Wednesday 19th July 2017
REMINDER - WEBSITE SUMMER CLEAN UP UNDER WAY
I have now moved last season's final tables, results
grids and cup competition scores to the archive.
New grids, tables and cup pages are now under
construction. These will be finished by the weekend.
Last season's weekly results and match reports have now
been deleted from the website.
Various other bits of tidying up will be completed
during August. The handbook is awaiting updates from the
Management Committee and will be updated as soon as
information is received.
PRE SEASON GAMES
Some new offers, some new requests and several pre
season games now confirmed on the pre-season page. Keep it
coming please. Email firstname.lastname@example.org not
forgetting to include your club name and contact
CLUBS SEEKING PLAYERS, PLAYERS SEEKING CLUBS
There are also 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
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS FOR SEASON 2016 - 2017 PRESENTED AT
Club of the Year Tonbridge United - picture
Referee of the Year Josh Smith
Assistant Referee of the Year Pat
Noble Crowborough Town FC
Secretary of the Year Colin Castle
Brenchley - picture
Sportsmanship Award Goudhurst United - picture (Martin Ridgeley)
Refereed most Games Ricky Riddall
Ian Scott was presented with the KCFA 40 Year Award by
Mick Tapp Director KCFA - picture
Mick Gylanders (Green Lane) Ten Years award - picture
One or two more pictures to follow.
LEAGUE CONSTITUTION FOR SEASON 2017 - 2018
There will be three Divisions with 29 teams. Details here.
There will be three WKSFL Cups.
Senior Cup : Divisions 1 and 2, thus 19 teams .
There will be three groups of 5, one of 4. Top two in
each group will progress into round of eight.
Intermediate Cup : Divisions 2 and 3, 20
teams, straight KO in all rounds.
Junior Cup : Division 3, thus 10 teams in 2
groups of 5. Top 2 in each group will go into
All WKSFL Cup semi-finals will be home and away with
away goals counting double.
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
PRESENTATION NIGHT 2017
Pictures from the 2017 Presentation night here.
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'SIN BINS' - SOMETHING FOR YOU TO TALK ABOUT THIS
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
- 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
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
. 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
ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE POST OF WKSFL GENERAL
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
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
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 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.
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