Brand new summer league

A brand new League will kick off on Saturday 11th June giving youngsters the opportunity to play through the summer for the first time. The Cleveland Youth League who has been running a winter league for several years decided to look at the possibility of running a Summer League following feedback from disgruntled parents. League Chairman Bernie Nicholson said “We were approached by a lot of parents who felt that the weather during the winter was not conducive to the children having fun.” He continued “The FA has until this year stopped any action for 6 weeks from June 1st, however due to the new Women’s Super League this rule has been abolished.” The Cleveland Youth League took advantage of this opportunity and on Saturday 11th June the brand new summer league will start. The summer league will operate initially for Under 9 teams affiliated for season 2011-12 but league officials have indicated that they would run Under 7 and 8 leagues if enough teams were interested. The Cleveland Youth League operate Development football which means that the fixtures are played with no points up for grabs and no league tables collated and or printed. This will ensure that the emphasis is placed on having fun and not about winning. North Riding County FA PR & Marketing Officer Alan Geddes said “This is an ideal opportunity for any new teams or established teams to play organised football throughout the summer months.” If you run an Under 7 or Under 8 team affiliated for season 2011-12 and would like to take part in the Cleveland Youth Summer League then call Bernie Nicholson on 07865 140336 or email clevelandyouth@gmail.com

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