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THE WEST KENT SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE

SPECIAL NOTE The information on this website is provided as a service to clubs and interested individuals.
The official business of the league is conducted through correspondence in accordance with Rule 4(f).

The West Kent Sunday Football League is affiliated to the Kent County Football Association
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WEBSITE DURING THE SUMMER

There will be updates shortly before and after the Annual General Meeting scheduled for June 29th. The usual 'Pre season' page will be available after the AGM. This season's weekly results and reports will remain available until mid July.
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 Season Honours 2016 - 2017
Division One Winners
Artois United
Division One Runners-Up
Tonbridge Origin
Division Two Winners
Gardener's Arms
Division Two Runners-Up
Pembury Sunday
Division Three Winners
Bricklayer's Arms
Division Three Runners-Up
Green Street Blues
Division Four Winners
TW Foresters Reserves
Division Four Runners-Up
FC Grinstead
Senior Cup Winners
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Senior Cup Runners-Up
Tonbridge Origin
Intermediate Cup Winners
Gardener's Arms
Intermediate Cup Runners-Up
Pembury Sunday
Junior Cup Winners
FC Grinstead
Junior Cup Runners-Up
Bricklayer's Arms
Spring Cup (Senior) Winners
Simla
Spring Cup (Junior) Winners
Green Street Blues
Top Goalscorer
Ryan Smith (AFC Six in One)
Most goalkeeper clean sheets
Ben Carter (Gardener's Arms)
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WEBSITE PROBLEMS
Reports of any website problems (for example missing pages, broken links or wrong information) should be emailed to webmaster@wksl.org.uk
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Wednesday 28th June 2017

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CLUB HANDBOOK DATA FOR NEW SEASON

The first edition of the club data is now available as a Word document here and as a PDF for mobiles and tablets here. It will of course be updated and generally tidied up as required.

REMINDER - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017

This will take place on Thursday 29th June at High Brooms Club at 8pm. Papers (except accounts) have been sent to all clubs. For your convenience they may also be downloaded as Word documents thus :

Agenda        Minutes of 2016 meeting      General Secretary's Report

CLUB AND PLAYER ADVERTS SEASON 2017 - 2018; PRE SEASON PAGE

There are several adverts from clubs needing players for next season. Goalkeepers are especially in demand.  If you are are player looking for a club for next season, or a club looking for players, this is your page here. You can also use this page to place an advert to dispose of surplus kit etc. Adverts are at no cost to present or former member clubs.

The Pre-Season page is now available. Three sections as usual :

Clubs offering pre-season friendlies

Clubs Seeking pre-season friendlies

Confirmed friendlies plus results

Please send any items for inclusion to webmaster@wksl.org.uk not forgetting to include your club name and contact details please.

PROPOSED CONSTITUTION OF THE LEAGUE FOR SEASON 2017 - 2018

This has been removed following yet another resignation! To be proposed at the Annual General Meeting.

WEBSITE SUMMER CLEAN UP

I shall be removing the weekly results pages and reports during the last two weeks of July, so if you want any of them please download now. League tables, results grids and cup results will be moved to the archive. All the new pages should be set up ready for the new season by the end of the first week in August.

PRESENTATION NIGHT 2017

Pictures from the 2017 Presentation night here. Will open a new tab or window.

'SIN BINS' - SOMETHING FOR YOU TO TALK ABOUT THIS SUMMER

http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/may/03/fa-invite-grassroots-leagues-to-trial-temporary-dismissals-030517

There is no suggestion that our league will be doing this, but some of you may be in other leagues that will. I cannot find the detail of procedure, but these things I can think of to cause problems :

  • Where does the player go in 'grass roots' football? Presumably he stands beside the pitch, muttering and simmering, while getting cold and wet. I can think of some I have known who would stomp off and go home. What happens to them??
  • If it's the goalkeeper, he must be replaced. Crafty teams will make the process last two or three minutes. Does the 10 minutes temporary expulsion start from the 'sin binned' player leaving the field? Or when the game resumes - the replacement goalkeeper having been suitably kitted out? Few if any teams at our level have sub goalkeepers sitting around.
  • More than four players from one team in the bin simultaneously? Game abandoned?? (Seven players are needed to constitute a team in  11-a-side-football).
  • Clock watching? The ref has enough to do already. No assistant refs at true grass roots level to keep an eye on things. First person to yell 'Oi ref it's ten minutes and 5 seconds...' and when can the player return? At any time or must there be a break in play?

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 Darryl.Haden@KentFA.com

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 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

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.

If 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 03rd July 2017 – in Tonbridge, 7pm Start

Important

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 your call.

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!

DO 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.

Another option 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 courierfootball@btinternet.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!

MAILING LIST

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 me. 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.

Dedicated to the memory of the following, whose service to the League was invaluable and greatly appreciated

Cecil King
League Council Member and Benevolent Fund Secretary 1969 – 1979

Alan Rofe
League Council Member and Registration Secretary 1985 – 1999

Jim Smith
League Council Member and Treasurer 1973 - 1985 & 1994 - 2001
Vice President 1985 – 2001

Tony Norman
Minutes Secretary, Registrations Secretary, Referees Secretary,
Benevolent Fund Secretary 1975 – 1985

Harry Friend
Registration Secretary, Referees Secretary 1968-1979 & 1979-1987
Minutes Secretary, League Council Member, Vice Chairman 1984-87, Vice President 1987-2011

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FA MATCH BASED DISCIPLINE CODE

The explanatory handbook can be downloaded here. It is 64 pages, so may take a while


TAX BREAK FOR MEMBERS OF AMATEUR SPORTS CLUBS

Members of Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC’s) can claim tax rebates on certain types of fund raising. This could bring clubs additional income of 28p in the pound. Details can be found at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/casc/index.htm

The West Kent Sunday League cannot offer advice on this scheme. Your County Football Association may have some information.

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