frequently asked questions

The following Questions and Answers comment on a small part of the Competition Rule Book and must not be taken as a definitive answer to these Questions. If your question is not answered here contact your Club Secretary who will be able to assist you. Please make yourselves familiar with all of the Competition Rules. REMEMBER: ignorance of the rules could cost your Club money!!

Questions for the League Welfare Officer
Please contact your Club Welfare Officer immediately who will speak with you in confidence, and will advise and assist you on the best course of action to be taken. If the child is at immediate risk of significant harm contact the Police.
Permission must be obtained from the opposition manager, if on consulting his parents, he is happy to allow photos / videos to be taken, he will inform the referee and opposing manager. If he refuses permission, he need not give a reason and his wishes must be respected.
Questions Concerning Fixtures
You will remain on standby. If a fixture becomes available the League will issue it via FA Full-Time up to 5 days prior to the match.
refer to SCORY RULE 20(C)
GUIDANCE NOTE: The home team must contact the opposing team 4 clear days prior to the start of the match to confirm the venue and kick-off time. The home team must also confirm the game to the referee, if one has been appointed.
GUIDANCE NOTE: Postponed League Cup matches must be played before another League fixture is played.
In the unlikely event of a previously played being rescheduled, contact your Age Group Secretary ASAP so that another fixture can be arranged.
refer to League Competition RULE 20.5
GUIDANCE NOTE: If you cannot play on you own allocated pitch for any reason, you should first try and find an alternative venue, if you are unsuccessful you should then contact the opposition to see if they are able to host the game. If both teams are unable to find a venue, you should contact with the League Secretary or Age Group Secretary, who will allocate you a parks pitch, if available.
refer to League Competition RULE 20.4
GUIDANCE NOTE: The Club Secretary of the team must apply in writing to the Age Group Secretary giving at least 10 days notice of the Stand Down. Permitted Stand Downs are: 1 Standard Stand Down, 1 School Activities Stand Down, and 1 Easter Holidays Stand Down, and 1 Emergency Stand Down.
Questions Concerning Played Matches
refer to SCORY RULE 7
GUIDANCE NOTE: Any complaints must come in writing via your Club Secretary. All complaints must be addressed to the League Secretary.  If the complaint regards the welfare of a child, please contact your Club Welfare Officer immediately
refer to SCORY RULE 23(D)
GUIDANCE NOTE: Games can only be postponed by the referee or the ground owner and only for the reason of the pitch being unfit to play. If a game is postponed and the referee has turned up at the venue, then he must be offered half of his match fee.
refer to SCORY RULE 20(E)
GUIDANCE NOTE: The referee will abandon a game if he feels it is unsafe to continue. Once a game is abandoned the referee must be offered his full match fee.
Questions Concerning Results
Any suspected error in the league tables, results or scorers should be sent in writing by either the Club Secretary or Team Manager to the Age Group Secretary.
refer to SCORY RULE 21
GUIDANCE NOTE: Results and scorers names MUST be recorded on the FA Full-Time administration area. This is done by replying to the SMS received on the day of the match, followed by signing into the admin area to complete the entering of all players taking part in the match, plus the goal-scorers. A fine will be issued if the correct procedure is not followed.
Questions for the Registration Secretary
refer to League Competition RULE 20.7
Yes. All Squad Lists must be shown to the opposing Team Offical prior to the commencement of each game. This must then be recorded on the FA Full-Time administration area; failure to do this will result in a fine.
refer to League Competition RULE 18.4
GUIDANCE NOTE: 10 players at under 7 and 8; 14 players at under 9 to 12; 16 Players at under 13, 14, and 15; 20 players at under 16, 17, and 18.
refer to RULE 18
GUIDANCE NOTE: If the player is not registered with another club in this league, and as long as the team has not registered more than their allocated number of players for the season, then you can sign the player in the normal way, using your The Whole Game System, Player Registration Portal.
Yes. To deregister a player, simply compete a De-registration form, and forward it to the Registration Secretary. You will then need to reprint your Squad List with the deregistered player omitted.
GUIDANCE NOTE: If a player has not been selected for a team for 4 weeks or more, they can apply to be de-registered from their club. They are then free agents and can join another club as a new registration, not a transfer.
refer to SCORY RULE 18
GUIDANCE NOTE: If you wish to transfer a player currently playing for another club, your Club Secretary must first give the Club Secretary of the player’s club, 7 days written notice of your intent to approach the player. Please copy the Registration Secretaries into this notice. You must NOT approach any registered player without first obtaining permission from their club, or waiting 7 days following the written request. You them complete the transfer process using Whole Game System Player Registration Portal.
a) Players may not play for 2 teams in one age group at the same time.
b) Teams cannot register or transfer players in the Under 9 to 18 age groups, once the end of February transfer deadline has passed, unless special permission has been granted by the League Management Committee.
c) Teams cannot registered more than 2 players from a higher level of football, until a period of 21 days has elapsed.
GUIDANCE NOTE: You must reprint the Squad List immediately.
Questions for the Referee's Secretary
Referees sometimes become available at the last minute, if this is the case the Referee’s Secretary will call you, if one can be allocated to your game.
refer to SCORY RULE 23(F)
GUIDANCE NOTE: Yes. They are entitled to half their match fee. If the game is started and then abandoned for any reason, then they are entitled to their full match fee.
refer to SCORY RULE 23(B)
GUIDANCE NOTE: If you have no referee appointed to your game, a competent person may be appointed by the team managers. In order to determine the referee, a coin shall be tossed between the two managers, with the winning manager choosing the referee.
refer to League Competition RULE 23.4
Yes, at under 11 and above. No, at under 10 and below.
No. The only circumstance where the referee may be changed during a match is if the original referee is injured and unable to continue.
Questions for the League Treasurer
Please make cheques payable to J.B.C.M.F.L
The fees are: £25.00 for an under 7 & 8 team, £40.00 for under 9 & 10, £45.00 for a 9-a-side team, and £50.00 for an 11-a-side team.