Match Day Checklist

Oxford Mail Youth Football League


The following is a helpful reminder of what is required on match day in the OMYFL.

Equipment required (home team responsibility unless noted otherwise)

Goals, including nets, anchored securely (as per goal manufacturer's instructions) - make sure goal nets do not have any holes that a football can go through.
Corner poles and flags (mandatory for corners, but optional for half-way lines)
Respect barrier (designated spectator area) down one side of pitch
Two suitable match balls, of correct size for age group
Assistant referee flags (for 9v9 and 11v11 matches)
First aid kit (both teams)
WGS Squad List (both teams)
Medical Emergency Action Plan for venue
Referee fee (for appointed referee)
Suggestion: bibs or change of kit in case of colour clash


Make sure pitch is correctly marked according to the Laws of the Game and that lines are clearly visible (note: for 5v5 and 7v7, corner arcs and centre circles are not required).
Make sure pitch is clear of debris and hazards (e.g. twigs, bottles, cans, dog mess)
Check for holes and other problems and correct before match starts (if a referee has been appointed, they should do a pitch inspection before the match and inform you of anything that needs attention).
Check that pitch is safe for players (if in doubt seek advice from grounds staff or registered referee).

Results and match statistics (both teams)

Send result of match (H-A format) as reply to FA Full-Time SMS
Complete match statistics on Full-Time by 6pm on matchday