||The latest news report from Phil Annets
New Club Applications 2014/15 Season
The closing date for Applications for New Clubs to join The North Berks League for the 2014/15 Season is May 1st 2014.
Application Form can be found in the Downloads section of the site.
Annual General Meeting 2014
The Annual General Meeting will take place at Hanney Royal British Legion, on Monday 30th June 2014, at 7-30 p.m.
General Secretary David Rich has a large number of Football Programmes that are available for anyone who would like them.
These are mainly Swindon Town FC and are from the 1980's and 90's.
These are free of charge but a small donation to The British Heart Foundation would be appreciated.
It is with regret, that the North Berks League have to report the withdrawal of Harwell International with immediate effect.
Please bear with us while we attempt to rearrange fixtures and league standings.
Grove Rangers Sixes
Grove Rangers are holding our annual sixes tournament on Saturday 12th July, Entry is £40 per team and we are giving away a cash prize and trophies to the winner. Please email our tournament email address for more info.
Download Entry Form
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).
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.