Last updated : Saturday, 18 November 2023
The Chiltern Youth Football League (CYL) is an amateur football league for children and young people in the Chiltern Hills area of England. It was founded in 1972 and currently has over 200 teams playing in its leagues.
The CYL offers a range of leagues for players of all abilities, from under-7s to under-18s. There are also leagues for girls and boys, as well as disability football.
The CYL is committed to providing a fun and safe environment for all players. It has a strict code of conduct for coaches and referees, and all teams are required to have qualified coaches.
The CYL is also committed to developing the skills of young players. It runs a number of coaching courses and tournaments, and it helps players to progress to higher levels of football.
The Chiltern Youth Football League was founded in 1972 by a group of local football enthusiasts. The league started with just a few teams, but it has grown steadily over the years.
In 1999, the CYL became affiliated to the Football Association. This gave the league access to funding and support from the FA, which helped it to grow even further.
In recent years, the CYL has continued to grow and develop. It now has over 200 teams playing in its leagues, and it is one of the largest amateur football leagues in the Chiltern Hills area.
The Chiltern Youth Football League has a pyramid structure of leagues. The top league is the Premier Division, and the lowest league is the Development League.
Teams are promoted and relegated between leagues each season, based on their results.
The CYL also runs a number of cup competitions, including the Challenge Cup, the Floodlit Cup, and the Junior Vase.