Chairman's Blog

RWBL suspends all fixtures until further notice

The RWBL has made the decision to suspend all fixtures until further notice.

The decision has been taken with consideration of the continued high number of COVID-19 cases in our Tier 4 area, and the likelihood of many of our club’s venues, especially Schools, being unavailable.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the League believe this is the right decision in the difficult situation we all find ourselves in.

Yours in Sport
Malcolm Hillen
RWBL General Secretary

Football starts again 6th December

The FA has confirmed that matches can be played again. The RWBL has made arrangements for fixtures to commence 6th December.

Clubs are responsible for adhering to the FA Covid guidance to ensure a safe experience. Officials, parents and players must follow the club instructions to stay safe.

1 Nov 2020 RWBL Suspended

Following the Government announcement 31 Oct 2020, for the purposes of planning and clarity our Chair Harry Prestidge has formally announced the suspension  all further fixtures until the government removes the lockdown. 

Let the season begin!

The 20/21 Season has commenced. Good luck to all teams and stay safe following the FA's Covid Guidance

RWBL Virtual SGM to agree season end and outcome

Hi all,
Thank you to all those that attended our first ever Virtual Meeting. It was remarkably successful and we gained much learning experience from it. A copy of the presentation is here. We agreed that the U12 and U13 divisions would be decided by average points per game played and that the U12 Cup will be shared by the two finalists.
We also announced at the meeting that RWBL would for next season agree a £7,000 deficit in order to reduce the team fees for next season and in some cases make them fee of charge.
We also announced that the AGM, which will be on Thursday 11th June at 8:15pm would also be run as a virtual meeting using Zoom. Finally our Treasurer Phil Mash announced that he would be running bi-monthly open forums using Zoom. The inaugural forum being at 8:15pm on Thursday 7th May.
Stay safe,

Covid-19 Update: All RWBL fixtures suspended until further notice

In line with the Government advice that emerged last night RWBL is suspending all fixtures with immediate effect until further notice. We also recommend that clubs communicate to all team managers that all training sessions and friendlies should also be suspended.

Further updates as we get them.


RWBL Chairman

RWBL Covid-19 Statement

RWBL Covid-19 Statement

RWBL’s position is that we continue to be guided by both the Government and the FA and as such we will continue with our fixtures as these do not currently constitute large scale gatherings. That said we will however support any team or club that feels that they want to take individual action to not attend a fixture because of reasons of self isolating or social distancing. Clubs or Teams that are in this position please contact your Age group manager and let them know. We will then (in the case of a competitive match) void the fixture.

This situation is evolving quickly and we will continue to be guided by both Government and FA guidance. Below is a link to the Berks & Bucks County FA update on corona virus. In the event that the Government recommend the closure of schools we will immediately suspend all fixtures until further notice. In the meantime we strongly recommend that all players, managers and coaches observe the importance of hand hygiene.

Harry Prestidge

RWBL Chairman   


Berks & Bucks FA Covid-19 Update link



Hope you are well and ready for the new season.  I just wanted you to be aware of this initiative from the Berks & Bucks FA

Do your team sometimes need an extra incentive to keep focused and improve effort & consistency levels at training and matches?

Why not consider using the Berks & Bucks FA Player of the Month certificates? 

Aimed at older age groups, you can compliment the certificate, with a trophy or reward for their efforts during that month. Short-term rewards may help sustain your team as short-term goals can be seen as more achievable to players than perhaps an annual club awards.

If your club would like to use the certificate, go to the Berks & Bucks FA website  to download the certificates or get in touch with them and they would be happy to send you some hard copies.

You can also checkout their site to see some of the Players of the Month from across this season.



Harry Prestidge

Chairman RWBL


Dear All

The following are notable dates in the next few months for RWBL.

Thursday 14th June – RWBL AGM at Thatcham Town FC 8pm



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