG GATE FC
Peter Baines 01744 737105 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
3 Dunsmore Close
Haydock
WA11 0FJ

 

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