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7 AUG - Ryan Marshall R.I.P - The League was very saddened to hear about the sudden death of Cobden View player Ryan Marshall (left). Formally part of a successful Park Hotel side, Ryan had become a popular member of the Cobden View team. A minutes silence in his memory was held before Sundayís pre season game with Handsworth Inn . Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

5 AUG - Wadsley Bridge Pheasant say "Cheers" to Bradfield Brewery - League Champions Wadsley Bridge Pheasant has signed a major new, 3 year, sponsorship deal with Bradfield Brewery. The well known local family run business will be Pheasant's shirt and tracksuit sponsors for the next three seasons.

16 JULY - Fixtures Grid for the 2019-20 season - Below is shown the Fixtures Grid for the 2019-20 season.

The numbers shown are of the teams that are due to play at home each week.You must IMMEDIATELY notify the people who manage your pitch, all the dates you are listed as being at home. You should also make them aware that you could also be at home on County FA Cup dates - shown as Sun Sen or Sun Jun CC. You should note that the Sunday Senior Cup and the Sunday Junior Cup games will be scheduled for different Sundays.

The actual fixtures will be arranged each month and published on the League website, but UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD OTHERWISE, YOU MUST ASSUME THAT YOU WILL HAVE A GAME EVERY WEEK

Any club wanting to not play on a particular date should give at least 5 weeks notice and they must make the request before the League publishes the fixtures for the month containing the date in question. Clubs should also try to avoid making a request for any cup dates, especially League Cup dates.

IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR PITCH, YOU MUST FIRST CHECK WITH EITHER KEITH, OR PAUL HEATH.

 

6 JULY - Reminder to clubs when registering players - All clubs are reminded that when they are registering players on the Whole Game System (WGS), in addition to stating what ID the players have provided, they must attach a photo of each player and provide an email address for each player.

15 JUNE - Beighton Magpies looking to add players to their squad - The Division Two team, Beighton Magpies, are looking for some dedicated experienced players to add to their young squad for the 2019-20 season. Anyone interested should contact Steve on 07716586638, or by email to stvnfeatherstone@aol.com.

13 JUNE - Rule changes for the 2019-20 season - There is a number of significant rule changes for the new season:

    ♦ Goal Kicks and Free Kicks taken by the defending side inside the penalty area.

   ♦ Substutes leaving the field of play.

   ♦ Drop Ball.

   ♦ The ball hits the Referee.

   ♦ Defensive Wallsof 3 or more players.

   ♦ Handball. Coin Toss.

   ♦ Penalty Kick.

   ♦ Yellow and Red Cards for Team Officials.

   ♦ Temporary Dismissals (Sin Bins) for Dissent Cautions.

Details of all these changes can be found by following the link to Rule Changes

8 JUNE - Richard becomes the League's first Disability Ambassador - The League has long been a supporter of Disability Football through its support of the Spartans and we have now taken it a step further by appointing Richard Brown as our first Disability Ambassador. Richard, who is still part of the Spartans organisation and plays for Brunsmeer Awareness in the Ability Counts League, is a good example of why disability does not stop someone being involved in football. Richard will help the League at League events.

5 JUNE - Five new clubs set to join the League & League Constitution for 2019-20 - After the League held interviews with applicants, subject to ratification by member clubs at the AGM on 17 June, five new clubs were successful. Three of them have come from the Meadowhall Under 21 - champions, New Bohemians, runners-up Nether Green and fourth place Eckington BFC. The fourth, playing at the Dorothy Hyman Stadium, is Barnsley & District Division Two champions Darfield Queen Victoria, whilst the fifth sees the return of a Killamarsh Juniors team.

Again, subject to taification by member clubs, to accomodate the new clubs there are a few changes to the constitution for the 2019-20 season from what may have been expected at the end of the last season. Forum FC has folded, with many of the players joining forces with Handsworth Inn (Old Crown last season). This will mean that Cotts FC will join Royal Earl and Crookes in the CBC Premier to keep that Division at 11 teams. To take Division One up to 12 teams, Norton Oaks will not be relegated, and as well as Boynton Sports, Sheffield Sixs and Mosborough Whites, Colley and Woodhouse JFC will also be promorted from Division Two. There will also be 12 teams in Division Two. The constitution could change if there are any further withdrawals by member clubs, but none are expected.

Current known details of all clubs for the 2019-20 season are now shown in the Clubs section. All clubs MUST check their details and email keithsssl@aol.com to either confirm their details are correct, or provide any necessary amendments. This should be done no later that Friday 14 June.

8 MAY - Further Funding Opportunity for Clubs - After feedback the County FA has received from both leagues and clubs they have created a range of new funding grants available to clubs to apply for from now, specifically for single team clubs, as they were not eligible for the ĎStay in the Gameí fund, which is currently open. There are numerous different grants for clubs to apply for depending on their specific needs. These are separated into two areas:

Adult Football Fund - http://www.sheffieldfa.com/news/2019/may/07/adult-football-fund - Growth Fund & Retention Fund

Charter Standard Development Fund - http://www.sheffieldfa.com/news/2019/may/03/charter-standard-development-fund - Growth Fund, Partnership Fund & Development Fund

See links to the County FAís website for more information and the application forms.

30 APR - FA Funding for existing Adult Male clubs - The Football Association (The FA) is re-launching its adult male retention-focused funding scheme to support menís 11-a-side community football teams in South Yorkshire. The newly-titled Stay in the Game scheme will offer existing clubs the opportunity to apply for grants of £750 to help cover the various associated costs of running a football team. The window for applications is open until Thursday 6 June 2019. For more detail see https://www.sheffieldfa.com/news/2019/apr/17/stay-in-the-game

Clubs seeking more information on the programme should either contact Leon Dearns, Adult Football Office on 0114 261 5507 or email Leon.Dearns@SheffieldFA.com.  You can also visit the Football Foundation website.

29 MARCH - Sin Bin Training - Please see below, detail of Sin Bin training courses to be run by the County FA, including one at Ice Sheffield next Wednesday 3 April. You have to book a place in order to attend and we strongly recommend that you get someone from your club to attend.

SENT TO ALL LEAGUES & DISTRICT FAís   The County FA has now finalised a list of workshops which are available to support peoplesí knowledge around Temporary Dismissals (sin bins) which is coming into effect from the 2019-20 season for all grassroots football (this includes mini-soccer and youth football, menís football (from Step 5 and below) and womenís football (Step level TBC).

Attendance at workshops is via registration only, through the relevant booking link on the County FA website - http://www.sheffieldfa.com/news/2019/mar/20/sin-bin-workshops   They do not plan on running additional workshops but will have a recorded presentation available for anyone who is unable to attend a workshop.   Should you have any questions about any of the above information, please donít hesitate to get in touch.

 

30 AUG 2016 - Twentytwo and Sheffield Trophy Centre sponsorships with the League - We are pleased to say that football shop twentytwo have extended their sponsorship of the League by becoming the new sponsor of the League Cup, which will now be known as the League twenttwo Cup. The League's Leading Scorer Award for the League's Overall Leading Scorer in league games will now be sponsored by the Sheffield Trophy Centre, with the winner receiving a Golden Boot Trophy.

22-Sept 2014 - County FA new phone number - The Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA now has a new phone number - 0114 261 5500

19 August 2013 - Social Media - All clubs are reminded to tell their players and officials that any mis-use of social media such as Twitter, Facebook etc, can lead to penalties being imposed by both the County FA and the League. This mis-use could be in the form of poor or abusive comments about a referees display, another club or player, the League and its management, the County FA and its employees, or the FA. Even if someone just forwards, or agrees with, abusive or damaging comments made by someone else, they will be dealt with the same as if they made the comments. The League, so far hasn't had too many issues with this, although a few clubs have been warned that their players need to be careful in what comments some of them have said or agreed with

25 August 2014 - Blades Super Draw League again honoured by The FA - The Blades Super Draw League's hard work towards the aims of The FA's Respect campaign over many years has again been recognised with a second award in three years by The FA. Following on from a Bronze Award three years ago, the League has received a Commended Award for its work last season. It's a great honour to be recognised in this way and it recognises the hard work the League continues to do to make its games enjoyable for all concerned.

19 Apr 2012 - Blades Super Draw League honoured by The FA - The Blades Super Draw League's hard work towards the aims of The FA's Respect campaign over many years has been honoured by The FA with a Bronze Award.

For 25 years the League's Merit Award system, culminates in the Steve Gee Merit Cup Final each season. The system, which rewards clubs for good behaviour and good discipline throughout the season, was a key element. The League was also the first Adult Men's Sunday League in the Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA area to adopt The FA's Respect banner. We have continued our efforts to make the League one of the best, if not the best, in the country by refunding a portion of League fees back to the top five clubs in terms of discipline.

The aim is to make our games enjoyable for players officials and spectators alike and we intend to try to continue to find ways of furthering our principles. All the people that have contributed over the years should be very proud and our clubs should also be very proud of the way that they have helped by adopting the principles set out by the League.

Support for the Spartans 2009 - The Blades Super Draw League is helping to promote the Spartans FC - a Sheffield area Special Olympics football initiative - and Spartans FC now has its own web page which you can access by clicking on the Spartans FC icon above. Watch out for updates.

See History for last season's Roll of Honour and honours winners since the League began.


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