Reports for the secretary, to the secretary, given by the secretary.
It has been reported that spectators are still encroaching on to the pitch. This must stop. Spectators are carrying chip cartons, serviettes, polystyrene cups and depositing them on the pitch. Anyone found guilty of this will be asked to leave the ground, failure to that , they will have their team removed. Please keep of the pitch.
At the commencement of the league following the summer holidays we requested you to use the car park provided inside the school, entering from Allendale Road. A number of teams are doing that but there are still teams parking in the streets beside the school entrance causing traffic james. Please park in the school yard provided. Litter is still a problem, please take your litter home, leave the place tidy.
The last written information up date I reduced the number of pitches from 6 down to 5, this was to alleviate the number of cars attending Newbottle parking outside the Centre on Stadon Way. Unfortunately there are still too many cars parking outside in Stadon Way when there is plenty of spaces available inside the centre. Once again I repeat myself, car share where possible and if you arrive at the centre in a vehicle, park inside in the spaces provided and shown to by a steward.
On behalf of the Academy and league may I remind you of some of our basic rules on visiting the site we hire for you to enjoy the football provided by your players. Co-operate with the stewards on parking your car, take your litter home and no dogs on site. Check each week on the web-site for your kick off times and report early.
Supporters of the Russell Foster mini-soccer games played at Farringdon Academy are asked to park their vehicles in the school yard, using the entrance off Allendale Road.
No parking charges are made to patrons using this facility.
Visitors to the Russell Foster mini-soccer centre were encouraged to car share once again to reduce the number of cars visiting the site on a Saturday morning.
Although car parking is available inside the facility a number of visitors to the site still prefer to park outside in Stadon Way, which causes concern.
The league is constantly working with the council and police to improve relations with neighbours, this week they have once again reduced the number of pitches in use to limit the number of cars on site at one time.
Assist the league in trying to reduce the number of cars arriving on site on Saturday mornings by car sharing.
If you do travel by car park your car inside the facility in the car parking areas supplied, stewards will help.
With all schools returned after their holidays and majority of people back to work after all their summer holidays, the next part of the Russell Foster mini-soccer programme is their Winter League, although not compulsory clubs are requested to confirm their intentions to play by notifying the league in signing the winter league form no later than Saturday 1st October. Clubs failing to do so will show they are not playing in the winter league.
The league will endeavour to attain 3G pitches for these games with little disrupt to areas and venues already used for the leagues mini-soccer.
Due to a prior booking at Monkton Stadium on Saturday 1st October the league has moved their mini soccer programme to Sunday 2nd October.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
To enable the Russell Foster Youth Leagues to appoint referees to their mini soccer and 9 v 9 games we desperately need more qualified referees.
Forward your contact details, name, address, telephone numbers, and email address
As requested at last night’s girls meeting I checked the new rules which are on the web site regarding the duration of play for girls teams.
It shows a minimum and maximum time.
I suggest we take the maximum time this season becoming more in line with the boys leagues therefore,
Under 11’s & 12’s play 30 minutes,
13’s & 14’s play 35 minutes each way,
15’s & 16’s play 40 minutes each way,
18’s 45 minutes each way.
New email addresses for all Russell Foster correspondence
The league has received several complaints regarding problems at mini-soccer venues...
1) Parking Problems:- There have been several complaints from residents about parking in NON designated areas. We realize the problems involved with parking and the volume of traffic that relates to our mini soccer venues and we would like to appeal to mini soccer teams to make best efforts to 'car pool' to alleviate the strained situations.
2) Pitch Litter:- Complaints have been filed from the venues who have had to clear large amounts of litter from the playing fields following games played. This is unacceptable. Please can you make sure that the litter is picked up at the end of each session.
3) Spectators On The Pitch:- Venue administrators have reported dozens of spectators on the pitch during the schedule.
This is in direct connection with the Pitch Litter issue, but also organisers and venues alike have witnessed people smoking on the pitches. Please respect the wishes of the venue organisers.
Please take these complaints seriously and help address the issues. Should these problems NOT be addressed, then the Russell Foster Youth League run a very high risk of losing these venues altogether. If this happens, then it will in fact be the children who ultimately suffer.
Thank You for your kind attention on these matters.