OFFICIAL HANDBOOK -- rules,
club details and contacts, referees, Management Committee
Monday 25th May 2020
All involved with the WKSFL offer their condolences to the family of Colin Boswell, who recently passed away. Colin was involved in Kent's grass roots football for around 60 years, including 40 years as secretary of the Medway Messenger Sunday Football League. He founded the Kent Youth League in 1981, as well holding a number of other positions in local and County football across the years. A great servant to local football who will be missed. You can read more here.
NEW CLUBS WISHING TO JOIN THE LEAGUE PLEASE READ
We have had three new clubs wishing to join us for next season. If
there are any others, please contact either Stuart Turner (Chairman) or
Angela Barham (Secretary) whose contact details are here. Also please read the information for potential new clubs here.
WKSFL CUP COMPETITIONS UPDATE, APPLICATION FORMS FOR NEXT SEASON AND COUNTY AFFILIATIONS.
Message from the Chairman to all clubs. We hope you and your
families are keeping well as we continue in 'Lockdown'. The Management
Committee are already looking to next season and have made important
Annual subscription - application for next season
You will recall that at the EGM on the 22nd August it was agreed that
the Annual Subscription should be increased by £30 up to £100. As we
have saved money on Trophies we will not implement this for any of our
existing teams that re-join for the new season. You will pay the £70.
However any new Club or team will pay the £100. Application forms have
been sent to member clubs and are also available here
Conclusion of 2019 - 2020 WKSFL Cup Competitions
With the approval of the FA if we can get back to normal by the
beginning of August we will continue with our three Cup Competitions.
The Senior and Intermediate Cups are straightforward, but in fairness to
those in the Junior Cup there are changes. The Junior Cup will now be a
straight knockout with an open draw. One preliminary match then the
four quarter finals.
In all three Competitions the semi-finals will be one match only. In all
matches you may only use players who were registered for your club for
the season just ended. If this goes ahead it would be hoped that we can
play the finals at Tunbridge Wells and Rusthall early in September.
All clubs are reminded that for season 2020 - 2021 you must be affiliated to your County FA not later than July 15th.
A STATEMENT FROM STUART TURNER, CHAIRMAN, WEST KENT SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE
At the Management Meeting held on Monday 20th January 2020, I
confirmed that it was my intention to stand down as Chairman following
the end of the 2020-21 season.
As many know I (along with Reg Mackelden) have been involved with
running the West Kent Sunday Football League since its formation in
1967. In the intervening period I have made many great friends and
watched a lot of local Sunday football. Some are maybe old enough to
know that I even played a few games for FC Leroy in that inaugural
There have been some great times for this league and it is fair to say
we have seen a lot of changes, particularly in the last ten years.
Having thought things over very carefully, I think the time is
right to give up my role as Chairman and I sincerely hope that
there is somebody out there willing and able to take up the reins.
Additionally I can also confirm that Reg Mackelden (Treasurer), Angela
Barham (General Secretary) and Andrew Newman (Referee Secretary) will
also be stepping down at the end of season 2020-21. Reg will continue as
During the next 18 months the Management Committee will work with all
parties to ensure that the transition of my departure (alongside Reg,
Angela and Andrew) is run smoothly and results in the best outcome for
our clubs, who as always are our priority.
More information in due course, but rest assured that for the next 18
months we are all still fully committed to the wellbeing of the WKSFL.
In the meantime if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me
Stuart Turner, WKSFL Chairman
MAILING LIST AND PROBLEMS
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) every Monday morning, also of the
availability of the monthly fixture lists plus any
ad-hoc updates that may occur through the season.
GIVE YOUR OLD KITS TO PEOPLE WHO NEED THEM
Here is 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.
ADVERTISEMENT SPACE FOR SALE!
We need a new advert for the weekly news reports page.
This is read 250 - 300 times each week but at present
may not be published regularly in the local press. If
you or your company can help, please contact WKSFL
Chairman Stuart Turner.
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
Download and share the resources - So representatives
and leagues can make the most of the resources all the
documents are in a Dropbox folder where the resources
can be downloaded and shared. Please feel free to share
with club and team contacts. You can access the folder
by clicking here
. You do not have to be a
registered Dropbox user.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any
questions or require support.
Lee Suter | Football Development Officer
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
If 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 email@example.com
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