Thursday 28th January
PLAYER REGISTRATIONS SEASON 2021 - 2022
The Football Association has announced that player registrations
through the FA Whole Game website will be mandatory from the start of
next season. All current member clubs have been contacted. There will be
an on-line training session in March. Places must be booked here - click the link! If you have any questions, please contact Registrations Secretary Tony Vanns. Contact details here.
WILL WE EVER BE ABLE TO PLAY AGAIN?
A statement from WKSL Chairman Stuart Turner
"Hope you are keeping well. As I have said before no point in trying to
speculate as to when we may restart playing football again, but I would
like to think you all share some form of optimism that a restart will be
possible. If we could have a restart by the 7th March we would have 13
Sundays to the end of May. Any restart will be a nightmare for the
Fixtures Secretary, but I am sure that with the co-operation of the
clubs he would prevail. Ultimately it will down to the Clubs as to how
badly they want to complete the season.
With DH, evening games and a few fixtures of no bearing on promotion and
relegation not being played, subject to no further problems with
Covid-19 I would like to think it would be possible to conclude the
league season. I think the Cups have to go."
Message from the Chief Executive, Kent County FA
"Following the announcement from the Prime Minister on Monday that we
will be entering into a third national lockdown I wanted to provide you
with an update on the completion of the 2020-2021 season. We have been
in communication with the FA over the past day and at this stage there
is no plan to extend the season beyond 31st May 2021. Any decision to
extend the league season needs to be made by FA Council or FA Board
depending on the level of football, and individual County FA’s cannot
extend the season. As you are aware, the Government plan is to
come out of lockdown mid-February so potentially there could still be an
opportunity to play games beyond this point. We will wait to see how
the Government plan to exit the lockdown, and I suspect the Tier system
will be used for local authority areas. Depending on the Tier system,
and in particular any restrictions associated to these, we may see
further delays to the re-start of football.
If your league management committee are considering ending the season
then you would need to ensure that this is voted on by your member clubs
at an AGM or SGM, and that you have the consensus from members to do
this. Our advice would be to hold off making this decision and to let
lockdown run its course, we are likely to have a better understanding if
a mid- late February start is a reality closer to that time. If
you are planning on making any decisions as a league please make contact
with us so that we can advise you on any rulings that may be relevant. "
KCFA INSURANCE CLAIMS
It seems that clubs are either submitting injury claims late or not at all. Information can be found at :- https://www.kentfafoundation.co.uk/how-to-apply/injured-player-fund/
Clubs affiliated to other County Associations should check the relevant websites.
RESULTS SUNDAY 1st NOVEMBER NEWS REPORT, TOP GOALSCORERS
All the results are here
. For league tables and results grids, please start here
. The news report is here
and the updated top goalscorers chart here
TEAM PHOTOS WANTED
One of the newspapers who prints our reports has asked if we can send
them a team photo or two. If you are able to take a simple team photo
before your game, please send it to me. Email
NEW STYLE MATCH FORMS FOR CLUBS AND REFEREES
The new style match forms, ESSENTIAL so that you do not share the
pieces of paper, are available for download via the forms index here..
MAILING LIST REMINDER
For the benefit of club secretaries and others, I keep a
mailing list through which all subscribers are notified
of website updates. If you wish your email address
to be added, please email
All messages from me will have WKSL WEBSITE
UPDATE in the title. I recommend that you include this
information in your 'whitelist' or whatever, as some
spam filters have a habit of dumping my well-intentioned
emails in the dustbin.
You will be notified of results and updated league
tables (normally) around 10.00am every Monday morning,
also of the availability of the monthly fixture lists
plus any ad-hoc updates that may occur through the
STATEMENT FROM THE LEAGUE
Following the recent AGM Chairman Stuart Turner
confirmed that if required he would stay on as
Chairman beyond season 20-21. He had previously
stated that this was to be his last.
In a statement he said 'having only lost two clubs
from last season and gained five new clubs , despite
the Covid-19 situation, I think the future of the
League looks good. However with two possibly three
senior members of the Management Committee standing
down at the end of next season, I feel it would not be
in the interest of the league for a new Chairman to
inherit this position'.
General Secretary Angela Barham, and Referees
Secretary Andrew Newman have both confirmed that
season 20-21 will be their last and Treasurer Reg
Mackelden is keeping his options open.
Stuart went on to say. ' We will of course now work
towards finding replacements for these important
positions and a number of options have been put
forward. Rest assured all members of the current
committee will be active in trying to find suitable
officers. ‘We all look forward to the return of Grass
Roots Football as soon as it is safe’.
We like to have the small cost of running the website
paid through advertising by local businesses We
currently have space for small adverts on the weekly
fixtures and results page, the individual League
tables and Results grids pages, also on the 'print all
tables' page and Top Goalscorers page. If you are
interested, please contact Chairman Stuart Turner.
GIVE YOUR OLD KITS TO PEOPLE WHO NEED THEM
Two Crowborough Town kits, that's the full strip of
Yellow Shirts, Green Shorts, Yellow Socks and a full
strip of White Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks, plus a
full set of Black pre-match warm-up tops, will be going
to Gambia where a Crowborough school (Beacon Academy)
have over many years, helped to build and develop a
school. They were sent a couple of kits some year ago
and the kids (teenagers) loved them as the shirts bear
the Crowborough Town badge.
Here is another example of what can be done rather than
chucking them out! Ian Trim, who plays for Artois
United, used the item below to make contact and have an
old kit sent out to Malawi. So if you have old kits,
don't hesitate to put them to good use. Five pictures
below, click to see larger size.
Support and resources for 11 v 11 adult football
from the Kent County FA :
KCFA have published a dedicated page for new and
existing 11v11 adult football teams full of useful
resources and information. This can be accessed by
. They have also updated their
volunteers page which includes information, websites and
contacts on recruiting, supporting and developing
volunteers – you can access the page by clicking here
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any
questions or require support.
Lee Suter | Football Development Manager
Kent County Football Association
Invicta House | Cobdown Park | London Road
Ditton | Near Aylesford | Kent | ME20 6DQ
T: 01622 792 140
DO YOU HAVE OLD KITS CLUTTERING UP THE PLACE?
The Lighthouse Project, based at Longmead Primary School
in Tonbridge, is involved with a scheme to donate
football equipment to kids in the Phillipines. Take a
look at this YouTube video clip - http://youtu.be/e81AnjPWcVE
you can offer anything or a small donation, get in
touch with Simeone Honore by email.
SECOND EDITION OF THE WEST KENT SUNDAY LEAGUE
HISTORY IN PLANNING.
Andrew Newman is thinking in advance of a new edition
of the WKSFL history, which was a sellout when it was
published in 2007. This might be a 60th Anniversary
edition, in 2027!!
Andrew is wishing to get hold of copies of photos
from 2007 - 2008 onwards and into future seasons,
particularly of winning teams with their trophies. Any
other photos of interest would be welcomed. Send them
by email if you can to firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact Andrew at that address if there are
pictures you can't send that way. Andrew may also be
interested in videos, but please speak with him first.
By the time it comes to season 2026/2027 no doubt 3D
holograms will be sought after!
to the memory of the following, whose
service to the League was invaluable and
League Council Member in various
rôles 1971 - 1984
League Council Member 1971 - 1973
League Council Member 1972 - 1985
Registration Secretary, Referees Secretary
1968-1979 & 1979-1987
Minutes Secretary, League Council Member,
Vice Chairman 1984-87, Vice President
League Council Member and Benevolent Fund
Secretary 1969 – 1979
Minutes Secretary, Registrations Secretary,
Benevolent Fund Secretary 1975 – 1985
League Council Member and
Registration Secretary 1985 – 1999
League Council Member 1979 - 1984
League Council Member and Treasurer 1973 -
1985 & 1994 - 2001
Vice President 1985 – 2001