Well Done to All Cup Semi Finalists

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.

Keep your used Christmas stamps to help support children with cancer

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

U14’s Final – Redhill Winners Praise to Poole Town FC Wessex

Cup Sponsor


The U14s McCarthy & Stone Challenge Cup Final was held at KGV on Sunday 14th April. Between Poole Town Wessex and Redhill Rangers.

To say it was eventful was an understatement, with PTW only having ten players available and after twelve minutes their goalkeeper received a serious looking knee injury the game was held up for nearly an hour.

Once the player was removed from the field of play the PTW manager asked his players if they wanted to play on and to their credit they agreed to do so.

This is when it got really exciting with PTW putting up a stubborn resistance and a skilful approach by Redhill , PTW broke away and scored an excellent goal.                                                

H/T 1-0

Second half was just the same with both teams being totally committed and Redhill really going for it , and with twelve minutes to go equalised.  This resulted with Redhill progressing and getting the winner in the last minute.

On behalf of the BYFL I would like to thank both teams for their commitment and endeavour in creating a great Final.

Both teams are a credit to their clubs, the BYFL and more importantly themselves.

Alan Paull Chairman BYFL.

Grange Athletic FC Tournament

Grange Athletic FC warmly invites entries for our 29th Annual 6 a Side Tournament, one of the largest in Dorset, last year welcoming 130+ teams from across the South. This tournament is sanctioned by the Hampshire Football Association.

Venue– Fryers Field, West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset Accessible via Bond Avenue just off Station Rd. BH22 0LL. U7


Competitive Competition U12 & U14 Girls Competitive Competition

Click for forms and further information

The Responsibility of Club Secretaries Regarding Communication

Club Notice

In your envelope at the Rules Revision Meeting you will have found entry forms for the season 2019/2020.
The contact details of both the club secretary and mini secretary, if you have one, to be added to this form.  However, if you wish to appoint a club fixtures secretary, you are asked to attach a separate sheet with the name and contact details of this person.  All contact regarding fixtures will be to either the club secretary, mini secretary or club fixtures secretary, but not to all.

In the BYFL all contact (including arrangements of fixtures) both to the league and from club to club, must be via the respective officer.  It does seem that in some clubs the managers are taking it upon themselves to contact the league and opposition club secretaries.  This is both annoying, confusing and against rule 5E.

Please discuss these matters fully at your next club meeting (meanwhile please email your managers asking them to stop contacting club secretaries as I am receiving complaints).  Secretaries must control their clubs, something to consider seriously when appointing a club secretary. FA/BYFL rules are in our handbook and BYFL officers are always willing to help and advise secretaries. 

Jenny Linford