Update: The HYFL and HSC programme of fixtures will resume on Sunday 6th December.

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League Challenge Cup Finals - 2015-2016

Under 12 = MONDAY 2ND MAY 2016
AFC Wembley Youth A 3-1v Wealdstone Youth A

Under 13 = SUNDAY 17TH APRIL 2016
AFC Wembley Youth A 4-1 Harlesden Hawks

Under 14 = SUNDAY 24TH APRIL 2016
LNER Youth A 0-2 PDP

Under 15 = SUNDAY 24TH APRIL 2016
AFC Wembley Youth A 1-2 Ruislip Rangers A

Under 16 = SUNDAY 1ST MAY 2016
Headstone Manor A 1-3 Conquest

Under 17/18 = SUNDAY 17TH APRIL 2016
Conquest 5-0 Forest United Youth 18

All finals held at North Greenford United FC, Berkeley Fields, Berkeley Avenue, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 0NX (to whom our thanks are expressed)

(Updated 21 May 16)

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 certain age-groups. Matches will start as from Sunday 7th February.

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.

HOWEVER – as previously advised, this will be reviewed again in mid-February and again in mid-March and additional trophy competitions will be added at each of those times as appropriate; including, if necessary, further competitions at the age-groups already set.

The fully sanctioned draw is here.

The terms and conditions of playing are as set by the Management Committee, in accordance with Rules. Full details will be sent out shortly but, in summary, each team will play the other in their ‘Group’ (home or away at the sole discretion of the League Fixture Secretary, or both home and away) – with progression to the next knock-out rounds. These knock-out rounds will be played and extra time and penalties decide the winners (except in the final tie where no extra time will be played and penalties will decide the winners).

If weather conditions deteriorate (or do not improve) in the coming weeks then, under Rules, the League Management Committee reserve the right to cancel any of the competition age-groups or to withdraw any team or teams from the competition at its sole discretion. This decision, if taken, is final and binding. League and League Challenge Cup matches will always take precedence in this decision process.


Andy Lowe
Chairman and Executive Officer
For and on behalf of the League Management Committee

26 Jan 16

Referee Marking

Marking a referee's performance is a vital part of the match day procedure. This information is used to assist with match officials' training and future appointments.

For a guide on the points to note see the guidance notes under HYFL Forms

10 Jan 16

Bad Weather procedure

With winter weather on the way, the League is keen to remind club officials of the procedures that need to be followed when the fitness of a pitch is in doubt.

It is inevitable that some games will be postponed, but the guidelines aim to ensure as many matches are played on the scheduled day as possible. If, despite all efforts, a game is off the guidelines ensure the postponement is properly recorded.

The guidelines can be found here.

04 Nov 15

2015-2016 Divisional Line Ups announced

The HYFL has pleasure in releasing the final divisional composition for season 2015/2016

They can be downloaded here.

09 Aug 15

Photography and Video Guidelines

The Football Association has issued guidelines for parents and others wishing to photograph children playing in youth matches.

The guide can be downloaded here

18 Jan 15

Reporting Match Results

Following questions asked by several clubs when reporting their results, please note the provisions of Rule 11(b) concerning communicating your result on the day of the game.

The HOME club must report the result of all League and League Cup games - this includes matches which appear on the fixture list but which have been postponed for whatever reason (weather, county cup tie, inability to raise a side etc.) Away clubs are welcome to do so, but are not required to.

In addition all clubs, whether home or away, must report county cup results or, again, matches which have been postponed.

You can report your result one of three ways (NB - you can choose one - there is no need to do all three)

By telephone to 01895 717 517
By text to 07797 800102
By email to harrow@firsteleven.co.uk

In all cases remember the age group and division and always report the home team score first - even if you are the away team. The deadline in all cases is 5.30pm on a Sunday.

Top award for League Chairman

The FA has announced the winners of its 2012-13 Respect and Fair Play Awards, with their most prestigious individual honour being bestowed upon Andy Lowe – Chairman of the Harrow Youth Football League.

From a record number of 470 nominations across the national game, the winners across ten categories were invited as guests of The FA to Wembley Stadium to collect their prizes at The FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Wigan Athletic.

Andy has been named as the recipient of the Bobby Moore Award, which is open to people who have made a significant impact on the game.

Andy Lowe is the driving force behind the Harrow Youth League and the Harrow Soccer 7s Combination. What marks Andy out is not only the size of these leagues which involve 600 teams and 10,000 players in the age range seven to 18 but the way in which the League and clubs have embraced Respect. In the last five years the leagues have experienced growth of 11-13% year-on-year and the positive way in which the leagues operates the Respect programme is frequently cited as the reason that clubs wish to join or remain in the League.

This ethos has only been achieved through Andy’s voluntary commitment of 45–50 hours a week to ensure the close interaction of those that manage the league, its member clubs, managers, players and referees. This results in Andy attending up to eight games every weekend. He does not however shy away from dealing with difficult matters. For example in January this year after reports about the behaviour of the parents of a particular team Andy attended their next match and asked to meet with all parents before the game to reinforce the requirements of the league. Andy’s work is well received by the 250 referees of the League which results in 98% match coverage - a remarkable figure for such a large youth league. Andy’s achievements are also attracting attention elsewhere and he recently hosted a Dutch camera crew keen to take lessons from Middlesex back to the Netherlands.

On learning he had won the prestigious accolade, Andy commented: “I am honoured and humbled to have been nominated for this prestigious award, let alone to have won it. My memory of Bobby Moore is synonymous with Respect and Fair Play and so to be presented with this individual award is even more special. “This award though is really not only for my work in promoting, delivering and developing the Respect programme, but is testament to everyone involved in the Harrow Youth Football League who have worked tirelessly to embrace the Respect agenda in all areas. “There is much work still to be done, but I am confident that we have a sound base in grassroots youth football in Middlesex to ensure that the whole ethos of Respect and Fair Play is here to stay and that we can all enjoy our football in a safe and friendly environment.”

FA Chairman David Bernstein presented the 2012-13 winners with their Respect and Fair Play Awards as part of a special celebratory event before kick-off. He said: “In the 150th anniversary year of The Football Association, it is more important than ever that we highlight those individuals, clubs and leagues which ensure football continues to be a force for good. “It is a fitting tribute that we honour these unsung heroes on the same day that the final of world’s oldest, most famous domestic knock-out competition is contested.”

Results Reminder

Please remember you MUST report your result by 5.30pm.

You can either phone 01895 717 517, text to 07797 800 102 or email to harrow@firsteleven.co.uk

The first thing we need to know is the age group, then the division followed by the home team. Once we have that we can locate the game and then ask for the result