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Groundhop Day

North Berks League Groundhop Day
20th September 2014

Matches on the day
10.0am Div 1 Crowmarsh Gifford v Wallingford Town
1.0pm Div1 Dorchester v Ardington & Lockinge
4.0pm Div 2 Marcham v East Hendred
7.45pm Div 3 Benson Lions v Grove Rangers (at Defence Academy, Shrivenham)

Plus an extra bonus match on Friday 19th September
7.30pm Div 1 Abingdon Town v Saxton Rovers

WIN A YEAR'S FREE GROUNDHOPPING WORTH 200
GroundhopUK is holding a draw involving anyone who buys a full (4-game) ticket for the NBFL hop. The winner will win a year's season ticket for all GroundhopUK's UK based events. That will include 2015 Hops at The Scottish Lowland League, Ceredigion, Northern Counties East, Welsh, United Counties, and next year's NBFL hops. A prize worth over 200!


Click here for Booking Form



Announcing the James Rennie Memorial Trophy

"Announcing the James Rennie Memorial Trophy at the North Berks League Groundhop Day

This year's North Berks League Groundhop Day will be extra special as the League are proud to launch, in conjunction with Groundhoppers UK, the James Rennie Memorial Trophy. The trophy is in memory of North Berks football fan and avid groundhopper, James Rennie, who passed away earlier this year, and is donated to the League by his father. The trophy will be competed for by the two teams taking part in the final match of each year's Groundhop Day.

On 20th September 2014, Benson Lions and Grove Rangers will compete for the James Rennie Memorial Trophy at The Defence Academy, Shrivenham"




Sutton Courtenay 11A Side

Sutton Courtenay are holding an11-a -side tournament on the 23rd august at Sutton Courtneay it is 40.00 a team and spaces are limited.

Early applications a must contact number Simon 07565424189 or Dave 07710521059




Steventon 5 A Side

Sunday the 24th of August (Bank Holiday weekend)

25 per team and registration is at 12.00 noon.

Contact Brind 07769895568 or colinbrind1@icloud.com




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 Development Officer

We are currently looking to fill the position of LEAGUE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER.
This role involves producing and/or updating The League Development Plan on an annual basis. Managing and organizing developing matters within the League during the course of the Season and liaising with The County Development Managers regarding the development of Football at County and League level.
Should you wish to be considered for this role 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)
Job Description available on request, former Development Officer will be able and willing to give advice on the duties involved.
Closing Date: Monday 25th August 2014




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)




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)
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 Rangers39
Berinsfield36
Wallingford Town34
10 Drayton22
11 Faringdon Town32
12 Watlington Town31
  more...
 
  Division 2
 TeamPPts
Stanford-in-the-Vale39
Sutton Courtenay36
Westminster26
10 Steventon21
11 Coleshill United31
12 Saxton Rovers Res.20
  more...
 
  Division 3
 TeamPPts
Benson Lions37
Turnpike Sports37
Grove Rangers36
Abingdon Town Reserves10
10 Newbury Reserves20
11 Blewbury20
  more...
 
  Division 4
 TeamPPts
Ardington Res.26
Hagbourne United26
Faringdon Town A24
10 Drayton Reserves20
11 Berinsfield Reserves20
12 Steventon Res.20
  more...
 
  Division 5
 TeamPPts
Sutton Courtenay Res.26
Marcham Res.26
Didcot Eagles23
Hagbourne Utd. Res.20
Grove Rangers Res.20
10 Hanney 66 Club20
  more...