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AGM is on Monday 25th June at Royal British Legion at 7.30pm

Provisional Application Forms for season 2018/19 must be returned to League Secretary by 1st June. Forms can be obtained from email:

The procedure to be followed for pitch inspections in case of poor weather are contained in the League Rule Book Para 10(B)(vi)

(vi) In the event of poor weather and the effect this may have on playing conditions the following procedures MUST be adhered to.

A request for a pitch inspection MUST be made to the Referees Secretary no later than the Saturday afternoon for the inspection of the pitch to be carried out on the following Sundaymorning.  In the case of Saturday fixtures the request must be made no later than Friday Afternoon. Once requested, the Referees Secretary will appoint a Panel Referee to assess the condition of the pitch and advise accordingly.  ONLY THE PANEL REFEREE shall have the power to decide, at that time, on the condition of the pitch and if it is suitable for the game to proceed.  Subsequently every effort will be made by the Management Committee to notify the Team Manager and/or Club Secretary of the decision to play, postpone or transfer the fixture to an alternative venue.

Failure to request a pitch inspection on or before the required deadline will require both teams to travel to the venue and await the decision of the Match referee or appointed Match Official. 

All coaches in Cheshire MUST have an ‘Accepted’ FA Criminal Records Check by 28 February 2017.

As part of a safeguarding compliance operation by The FA, as of midnight on Sunday 15 January every single team in Cheshire had a coach attached to them, averting the need for any clubs to be suspended. We now require all of those coaches to have an ‘Accepted’ FA Criminal Records Check (CRC) dated within the past three years.

The deadline for compliance with this request is midnight on 28 February 2017.

Any club who have a coach not compliant by that date will have its affiliation removed.

Any club who removes a coach from a team on Whole Game System needs to immediately replace that coach and ensure that any new coach has an FA CRC before the deadline or they will also have their affiliation removed.

It is very important that we start to take action now in order to meet the above deadline, as such we urge clubs to take the following steps: 

1. Secretaries and club welfare officers need to check each coach or manager listed on the Whole Game System (WGS) against their club. Should any coaches not have a CRC, an expired CRC, or one nearing the three-year expiry, they need to start the application immediately.

2. Each club can register to carry out its own CRC applications, with the club welfare officer (CWO) as the document verifier. If your club is not currently registered, then your CWO needs to send an email to requesting access. He or she will be sent a PIN, password, and full instructions.

3. If your club does not currently have a CWO, or he or she is temporarily indisposed, then the county FA can oversee renewals or applications. Simply e-mail Damon Traverse at for further guidance.

4. We strongly urge clubs to begin the renewal process three months before expiry to allow a small ‘overlap’. CWOs can easily see which volunteers are nearing this date on WGS via the traffic light system.

Should you need any further assistance in completing this very important process, contact Damon Traverse at or on 01606 871166 for further assistance.

Parking when using the Delph- DO NOT park in front of the black gates of the large white house near the school gates on Withens Lane. This entrance gets used and the owner of the house has complained that last week they could not get in or out. Anyone parking there runs the risk of getting a ticket because the owner will call the police.

This season referees fees were increased to:

Format 5v5 and 7v7 £10 (£5 per team)

Format 9v9 and 11v11 £20 (10 per team)

Could Club secretaries please send all mini soccer and boys registration forms to the League Secretary. Girls forms go to Carl Cuthbert.

Player Registration forms for season 2016/17 are available to download. Click League Downloads.

Vacancy: Have you got some spare time and want to put something back into kids football. The League is looking for a Registration Secretary. Laptop and help available. If interested contact the League Secretary Hugh Gilmour.