Dear Member Clubs,
Please find attached the Constitution for MHRML 2017 -18 season.
The League received numerous Appeals and where possible the Constitution has been amended. Where an Appeal has not been successful, the results of that team will be monitored closely over the first few weeks of the season and we will move any of these teams if we feel that they are placed incorrectly.
We also reserve the right to move any teams that were successful with their Appeal should they turn out to be in the incorrect division.
The Constitution for the forthcoming Season has now been set and a copy has been sent to the Herts FA, they will now check to make sure all Clubs who have joined our League have affiliated to a County FA.
A few key reminders/actions:-
All Clubs must affiliate every year to a County FA, any Club who is found not to have affiliated will be suspended from playing football. As a League we will be in breach of FA Rules if we let Clubs play without being affiliated to the FA. Please can I remind Club Secretaries that if you have changed your team names since affiliating with your County FA you must inform them of any new team names.
If Clubs have added new teams since affiliating with their County FA, please remember to let your County FA know or your new teams will not be covered by the FA Insurance. Your County FA needs to know about all teams from Under 7’s through to Under 18’s.
If we are notified that Clubs are using a different team name by their County FA, we will have no option, but to change the Constitution to reflect this and to pass on any fines we receive to the Clubs concerned. If the teams concerned then need their MHRML registration cards reprinted with the new name, it will be at a cost to the club of £2 per card.
Clubs must check the attached constitution to confirm that we have the correct team names for your teams. If you notice any discrepancies please can you email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com so changes can be made before Mitoo is published.
Fixture secretaries will be reviewing the results from our non-published leagues on a regular basis. Due to the number of new non published teams requesting the bottom division there are a number of age groups which have more than one ‘bottom’ division as there were too many to put into one. It is essential that those children taking part in these leagues develop their football skills, are be able to take part whatever their ability and have the opportunity to feel success. Teams will be moved up and down during the season in order to meet these objectives.
There will be no more changes to the Constitution now, unless it is a team name change. All the appeals have been heard by three Members of the Committee and a decision has been reached and no further Appeals can be submitted with the possible exception of one age group. U16 age group teams only. Following the Appeals process and changes to teams in this age group we have found ourselves with 15 teams in division 3. This is clearly too many. Therefore we have split this into 2 divisions and each team will play each other 3 times. Should we lose at least 2 teams from these divisions prior to the start of the season, we will put them back into 1 division.
We will not be accepting any more 11-a-side teams for this coming season, but if Clubs wish to add more non-published league teams please contact me by email to discuss as soon as possible and the League will do its best to facilitate your requirements.
Should you have queries to do with the League, please do not hesitate to contact me. The best method of contact is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and can I ask you to put your club name in the subject box as being new I am not yet familiar with all the relevant names/links and this will help me respond quicker.