Clubs are reminded that, under rule 13 c of the constitution,
after July 31st, no new member who has not previously been registered for a
club in that season, shall appear in a League match for that club in the
remainder of that season. Special application may be made to the League to
register a player to play who has moved to live in the Hertfordshire Premier
League area having not previously lived within a reasonable distance from a
Hertfordshire Premier League club.
There have been 86 new player registrations since the deadline passed, with only a handful being cleared via an application to the League. Any player who is registered after this date and who is seen to contribute to a teams subsequent success will be investigated and penalties can be as severe as to deny a team promotion or automatically relegate a team. Clubs are therefore requested to respect the League’s rules and not seek to artificially strengthen their squads at this stage of the season.