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Announcing the 2015 North Berks League Groundhop Event

The 2015 North Berks League Groundhop Day will occur on Saturday 19th September 2015. This will be the fifth running of this popular event and will visit clubs such as Grove Rangers, East Hendred and Ardington & Lockinge, as well as an as yet to be confirmed Evening match under floodlights, where two teams will compete for the second running of the James Rennie Memorial Trophy.

There will be an additional game held at Wallingford Town under lights on the evening of Friday 18th September for those hoppers who like to stay in the area the night before the big day.

More details on actual matches once the 2015/16 league constitution is confirmed.

So pencil this event for 19th September 2015 in your diary, NOW!"




BERKS & BUCKS FA GROUNDSMAN OF THE YEAR

The North Berks Football League wish to congratulate Steve Mulford of East Hendred FC for being named The Berks & Bucks FA Groundsman of The Year for Step 7 Leagues and below, for the 2014/15 Season.

Well done Steve, your endless hours of dedicated work have been rewarded.




2015 Cup Finals

The dates for our Cup Finals for the 2014/15 Season have now been confirmed:-
Friday 10th April 2015 WAR MEMORIAL CUP at WANTAGE TOWN FC 7-30 p.m. Kick-Off
Saturday 11th April 2015 LEAGUE CUP at MILTON UNITED FC 7 p.m. Kick-Off
Saturday 25th April 2015 NAIRNE PAUL TROPHY at ABINGDON TOWN FC 2p.m. Kick-Off
Saturday 25th April 2015 CHARITY SHIELD at ABINGDON TOWN FC 7 p.m. Kick-Off
Saturday 9th May 2015 AG KINGHAM CUP at ABINGDON UNITED FC 2 p.m. Kick-Off
Saturday 9th May 2015 NORTH BERKS CUP at ABINGDON UNITED FC 7 p.m. Kick-Off




League Management Representatives

We are currently looking for persons to serve on The League Management Committee and there are currently at least two vacancies for League Management Representatives. You with be required to attend bi-monthly meetings throughout the Season, serve on the various Cup Competitions at Semi-Final and Final stages and generally assist with the management of the League.
Should you have a keen interest in North Berks Football and want to get involved in the management of the League then please contact either:-
David Rich (General Secretary)
e-mail: david.rich289@btinternet.com
Tel: 01793 782270 (Home) 07779 860255 (Mobile)
or
Leroy Paddock (Chairman)
e-mail: leroyp60@btinternet.com
Tel: 01235 768869 (Home)




Respect

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.

for NBFL respect programme click here



Pitch Markings

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.



Ground Criteria

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.






   League Tables
  Division 1
 TeamPPts
Kintbury Rangers1744
Berinsfield1437
Wallingford Town1829
10 Crowmarsh Gifford1413
11 Saxton Rovers 1612
12 Watlington Town1911
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  Division 2
 TeamPPts
Stanford-in-the-Vale1739
Lambourn Sports 1331
East Hendred1331
10 Kintbury Reserves1413
11 Faringdon Town Res.1513
12 Saxton Rovers Res.142
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  Division 3
 TeamPPts
Turnpike Sports1641
Newbury Reserves1532
Hanney United1630
Union Street1813
10 Blewbury1612
11 Abingdon Town Reserves130
  more...
 
  Division 4
 TeamPPts
Ardington Res.1643
Kennington Athletic1935
Uffington United1434
10 Stanford-in-the-Vale Res.1514
11 Berinsfield Reserves1614
12 Steventon Res.167
  more...
 
  Division 5
 TeamPPts
Lambourn Sports Res.1542
Wallingford Town Res1633
Sutton Courtenay Res.1732
Hanney 66 Club1712
Grove Rangers Res.168
10 Hagbourne Utd. Res.166
  more...