OFFICIAL HANDBOOK -- rules,
club details and contacts, referees, Management Committee
Wednesday 8th July 2020
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 Mackekden 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’.
UPDATED GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS CONCERNING 'GRASS ROOTS' FOOTBALL
If you haven't already done so, please read this document published by the Kent County FA. Crucially, "...therefore, playing of any games (small-sided
or full) is also not permitted at this time." Training is OK provided it
is done within the rules and regulations. Showers and changing rooms
must not be used.
THEY HAVE EMPHASISED THAT ACTUAL MATCHES INCLUDING SMALL SIDE MATCHES, EVEN AMONG MEMBERS OF THE SAME CLUB, MUST NOT BE PLAYED. 'Government guidance' concerning physical contact is the key here.
DUNTON GREEN FC OFFER PRE SEASON GAMES
Details here. NB these cannot be played unless and until 'government guidance' is changed.
CONSTITUTION OF THE LEAGUE SEASON 2020 - 2021 - CORRECTION
This has been confirmed and can be seen here.
We welcome new and re-joining clubs AFC Borough (Crowborough), Dunton
Green, Nomads (Edenbridge), Sedlescombe Rangers and Tonbridge United.
Biggin Hill and Hawkhurst have left the League.
Last season's tables and grids have been archived. Table and grid 'blanks' for the new season are ready to go here.
The 2019 - 2020 WKSFL cup pages are still in place. It is the League's
intention to resume and complete these cups as soon as conditions
PRE - SEASON PAGE NOW AVAILABLE
The regular 'pre - season´ page is now open. This has the usual sections :
Clubs offering pre-season friendlies Clubs seeking pre-season
friendlies Confirmed friendlies plus results in due
course if you send me the information
In addition the club adverts page is available for players seeking clubs, clubs seeking players and items wanted or for sale.
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.
All clubs are reminded that for season 2020 - 2021 you must be
affiliated to your County FA asap. You will have
read that Kent FA is waiving affiliation and cup entry fees, also public liability insurance payments.
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
PLAYER REGISTRATION FORMS SEASON 2020 - 2021
Registrations Secretary has emailed clubs about the revised procedure
for registering players for the new season. If any individual or club
needs a new form for a new player or for one whose address has changed,
it can be downloaded here
PLAYER DEBTS FROM LAST SEASON
If any of your players owe money from last season, now is the time
to start chasing them if you fear they may walk away. It may be too late
once the new season starts. The official procedure is set out here. The WKSFL will not act as your debt recovery service!
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
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.
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