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Winter Football
Player Wanted


The next scheduled ESSDA meetings are:-.

  •   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 2020

Age Group 12s 11s 10s 9s 8s 7s
Birth Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Football Nines 9s Soccer 7s Super 5s Football 4s


Registration for ESSDA and SYFA is in calendar years. The next registration period is 2020.
SYFA registration is expected to open early January. ESSDA registration will open at the same time.

Clubs cannot play any fixtures (including futsal) in 2020 until they have registered with SYFA for 2020.

2020 FIRST HALF 1st March 2020  to 7th June 2020
2020 SECOND HALF (proposed) 23rd August 2020  to 6th December 2020

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 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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