Welcome to Garforth Junior Football League…
We all want to win don’t we? No-one wants to be a loser, but this is football and it’s a competitive sport, so one team has to be the team that doesn’t win, so we’d really like all of you to do us a favour this coming season. Finish the match with a handshake and if you are on the losing team, do it with dignity (no one likes a show-off or a cry baby!). Save diving for the swimming pool and tell the team whinger to give it a rest and get on with the game.
And here’s a few tips for success for all budding Guardiolas out there; Recognise that you won’t get all your calls right – just like the referee. Your players look up to you and follow your lead. If you rant and rave, then so will they, so show some humility to those around, you’ll be amazed how much comes back to you. Put yourself in their position and think of how you’d react if some moron started shouting at you. You’re supposed to be a coach, so start coaching!
Finally parents… It is a game, it’s not tribal warfare! Yes football is a contact sport and there may be some ‘physical’ tackles, and it’s good to question if a player was going for the ball, and nine times out of ten, he will be. If he isn’t, leave it to the referee! It’s not the final of the Champions League.
If that doesn’t work, come and join us on the committee of the Garforth League. We’re always looking for proactive volunteers and would love to hear your thoughts and ideas…
The Garforth Junior Football League expects to be part of a pilot scheme for referees next season and therefore we require ALL QUALIFIED REFEREES (ie. both League & Club Appointed) to register with us before they can be allocated games. We have added a “referee registration form” to the website to enable you to do [...]
Garforth League is looking for a new person to take over the running of the league website. any knowledge of building and running a website would be an advantage, however this is not a requirement as the league site currently runs on WordPress, which is very similar to Word Anyone interested, please contact email@example.com
Season 2013/14 Mandatory formats of children’s football For the duration of the season (2013/14), children shall not play and shall not be permitted or encouraged to play, in a match between sides of more than the following number of players, according to their age group: Under 7 – 5 v 5 Under 8 – 7 [...]
Garforth League only functions thanks to the hard work put in by a small number of dedicated individuals. WE NEED MORE..! We currently need the following volunteers to help keep the League functioning and growing: Registrations Secretary Divisional Secretaries for a number of age groups Respect Officer – Role Now Filled Website Admin/Developer Interested? Send [...]
Players wanted for Tingley Athletic under 8 season 2013-14 Tingley athletic successful under 7′s side last season is looking to built upon last seasons development are looking to improve their squad for the coming season. They offer first class training with quality coaches backed up with first class facilities at The Crescent the home of [...]
Leeds City Juniors U15s (2013/14 Season) are looking for a left back, wide midfielder and centre forward for next season. If you are interested please contact Richard Potter on 07904 866226.
CHAPELTOWN U15′s (2013/14 season) are looking for a new GOALKEEPER as ours from last season is excelling in track and field and has been selected to run 200m for Leeds and Yorkshire so he has decided to concentrate on running instead. We will be entering many tournaments before next season, if you’re interested please contact Lewis [...]
Kippax Athletic U11s Trials on Saturday 15th June 1030 start. Brigshaw High School,Allerton Bywater,WF10 2HR Kippax Athletic U11s looking for seasoned players , ESPECIALLY A GOALKEEPER ,for the coming 9vs9 season in the Garforth League. if interested but cant make it, you can contact Steve by email firstname.lastname@example.org.