RESULTS SUNDAY 23rd APRIL
All the results here
, final League Tables for the season here
. News report here
and updated top goalscorers page here
NEW CLUBS - APPLICATION FORM, LETTER AND GUIDANCE INFORMATION
New clubs, also existing clubs wishing to enter reserve or third
teams, must complete and return the application form to be received by
the General Secretary not later than 1st May. The application form may
be downloaded here, the covering letter here. These are both Word documents. Intending new clubs should also read this guidance page.
EXISTING CLUBS - APPLICATION FORM FOR SEASON 2017 - 2018
This can be downloaded for printing and completion here
New clubs intending to join or existing clubs wishing to add a second
or third team should contact the League General Secretary without delay.
Contact details here
PLAYER REGISTRATION DEADLINE PASSED
All clubs and players are reminded that no player may be registered,
re-registered or transfer between clubs after 31st March, except by
special permission of the Management Committee.
SPRING CUP PLAYER ELIGIBILITY
Participating clubs and players please note the following :
- Rule 26E applies - a player can move up eg from Reserves to First Team but NOT down from First Team to Reserves
- Rule 25 D(v) has been waived. This is because some teams had only
the 3 or 4 Spring Cup matches to play and any player registered
after the 1st December may miss out.
FOOTBALL FOUNDATION 'GROW THE GAME' GRANT SCHEME - INFORMATION FROM KENT COUNTY FA
Open to those forming NEW teams
only. The Foundation’s Grow the Game Scheme provides grants of up
to £1,500 for the creation of new football teams and coaching
qualifications, with money provided by The FA. The Scheme is delivered
by the Foundation.
For full details and how to apply, visit this website http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/funding-schemes/grow-the-game/
The application window for Grow the Game applications closes on
Wednesday 29 March. For more information and to apply for this grant,
please contact Darryl Haden (Football Development Manager) on
Some additional 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 clicking here
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
. 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
CONFIRMATION OF FIXTURES TO OPPONENTS AND REFEREES- ANOTHER REMINDER!!!
ANOTHER REMINDER - HOME CLUBS MUST CONFIRM MATCH DETAILS TO OPPONENTS AND REFEREE NOT LATER THAN FIVE DAYS
BEFORE THE GAME. RULE 10(d) APPLIES. SOME CLUBS ARE NOT DOING
THIS. AVOID FINES BY MAKING THOSE CALLS. IF YOU FIND YOURSELF LEAVING A
MESSAGE (OR HAVE SENT A TEXT MESSAGE) ASK FOR A CALL BACK TO
CONFIRM IT HAS BEEN RECEIVED.
Some clubs are still not abiding by this rule. This is highly
inconvenient and discourteous to opponents and match officials.
(Referees have every right not to turn up if you don't confirm the game,
which leaves the home club having to find a ref on the morning!)
KCFA REFEREEING COURSES AT A DISCOUNT
The KCFA 2017 ‘Get into Refereeing’ Workshop dates have now been published. In
order to qualify to attend a Referee Course, the ‘Get into Refereeing’
Workshop is a pre-and forms Unit 1 of the Course. All Candidates who are
17 and under
MUST attend with a Parent/Guardian, and the Parent/Guardian must remain for the duration of the Workshop.
The discount is only applicable to those who are 16 and over, and will
officiate in adult
football. The full requirements of the offer are outlined in this flyer.
you would like to book onto a ‘Get into Refereeing’ Workshop, then
simply click on the relevant link below and scroll down to the bottom of
the page. You must enter your
own FAN number, or create one if you do not have one. If you are
booking on behalf of somebody else, please ensure you enter the details
of the Candidate who wishes to enrol onto the course, and not your own!
Dates/Venues are as follows :
Monday 04th May 2017 – Kent FA HQ, 7pm Start
Monday 15th May 2017 – in Dartford, 7pm Start
Thursday 08th June 2017 – Kent FA HQ, 7pm Start
Monday 03rd July 2017 – in Tonbridge, 7pm Start
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.
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