Brentwood Community Football Alliance League News
April 2024

BCFAYL Cup Final Dates 2024
( Wed 6th Mar 2024 @ 22:40:16 ) 1,068 Views

U9S on Sunday 12th May 2024 @ Basildon Sports & Leisure, Gardiners Lane South, Gardiners Way, Basildon  SS14 3AP  10:00  - BCFA U9 Copa Final11:30  -  BCFA U9 Trophy Final13:00  -  BCFA U9 Vase Final14:30  - BCFA U9 Plate Final16:00  - BCFA U9 Bowl FinalU10s on S ....

Silent Weekend 2024 : Replay
( Wed 6th Mar 2024 @ 21:58:10 ) 286 Views

Last weekend we joined with 100's of grassroots leagues across the UK to take part in the FA's National Silent Weekend Iniaitve.  Unfortunately the weather was not kind to us and only 45% of BCFA matches went ahead.   This meant 6,000 of our players, their coaches and parents didn't get a chace to experience playing during a Silent Weekend. Giv ....

Silent Support Weekend 2024
( Mon 26th Feb 2024 @ 14:00:33 ) 1,310 Views

This coming weekend - Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd March, we’re taking part in the FA's Silent Support Weekend 2024.For players…They’ll be doing all the talking. This is an opportunity for them to find their voice and explore their game, without any distractions.For coaches… When the game is in play, co ....

Double Header Guidance - 2023/2024
( Mon 19th Feb 2024 @ 13:35:09 ) 451 Views

Double Header GuidanceAs we get closer to the end of the season and teams no longer have enough sunday's left in the season to complete their full league schedule you may be set to play a Double Header to enable all fixtures in the Division to be completed by the end of the season - 19th May 2024.   This guidance is where a team has to play 2 Le ....

Team Sheets 2023/2024 - Important Update
( Wed 29th Nov 2023 @ 10:46:48 ) 969 Views

At the moment each week on a Wednesday I send a reminder text to all those Clubs listing which of their teams have not submitted a team sheet. This has been to reduce the number of charges and subsequent fines raised against Clubs. To my knowledge this check and helpful reminder is not carried out by other Leagues. However, in the last few weeks this has meant consistently sending over 50 text ....

U8s-U11s Divisional Change Update
( Tue 21st Nov 2023 @ 08:47:22 ) 617 Views

Dear U8-U11 Coaches,We are 3 weeks into the latest batch of non-competitive fixtures and have done a review of results to see if any teams are struggling or dominating matches in their new division.  Some teams have been identified as requiring a move up or down a division and so we have made these changes early and ammended fixtures.  New fixtures are now on Full Time fro ....

BCFAYL League Update - November 2023
( Fri 10th Nov 2023 @ 13:38:04 ) 3,632 Views

Dear Club Secretaries,Please find below an update on latest BCFA Youth League News......Welcome to the League - Since the AGM we have welcomed several new clubs into the BCFAYL for the 2023/24 season in order to facilitate one of their teams to play competitive football this season.  Welcome to Canvey Island Youth FC, Diamond Youth FC, Great Notley Youth ....

Team Squad List - Make sure you have yours available on Matchday....
( Wed 8th Nov 2023 @ 16:02:48 ) 261 Views

Did you know that it is compulsory for teams to have available a copy of their latest squad list before KO at every BCFAYL match?  This is for safeguarding reasons as well as ensuring only eligible players are playing and failure to comply with this rule could see your match being given as a walkover to the opponents and fines raised against your club. ....

BCFAYL U12-U18 League Cup Competition Rules 2023-2024
( Thu 2nd Nov 2023 @ 10:29:40 ) 362 Views

Please find below a link to the BCFAYL U12-U18 League Cup Competition rules for season 2023-2024.  Standard League rules apply to all Cup Competition matches along with a few additional rules clarified in these cup rules - notably:"if match is postponed for a 2nd time it moves to the oppositions venue""no extra time" - tied matches go st ....

Non Competitive Age Groups Update - October 2023 (UPDATED NEW MANAGERS MEETING DATE)
( Sun 22nd Oct 2023 @ 19:01:35 ) 466 Views

We have reached the first point in the 2023/2024 season where we review league results for U8s, u9s, u10s and U11s and move teams to new divisions.  This season we started with over 50 new teams to the BCFAYL in these age groups who were placed in divisions based on the indication of their ability level.  This made it very difficult to allocate teams to the right level division b ....

U9s, U10s & U11s Managers Meeting - October 2023
( Thu 12th Oct 2023 @ 21:04:29 ) 673 Views

Dear U9 / U10 / U11 Manager,We are pleased to announce we will be holding two Manager Meetings this month which are open to all U9, U10 and U11 BCFA Managers.  Both meetings will start at 8pm and be held at the Welcome Club, 1 Victoria Road, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0JF.  The aim of the mee ....

BCFA Festival Introduction & Coaching Workshop New U7 & U8 Teams 2023/24 - OCTOBER
( Wed 11th Oct 2023 @ 16:24:35 ) 340 Views

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our two coaching workshops in October. Both workshops will run from 7.30pm until 9.00pm (you can select your preferred date in the form below).Wednesday 18th October- Springfield FC, Arun Close, CM1 7QEMonday 23rd October - Virtual Workshop (Link to be provided prior to the event)Our aim is to provide support ....

Constitution Update for 2023/2024 Season - 9th October 2023
( Tue 10th Oct 2023 @ 15:13:07 ) 441 Views

Some of the Key features of the BCFA Youth League is our focus on Player, Team and Club Development to give our young players the best footballing experiences possible.To do this we look regularlary at the results of our non-competitve age groups (U7s to U11s) and move teams every 6 weeks into a more suitable division dependant upon their ability level based on their points per ....

Postponement process for Non Competitive Age Groups U9 to U11
( Tue 10th Oct 2023 @ 15:07:10 ) 1,219 Views

All requests for a fixture postponement must be submitted via the BCFA League website postponement form (https://www.bcfa.leaguesystem.co.uk/website/teampostponementsnew.php). All requests must adhere to the 21 day notice period and clearly state the reason why the postponement is being requested. For the U9, U10 ....

Player Transfers and Dual Registrations
( Tue 10th Oct 2023 @ 12:16:58 ) 554 Views

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Managers Guide Season 2023/24 - UPDATED
( Mon 4th Sep 2023 @ 13:36:15 ) 1,298 Views

With the season now underway across all age groups it is important that the League receive all the weekly information from team managers. On that basis the League would be grateful if you could remind all your managers at U8 upwards of the weekly administrative requirement for their weekly fixture.When at Home, please update Full Time with the KO time ASAP (by Tuesday before the mat ....

U13 Round Robins Explained
( Sat 2nd Sep 2023 @ 10:23:18 ) 396 Views

Following on from the success of last seasons U13 Round Robins we are again starting our U13 season with teams allocated 5 fixtures to play from 10th September to 8th October.These fixtures are effectively 5 “friendlies” for the league to review the ability level of each U13 team at the new 11-a-side format and after seeing most of our girls teams leave and a number ....

League CWO Event - 12th September 2023
( Fri 1st Sep 2023 @ 13:30:07 ) 302 Views

We are pleased to announce a new BCFA iniative for our Club Welfare Officers (CWOs) to kick off the 2023/2024 season. Nicki Sargood (BCFA YL CWO) has organised this special League CWO event in partnership with the Safeguarding team at Essex FA that will give CWOs a great opportunity to network and hear some important updates from the FA ahead of the start of the season.  ....

Start of Season Fixtures Update
( Fri 1st Sep 2023 @ 12:37:47 ) 473 Views

Hi,All League fixtures for the start of the new 2023/2024 season for our U8 to U18 Age Groups have been released on Full Time. You can view them by via the Full time website here: https://fulltime.thefa.com/index.html?league=671683416 There are still a handful of teams who registered with th ....

Team Sheets 23/24 Season
( Sat 19th Aug 2023 @ 20:09:47 ) 887 Views

Dear BCFAYL,  All our members have a critical role in establishing high standards of coaching, learning and behaviour throughout grassroots youth football.  Positive behaviour and self-control are key to creating a happy and effective match environment.  Poor behaviour cannot be tolerated because it prevents individual and ....

Season 23/24 Player Registration Deadlines
( Wed 16th Aug 2023 @ 07:01:09 ) 661 Views

To avoid a charge under Rule 18B (details below) please esnure that 7 days before an age group season commences all teams meet the minimum number of registered players.5v5 - 5 players; 7v7 - 7 players; 9v9 - 9 players and 11 - 11 players - 11 playersBelow are all the player registration deadlines that will apply for the seasonSeason Start DeadlinesAl ....

BCFA Pre-Season Update
( Fri 4th Aug 2023 @ 08:49:45 ) 1,030 Views

I just wanted to give you a quick pre-season update from the BCFA Youth League. Behind the scenes the committee has been busy preparing the league for next season.  In between holidays, multiple emails, calls and texts our committed fixture secretaries have been working with Laurence Bough and myself to tweak the constitution to make it as competitive as possible for the start ....

BCFA-CYFL Development Fund - Grant Application Info
( Fri 4th Aug 2023 @ 08:25:48 ) 485 Views

The BCFA CYFL Funds sub-committee would like to ensure any remaining funds from the CYFL are available to member clubs as set out below. There will be the opportunity for clubs to apply for grants, with the aim of helping clubs fulfil the FA requirements for training and development.Payment of BCFA Member fees for season 23/24 for ex CYFL teams that fully completed season 22-23, (an ....

Welcome to the Team!
( Thu 3rd Aug 2023 @ 22:02:01 ) 446 Views

We are delighted to welcome three new volunteer members to the League Management Committee for the 2023/20024 Season.New Development Officer - Nick Eyre (Witham Town)   New U8 Fixture Secretary - Danny Weston (Sungate)  New U9 Fixture Secretary - Simon Walker (Intersports)  All three have jumped straight into act ....

BCFA Festival Introduction & Coaching Workshop for New U7/U8 Teams 2023/24
( Tue 1st Aug 2023 @ 13:44:23 ) 1,042 Views

We look forward to welcoming our new U7/U8 coaches at one our two Festival Intro & Coaching Workshops in September.Both workshops will run from 6.30pm until 9.30pm (you can select your preferred date via the the form below).Monday 11th September- Broomfield FCThursday 21st September- Billericay Town FCThe Our aim is to provide support to coaches/managers ....

BCFA Roll of Honour - Season 2022-2023
( Tue 27th Jun 2023 @ 15:21:26 ) 708 Views

BCFAYL All Division Sportmanship Table - Top 10 - Season 2022-2023Brentwood Youth AFC U14 Lions - Nick DivallHarold Wood Cougars U15 Blues - Lee YoungHarold Wood Cougars U15 Yellows - Peter TelekiSpringfield U12 Yellows - Jane O'ConnellBlackmore Youth U14 - Roy LangGreat Danes U15 Leopards - Jon Clayden ....

Why isn't goal difference used in youth football to determine placings?
( Tue 16th May 2023 @ 16:14:01 ) 758 Views

Why isn’t goal difference used in youth football to determine placings? Youth Football in England is governed by the Standard Code of Rules – Youth (SCORY). Rule 22 a sets out that the winner of a championship should be determined by the team with the highest number of points. If these are equal, then a play-off match should be arranged, or t ....

New Season 2023/2024 - Member Club Intentions - First Deadline: 15th May 2023
( Mon 1st May 2023 @ 16:02:02 ) 1,414 Views

BCFAYL 2023/2024 SeasonNext season we are planning to offer organised football for the following age groups:Saturday FootballU7 Boys/U8 Girls - Saturday Non-Competitve 5-a-side FestivalsU8 Boys/U9 Girls - Saturday Non-Competitive 5-a-side DivisionsSunday FootballU9 Boys/U10 Girls - Non-Competitve 7-a-side Div ....

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