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See The Young Lions Back In Yorkshire
Dave Roberts, Sports Features
North Riding FA Chief Executive Steven Wade with Saint Catherine's Debbie Kay
The Sunday morning chill is starting to descend on public footy fields across the county, soon enough it'll be time for the clocks to go back and the kick off confusion that daylight saving changes uniquely bring.

But let's forget the winter woes for now as there is the not so small matter of England's Young Lions making another welcome return to Yorkshire for the U21 international against Scotland to warm sporting hearts.

Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium is the venue for the UEFA U21 Championship clash with the old enemy this Friday, October 6th.

The Yorkshire Times Grassroots column has teamed up with The FA to offer a family pack of tickets (4 tickets) for the game, but obviously you'll need to be able to get to Boro for the match on the evening.

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Simply retweet this column and one lucky winner will be pulled from the well-worn grassroots hat on Thursday and you'll have your hands on your match tickets. Enjoy the occasion.

On the field, the Young Lions will be hoping to repeat the last Yorkshire based performances when The Riverside and Barnsley's Oakwell stadium saw England victories over Germany and Belarus respectively.

Elsewhere, North Riding FA has teamed up with Scarborough based Saint Catherine's Hospice as its official charity partner.

Saint Catherine's provides care and support both at home and in the hospice for adults with a terminal illness.

Its services allow patients in Whitby, Scarborough, Malton and Helmsley to remain as active as possible and make the most of every day.

It's hoped local football leagues, clubs, players and officials will support the work of Saint Catherine's as the sweat is shed on pitches across Saturdays and Sundays.

Saint Catherine's Hospice fundraiser Debbie Kay said:

"Unfortunately, cancer affects everybody so to be able to promote the good work of Saint Catherine's to people coming into football grounds it is great for the hospice.

"We offer 16 services across the North Yorkshire community and have to raise £6m a year to keep these services going so community partnerships are vital to keep our services free to those who need them."

If the Women and Girls game is your thing, have you ever fancied being able to shape the game?

The FA is currently looking for someone to join the FA Council as council member to help set the game's rules, regulations and procedures, debate issues within the game and to put forward to the FA Board any ideas for improving the game and the operation of the FA.

The Council usually meets at Wembley Stadium five times a year and expenses are paid.

Applications are invited from candidates who are involved in a local women's and/or girls' football and who feel able to contribute to the Council's debates.

The appointment will be for an initial term of 3 years but 2 further terms could be available.

Finally for this month, October sees local county FAs across Yorkshire asking for your feedback on what kind of job they're doing.

Whether from Keighley or Kirklevington, feedback from the football community via The FA Grass Roots Football Survey is a hugely important.

The survey starts on 6 October and runs through to the end of the month and whether good, bad or indifferent, we want to hear your views on all aspects of the game.

Check your local county FA website for more details.

And don't forget - if you'd like to be at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium this Friday evening to see England U21s take on Scotland, simply re-tweet this article now and it could be you.

4 tickets are up for grabs.

Best of luck!

See The Young Lions Back In Yorkshire, 3rd October 2017, 18:27 PM