LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY COMPETITIONS – SEASON 2019-2020

As previously advised, the League Management Committee has now 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 for certain teams in the Under 12 to Under 16 age groups. Matches will start immediately and the finals will ‘all’ be held on Sunday 17th May.

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 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 that 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 current fully sanctioned draw is here.

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

ALL League/Cup rules of the League shall apply. Referee fees for each match are to be paid by the Home team in Group matches and then shared by both teams in QF/SF matches. When submitting an on-line match result form, please select ‘Challenge Trophy’ for the competition being played in.

If weather conditions deteriorate in the coming weeks then, under Rules, the 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.

Regards,

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

24 Jan 20