ADJUSTMENT TO DIVISION TWO TABLE
Cassidy's Phoenix played an ineligible player in their match against
Paddock Wood on 11th December. They have been deducted three points,
three points have been awarded to Paddock Wood. Revised table is here.
DIVISION ONE FIXTURES NEXT SUNDAY
The game between Goudhurst United and Artois United in ON. My fault, I inadvertently left it off the revised list.
FC HAYWARD NEXT SEASON - RESERVE TEAM?
They would like to hear from interested players, including those whose clubs have folded this season - read more here.
RESULTS SUNDAY 15th JANUARY
About half the scheduled games went ahead as planned. Results here, for updated league tables etc please start here. News report is here and the updated Top Goalscorers page is here.
Regrettably we have to announce that Blackham & Ashurst FC has
folded. In accordance with League rules, their results have been deleted
and the table adjusted. The revised Division One table can be seen here.
Next Sunday's Division One fixtures have been revised on account of
that and of the postponement of Tonbridge Origin's County Cup tie. There
was also an error in the referee's appointments plus some other
changes, the revised fixture list can be seen here.
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
TUNBRIDGE WELLS FORESTERS FC - NEW SECRETARY
All concerned please note that Andrew Hickey has taken over as
Secretary of Tunbridge Wells Foresters FC. New contact details are in
RUSTHALL CLUB ATHLETIC EMAIL ADDRESS
The Club temporarily has no functioning email owing to hackers. Terry
Hallett can be contacted on the phone numbers listed in the handbook.
FREE HEART SCREENING FOR PLAYERS FEBRUARY 2017
Tonbridge Angels FC are again hosting a free heart screening
programme for local players to age 35, over the weekend of 18th and 19th
February. Full details and how to book a place here.
The Management Committee are aware of how kind the weather has been to us so far.
If necessary a Spring Cup competition is under discussion, further
details in due course. That is, as I said in the news report, a cue for
six feet of snow to fall and no football to be played until Easter!
WKSL CUP FINALS DATES ANNOUNCED - END OF SEASON 50th YEAR EVENT
The dates for the WKSFL Cup Finals have been agreed with the host clubs thus :
Junior Cup Final at Crowborough Community Stadium, Sunday 30th April 10.30am
Intermediate Cup Final Crowborough Community Stadium, Sunday 30th April 3pm
Senior Cup Final Longmead Stadium, Tonbridge AFC, FRIDAY 5th May ko 7pm
That same evening, Friday 5th May, will also be a special Open
Evening in the Tonbridge AFC events Marquee that anyone can come along
to that's been involved with the League since its inception. More
details will be made available in due course, but put that date in your
diaries now. If the winter is kind to us that evening may also double up
as the end of season presentation.
CLUB OFFICIALS - WHAT TO DO IF YOUR GAME IS CALLED OFF!
As we enter the depths of winter, here's a reminder for home club officials
of what to do if your game is called off. Your club WILL be fined if
these procedures are not followed and lead to wasted journeys, confusion and chaos.
We've been able to fill most of the available slots but there are
still a few places remaining. These include the League table pages for
Divisions One and Four and the well-read weekly news report page now
that the Courier have pulled their advert. If you or any of your
contacts are interested, the cost is reduced to between £150 and £75 for the rest of the
season, depending on placement. Please contact League Chairman Stuart Turner in the first
instance. Contact details here.
These adverts cover the cost of running the website.
PLAYER REGISTRATIONS - EMERGENCY REGISTRATIONS
The registered players list is now available. This
will be normally be updated on a Saturday morning. Two versions as
before - MS Excel and PDF. The PDF version is better for viewing on mobile devices or tablets.
Emergency registrations reminders - these must be returned to the Registrations Secretary not later than the Wednesday
following the match concerned. Also and IMPORTANT Emergency
Registrations are not just for the one game. Once registered, he is
yours until the registration is cancelled or he gets a transfer.
PLAYERS LOOKING FOR CLUBS, CLUBS LOOKING FOR PLAYERS
There are a large number adverts here
where players are looking for clubs or clubs looking for players.
Please check these first before emailing me! Also, if you are fixed up
from either point of view, please let me know so that I can remove your
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 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!
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