Meeting arranged to discuss plans for under-21s league

Mark Plumpton and Steve Dorey Picture Richard Ponter 140905
Mark Plumpton and Steve Dorey Picture Richard Ponter 140905

Plans are being put in place to set up an under-21s football league, starting for the 2014/15 season.

Sunday League chiefs will meet with the North Riding County FA (NRCFA) and a host of minor league clubs, who have all shown an interest in joining the new league that would operate adjacent to the current Sunday League set-up.

Mark Plumpton, chairman of the Sunday League, has already received interest from a host of clubs who are set to attend their meeting on Wednesday March 5, 7.30pm at the Working Men’s Club.

Scholes Park, Holt, Phoenix, Whitby Fishermen’s/Goldsborough, Tennyson, Hull University, Heslerton, Phoenix and Ayton are all looking into putting a team into the new competition.

A summer taster league is also in the pipeline, to help bridge the gap for any under-16s players who’d like to see if senior football is for them.

Plumpton said: “We think this is a great way to keep younger players in the game.

“We’re opening it up to the East Riding as well, so if any teams want to find out more, they can email to indicate they want to attend the meeting.”

Steve Dorey, football development officer at NRCFA, added: “The North Riding are firmly behind this league.

“This is all about bridging the gap between junior and senior football and keeping youngsters involved in the game.”