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 4,500 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.

Sports Tours website

Important Information

Referee fees - reminder

A reminder to all Home Clubs that they should pay a league-appointed referee (and assistant referees if appointed) the appropriate fee before the match (Rule 13. (E)), though it is noted that some referees opt to be paid after the match (that is fine as long as the home club has offered to pay before the match). Failure to pay a referee (and/or assistant referees if appointed) will result in a fine.

Full-Time SMS Result Reporting

Starting from this weekend (5-6 Nov), the League will be switching to automated reporting of results via Full-Time's SMS Text Message system. Details are being sent out to clubs, but see below for a quick summary and downloads.

U7 Player Registration

Please remember that the process for registering U7 players this season is via email (please do not post or deliver them by hand). A colour passport photo (in jpeg format), a scan of the date of birth document(e.g. birth certificate, passport) and a scan of the signed individual player registration form (one for each player) should be sent to registrations@oyfl.org.uk. The new player ID card will be sent back to you by post once printed, using the address you put on the form.

League News

Withdrawn team [added 12 Oct 2016]

The following team has withdrawn from the League: Hinksey Park U14s. Fixtures are being adjusted accordingly.

Withdrawn teams [added 27 Aug 2016]

The following teams have withdrawn from the League: Crowmarsh Youth Ravens U14s, Milton United U15s, Oxford Irish U16s. Fixtures are being adjusted accordingly.

League and Cup Fixtures [added 22 Aug 2016]

All League and Cup Fixtures have been given out to clubs at Sunday's Registration Day, and have been sent electronically to all club Fixture Secretaries. They will be added to Full-Time shortly with a default ko time of 10.30am (please advise Paul Lyon if you schedule a different ko time).

SMS Results Reporting

Starting weekend 5-6 November, the League will be changing the way match results are reported to help make sure all results are submitted on time (and thus help clubs avoid fines) and to help reduce the amount of manual work done by League officials. Team admins have been set up for all the teams in the League and they will receive an SMS Text Message for each game, reminding them to submit the score. These messages will be sent approximately 15 minutes after kick-off and the team admin should reply as soon as possible after the game has finished, and before the usual deadline.

The score should be submitted by both teams (Home and Away) and must be submitted using the format requested in the SMS Text Message. If team admins are submitted results for more than one team, they will be asked to include the team code as well (see below). Here is a quick reference table showing what is needed in the reply.

  Match type

 Score only

 Score and team code

 Format  H-A  H-A Teamcode
 League game  2-1  2-1 AB12
 Cup game - result in normal time  2-1  2-1 AB12
 Cup game - result after extra time  2-2 2-3 AET  2-2 AB12 2-3 AET
 Cup game - result after penalties  2-2 3-3 AET 3-1 PENS  2-2 AB12 3-3 AET 3-1 PENS
 Postponed  P-P  P-P AB12
 Abandoned  A-A  A-A AB12
• For U9, U10 and U11 Trophy Event fixtures, use the Cup game formats.
• For U7 and U8 Trophy Events and all Futsal fixtures, ignore the SMS message.

A "How To..." guide has been drawn up to help with this new process, showing how to submit scores for League and Cup games, as well as hints on what to do and what not to do, and a Frequently Asked Questions part. You can download the How to guide here. You can also download the list of team codes/admins assigned in the system for reference.

Important note: do not submit goalscorers or match reports (U12 to U16 age groups) via the SMS Text Message reply. These should be sent to Paul Lyon in the normal way, along with the match cards (all age groups).

Note to team admins: if you change your mobile number, please let us know asap!

Indoor Midweek Futsal League

All fixtures for the Indoor Midweek Fustal League are now being posted on the OMYFL Full-Time website.

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).