Welcome to the Scottish Youth Football League.
A concept rebrand and redevelopment of the youth football system in Scotland.
The Scottish Youth Football League is a personal concept series to showcase the potential for a rebranded and revamped Scottish youth football system. Currently, the youth system in Scotland is divided up into regional organisations, for this concept series we will be focusing on the area that I played growing up, the southwest coast of the country, specifically South Ayrshire. The organisation West Youth Football League Scotland (WestYFL) controls all league and cup competitions in the surrounding area, with different groups governing the sport in different regions across Scotland. This, I believe, could be an area we can improve upon to begin the rebuilding process for the professional game in the country.
Therefore, the concept created here is to unite all factions into one governing body for youth football in the country, to operate directly with the Scottish FA, simply branded as the Scottish Youth Football League (SYFL). In terms of league splits, it is from there that the SYFL would split into regions, specifically using each council region to designate local areas. This will make it easier not only for the Scottish FA and member clubs to track the progress of the game at each age level, but also help each area grow exponentially from within due to each regional division being overseen by local authorities in regards to match organisation, playing field availability and quality of equipment.
For the SYFL logo group simplicity is key, due to the logos being replicated nationwide with varying printing styles and budgets to cover those costs, with recognisable national symbols and colours. The official SYFL logo is a traditional crest shape, a blue shield with the white saltire of Scotland atop it, as well as the league initials SYFL above and the organisations' founding year below. This primary logo then acts as a base for the regional (secondary) logos, which form around the shield in a roundel, encompassing the full league name, name of the region and a secondary background saltire of varying colour.
The primary element that differentiates every region is the colour scheme with each region having a palette unique to itself, the South Ayrshire region with a colour scheme of nautical blue and sand, representing the area's coastline, arguably its best known asset.
Scottish Youth Football League Member Clubs
South Ayrshire Division.