League blames late application on youth team's eviction from competitive matches (From Enfield Independent)
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Cheshunt Youth League blames late application on youth team's eviction from competitive matches
A league responsible for ‘kicking out’ more than 300 young footballers from competitive matches has issued a statement.
Cheshunt Youth League told Edmonton-based Rap-Aid Youth Football Club that it cannot play with the league this season and club secretary Tim Aleshe is desperate to get it reinstated.
A statement, released from the Cheshunt Youth League today, said: “Rap-Aid applied to register their team in the League, six weeks after the deadline and it is for that reason and that reason alone that the Club and some other clubs were not taken back into the League."
“Rap-Aid have something around nine teams registered this season and all of them have been placed with leagues.
"They had three in the Cheshunt Youth League last season, and they were only going to register one with the league this season. That team has been placed in another league.”
However, Mr Aleshe hit out at the club, saying their excuse is "rubbish."
He said the deadline for the application was May 31 this year, and he applied to be part of the league on April 29. He also said it was his intention for all teams to be part of the league.
According to the league, they will release another statement in due course.