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Winter Football
Player Wanted


The next scheduled ESSDA meetings are:-.

  •   Postponed and yet to be arranged

The last meeting was -

  • Sunday 17th November 2019   Annual General Meeting at World of Football Marine Drive at 7:20pm - 8:30pm

Minutes of previous meetings are available on the Minutes Page..

Age Groups & Football Formats 2021

Age Group 12s 11s 10s 9s 8s 7s
Birth Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Football Nines 9s Soccer 7s Soccer 7s Soccer 7s Super 5s Football 4s


Registration for ESSDA and SYFA is in calendar years. The current registration period is 2021.
SYFA registration is expected to open early January. ESSDA registration will open at the same time.

Clubs cannot play any fixtures (including futsal) in 2021 until they have registered with SYFA for 2021.

2021 FIRST HALF 7th March 2021  to 13th June 2021
2021 SECOND HALF 22nd August 2021  to  28th November 2021

Requests for new teams should be made using Forms Page.

Friendly Matches and Tournament Play

Tournament play and friendly matches, except between two teams within ESSDA, must have the prior permission of the association General Secretary.
Clubs are reminded that they need a permit from the SYFA to play in football festivals or tournaments.
Permission forms can be downloaded from the SYFA website www.scottishyouthfa.co.uk or by contacting the General Secretary.
Failure to get appropriate permissions may invalidate your insurance.

Association fixtures shall only be listed and played between 1 March and 30 November inclusive each year and no matches, friendly matches included, shall be played between the second weekend in December and 31st January inclusive each year without the consent of the SYFA Board.
Clubs will be permitted to play friendly matches indoor or participate in Festivals during this period provided they are registered with SYFA.

Teams participating at age levels 12s, 11s, 10s, 9s, 8s and 7s are not permitted to play in any Festivals or Friendly matches until they are fully registered with SYFA at the start of the year.

The above rules cover all forms of football including Futsal.

ESSDA Constitution

The ESSDA Constitution is available for viewing or downloading on the Constitution page.


These  courses  are  run  by  the  St  Andrews  Ambulance  Association,  and  can  be  arranged  either  for  individuals  or  groups  (minimum 10, maximum 15).  
This  12  hour  course  costs  45.00  per  head  inclusive  of  manual.  Are  you  interested ? 
Please  contact  Mr  Davie Smith of Beechwood FC  on  07546 529 727  or contact Ian Ridland of St Andrews Association on irsc20294@blueyonder.co.uk


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