2019-20 Season Conclusion Statement

April 1st, 2020|

Joint statement from Norfolk FA, the Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination, Central & South Norfolk League sponsored by Barnes Print, Sonata Security Great Yarmouth & District League, Mid Norfolk Youth League, East Point Sports Norfolk & Suffolk Youth League, Norfolk Christian Football League, Norfolk Combined Youth Football League, One Broker Veterans League, Norfolk Women’s & Girls Football League, Walcott Lighthouse Inn North East Norfolk League, RB Trucks North West Norfolk League and the Norwich & District Sunday League. Following


March 16th, 2020|

In line with the statement from Norfolk FA today, we will be suspending all fixtures with immediate effect until the 3rd April 2020. We will continue to update all clubs via email. There will be various questions circulating such as the below; - Will The FA allow fixtures to played in June? - What now happens in terms of cup competitions? - Can cup matches be carried forward to next season? - How will league tables / promotions /

Norfolk FA Launches A Mid-Season Respect Mark Report

February 6th, 2020|

This season Norfolk FA and all five youth football leagues in the County are working in conjunction to deliver a localised Respect campaign #NorfolkFootballisPositive. As part of the campaign every youth team competing in the County have been asked four additional questions relating to their matches. Over the past three months we have worked hard in the background to produce reports showcasing the data collected from the four questions and we are now at a stage where we can

Safeguarding in Football Conference

January 16th, 2020|

We are holding a Safeguarding Conference for all our clubs, leagues, and individuals with an interest in safeguarding in football on Saturday 15 February 2020 at the UEA Sports Park. This is an opportunity for clubs to access leading organisations in the safeguarding of children, for support and information. The agenda includes presentations from the NSPCC CPSU, Norfolk Constabulary and the Norfolk Children Safeguarding Board with stands and stalls from a wide range of safeguarding organisations where attendees can have 1:1 conversations. During the

Sign up to be part of The FA’s 21 Days of Positivity!

January 9th, 2020|

The FA Respect 21 Days of Positivity is back for 2019/20 season. Last year The FA launched a campaign 21 Days of Positivity with the aim of sharing positive hints, tips and challenges with youth coaches across the country. Almost 4,000 coaches took part and this year The FA have even more positive practices to share that will put the We Only Do Positive mantra into practice. Sign up to receive 21 Days of Positivity through six emails covering

The Offside Trust

November 1st, 2019|

We're delighted to be partnering with The Offside Trust. An independent body working alongside clubs, organisations and other charitable bodies to further enhance safeguarding at all levels of sport.

Full-Time Admin Guides

September 17th, 2019|

Guides on Changing Venue and Kick Off Time, Setting up SMS reporting, Amending your team Primary Contact and Completing a Match Return in Full-Time Admin.

Specsavers Sports Glasses

August 19th, 2019|

We want NCYFL to be a safe and inclusive environment where all who wish to can participate in football. We are now partnered with Specsavers in Dereham, Fakenham and Sheringham. They are offering a massive 60% discount to any of our NCYFL players who need to have sports glasses in order to be safe while playing football. NCYFL League Committee are committing funds from our legacy to be able to provide an additional £25 per player towards the cost of the

Leadership Camp

August 5th, 2019|

The Norfolk FA Youth Council strive to make Norfolk football better by providing a voice for young people within the game through any role. This is a newly designed Leadership Camp that Norfolk FA Staff and Youth Council Members will deliver. This camp will engage with the next generation to give young people the opportunity to explore a number of roles within the grassroots game. The camp will cover workshops such as Leadership, Coaching, Refereeing and Marketing. Our aim is for


July 22nd, 2019|

This October we and all five of our Youth Football Leagues are working together to tackle negative behaviour within Norfolk Football with a localised campaign - Norfolk Football is Positive. Our campaign’s aim is for every young person to enjoy the game within their own  environment. Young people choose to play our game and this campaign is only going to highlight the positives of playing football. Football is a game which is For All and everyone should get an opportunity

Online Player Registration Process

June 25th, 2019|

Following another successful season in 2018/19 for the online player registration process with all our youth leagues along with the adult sections of the Norfolk Christian Football League, Norfolk Women’s and Girls League and the Norfolk FA Veterans League, the online registration process will now be extended to all Clubs playing in a Norfolk Sanctioned League for the 2019-20 season. This means that in addition to the Leagues mentioned above the following Leagues will also be online for the

Presentation Evening

December 21st, 2018|

NCYFL intend to hold an end of season presentation on the evening of Monday May 20th. The event will take place at Norwich City Football Club at Carrow Road. The event will be open to all league winners and runners-up in age groups from U12-U18. At this stage we encourage teams and players to keep this date available if they wish to attend. Further details on how to apply for tickets etc. will be sent nearer the event. Please note

How To: Add User to WGS for Full-Time Access

September 14th, 2018|

This must be completed by somebody with the role of Club Secretary or Club Secretary (Asst) on the Whole Game System. Step 01: Log in to Whole Game System. Step 02: Check that the person you wish to have access to Full-Time is in your club. Step 03: Click the Safeguarding tab and search for the person. (Person not there? - Skip to Step 07). Step 04: Click on the person's name and their FAN profile will load. Step

Club Administration Issues

September 14th, 2018|

Whilst we have had a good footballing start to the season, we continue to experience administrative issues with a number of clubs.  There are a large number of team managers who do not have an email address listed on their FAN, which means we are unable to provide log-ins for the Full Time system. This is not something which we are able to correct – the managers listed below MUST work with their club and Norfolk County FA to add

Kappa Cup & 4sports Plate Honours 2017/18

May 21st, 2018|

Kappa Cup Under 7 Saturday - Costessey Sports FC Eagles Under 7 Sunday - Blofield United FC Under 8 Saturday - Hellesdon FC Under 8 Sunday - Watton JFC Under 9 Saturday Central - Holt United Youth FC Under 9 Saturday South - Wymondham Town United FC Under 9 Sunday Central - Old Catton JFC Lions Under 9 Sunday South - Attleborough Town FC Under 10 Saturday Central - Easton FC Under 10 Sunday Central - Dereham Town Youth FC

NCYFL & Norwich City FC join forces

April 12th, 2018|

We are pleased to announce that the Norfolk Combined Youth Football League (NCYFL) and Norwich City Football Club are to team up and work together on a number of forthcoming projects. As part of this new relationship, NCYFL are pleased to confirm that we will be holding our first formal ‘Presentation Day’ at the end of the 2018/2019 season at Carrow Road.  This represents a great opportunity for a special occasion for youth footballers playing in our leagues and cups.

March Newsletter

March 26th, 2018|

We thought we would do an update on how the season is going and to give you information on the rest of the season and beyond. KAPPA CUP & 4SPORTS PLATE FINALS 5th May - U13, U7 & U8. 5th May - U9 & U10 (at East Harling FC) 6th May - U14 12th May - U15 13th May - U16 18th May - U17 (7:30pm Kick Off) 19th May - U11 20th May - U12 U11-U16 4Sports Plate kick

U12-U17 Free Dates

November 17th, 2017|

Please ensure all teams in the U12 to U17 age categories are sent this information promptly to ensure they have the opportunity to respond to me by the deadline of DECEMBER 1ST. Please find attached the form for completion to nominate UP TO THREE free dates for League fixtures in 2018. Teams may like to consider half-term holidays, Norwich v Ipswich, Mothering Sunday and, if fixtures go on that long, dates around the Easter holidays. Note there are no fixtures

2018-19 U17 & U18 Expression Of Interest

November 6th, 2017|

We are looking at continuing to provide football for Under 17's next year, as well as expanding to Under 18's. We are asking clubs to submit an expression of interest in order for us to gauge viability for the coming season.

Development Survey 2017

October 10th, 2017|

The survey is open to all club officials, managers/coaches, referees, players, parents and supporters!  Please can you communicate within your clubs and encourage people to provide their feedback - the better the response rate the more effective we can be in meeting the needs of clubs. [vc_btn title="Complete the Survey" style="classic" size="lg" i_icon_fontawesome="fa fa-pencil" add_icon="true" link="||target:%20_blank|"]

Norfolk FA Charter Standard In-Service 2017-18

October 3rd, 2017|

Norfolk FA are pleased to announce the launch of the Norfolk FA Charter Standard In-Service Calendar and the Norfolk FA Charter Standard Menu. Please circulate the Norfolk FA Charter Standard In-Service Calendar to all of your club and league members, parent/guardian helpers and volunteers as they are all eligible to access these free workshops.  If they want to book onto a workshop included on the In-Service Calendar the majority are linked to an online booking platform, so they can book

2017/18 Match Information

September 5th, 2017|

Match Balls The home club must provide 2 match balls. Substitutes Mini-Soccer: Any number of return substitutes are permitted U11s to U17s: 5 substitutes may be used from 5 players named. Return substitutions are permitted. Clubs must advise the Referee of the names of substitutes not later than 15 minutes prior to kick off. Team Sheets Clubs must provide the Referee with a copy of the full team sheet not later than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled kick off

Charter Standard League of the Year

September 5th, 2017|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1505048842801{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}"]The league were delighted to received their Charter Standard League of the Year Award for 2017 from Norfolk County FA at their annual Volunteer Awards Evening based at Sprowston Manor. Karen Ward, Darren Iles, Steve Kenny, Chris Brown, Tom Rampling and Harvey Newstead attended on behalf of the league. The award was handed over to Darren and Chris by Richard King and he said;[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1505048832738{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}"] This league really sets an example when it comes to

Committee Vacancy

August 17th, 2017|

We're looking for individuals to volunteer and join the NCYFL committee. We currently have vacancies available as Divisional Secretaries. A full role profile is below, and as well as an application form. Divisional Secretary Role Description The role of the secretary is to support the club coaches / managers in ensuring the smooth functioning of the League. Act as a key contact for clubs in the league: To prepare fixtures, or to work with the league fixtures secretary to provide

Kappa Sporting Awards 2017

August 2nd, 2017|

We're delighted to announce our inaugural winners of the Kappa Sporting Award. All our winners have been given a voucher to spend with league sponsors 4sports Group on Kappa Teamwear. The full list of winners is below; Attleborough Town F.C. - For success in cup competition Aylsham F.C. - For success in league Bacton F.C. - For sporting behaviour at U11 and Respect marks at U9 Bawburgh F.C. - For respect and sporting behaviour. Blofield United Youth F.C. - For

Transition Festivals

July 26th, 2017|

We want to help you – Don’t miss out! Players will receive maximum game time and a coaching session by FA Coaches Managers/Coaches will receive game time in a learning environment, a Coach Education session by a FA Tutor and touchline support Parents and spectators will be introduced to the expectations of behaviour on the sideline Norfolk FA 9v9 Transition Festival – FREE to Charter Standard Clubs   Saturday 19 August 2017 9am – 12:30pm theFDC@OpenAcademy   1 Available space! Sunday 20

FA Full-Time Update

July 26th, 2017|

Thank you for all your responses to chasers for getting affiliations completed. I appreciate there are a few problems with getting some of these through. Norfolk FA have put through data as it is for Full-Time so we can get organised for the start of the season. This means what you see may not be correct but we will be sorting that as we get WGS right. Hope all your player registrations go through without problems. There are 146 there

Football Futures Camp

July 20th, 2017|

If you are aged 12-18, enthusiastic about football and wanting to develop your coaching or refereeing skills – then the Norfolk FA Football Futures Camp 2017 is a fantastic platform for opportunity. The Football Futures Camp has been redesigned this year to focus both on the coaching and refereeing sections of the game more than ever before, and is providing the young football enthusiasts of Norfolk a platform of opportunity to kick start their coach / referee journey within the

Newstead selected for Youdan Trophy 2017

July 15th, 2017|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A few weeks ago, the League’s Referee Officer Harvey Newstead, 15, was selected by ‘You Are the Ref’, to be 1 of the 36 referees from across the world to referee at the prestigious pro academy tournament in Sheffield- The Youdan Trophy. The Tournament is now in its third season and Harvey is the youngest ever referee to be a match official at the tournament so it is a great honour for him to be selected.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_single_image image="2153" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image

NSFA Trials

July 5th, 2017|

Dear Parent/Carer, Your child has been invited to attend NSFA County Trials. All sessions are run by fully qualified F.A. Coaches and will cover several aspects of play. There will also be a goalkeeper coach focusing on specialized goalkeeping. Players will work in both small-sided games and full 11-a‐side sessions. From the course, selected players will be invited to attend further trials with the intention of selecting the top players to represent Norfolk in the season 2017/18. Selected players will be informed at the final

Result of the 2017 AGM

June 14th, 2017|

Details of club contacts, and team contacts are now available. Please see the new committee structure for the 2017-18 season after the vote of member clubs.  

Our new App!

June 10th, 2017|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our new app is live on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. A massive thank you to CSP UK for their hard work in getting the app up and running.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

2017 Annual General Meeting

June 8th, 2017|

Attached are the required documents for the forthcoming NCYFL AGM on Wednesday June 14 at Horsford Village Hall for 7.30. Address is: Horsford Village Hall, Holt Road, Horsford, NR10 3DN Please note a maximum of two attendees per club with one vote per club. All clubs are required to attend, and are subject to a fine for non-attendance. On entering can you please pick up a voting card for your club. On it you will find a paper clipped to

National County Youth Council Development Programme Day 2017

June 7th, 2017|

Last Sunday on the 4th June, one of our League Referee Officers; Harvey Newstead attended the RA-FA National County Youth Council Development Programme Day 2017 at St. George’s Park alongside Referee Andy Moncur. Both are currently part of the newly formed Youth Council here in Norfolk and both work as part of the Referee team on the council. On arrival, the members were given a leadership based task with leaders from around our world stuck up around the walls and

Eve of Final Rally

June 5th, 2017|

On the 26th May 2017, League Officers, Harvey Newstead, Daniel Keeble and Tom Rampling, along with fellow Youth Council members and fellow referees Andy Moncur and Ben Woodruff, attended the Referees’ Association ‘Eve of Final Rally 2017! The event allowed attendees to interact with the FA Cup Final Match Officials (Anthony Taylor, Gary Beswick, Marc Perry, Bobby Madley and Adam Nunn).The attendees from Norfolk learnt the importance of the prestigious FA Cup Final for the Match Officials, as you are

Harvey Newstead wins FA Community Award – Norfolk County FA’s Young Volunteer of the Year 2017

May 30th, 2017|

Our Referees Officer Harvey Newstead, 15, was recently informed by letter from Norfolk County FA that he had been nominated and had won a FA Community Award in the category for Norfolk County FA's Young Volunteer of the Year Award! We are delighted as a League that Harvey’s hard work and determination over the last few years has been recognised and we hope that he continues his great work into the next season and inspires other young leaders in the

2017/18 Applications

May 9th, 2017|

Club Applications and Team applications need to be received by 18th May. Please click here to complete the Key Contacts Form, and the individual team applications.

Norfolk FA – Futsal Festival

May 4th, 2017|

This is a game full of excitement, creativity and tactics, where players can explore their ability to be skilful and out play their opposition. It can at times be a game of two halves, or it can be an end to end thriller. Futsal can bring out a different type of player you never knew you had in your team, the freedom it allows them and the fast paced game can add a new dimension to the way your team

2017-18 Applications

March 23rd, 2017|

All applications for the 2017-18 season must be completed via our website. New for the 2017-18 season (on the proviso that 8 teams apply) - Under 17's division. All clubs must complete the Key Club Contacts form before proceeding with any Team Applications. Click here to complete the key club contacts form. Please fill in the below form for each team in your club to allow them to participate in the Norfolk Combined Youth Football League for the 2017-18 season. All

DESA Futsal Tournament

March 7th, 2017|

The first DESA Futsal Tournament in partnership with NCYFL is taking place on Saturday 8th April for Under 10's and Under 11's at the UEA Sports Park. There are 8 spaces in each age group and are competing to be the inaugural winners and will be awarded with a Trophy and Medals for the winners. Format is 5 a side with 3 subs. Clubs will be invoiced so there is nothing to pay on the day. ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED.

CSP UK Pitch Finder

February 15th, 2017|

We are delighted to partner with CSP UK and their Pitch Finder app. The Pitch Finder app is available on iOS and Android and allows you to find the location of your teams match. We also have paper booklets with directions and maps of all grounds which are in the process of being distributed to clubs. You can download the app for iOS here or Android here.

Harvey – Premier League Futsal

January 23rd, 2017|

Newly appointed youth referees officer Harvey Newstead was given the opportunity to referee Premier League Futsal alongside Tim Sadler and Harry Diggens on the 14th January in Kettering. Last weekend he was joined by Andy Moncur to referee across Saturday and Sunday in Swindon. Across the weekend we refereed many academies including: Brighton, Charlton, Chelsea, West Ham, Fulham, Watford, Reading on Saturday. On Sunday we had Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, Reading, Southampton, Swansea, Watford and Wolves. It was great to

Quarter Final Draws

January 20th, 2017|

Draws for the Quarter Final stages will be on Mustard TV at 6:15pm on Friday 20th January, and also on our Facebook page.

Reporting Cautions

September 23rd, 2016|

We are receiving reports of several matches where referees have issued cautions during the match, but these have not subsequently been reported to Norfolk County FA. It is an FA and a League requirement that all cautions must be reported. If a referee is unsure on how to do this, please ask them to join our 'NCYFL Referees' group or contact our Referees Officer (

Respect Monitor Guidelines

September 19th, 2016|

Thank you for taking on the role of a Respect Monitor. This is a new role which is being introduced to help improve the standard of behaviour at all games in the Norfolk Combined Youth Football League. We don’t expect Respect Monitors to have to deal with confrontation or with spectators from the opposition, they are there solely to act as a liaison between the referee and spectators supporting your team. It would be good practice to work closely with

Match Lengths

September 9th, 2016|

These are the lengths of matches that should be adhered to throughout the 2016-17 season. Under 7 & Under 8 - 20 minutes per half Under 9 & Under 10 - 25 minutes per half Under 11 & Under 12 - 30 minutes per half Under 13 & Under 14 - 35 minutes per half Under 15 & Under 16 - 40 minutes per half

2016-17 Managers Meetings

September 5th, 2016|

Below are the slides which were presented by the NCYFL committee at our managers meetings. Feel free to use these guides to aid you across the season. Referees RESPECT Social Media Match Returns  

Laws of the Game Changes

September 5th, 2016|

There have been more than 95 amendments to the LOTG.  Some key changes are summarised below: - 1.The ball no longer has to go forwards at kickoff 2.It is now possible to receive a red card before the match starts 3.An end to ‘triple punishment’ (see next image) 4.Players injured during a foul by the opposition (which results in a yellow or red card) no longer need to leave the pitch after treatment 5.Penalties – Referees are instructed to yellow

Match Officials – Facebook

August 9th, 2016|

We have created a Facebook Group for referees who officiate in NCYFL. Please find us at NCYFL Referees and join. This group will be a forum to share feedback, experiences and seek advice. We are keen to get your feedback on your experiences as a referee (qualified or unqualified) so that we can improve the game for everyone.

Official Balls from 4Sports

August 5th, 2016|

Following our recent announcement of our partnership with 4Sports as official training equipment, kit and trophy suppliers to the league, we are thrilled to be able to offer clubs the opportunity to purchase official league footballs at a fantastic price! We plan to offer a range of balls from quality training balls to high-end match balls. They will be available in a range of sizes. Samples will be available to view at our pre-season managers meetings and we will be

2016-17 Committee

July 25th, 2016|

Our committee for the 2016-17 season is below. You can contact the committee members via email, by clicking on their name. GENERAL OFFICERS CHAIRMAN Andy Marrison DEPUTY CHAIRMAN Rob Boulter SECRETARY Michael Mills TREASURER Darren Illes FINANCE OFFICER Chris Brown FIXTURE SECRETARIES U7 & U8 Steve Kenny U9 & U10 Darren Illes U11 & U12 Mick Duffin U13 to U16 Mel Perkins AGE GROUP SECRETARIES U7 & U8 Steve Kenny U9 & U10 Mick Alexander U11 & U12 Bradley Rix U13 & U14 Nicki Duffin U15 & U16 Karen Ward OFFICERS APPLICATIONS OFFICER Karen

Sponsorship Announcement

July 22nd, 2016|

The Norfolk Combined Youth Football League are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Dereham based 4Sports and Italian sportswear brand Kappa. 4Sports have been appointed the official kit partners to the league as well as the official trophy & training equipment suppliers. Dave Bandell from Kappa has said ‘We are incredibly excited that Kappa have entered into a partnership with the Norfolk Combined Youth League and 4sports to be official sponsors and we look forward to many years

Development Plan

June 30th, 2016|

Norfolk Combined Youth Football League are applying for Chartered Standard status for the league. We are a new league and this is a temporary plan to cover the first year of operation. The league will be sending a survey to clubs to ask for feedback and input and ideas to a 3 to 5 year plan at the end of 2016. A plan will then be put together and will be published here. If anybody has anything they would like


June 3rd, 2016|

We are Norfolk Combined Youth Football League, Norfolk’s newest and largest youth football league. Providing opportunities in football for boys and girls of ages 6 to 16. Formed in June 2016, the league is an amalgamation of previous leagues based across North Norfolk, South Norfolk and Norwich. Our website provides guides and support to all coaches, managers and secretary’s that are member clubs of the league. We proudly support The FA’s Respect campaign and we are actively working towards providing

Social Media

June 2nd, 2016|

You can follow us on our Social Media platforms; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with all the latest news, photos, videos from all the clubs in our league and all our league events. [social][soc_button icon="icon-facebook" link="" /][soc_button icon="icon-instagram" link="" /][soc_button icon="icon-twitter" link="" /][social/]

2016-17 Secretaries

May 27th, 2016|

The below are our secretaries that will be supporting coaches, managers and club secretaries for the 2016-17 Constitution are as follows: FIXTURE SECRETARIES U7 & U8 Steve Kenny U9 & U10 Darren Illes U11 & U12 Mick Duffin U13 to U16 Mel Perkins AGE GROUP SECRETARIES U7 & U8 Steve Kenny U9 & U10 Mick Alexander U11 & U12 Bradley Rix U13 & U14 Nicki Duffin U15 & U16 Karen Ward


May 27th, 2016|

The Respect programme includes four practical steps to improve behaviour - on the pitch and on the sidelines - in and at matches throughout the country. The FA is inviting every league in the country to sign-up to Respect and to introduce some practical steps at club level to ensure football is played in a safe, positive environment. Already 752 leagues out of 1,200 have signed up for respect although implementation of the Respect interventions is at different stages across