In the past The County FA has held talks with clubs to try and administer an U21/U23 11-A-Side League.
Although some clubs have shown an interest, the proposal has never come to fruition.
We wish you to consider the following suggestions which may help towards forming such a league and be a benefit to teams within the National League System.
1. Fixtures played midweek
2. Teams to be provided with two fixtures per month and they arrange the date & time to be played, with the Association providing the match officials
3. A sponsor for the league to be sought which would result in no league fees being charged
4. Consideration be given to the playing of 2 or 3 over-age players
If you are interested in the above or have any comments to make could you please contact John Topping by email (John.Topping@DurhamFA.com) no later than Friday 16th March 2018, following which a meeting will be convened to hold an in-depth discussion and to see if this proposal is viable.
Can we ask that your club consider this as a possible way of providing players leaving U18 leagues the opportunity continuing in football.