Juniors is generally regarded as U15s and below, with Youth U16s-U18s, but I'm happy to lump them all together for the sake of this debate. I see there are 15 teams listed at U16s, not only have most of them played only 5 league games or less this season but that's also a shocking number of teams.
There were at least 26 teams at U15s for Yorkshire Juniors last summer season, judging by their website. If you add in the West Riding clubs & Hull Clubs, the winter U16s should have way more than 15 teams.
That tells us one of two things - either the game is in real crisis as there are only 15 clubs with enough players to run a team at U16s, or the vast majority of clubs now that they have been given the choice to play either winter or summer at U16s have opted for summer.
I guess we'll see when the new season starts in March.
Yorkshire Juniors U16s applications for 2013 are in - 38 teams in 4 divisions including 8 Hull sides.
37 under 15 teams including 2 from Hull.