Welcome

Welcome to the official website of the Oxford Mail Youth Football League. We are an FA Charter Standard League run entirely by volunteers whose primary aims are to provide a sound framework which enables local youth football teams to facilitate football for young people in a safe, fun, fair and competitive environment and to the highest possible standards

We are proud of our history and the fact that what we are doing currently involves over 5,800 children in over 350 teams from over 70 clubs, and growing season on season in Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties. We are passionate about football and the FA Respect agenda, both of which drive us to provide even more football, fun and enjoyment for our players, managers, parents and supporters and officials.

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Important Information

Back pass reminder

Please note that the FA Laws of the Game on back pass to goalkeeper (this includes receiving the ball direct from a throw in by a teammate) apply at ALL ages. In the younger age groups, referees should in the first instance warn the players but subsequent infringements should result in a free kick.

Bad weather procedure

Please remember to follow the severe weather advice procedure when bad weather is forecast.

Televised Football League games

Oxford United are playing Swindon away on Sunday 5th February. The League have received some requests for postponements due to players wishing to attend this game. The Committee have decided that teams will be expected to play their scheduled fixtures - games can be played on the Saturday if both teams agree but the Fixtures & Referees Secretaries must be informed. Any game that is not played will be dealt with by the Discipline Committee. This may result in a fine and loss of points.

League News

U13 Autumn League [16 Jan 2017]

Well done to the winners and runners-up in the U13 Autumn Leagues. The presentations will be held on Saturday 21 January at Oxford City Football Club just before the National League South game between Oxford City and Bath United. Details have been sent to clubs.

FA National Futsal Festival

The OMYFL hosted the Oxfordshire heat of the FA National Futsal Festival at the weekend and it proved to be a very successful event. Congratulations to everyone taking part, particularly the winners and runners-up in each age group. The following teams will be invited to play in the South East Regional Finals at Surrey Sports Park (date to be confirmed).

Under 10s
Winners: Bullingdon Youth (Oxfordshire)
Runner-up: Cholsey Bluebirds (Berks & Bucks)

Under 12s
Winners: Oxford City (Oxfordshire)
Runner-up: Haddenham Youth (Berks & Bucks)

Under 14s
Winners: Oxford City (Oxfordshire)
Runner-up: Kennington Athletic (Berks & Bucks)

Under 16s
Winners: North Leigh (Oxfordshire)
Runner-up: Cholsey Bluebirds (Berks & Bucks)

Press Coverage

Results and match reports appear each Wednesday in the Oxford Mail throughout the season. Clubs should make sure match reports are emailed to Paul Lyon by 5.00pm on Sundays in order to be published in the next Sports edition. Results MUST be reported to Paul Lyon by 5.00pm on matchday (9.00pm for midweek games).

The Oxford Mail will also send a photographer to selected games throughout the season to take team photos and action shots, some of which will appear in the Oxford Mail. These photographs will be available for clubs and parents to purchase direct from the photographer, Steve Wheeler (mobile: 07884 187387).