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With the current inclement weather and many grass pitches already being unplayable; we have decided to ‘suspend’ (for this week only) the requirement for the match referee (only) to postpone fixture.

Clubs may do so, but only after having actually reviewed the pitches themselves (in person) and deciding if they are fit for play or not.

We suspect that this will not apply to 3G/4G pitches.

To be clear, fit for play, is not that the pitch has snow on it, or it is cold, but that the lines are not visible (or cannot be swept away) or the surface is icy or dangerous.

Clearly there is judgment involved in this and we would ask all clubs to work in good and fair spirit to make this decision.

If a game is postponed please make contact with the opponents and the match referee to advise them.

Also, please communicate with the Results’ Service to advise them (both home and away team) of the postponement. This MUST still take place.

As an additional exemption (for this one week only), we are also suspending the requirement to fill in an unplayed match result form on the web site.

We hope the above is a pragmatic response to the current conditions and is welcomed by all.

Have an enjoyable week-end.


PS – we will plan to reschedule all postponed league cup matches from 4th March to 11th March.


As you are all aware, Wednesday 28th February is the last date (under rules) to be able to register, de-register, and transfer players for this season.


If you are registering new players; then the system will lock-down after midnight on 28th February and you will not be able to register any more players.

So, please do plan ahead now and register the players as early as you can.

If you register a player at the last minute and there is a problem with the registration (i.e. the photo is not of the right quality, etc) then the registration will subsequently be rejected and cannot be actioned; and the player will not be able to play this season. So, please do plan ahead now and ensure complete accuracy with the registration process.


If you wish to de-register a player then you must return the player laminate ID card and we will action. Wednesday 28th February (6pm) is the deadline (to allow us time to action on the system). We are not able to action without the return of the original laminate.


These have to all be actioned by us no later than Wednesday 28th February.

So, if you are looking to transfer a player from another club please do contact them now to get permission and have the player laminate ID card returned to us.

Unless we have seen permission from the previous club AND we have received back the original player laminate ID Card by 6pm (to allow us time to action on the system) on Wednesday 28th February – then the transfer cannot and will not be actioned; and the player will remain a member of his original club for the rest of this season.

To be clear, we MUST receive back the original laminate back – if we do not then the transfer cannot take place (under rules).

The same applies for transfer of players between teams within the same club.

We must have back the player laminate ID card and a note of which team you wish to transfer him/her to by 6pm on Wednesday 28th February; so that we can action. If not, then the player remains with his/her original team for the rest of this season.

Thank you
HYFL Management Committee

HYFL publishes constitution for 2017-18

The Harrow Youth Football League has released the make up of its divisions for the 2017-18 Season.

The details are here..

The season kicks off on Sunday 10th September.

21 Jul 17

Final Positions 2016-17

Age Group/DivisionWinnersRunners Up
Under 12 PremierHanwellMagix Youth
Under 12 Division 1Langley YouthWembley Youth
Under 12 Division 2Wealdstone Youth ASt Josephs B
Under 12 Division 3CelticTFA Totteridge B
Under 12 Division 4Kensington DragonsKinja Youth A
Under 12 Division 5Acton Ealing WhistlersBelmont United C
Under 12 Division 6London Athletic BWealdstone Youth C
Under 13 PremierHanwellParkfield Youth A
Under 13 Division 1Harlesden HawksPinnstars A
Under 13 Division 2Hendon YouthLondon Athletic A
Under 13 Division 3London Eagles BParkfield Youth B
Under 13 Division 4Concorde RangersFC Real
Under 13 Division 5Princes Park BPitshanger C
Under 13 Division 6Football SamuraiRuislip Rangers C
Under 14 PremierMagix YouthHarlesden Hawks
Under 14 Division 1Princes Park AHarrow St Marys A
Under 14 Division 2Kensington Dragons AWillesden Constantine
Under 14 Division 3Acton Ealing Whistlers AHillingdon Youth
Under 14 Division 4EaglesVenceremos
Under 14 Division 5Actual SoccerW4 Youth Rangers
Under 15 PremierTFA Totteridge ARuislip Rangers
Under 15 Division 1BrunswickOld Actonians A
Under 15 Division 2London AthleticSpartans Youth
Under 15 Division 3LNER Youth CHillingdon Youth
Under 16 PremierConquestHanwell Town
Under 16 Division 1Headstone Manor ALNER Youth
Under 16 Division 2Bessingby Park RangersPitshanger
Under 16 Division 3Harrow St MarysOld Actonians
Under 17 PremierWealdstone YouthRuislip Rangers
Under 17 Division 1FusionHarrow St Marys
Under 18 PremierConquestHendon Youth

League Trophy Finals - Sunday 14th May 2017

Under 12 Alpha Group
Belmont United A 5-1 Parkfield Youth B

Under 12 Beta Group
Acton Ealing Whistlers 0-0 Pitshanger D
(Pitshanger won 10-9 on penalties)

Under 13 Alpha Group
London Athletic A 0-0 Ruislip Rangers B
(London Athletic won 3-2 on penalties)

Under 13 Beta Group
FC Real 7-2 Ruislip Rangers C

Under 14 Alpha Group
Magix Youth 2-3 St Josephs A

Under 14 Beta Group
Greenford Celtic B 0-1 Willesden Constantine

Under 14 Gamma Group
Kensington Dragons B 7-1 W4 Youth Rangers

Under 15 Group
Acton Ealing Whistlers C 0-2 Hillingdon Youth

Under 16 Alpha Group
AFC Wembley 4-1 Headstone Manor A

Under 16 Beta Group
Celtic 0-2 Parkfield Youth

Under 17/18 Group
Kodak Youth (17) 2-1 Ruislip Town (18)

07 May 17 (Updated 14 May 17)

Middlesex FA Youth Cup Finals

The League would like to congratulate the following HYFL member teams (highlighted in bold below) on reaching the finals of the Middlesex Football Association Youth Cup Competitions. A tremendous effort by all players, managers, coaches and parents/supporters.

Under 12
Wembley Youth 0-1 Whetstone Wanderers

Under 13
Hanwell 0-6 Ashford Town

Under 14
Ruislip Rangers A 2-1 Hampton Youth

Under 16
Conquest 2-1 Bedfont Eagles

22 Mar 17 (updated 15 May 17)

League Challenge Cup Finals

Under 12
London Athletic A 4-1 FC Real

Under 13
Hanwell 3-2 Wealdstone Youth A

Under 14
Eclipse 1-0 Magix Youth

Under 15
Brook House 1-3 TFA Totteridge A

Under 16
AFC Wembley 5-3 Hanwell

Under 17/18
Spartans Youth 0-1 Wealdstone Youth (17)

22 Mar 17 (updated 07 May17)

League Challenge Trophy Competitions

As previously advised, the League Management Committee has now fully discussed the remaining number of matches that each team has to play this season.

As a result, it has been decided that, subject to on-going favourable weather conditions, League Challenge Trophy competitions will be introduced at this stage at all age-groups. Matches will start as from Sunday 12th March 2017.

The League’s objective is to maximise football for all teams, and we believe and trust that the introduction of the above competitions will be welcomed by all member clubs.

The Committee has considered each age-group separately and then considered each team within that age-group. Not all teams in each age-group have been sanctioned to enter. This is based on the number of League and other games each team has still to complete and the number of free weeks left in the season. This is the final decision and cannot be appealed as entry is by invitation only.

The fully sanctioned draw is here..

05 Mar 17

Player Substitutions - in the Under 7, Under 8; Under 9; and Under 10 age-groups (only)

As you will be aware, for some 20 years since the Combination was formed, member clubs have voted each year to agree to implement a substitution policy, such that two substitutes would be used in each match by each team; on a rolling basis at set times.

This was a policy also operated by many development leagues around the country and was applauded by many coaches and parents alike as the right thing to do for these age-groups, to maximise football each week and to be equitable to those players as to the playing time they played; so that the emphasis was on enjoyment, team participation and the development of football skills and techniques.

In recent years, the above policy has not been followed by all member teams (by the majority but not by an increasing minority), despite the agreement being re-confirmed on an annual basis.
That has caused unnecessary disputes to arise between teams, which on occasions has resulted in unsatisfactory behaviour being noted.
As you can imagine, it is also almost impossible for the Combination to enforce this policy agreement, where the application of any penalty would be almost meaningless and really just financial in nature – which does not serve the purpose of development football at all.
Since the start of this season, we have been in liaison with The Football Association (at Wembley) who have been insightful and worked closely with us to seek a way forward. We have also consulted with a number of member clubs and other stakeholders on this as well.
We have monitored the matter closely in match weeks 1 to 4 in Phase I and the position has not changed/improved.

So - for the good of the players (our main priority), parents, coaches, clubs and the Combination (as one of the top-ten premier providers of youth football in England), we have decided to ‘rescind’ the above agreement with IMMEDIATE EFFECT.
This decision has not been taken lightly as you can see above, and we would still promote the use of two substitutes in each match and at set times.
However, if coaches and parents (and maybe ‘parent power’ prevails!) do not wish to do this then the following applies from hereon-in.

Under 7 and Under 8 – 5 vs 5 football (no change); and up to 5 substitutes who can play on a rolling basis at any time.
This means that you can now play between 5 (minimum) and 10 (maximum) players in a match at your discretion.
Under 9 and Under 10 – 7 vs 7 football (no change) and up to 7 substitutes who can play on a rolling basis at any time.
This means that you can now play between 7 (minimum) and 14 (maximum) players in a match at your discretion.
nb – these numbers accord with the standard code of rules for youth leagues.

- ‘ALL’ players ‘must’ be registered players for the ‘team’ in question; and
- Players’ duly stamped registration counterfoil cards ‘must’ be in the team’s possession before a player can play; and
- ‘All’ players who ‘play’ in the match ‘must’ be recorded on the on-line match result form.

We hope that the above is clear and finds general favour with member clubs.

If you have any questions or require clarification please email:

HSC Management Committee
26th October 2016

2016-17 Constitution announced

The Harrow Youth Football League (FA accredited Charter Standard League) have, today, released the final divisional (U/12 to U/18) composition for this coming 2016/2017 season – with a record 71 clubs and 319 teams; a 7% increase over last season.

For details click here..

05 Aug 16