North Midlands Junior Cup Competitions
2018 / 2019 SEASON
The Draw for the 2018/19 North Midlands Youth Cups at U14’s, U15’s and U16’s age groups took place Monday 24th September at the NM Youth Forum at Stourbridge RFC.
This season we have preliminary rounds for all three age groups, due to increased entry numbers, which means we are going to require clubs to be efficient in organising cup fixtures to be played by the set dates as well as ensuring you speak to the North Midlands Referees Society in advance about appointing referees for these fixtures.
Two important documents please for you to read along with the MATCH CARD
Cup Rules for the 2018-19 season – Youth CUP RULES 2018-19
Cup Notes to assist teams – Youth CUP NOTES 2018-19
Match card. NM Match Card
Match result sheets will be sent out closer to the first ties being played.
Here is also a breakdown of all the cup dates: North Midlands Youth Cup Dates 2018-19
Please can I request that you note a few important points for this coming season in relation to the organisation of Cup and Plate fixtures:-
* The North Midlands Referees Society, like all other societies nationally, has a shortage of referees, and as such the home side must request a referee in plenty of time (absolute deadline being the Monday before a NM Cup/Plate fixture), to allow Paul Scott a chance to find suitable numbers to cover all of the required fixtures. In order to also alleviate the pressure on the Society, we would ask that you consider staggering games if you happen to have two sides at home, allowing one referee to cover both games, and this also relates to if your club runs a colts side, whereby a referee could cover say a cup game in the morning and go straight on to your colts game afterwards.
* This season once the home side has confirmed the date at which a fixture is to be played with their opponents, please email confirmation of this date to this email address firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>. This allows the organisers to stay on top of the progress of each competition, but also ensures a back stop to ensure the appointment of a referee for each game.
* A reminder that the dates issued in the attachment are ‘play by’ dates. We would encourage clubs (particularly in the Preliminary and Cup 1st Rounds) to play games to suit them at their earliest convenience and not wait until the deadline, as this will maximise your chances of getting good quality referees. If all clubs wait until the deadline to play their fixtures this will obviously place huge demands on this small pool of referees.
* Finally regardless of what specific dispensation a player may have during the course of a season to play down an age group, it is a rule for the NM Youth Competitions that absolutely no player will be allowed to play down an age grade within these Cup and Plate fixtures.
To close, my name is Alex Smith and I have have taken over from Mike Fellows in the role of NM Youth Cup Secretary, for the upcoming season. My contact details are below should you need to get hold of me and I look forward to working alongside you all this year to produce an excellent competition for our youngsters across the CB.
Look forward to hearing from you on your Preliminary and 1st Round fixture date confirmations.
North Midlands Youth Cups Secretary
Please click on the links below to see further information:
Please see the attached link for 2018 / 2019 Cup and Plate Competition details and entry form for U14’s / U15’s and U16’s: Youth Cup Competitions 2018:2019
ALL NORTH MIDLANDS CLUBS ARE INVITED TO TENDER TO HOST THE NORTH MIDLANDS CUP FINALS (U14’S TO U16’S) ON SUNDAY 29TH APRIL 2018. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED LINK FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Junior-Cup-Finals-29th-April-20181
FOR ANY FURTHER QUERIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO JOHN GRIFFITHS - firstname.lastname@example.org OR MOBILE 07736 244638.