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Will be away on Saturday 15th and 22nd March 2014.
Will clubs please ensure match result sheets and any transfers are sent to our Welfare Officer, Cheryl Angel.
Lambourn Six A Side
Lambourn are hosting a men's six a side tournament on the 8th June.
Cash prize and trophies to the winners.
There are limited spaces so if you want to be part of this fantastic tournament please return entry forms ASAP.
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LAMBOURN SPORTS FC
The Club have made a kind offer, for any Club within The North Berks League, who are currently having problems with their pitch due to the recent very wet conditions.
Lambourn's Ground & Facilities are not currently being used on a Saturday afternoon and they are willing to stage Matches for North Berks League Clubs.
For more information please contact Jason Williams 07799 890841 (Mobile).
NORTH BERKS FOOTBALL LEAGUE REFEREES SECRETARY
The North Berks Football League are looking to appoint a new Referees' Secretary for the 2014/15 Season.
Any Candidate must have the following:-
Good Telephone Manner
Man Management Skills
Knowledge & Experience of Refereeing
A Passion for Local Football
If you wish to apply for the above stated role then please contact David Rich (General Secretary)
by Saturday 1st March 2014 at the very latest.
Job Description Available on request.
The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to assistant our current Referees' Secretary for the remainder of the Season. The relevant IT Equipment will be provided and Training given with regard to The FA Full-Time Computer System.
A yearly Honoraria and Expenses are paid for this role.
Hagbourne United and Appleton Stars
Until further notice Hagbourne United will be playing their HOME fixtures at The Didcot Town Training Pitch, Bowmont Water, Didcot.
This while new Changing Facilities are being built at Hagbourne.
Until further notice Appleton Stars will be playing their HOME fixtures at The War Memorial Hall Ground at East Hanney.
Many thanks to Hanney United FC for their co-operation in this matter.
League Management Committee Representatives
We are urgently looking for persons to serve on The League Management Committee, and there are currently at least three vacancies for League Management Representatives.
You will be required to attend the bi-monthly Management Meetings throughout the Season, serve on the various Sub-Committees and assist with the organization of the Cup Competition at Semi-Final and Final Stages.
We are particularly looking for someone with Financial and/or Business Expertise who can assist with The Financial Planning of the League along with the management of our Trophy & Finance Committee.
Should you have a keen interest in North Berks Football and want to get involved with the Management of the League then please contact either
Dave Rich (General Secretary)
Tel: 01793-782270 (Home) 07779 860255 (Mobile)
Leroy Paddock (Chairman)
Tel: 01235-768869 (Home)
Though we are better off than most "grass roots" leagues by a long way in terms of coverage of games RESPECT is an important issue for NBFL.
We have our own problems and have lost several good and experienced referees locally due to the attitude of some club players and officials.
The North Berks League and all its clubs are signed up to the RESPECT programme. Clubs are responsible on the pitch and off the pitch.
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Most clubs are actively seeking to improve facilities and the North Berks Football League have a suggested mandatory minimum ground criteria for all its clubs that has been agreed.
Clubs should be aware that ground inspections will be continue to be carried out.
ALL clubs must achieve the minimum standard agreed otherwise ground improvement notices will be served and clubs could be excluded from the league if they fail to improve their amenities.
NBFL management committee are concerned about the increasing fines imposed on clubs who fail to mark lines behind their goals.
Your attention is drawn to Rule 10(B) which states "When the playing pitch is not enclosed a white line shall be clearly marked on the ground, a minimum of one yard and a maximum of three yards behind the goal lines extending at least six feet from each side of the goal nets."
We have no wish to increase income from clubs breaching this rule and would urge all clubs to implement it's directive.