Under 17’s Notices
Covid 19 And Grassroots Football
Posted: September 26, 2020 | Announcements, Notices | Other, Under 10's, Under 11's, Under 12's, Under 13's, Under 14's, Under 15's, Under 16's, Under 17's, Under 18's, Under 7's, Under 8's, Under 9's
We have been made aware that spot checks are being carried by Local Authorities and Facility Managers.
We do feel that this will intensify moving forward, so it is particularly important that we do all we can to demonstrate best practice and ultimately provide a safe environment for our football..
Our feeling is that we are currently on a knife edge and we need to do everything that we can to avoid a further suspension of the game. The Government is keen for outdoor sport to continue at the moment but only if we can prove that we can do this safely, mitigating the risk of further infection.
With this in mind could I ask you all to ensure you do all you can to assist. This begins with insisting that we only have one supporter per player in attendance at matches. I know there is a temptation to turn up as we used to and it was evident on Sunday that some teams have reverted back to allowing more parents to attend than should. This inevitably leads to grouping at the side of the pitch and is really unfair on teams who are following the guidance. We must insist that parents remain socially distanced at all times with our appointed Respect Marshalls ensuring this is adhered too.
We will be checking “Test and Trace” paper registers on Sunday across all centres to ensure the numbers registered match the allowed numbers – please don’t put us in the position where we have to ask supporters to leave the venue to sit in their car.
The new QR codes will be on display if people want to try this system – you just need to download the nhs covid-19 app onto your smartphone.
Also, please ensure the following:
- Do not attend if you or anyone at home has a temperature, a new persistent cough or a loss or change in sense of taste or smell.
- Competitive match play is permitted but social distancing is to be adhered to before and after matches.
- Supporters, parents and other spectators should follow social distancing rules.
- Spectator groups must be restricted to local and national gathering limits .
- Players and officials should sanitise hands before, during and after games.
- Team managers should wear gloves and Mask when the enter the field of plat to treat players.
- Only travel with those in your family bubble.
- Please take all litter with you.
- Be respectful of other users of the Park or Playing Fields
Thank you for everything that you are doing to get the game back onto its feet during these tough times.
WJYL 9v9 & 11v11 Briefing 2020/2021 Season
Staffs FA Update
Equipment For Sale
Statement From Adam Evans – Staffs FA CEO
Staffs FA CEO Adam Evans Issued the following on 1st June:
I hope that you are all safe and well.
Since my last update there have been a number of developments with the current situation continuing to move at pace. The latest relaxation of the Government restrictions that came into effect on the 1st of June now allows for up to six people to meet outside of the home and the Football Association has had to work quickly to issue guidelines for the game in response to this.
Whilst welcoming the government’s relaxation to allow some form of football activity, we recognise that the nation is still managing this situation and our priority remains to protect the health of our members, volunteers and staff to continue to suppress the spread of Covid-19. Our actions now could ultimately have an impact on how soon we can return to some form of normality with a phased return to the game.
For those of us who love and miss the game the return of the Premier League on the 17th of June I’m sure will be welcomed and will provide optimism for a return for us as well, but to be clear the latest guidance issued by the Football Association is not a return of the grassroots game. At this point there is no further news on when the grassroots game will return and the guidelines are not intended to encourage mass club training sessions and indeed, any kind of activity should only be arranged if it is safe and appropriate to do so.
As outlined in the FA statement, the option to partake in permittable football activity is a personal choice and whilst there are those who will want to return to football activity as soon as possible, there will be those with genuine concerns or personal circumstances that make this difficult. The overriding consideration has to be the safety and wellbeing of all in attendance and if this cannot be guaranteed or have any doubts then we would strongly advise you to err on the side of caution when making a decision. The FA will shortly be issuing advice for facility providers, coaches, safeguarding officers and players which, when available, can be found on our website here along with additional details to help answer any questions you may have at this time. We would urge you to read this guidance before making any further arrangements.
Many of you have contacted us in regard to affiliation / membership for the 2020-2021 season. Firstly I would like to advise you that due to the current circumstances we have arranged for those of you who took out either Public Liability or Personal Accident Insurance with Sportsguard in the 2019 -2020 season that your cover remains valid up until the 1st of July 2020. We have continued to monitor the situation and consulted with key stakeholders in regard to membership. Our stance has been that until we know when the new season will start and how it will look, then we do not think it will be appropriate to add pressure on members, particularly as cash flow will be an issue at the moment. We have our members’ best interest at heart and as such we are putting together a ‘return to football’ package but until we know the full financial impact of Covid-19 on the local game we will not be in a position to release further detail. We have a commitment to provide an appropriate service to our members which you have become accustomed to over the last couple of years and it is a key priority to ensure that this is maintained, particularly to assist in a return to the game.
That said, we have listened to our members who have told us that it would be helpful to allow a ‘soft’ opening of the membership window so that they can begin the administration process and I can confirm this will be available from the 15th of June 2020. It is important to state that we will not be requesting payment and clubs will not receive an affiliation number until there is more detail about how the new season will look. We will invoice for costs at a later date enabling clubs to get back onto their feet following this significant period of downtime.
It’s sometimes difficult to remember what point we are at in the season due to the current situation and I think that it would be remiss of me not to mention the work of our grounds staff at this time of the year. We have moved from a period of continuous rain during the winter to a sustained period of dry weather and whilst this has been welcomed by most of us during lockdown, this has not assisted our grounds staff in their preparation work. June is traditionally the close season and this aligns to the seasonal weather we are used to. This is a period when pitches are being renovated in preparation for the new season with new grass starting to grow. This is specialist work that takes time and costs money and is no different this season. Whilst we are all keen to get back out and partake in whatever format is permitted, we need to remember that the work carried out on the pitches now will affect their condition for the duration of the season when this is decided.
Finally, we are all keen to get back up and running and we will do so as soon as this is permittable within the Government restrictions and above all, safe to do so. Please adhere to Government Restrictions, FA guidance and stay safe, the game will be back but we need to remain patient.
Applications Open For 2020-2021 Season
Applications are open to join Walsall Junior Youth Football League for the 2020/2021 season. We know how difficult last season was for everybody and as such have done our upmost to offer reduced rates for teams from last season. The cost for teams that participated in WJYL 19/20 will be a reduced rate of £25 per team, while the cost for new teams will be £50 per team. Our aim as always is to make our league as inclusive as possible and we’d encourage any teams with specific concerns to contact us.
If you require further information please contact Alberta Wood at email@example.com or telephone 07958 536 532 (after 6pm only).
Obviously there is a lot going on in the football world today and people are concerned about grassroots games. As is correct we’ll be lead by Government and FA guidance which is rapidly changing. Currently there is no advice to suspend grassroots games in England and unless that advice changes we will play this weekends fixtures with a strong emphasis that Govt guidelines on hand washing and fist/elbow bumps be followed. Please check and follow all rules on self isolation and ensure anyone showing symptoms follows NHS advice.
With that said, we know there will be huge strength of feeling and some will not want to play. Our league is created to provide a safe environment for families who want to play football to do so. We think it’s only right that if any team/referee/player/parent decides they would rather stay away then they should have the freedom to make that decision without any negative consequences. As is always the case participation in our games is a choice and as things currently stand we believe the correct thing to do is to make it clear that nobody will face sanction for choosing not to participate. If your team decide they do not wish to play please NOTIFY ALL OF THE FOLLOWING BY MIDDAY ON SATURDAY 14th MARCH AT THE LATEST:
3. Fixture Secretary
4. Age Group Secretary
We can then attempt to rearrange games (where possible) and update the fixtures ASAP (keep an eye on fixtures for late changes). The purpose of any fines is to discourage teams from turning up to find that their opposition hasn’t bothered. This is obviously disrespectful and irresponsible.
We’ll do our very best to keep you all updated via the normal channels (Facebook/Web/Email), please do not inundate us with messages. This situation is changing rapidly so please monitor not only our channels but also the current NHS and Govt advice which is available below.
2020 Cup Finals Announced
We’re pleased to announce our cup final dates and venues for the 2020 season:
Coaches CPD event at Rushall Olympic – How we coach
Hosted on Wednesday 22 January 2020, learners will discover more about how their behaviours influence players, training sessions and their own personal development along the coaching pathway. The course is set to get underway at 6:30pm and is expected to run until 9pm.
Specifically, the workshop will allow coaches to learn how to manage differences between players, cope with mistakes, and how to adapt approaches for players’ individual needs, whilst working closely with Staffordshire FA tutors.
It will also highlight the importance of regularly reflecting on coaching behaviours and how effective they are at installing a positive environment at training and on matchdays.
To book a place on the workshop, please follow the link below.
Walsall Junior Youth League Friday Futsal League 2019/20
Walsall Junior Youth League Friday Futsal League 2019/20
The Walsall Junior Youth Football League and Staffordshire FA are working in partnership with Birmingham Futsal Club in order to offer opportunities for Grassroots teams within the Walsall Junior Youth Football League and surrounding leagues to play futsal.
We are delighted to join with Birmingham Futsal Club to utilise their expertise and contacts. There will be opportunities for players to engage with Birmingham Futsal Club in a variety of ways during the season.Teams must be a affiliated as a Football Team with a County FA in order to be eligible to play in this league.
Primarily this will be taking place at Oak Park Active Living Centre in Walsall Wood on Friday evenings, however should there be low numbers at an age group then some ages may be relocated to The Sports hall, Walsall Campus, Wolverhampton University, to ensure that there are enough teams to run a competition.The deadline for the expression of interest is Monday 30th September.
An induction evening for coaches (compulsory a representative from the team attends) will be held on Friday 4th October (at Oak Park – time tbc) and the first week of Futsal will be Friday 11th October.
The League for each age group will run for a minimum of 8 weeks and will cost £25 for a 40 minute fixture, there will be 2 kick off times a night, one will be around 6pm, the other around 7pm.
We will be offering a Futsal L1 coaching course – time and date tbc, this will not be a requirement to start playing.
The League has been supported by funding through the Football Foundation.
Simply complete the form below if your team are interested:
League Meeting 5th September For All Teams
Mini Soccer Briefing with a Welcome to Football from Staffs FA – Paul Chamberlain has already sent out details on this.
9v9 & 11v11 Briefing together with Respect Marshall Training from Staffs FA at 7.30 p.m.
Assistant Referee training delivered by our Referee Secretary along with Staffs FA. Slots can be booked for this by contacting Alistair our referee secretary at – firstname.lastname@example.org this training will be between 7pm & 9pm.
IFAB Rule Changes 2019-2020 Season
There have been a number of changes to the laws of the game for the 19/20 season. Here’s a look at the main ones ahead of the kick off of the new season:
Tantany Lions Managers Wanted
Sporting Khalsa Tournament 1st June 2019
Cup Final Dates 2019
Soccer Profile Easter Camp
2019-2020 Early Bird Applications Open
Next season represents the 70th anniversary of Walsall Junior Youth Football League.
Applications are now open to teams for our 2019/2020 season starting in September 2019. To celebrate our 70th anniversary we’re offering teams the opportunity to register for 70% off our normal price. All teams registering before the 30th April 2019 will enjoy a discounted rate of just £15 per team for Mini Soccer (U7 – U10) and £20 per team for U11 – U17/18.
You can apply online here.
For any questions regarding joining please contact our League Secretary Alberta Wood here.
Clubline Open Day
Clubline are giving away £1,000’s of pounds worth of kit and equipment and also giving sponsorship opportunities for the people that attend their event.
The event has been set up to support clubs and also bringing like-minded people together to share ideas that benefit all parties involved.
For further information, please contact Clubline direct by emailing email@example.com – they are based in Aldridge
League Meeting 22nd November
Long Service Award for David and Julie Anstey
U16 Football Kit Wanted
Wyrley Juniors Poppies
Wyrley Juniors FC is again producing stick on poppies for it’s teams to wear during matches on Remembrance Sunday weekend. To matk 100 years of the ending of WW1, the Club has produced special poppies as detailed in the picture below. The club is aiming to raise £2000 towards The Poppy Appeal and has 650 poppies remaining. Wyrley make nothing from this at all but with other teams’ help will contribute to a fantastic cause. If you’d like to place an order for your team, please see their website or facebook page and someone from Wyrley will be in touch. After the weekend, the club will thank all the teams that contributed on their Facebook page and on their website.
Cresswell Wanderers Volounteers Wanted
Players Wanted Lane Head Bullets U15
Striker or winger needed! Lane head bullets team based in Leamore/Bloxwich text or call Lee on 07533120921
Minutes Applause for Former WJYL Player Tom Jones
U11-U17 League Meeting
There is a league meeting on Thursday 27th September for all 9v9 and 11v11 teams (U11 – U17). The meeting starts at 7.30pm and is at Bloxwich Memorial Club. A representative from each team is required to attend.
Full Time Issues
SANDWELL STARS U15s
We are looking to add a Goalkeeper and a Striker to our existing squad. We are looking for players who are committed with a positive and hardworking attitude.
Training on Wednesday evenings. We play our home matches at Red House Park, Gear Barr, B43 6NA
For more information, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact:
Gary: 07398 106861
Ahmed: 0793915 2220
St. George’s FC
U15 Player Needs Team
Player looking for team
Under 15’s player looking for decent team where he can progress.
CM attacking or striker scored 26-26-32 in last three seasons in D2
Just wants a good footballing team to be part of.
Discount For WJYL Teams at Goals
League sponsor Goals Black Country are offering up to 50% off pitch hire for teams in the WJYL when they book their winter training. For more info call 01902 637700
Wyrley Wolves U15 Friendlies Wanted
Wyrley wolves under 15s are looking for friendlies over the next 2 weeks any days considered please call Darryl 07568 377112 or Email email@example.com
No meeting Thursday
We’ve had a few questions so just to confirm there’s no meeting Thursday. We’ll confirm meeting dates in due course.
Lanehead Titans U15s
Players required to strengthen our already successful team. Must be experienced, willing to develop and a team player. Ideally looking for a right back defensive minded and striker players .
We currently play Sundays in division 1, in the WJYL. We train on a Wednesday at Bentley West 18:30-20:00.
Need more info? Contact me directly on 07818558008 craig or dean 07901504193
Wednesfield U15 are looking for a striker and left back for this season. Great bunch of lads who are all of a good standard. Training is Tuesday’s Willenhall park 6 till 7 then bilston college in the winter. FA qualified coaches , Manager is also Coventry Academy scout. Please call for more info Lee 07973151760
Heath Hayes U15s FA chartered standard Club
Brital Lions Fc
We are now looking for friendlies against under 15 / under 16’s teams.
We have a Pitch available and Changing facilities.
Contact Mark Langford 07739 959192
Cresswell Colts Under 15’s
Cresswell Colts Under 15’s are looking for players all positions to come and train and possibly join our forever improving team.
Contact Dave: 07591605932
Pelsall Villa Colts U15’s
Pelsall Villa Colts u15’s are looking for players, in particular a midfielder and centre back. Contact D.Adams on 07931 920788 to apply.
St. George’s U15’s
AFC Willenhall U15s
AFC Willenhall U15s looking for experienced players for the 2018/19 season coaches CRB checked and f.a.qualified anyone interested call 07787445481 thanks john bird
SANDWELL STARS U15’S 2018/2019
We are looking to strengthen the squad as we prepare for our seconds season in the Walsall Youth Junior League.
Training on Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00 at Hydes Road Playing Fields moving to 3G during the Winter period at George Salter Academy 6:00 – 7:00.
For more information please contact:
Gary 07398 106861
Ahmed 07939 152220
Brownhills Colts U15,s season 2018/19
Brownhills Colts U15,s are currently looking for an experienced goalkeeper to add to our squad this coming season. Manager and coaches all level 1 and 2 FA qualified. If your are interested please give me a call or drop me a text.
Heath Hayes U15’s.
Tantany Lions U15’s
Silverdale JFC under 15 next season 2018 2019
Silverdale JFC under 15 next season 2018 2019 are a very successful team .playing in div 1 for the last 5 years we are in need of a goalkeeper that wants to make that step up .we also would like to look at any defenders or midfield players that are looking for a challenge .we play our home game at Walstead Rd Walsall and train at Wolverhampton uni in Walsall on a Tuesday or Wednesday . We are also looking for a new coach with at least level 2 to work with a great bunch of lads who want to move there game forward please call Chris Phillips 07947878610
Human Code FC
Human Code FC are looking to add new players in all positions to our U15 and U16 teams (2018/19 season). We are a passionate charter standard club, with a great bunch of lads and parents who want to develop their football skills, ethics and play attractive football but also to enjoy and compete at a high level.
As a club we are committed to improving players, whilst adopting a passing progressive approach to games. All coaches are DBS checked; one UEFA A, one UEFA B, a Level 1 & Youth Module 1 coach and one Level 2 coach.
If you are looking for a fresh new challenge and be part of a fantastic set up at Human Code Football Club, then please call Gurp on 07733113368.
We train on Saturday mornings 9.30-11.30 in Bilston, all are welcome.
Tantany Lions current U14’s
Brital Lions Fc are now planning for next season. We are looking to recruit quality players in all positions!
We are currently playing in the Walsall Junior Youth League, but are looking at the possibility of MJPL or becoming part of an established local football club.
New players will need to be in school year 10 / 11.
If you are interested in joining a good team with a good footballing ethic, please either message us through Facebook or contact 07739959192 (Manager)
Information about Sundays matches.
All matches that are due to be played on grass pitches are cancelled for this weekend, 4th March 2018.
This includes all ages groups and formats of football from U7s to U16s.
3G pitches will be inspected at 10.30 on Saturday morning and a decision made focussing on the welfare of the children. This will be based on the pitch conditions, safety of the pitch surroundings & roads and the weather forecast for Sunday.
Deadline Day for Registrations and Transfers.
REMINDER: Deadline day for registrations and transfers is this FRIDAY 2nd March.2018
This Friday is the last day for registering or transferring new players. If you wish to add to your squads please contact your age group secretary to arrange a time to complete any transfers or registrations.
WALSALL WOOD FC NEW MJPL U16s TEAM for 18/19 season
Looking to progress from Sunday Football to playing Saturdays
We are looking for players in all positions trials to start in March
If you are interested please contact Darren 07723092397 or email
Under 13’s – 16’s 2nd Half League Tables
Following the recent inclement weather the teams in all 2nd half leagues will only play each other once.
The only exceptions are the following divisions where teams will play each other twice: Under 14’s Divisions 1 and 3. Under 15’s Division 4
Cancellation of WJYFL Fixtures Meeting – 4th January 2018
Please note that the fixtures meeting planned for this Thursday has been cancelled.
The fixtures for January have been posted to the League web site.
SNOW – SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER
The league have made the decision that ALL football this weekend is OFF
It is not necessary to send in postponement forms for the 9 v 9 or 11 v11 matches.
Coach / volunteer available
Looking for a club on Sunday afternoon
Name Andrew Wood
GK coach or coach
Based in Aldridge
My number is 07544458703
New Match Form for 9 v 9 and 11 a side
Please note that there is a new match form for 9 v 9 and 11 a side matches. This has a checkbox to confirm that player passport details have been verified by teams. Please start using this new form as soon as possible.
FA Respect Presentation from League Meeting 19 October 2017
Please find below a link to the slides from the presentation at the league meeting last week.
Second Half League Divisions
2nd Half Under 15’s and 16’s League Divisions
- Some teams were running out of fixtures as such the new second half tables have been set up to ensure as many teams have as many fixtures as possible
- Teams have been placed into divisions wherever possible to give them competitive matches. Please note the tables were set up prior to the 15th October results
- Both first half and second half divisions will be played to a conclusion
- All Under 15 teams will play each other home and away for the second half competition
- Under 16’s division 1 will play each other once. Under 16’s Divisions 2-5 Will play each other home and away.
|Under 15’s||Under 16’s|
|Div 1||Div 1|
|1||FC Newlands||1||Lane Head Scorpions|
|2||Tantany Lions Warriors||2||Continental Star|
|3||Gunners FC||3||Lane Head Vipers|
|4||Bilbrook Juniors North||4||Brereton Social|
|5||New Park Village Football Academy||5||Lane Head Warriors|
|6||Punjab United||6||Hill Top Rangers|
|Div 2||7||Brewood Junior|
|1||FC Premier||8||Hednesford Town|
|2||Silverdale Throstles||9||Cresswell Wanderers|
|3||Lane Head Chargers||10||Chasetown Scholars|
|4||Willenhall Harriers||Div 2|
|5||Wyrley Juniors Lions||1||Bush Vikings|
|6||Holy Name Celts||2||Shere Punjab Youth|
|7||Druid FC||3||Walsall Phoenix Devils|
|8||FC Bustleholme||4||Great Bridge Albion|
|Div 3||5||Wyrley Juniors Tigers|
|1||FC Perton||6||Bilston Town Community|
|2||Wednesfield FC||Div 3|
|3||Wednesfield RBL||1||Tipton Youth Lions|
|4||Wednesbury Sports Union||2||Walsall Wood Saints|
|5||Bustleholme Tigers||3||Wyrley Juniors United|
|6||Coven United||4||Hednesford Town Juniors|
|7||Wyrley Juniors Panthers||5||FC Premier|
|8||Bentley Community||6||Chasetown Juniors|
|9||Sporting Khalsa||Div 4|
|Div 4||1||Holy Name Celts|
|1||Shere Punjab Youth||2||Silverdale Harriers|
|2||Bilston Sports||3||Sutton Coldfield Town AFC|
|3||Sutton United Pumas||4||Lodge Farm Blues|
|4||Newtown Chiefs||5||Hawkins Sports Falcons|
|5||Lane Head Rockets||6||Great Barr Harriers|
|6||Brital Lions||Div 5|
|7||Great Barr Harriers||1||Wolverhampton Sporting|
|8||AFC Vale||2||CS Colts|
|9||Great Barr United||3||West Bromwich United|
|5||Lodge Farm FC|
|6||Great Barr United|
Letter from League Chairman and Committee
Wednesfield RBL Under 15s require experienced players for all positions. We are a small friendly club with the emphasis on player improvement but more importanly enjoyment. Training is Saturday mornings Wednesfield Area/ Or Goals 11-12 contact Karl 07592549457 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Black Country Wanderer’s Under 12 Walsall League Division 1
Striker and all rounder required.
STRIKERS URGENTLY REQUIRED
SILVERDALE THROSTLES U15s 2017-2018
We are looking for strikers and players in all positions to add to our small squad. Experience playing Sunday or Saturday football is beneficial. If you are interested in joining a well established and well run club then please get in touch. If you are interested please call Chris on 07793 516800 or email email@example.com Thank you
Next League Meeting
The next league meeting is Thursday 28 September, 8pm start at Bloxwich Memorial Club.
PLAYERS URGENTLY REQUIRED
SILVERDALE THROSTLES U15s 2017-2018
We are looking for players in all positions to add to our small squad. Experience playing Sunday or Saturday football is beneficial. If you are interested in joining a well established and well run club then please get in touch. If you are interested please call Chris on 07793516800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
3/9 Fixture Amends for u13, u14, u15 and u16
U13-16s fixtures for September have been updated on the website to reflect new & withdrawn teams, and some other divisional changes. Please see fixtures pages on each age group for full details.
Fixture Updates 31/8
The u13 fixtures have been updated to reflect some new teams and amendments to divisions.
The u14, u15 and u16 fixtures are being similarly updated and reviewed over the coming weekend.
Brital Lions FC u15
We will be playing in the Walsall Junior Youth League at under 15’s (school year 9 / 10)
We are looking to recruit quality players in all positions to add to our squad. We are a very well run club and have experienced lots of success over the past 6 years. If you feel you can add to our squad or fancy a change please contact Mark Langford 07739959192 or Mark15@sky.com