WJYL Presentation for U11 & Above 2023/24
Thursday evening saw our pre-season presentation for 9v9 and 11v11 at Wolverhampton University. The presentation is below for anyone unable to attend.
Mini Soccer Presentation Season 2023/24
Thursday evening saw our Mini Soccer pre-season presentation at Wolverhampton University. The presentation is below for anyone unable to attend.
Silent Support Weekend
This weekend actions speak louder than words. We’re joining in with the first National Silent Support Weekend to promote Respect in Youth Football, and our teams, coaches, parents, spectators and players will play an important part.
We’re encouraging spectators and coaches to show their support during the match through applause only. This will reduce pressure and confusion and give players a better opportunity to find their own voice and develop their game.
So, all you have to do is not talk, you can applaud good play from both teams, and then tell us your thoughts about the experience so we can feed into a national campaign to make improvements for the future. A digital link to a survey will be shared after the weekend for you to fill in to collect this information.
Join us and play your part on Silent Support Weekend 5th and 6th November 2022.
Mini Soccer Presentation 15th September 2022
We’re backing Play Safe
We’re backing Play Safe
Walsall Junior Youth League is lending its full support to Play Safe – an ongoing national campaign led by The FA to raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding in football.
Although it runs throughout the year, Play Safe really comes to the fore over football’s National Safeguarding Weekend, held this year on Saturday/Sunday 17th and 18th September.
The main focus this year is on parents and carers, with two key messages to convey:
- Awareness of the vital safeguarding role parents/carers play in football; and
- Encouragement to take the short, new and free online safeguarding course that’s been created specifically for parents/carers. You can access the course here.
Importantly, encouragement to take the new course has come from FASSSAG – The FA’s Survivor Support and Safeguarding Advisory Group:
“We have inputted into the course and helped frame its key messages from our collective experiences. It’s vitally important to us that every parent/carer understands they role they need to play in football. Taking this course can make a real difference – we are asking every parent/carer to commit to help ensure football is ever-safer.”
The support of FASSSAG has been welcomed by FA Chief Executive Mark Bullingham, himself a parent and youth football coach. “The FASSSAG has been important in helping us create our new strategy moving forwards and we really appreciate their input into the new course. I have taken the new course and encourage all parents/carers across football to take it too.
“Ultimately, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. We all need to ensure that everyone involved in football – particularly children and young people – has a consistently safe and positive experience of our great game. Play Safe reminds everyone of that responsibility and keeps safeguarding front of mind, which is exactly where it should be.”
Play Safe is being run in partnership with the NSPCC and has the full backing of the Premier League, EFL, Barclays Women’s Super League and Barclays Women’s Championship. It’s also supported and being run across every other level of the game.
Fixture Secretary Vacancy
We currently have a vacancy for a fixture secretary within the league. Anyone interested should contact either our chairman (David Vale) or our secretary (Alberta Wood). Their contact details can be found here.
FA Playsafe Campaign
The weekend of 20/21 November 2021 marks national safeguarding weekend. To mark this the FA have launched their “Playsafe” campaign designed to promote best practice and support the grassroots community. A promotion video has been created and more information and support can be found over at thefa.com
Parents & Carers
9v9 & 11v11 Presentation For 21/22 Season
Please see the presentation from our meeting for 9v9 and 11v11 football on the 2nd September below:
Mini Soccer Briefing 21/22 Season
Please see the recent presentation for mini soccer from our meeting on the 2nd September below: