President’s Welcome

The Mid-Cheshire Youth Football League was formed in 1972 with the intention to provide organised football for local youngsters in the Under 13 age group. The first teams were mainly boy scouts from local villages amounting to 7 teams.  It was two years before a set of rules were reluctantly composed in order to affiliate to the County Football Association.

The Leagues popularity grew which led to expansion to include U11, U13 and under 15 age groups and within 15 years, the League had 25 teams.

In 1998, Mini-Soccer was introduced and the League helped get it started by purchasing the relevant goals for Member Clubs and it proved very popular in helping develop young players. More recently, 9 v 9 has been introduced.  Currently the League offers football for U7 to U18 with the older age groups also entered into Cup Competitions.

The business of the League is conducted by a League Management Committee, covering all aspects of running the League and complying with FA initiatives, ensuring FA Rules are adhered to and preparing documentation for presentation to the County Football Association to enable the League to be Sanctioned. The League is a Membership Association such that the League is run by its Members for its Members.

The League is a Charted Standard League; which aims for best practice that sets standards of administration and child protection for Clubs working with young people.

Geoff Jackson

Mid-Cheshire Youth Football League