With the Knockout Cup and David Joyce Cups sandwiched in between, the Jaymann Shield has now been organised in three leagues of five teams to give clubs competitive football during the winter months – weather permitting of course (games can be played on 3G)
The divisions have been roughly based on league positions as they currently stand, with one or two geographical exceptions.
Normal league rules apply – each mini league will try and get in games home and away.
There is an eleven-week window to get these games in, although if it`s not possible due to the weather, then they can be fitted in at the end of the season if possible.
It is hoped to have the three winners and best runner-up play a semi-final and final.
Pitchero have sponsored the first mini-league competition, and as well as the winners receiving medals and the Teamwork Sports & Trophy Centre-sponsored Jaymann Shield, they will also receive a cheque for £200 (runners-up will receive medals).
Many teams have used the Jaymann Shield in past seasons to field youngsters ready for next season and the league very much encourages this.
Fixtures have been arranged until the end of January when the situation will be assessed (please re-arrange yourselves if necessary).
Bugbrooke St Michaels
Rushden & Higham United