PRE SEASON CLUBS MEETING
The Pre-season clubs meeting will be this Thursday, 25th August, at High
Brooms Club, starting at 8pm. All clubs must be represented.
All September fixtures are on the website, please start here. Referee appointments have now been added.
REFEREE'S MATCH REPORT FORM UPDATED
I have made a better scan of this important form, which are now available as PDF files via the forms index
Thanks to Gareth Downs, who has made the two part form into a single
PDF document which you can download, print and use as required.
CHARITY SHIELD CANCELLED
The League regrets that the annual
Charity Shield match cannot be held this year. No suitable venue can be
HANDBOOK - LEAGUE RULES - CLUB DATA
The updated League rules are now available in the Handbook.
The only changes from last season are in Rule 10(F)ii concerning the
playing of a reserve team fixture in preference to a first team game and
to Rule 13(E) clarifying the match fees and expenses payable to Match
Officials particularly for Double Headers.
Club data - updated versions are now available in WORD and PDF formats. Links to maps showing ground locations have now been added.
The updated version of Referee's data is now included. All I waiting for now is the updated 'Important Dates' list
PRE SEASON PAGE IS STILL THERE!
I forgot to renew the link from this page. Pre-season page is always here.
There are a number of new adverts on the club adverts page from players new to the area looking for club to play for.
CHANGES TO THE LAWS OF FOOTBALL
I have updated the link to the revised Laws of the Game
to take you to the FIFA website. There are a number of fundamental changes with which you
must all be familiar before the new pre-season. This includes this
little gem, Law 11, offside, paragraph 4 which read "If an offside
offence occurs, the referee awards an indirect free kick where the
offence occurred, including if it is in the player’s own half of the
field of play" which means that you can no longer say 'in me own half,
ref!' as from now on, if you come back into your half from an
offside position and interfere with play etc the free kick is given from
where you did it, not from where you were when the ball was kicked. So
when does the assistant ref flag, especially if the player has run 25 or
30 yards into his own half? Have fun!
If a player has left your club owing money and won't pay it back, please read this.
ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE POST OF WKSFL GENERAL SECRETARY
Angela Barham has agreed to stay on as
League General Secretary for the new season. However, the league would
be very interested to hear from anyone willing and able to take on this
vitally important role.
Over the past 49 years we have been fortunate to have had only five
people in the position of General Secretary, which is a clear indication of the calibre
of the people in all positions running your League. I hope there
is someone out there to take us into our 50th Season, and await
Regards, Stuart Turner, Chairman.
CROWBOROUGH TOWN 1991 AND 1999
Mike Noble has kindly sent in two pictures of Crowborough Town from
their early days. All the names are known, you might remember a few of
them and may know what they are doing with themselves now. Take a look here. A new window will open.
MAILTO: LINKS ON WEBSITE PAGES
It's been brought to my notice that clicking the direct email links
may not work for those using webmail services rather than Outlook,
Thunderbird etc especially on tablets and mobiles. I have not figured
out how to deal with this, so any suggestions or better still fixes would
be most appreciated!
YOU HAVE OLD KITS CLUTTERING UP THE PLACE?
This from Jon Hurst at Kent College in Tonbridge -
...writing on behalf of a work colleague who supports
younger people in Malawi through charity work: www.malawiyouthdream.org,
for the donation of old kits that are no longer
required by clubs.'
Clubs interested in doing this can go direct to the
website above (hit ‘contact us’), or contact Karen
Kamundi on 01622 200258 for more details.
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 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!
For the benefit of new secretaries and new people
generally, I keep a mailing list through which all
subscribers are notified of website updates. All
contact email addresses supplied to the league are
included automatically. 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.
to the memory of the following, whose
service to the League was invaluable and
League Council Member and Benevolent Fund
Secretary 1969 – 1979
League Council Member and Registration
Secretary 1985 – 1999
League Council Member and Treasurer 1973 -
1985 & 1994 - 2001
Vice President 1985 – 2001
Minutes Secretary, Registrations Secretary,
Benevolent Fund Secretary 1975 – 1985
Registration Secretary, Referees Secretary
1968-1979 & 1979-1987
Minutes Secretary, League Council Member,
Vice Chairman 1984-87, Vice President