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Final Positions 2016-17

Age Group/DivisionWinnersRunners Up
Under 12 PremierHanwellMagix Youth
Under 12 Division 1Langley YouthWembley Youth
Under 12 Division 2Wealdstone Youth ASt Josephs B
Under 12 Division 3CelticTFA Totteridge B
Under 12 Division 4Kensington DragonsKinja Youth A
Under 12 Division 5Acton Ealing WhistlersBelmont United C
Under 12 Division 6London Athletic BWealdstone Youth C
Under 13 PremierHanwellParkfield Youth A
Under 13 Division 1Harlesden HawksPinnstars A
Under 13 Division 2Hendon YouthLondon Athletic A
Under 13 Division 3London Eagles BParkfield Youth B
Under 13 Division 4Concorde RangersFC Real
Under 13 Division 5Princes Park BPitshanger C
Under 13 Division 6Football SamuraiRuislip Rangers C
Under 14 PremierMagix YouthHarlesden Hawks
Under 14 Division 1Princes Park AHarrow St Marys A
Under 14 Division 2Kensington Dragons AWillesden Constantine
Under 14 Division 3Acton Ealing Whistlers AHillingdon Youth
Under 14 Division 4EaglesVenceremos
Under 14 Division 5Actual SoccerW4 Youth Rangers
Under 15 PremierTFA Totteridge ARuislip Rangers
Under 15 Division 1BrunswickOld Actonians A
Under 15 Division 2London AthleticSpartans Youth
Under 15 Division 3LNER Youth CHillingdon Youth
Under 16 PremierConquestHanwell Town
Under 16 Division 1Headstone Manor ALNER Youth
Under 16 Division 2Bessingby Park RangersPitshanger
Under 16 Division 3Harrow St MarysOld Actonians
Under 17 PremierWealdstone YouthRuislip Rangers
Under 17 Division 1FusionHarrow St Marys
Under 18 PremierConquestHendon Youth

League Trophy Finals - Sunday 14th May 2017

Under 12 Alpha Group
Belmont United A 5-1 Parkfield Youth B

Under 12 Beta Group
Acton Ealing Whistlers 0-0 Pitshanger D
(Pitshanger won 10-9 on penalties)

Under 13 Alpha Group
London Athletic A 0-0 Ruislip Rangers B
(London Athletic won 3-2 on penalties)

Under 13 Beta Group
FC Real 7-2 Ruislip Rangers C

Under 14 Alpha Group
Magix Youth 2-3 St Josephs A

Under 14 Beta Group
Greenford Celtic B 0-1 Willesden Constantine

Under 14 Gamma Group
Kensington Dragons B 7-1 W4 Youth Rangers

Under 15 Group
Acton Ealing Whistlers C 0-2 Hillingdon Youth

Under 16 Alpha Group
AFC Wembley 4-1 Headstone Manor A

Under 16 Beta Group
Celtic 0-2 Parkfield Youth

Under 17/18 Group
Kodak Youth (17) 2-1 Ruislip Town (18)

07 May 17 (Updated 14 May 17)

Middlesex FA Youth Cup Finals

The League would like to congratulate the following HYFL member teams (highlighted in bold below) on reaching the finals of the Middlesex Football Association Youth Cup Competitions. A tremendous effort by all players, managers, coaches and parents/supporters.

Under 12
Wembley Youth 0-1 Whetstone Wanderers

Under 13
Hanwell 0-6 Ashford Town

Under 14
Ruislip Rangers A 2-1 Hampton Youth

Under 16
Conquest 2-1 Bedfont Eagles

22 Mar 17 (updated 15 May 17)

League Challenge Cup Finals

Under 12
London Athletic A 4-1 FC Real

Under 13
Hanwell 3-2 Wealdstone Youth A

Under 14
Eclipse 1-0 Magix Youth

Under 15
Brook House 1-3 TFA Totteridge A

Under 16
AFC Wembley 5-3 Hanwell

Under 17/18
Spartans Youth 0-1 Wealdstone Youth (17)

22 Mar 17 (updated 07 May17)

League Challenge Trophy Competitions

As previously advised, the League Management Committee has now fully discussed the remaining number of matches that each team has to play this season.

As a result, it has been decided that, subject to on-going favourable weather conditions, League Challenge Trophy competitions will be introduced at this stage at all age-groups. Matches will start as from Sunday 12th March 2017.

The League’s objective is to maximise football for all teams, and we believe and trust that the introduction of the above competitions will be welcomed by all member clubs.

The Committee has considered each age-group separately and then considered each team within that age-group. Not all teams in each age-group have been sanctioned to enter. This is based on the number of League and other games each team has still to complete and the number of free weeks left in the season. This is the final decision and cannot be appealed as entry is by invitation only.

The fully sanctioned draw is here..

05 Mar 17

Player Substitutions - in the Under 7, Under 8; Under 9; and Under 10 age-groups (only)

Background
As you will be aware, for some 20 years since the Combination was formed, member clubs have voted each year to agree to implement a substitution policy, such that two substitutes would be used in each match by each team; on a rolling basis at set times.

This was a policy also operated by many development leagues around the country and was applauded by many coaches and parents alike as the right thing to do for these age-groups, to maximise football each week and to be equitable to those players as to the playing time they played; so that the emphasis was on enjoyment, team participation and the development of football skills and techniques.

In recent years, the above policy has not been followed by all member teams (by the majority but not by an increasing minority), despite the agreement being re-confirmed on an annual basis.
That has caused unnecessary disputes to arise between teams, which on occasions has resulted in unsatisfactory behaviour being noted.
As you can imagine, it is also almost impossible for the Combination to enforce this policy agreement, where the application of any penalty would be almost meaningless and really just financial in nature – which does not serve the purpose of development football at all.
Since the start of this season, we have been in liaison with The Football Association (at Wembley) who have been insightful and worked closely with us to seek a way forward. We have also consulted with a number of member clubs and other stakeholders on this as well.
We have monitored the matter closely in match weeks 1 to 4 in Phase I and the position has not changed/improved.

Changes
So - for the good of the players (our main priority), parents, coaches, clubs and the Combination (as one of the top-ten premier providers of youth football in England), we have decided to ‘rescind’ the above agreement with IMMEDIATE EFFECT.
This decision has not been taken lightly as you can see above, and we would still promote the use of two substitutes in each match and at set times.
However, if coaches and parents (and maybe ‘parent power’ prevails!) do not wish to do this then the following applies from hereon-in.

Under 7 and Under 8 – 5 vs 5 football (no change); and up to 5 substitutes who can play on a rolling basis at any time.
This means that you can now play between 5 (minimum) and 10 (maximum) players in a match at your discretion.
Under 9 and Under 10 – 7 vs 7 football (no change) and up to 7 substitutes who can play on a rolling basis at any time.
This means that you can now play between 7 (minimum) and 14 (maximum) players in a match at your discretion.
nb – these numbers accord with the standard code of rules for youth leagues.

Reminders:
- ‘ALL’ players ‘must’ be registered players for the ‘team’ in question; and
- Players’ duly stamped registration counterfoil cards ‘must’ be in the team’s possession before a player can play; and
- ‘All’ players who ‘play’ in the match ‘must’ be recorded on the on-line match result form.

We hope that the above is clear and finds general favour with member clubs.

If you have any questions or require clarification please email: harrowcombination@btinternet.com.

HSC Management Committee
26th October 2016

2016-17 Constitution announced

The Harrow Youth Football League (FA accredited Charter Standard League) have, today, released the final divisional (U/12 to U/18) composition for this coming 2016/2017 season – with a record 71 clubs and 319 teams; a 7% increase over last season.

For details click here..

05 Aug 16

League Trophy Results – 2015-2016

Under 13 (Alpha)
Pinnstars 3-1 Venceremos

Under 13 (Beta)
Hendon Youth B 4-2 Hayes & Yeading United

Under 14 (Alpha)
TFA Totteridge B 4-1 LNER Youth C

Under 14 (Beta)
Hanwell Town A 5-2 Hendon Youth

Under 15 (Alpha)
Brook House 9-8 Heathrow Club

Under 15 (Beta)
Headstone Manor A 3-0 Pitshanger

Under 16 (Alpha)
The Heath 3-1 Yeading Wanderers

Under 16 (Beta)
Venceremos 1-0 Ruislip Rangers B

Under 18
Kensington Dragons 9-8 Forest United

All finals were held at Acton Ealing Whistlers Youth FC
(to whom our thanks are expressed)

21 May 16

2015-16 Role of Honour

Age Group/DivisionWinnersRunners-Up
Under 12 PremierHanwellWealdstone Youth A
Under 12 Division 1100% SoccerPitshanger A
Under 12 Division 2AFC Wembley BChiswick Youth
Under 12 Division 3Acton Ealing WhistlersLondon Athletic A
Under 12 Division 4Actual SoccerWealdstone Youth C
Under 12 Division 5London Eagles BSt Josephs B
Under 12 Division 6Princes Park BCeltic
Under 13 PremierMagix YouthAFC Wembley A
Under 13 Division 1Harlesden HawksJust Sports
Under 13 Division 2Pinner United BCeltic
Under 13 Division 3PitshangerWillesden Constantine
Under 13 Division 4Greenford Celtic BPinnstars
Under 13 Division 5Ickenham Youth BSpartans Youth
Under 14 PremierRuislip RangersBrook House A
Under 14 Division 1Pinner AlbionParkfield Youth A
Under 14 Division 2BrunswickHanwell Town A
Under 14 Division 3Hendon YouthFC Real
Under 14 Division 4Spartans YouthForest United
Under 14 Division 5Harrow St Marys BRuislip Town
Under 15 PremierTBATBA
Under 15 Division 1Isledon WolvesSt Lawrence
Under 15 Division 2St Josephs AHeadstone Manor A
Under 15 Division 3Kinja YouthBrook House
Under 15 Division 4Football Samurai AcademyHillingdon Youth
Under 16 PremierHanwell Town AWealdstone Youth A
Under 16 Division 1Wembley YouthHayes & Yeading United
Under 16 Division 2Watling ClubThe Heath
Under 16 Division 3Harrow St MarysKodak Youth
Under 16 Division 4Acton Ealing WhistlersKensington Dragons B
Under 17 PremierRuislip Town AConquest
Under 17 Division 1Hendon YouthKodak Youth
Under 18 PremierKensington DragonsPro Potential
Under 18 Division 1Spartans YouthForest United
as at 15 May 16

League Challenge Trophy Competitions - 2015-2016

As you are aware, the League Management Committee fully discussed the running of additional League Trophy competitions back in January 2016 and set groupings for a number of teams in the League. This was reviewed again in February but, at that time, no additional Trophy competitions were set/added due to the remaining number of matches that each team had to play. However, as previously advised, this was reviewed again in March for a final time this season.

As a result, it has been decided that, subject to on-going favourable weather conditions, further League Challenge Trophy competitions will be introduced at this final stage at certain age-groups. Matches will start as from Sunday 3rd April.

The League’s objective is to maximise football for all teams, and we believe and trust that the introduction of the above competitions will be welcomed by all member clubs.

The Committee has considered each age-group separately and then considered each team within that age-group. Not all teams in each age-group have been sanctioned to enter. This is based on the number of League and other games each team has still to complete and the number of free weeks left in the season. This is the final decision and cannot be appealed as entry is by invitation only.

The fully sanctioned draw is here.

The terms and conditions of playing are as set by the Management Committee, in accordance with Rules. Full details will be sent out shortly but, in summary, each team will play the other in their ‘Group’ (home or away at the sole discretion of the League Fixture Secretary) – with progression to the next knock-out rounds. These knock-out rounds will be played and extra time and penalties decide the winners (except in the final tie where no extra time will be played and penalties will decide the winners).

If weather conditions deteriorate in the coming weeks then, under Rules, the League Management Committee reserve the right to cancel any of the competition age-groups or to withdraw any team or teams from the competition at its sole discretion. This decision, if taken, is final and binding. League and League Challenge Cup matches will always take precedence in this decision process.

Regards,

Andy Lowe
Chairman and Executive Officer
For and on behalf of the League Management Committee

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