NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Please be advised that the Grantham Youth Football League Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 17th July 2013, Starting at 7:30 at the Barrowby Pavilion, Low Road, Barrowby NG32 1DJ. Each Club must send a representative to the AGM. Each Club shall be entitled to one vote only. Proposed alterations to be considered at the Annual General Meeting should be submitted to the League Secretary by 28th June. The proposals, together with any proposals by the Management Committee, shall be circulated to all Clubs by 3rd July.
Please use the large football car park at the bottom of the playing fields, thank you.
Sally, Secretary for the Grantham Youth Football League
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The Grantham Youth League are pleased to present our fixture program for the 2013/13 season.
This program has been put together following trials with Clubs and teams, meetings across all our age groups, meetings with both the National FA and County FA, and the online surveys all Clubs were invited to complete.
The Grantham Youth League is at the forefront of the Youth Development Review and is committed to working with the best interests of our Clubs and players. The fixture program has been acknowledged at FA National level as best practise for implementing the Youth Review.
Please pass this onto everyone in your Club, if there any questions please do not hesitate to ask, and if required we could arrange for a member of the GYFL management committee to come and talk to your Club.
Player Registration Form 2013/14
Player Registration Form 2013/14 is now available on this website – Click Here
Membership Agreement Form 2013/14
Membership Agreement Form 2013/14 is now available on this website – Click Here
League Application Form 2013/14
League Application Form 2013/14 is now available on this website – Click Here
League Meeting Minutes
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League Meeting Dates 2013
July 17th AGM
All @ The Pavilion, Barrowby
Grantham Youth Football League embracing the future of football
What is grassroots?
There should be a disclaimer here that grassroots football isn't football in a recreation ground or a school playing field. It is here to describe links to football in the real world. However by supporting real football and real football clubs EA this will make an impact on community initiatives which support parks and playing fields. After all, what goes around comes around.
What is EA?
EA or Electronic Arts publishes games for all devices, including PC, mobile and various consoles. They publish a number of football related games, including FIFA18. But as hinted to above this article concerns real world football. They also produced games like Star Wars Battlefront contact number.The links between EA sports and the actual fixtures are not as far apart as you might think. For instance Peter Moore who was an executive at EA Sports became a CEO at Liverpool Football Club. There are probably hundreds of such links if you wish to look for them.
If you have an interest in playing football it is simplicity itself to get involved with other football players using the EA website; they do have a forum where players and fans can interact. You can also connect with players using social media and video channels also linked to EA.
Those interested in Manchester City might like to visit their Snapchat channel, which is supported by EA Sports. EA Sports is also a sponsor of Man City's Man of the Match. They are also one of the sponsor of the Chelsea team which supports the Chelsea Foundation.Whatever your team you can still get artwork and (tablet/phone) wallpapers on the EA Sports site, be it Premiere League, Scottish Professional League, EFL Championship or whatever. This includes headers for your Facebook or Twitter page.
EA Sports are always looking for sports tacticians who know everything about their specific team, in order for the games to be as realistic as possible. The name "talent scout team" might suggest one or two masterminds. But no, they actually have 6000 active members feeding them details and EA Sports will actively seek out specific teams. Most people on the team are given the role "football analysts" examining team data and offering changes which better reflect how the team is playing. These are paid positions.It does sound a bit contrary in helping real football by improving video games but it does seem to make a difference. The information that a football fan has at their fingertips has proven extremely useful in creating a more realistic characteristic in their players and teams. As a result it helps bring information about various teams to a wider audience.
The link between EA Sports and association football goes beyond the UK. EA Sports teamed up with the French football league in order to create "E-ligue 1", the first European football league of its kind, concerned with e-sports. It is certainly a departure when a real league creates the equivalent level or league for Esports and may well be a game changer, if you excuse the pun. Given the popularity of Esports in France this may not be that surprising.It seems that the virtual world of EA football will be linked to real grass roots football for sometime yet.