Bolton Sports Federation
Over 35 Veterans' Football League

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Report 05/06/2016

The Bolton Sports Federation Over 35s Football League AGM was held last Friday and after a long drawn-out season because of the bad weather, it was decided to move to four smaller Divisions, subject to the number of entries.

Last season had one Division of ten teams and two of eleven, which meant it needed up to 22 weeks to schedule the games. Changing to Divisions of just eight teams would require just 14 weeks for the league games and take the pressure off fitting in Cup rounds. It would also provide flexibility to fit in any games postponed because of bad weather.

Last seasonís league games should have finished on 10th April, but stretched to 29 May with games on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on top of the normal Sundays. This took a heavy toll on organisers and players, hence the request for smaller Divisions.

Entries for the 2016-17 season must be with the League Secretary by Friday, 1st July, the date of the next League meeting at Bolton Cricket Club.

Registration Forms, which list the fees, may be downloaded from the Football section of the Bolton Sports Federation web site:  www.boltonsportsfed.co.uk/football.htm.