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15th January 2019

Winter Football

Winter Football is up and running at Riccarton Campus (2011) and World of Football (2007, 2009 and 2010).

Fixtures for the remainder of the session are now published for World of Football.
It is best viewed via the Fixtures Page but you can see all the fixtures in the PDF of World of Football.

The rules for our Winter Football can be seen on the Rules Page.

Any comments or criticism about Winter Football should be returned to me. I hope everyone is enjoying it.

6th January 2019

2019 Registration

Registration for 2019 is now open.

All Clubs must register with SYFA for 2019 at SFA Live. This is free and must be done before registering age groups.

All Age Groups (except 2007) must register with SYFA at SFA Live. (But only after their Club has registered)

All Teams must register with ESSDA for 2019. (Age Group 2007 only registers for half a season).
All teams playing Nines or Soccer 7s must select their league for the 2019 First Half (Pele > Maradona > Zidane > Beckham).
For age group 2009 (10s), there will be five leagues (Pele > Iniesta > Maradona > Zidane > Beckham)

6th January 2019

SYFA Membership for Coaches

All Team Coaches, Assistant Coaches and First Aiders must be members of SYFA and registered on SFA Live.
To be members of SYFA, officials must be PVG Scheme Members through SYFA.
All Officials must also complete the free online Child Welfare and Wellbeing course on SFA Live.

Coaches who have not completed the online training will shortly have their SYFA membership suspended - do it now!

Parents who look after teams on match days or who act as Match Officials must also be SYFA registered on SFA Live as Team Helpers.

19th November 2018

ESSDA Winter Football

ESSDA will be running Winter Football in January & February 2019.

The event will run from Sunday 13th Jan Sunday 17th Feb, 
>   12noon to 2pm at Riccarton Campus for age group 2011 (8s)
>   9am to 1pm at World of Football for age group 2007 (12s), 2008 (11s), 2009 (10s) and 2010 (9s)

Applications are now open for 2019 - you can apply here:-

Age groups 2007 (12s), 2008 (11s), 2009 (10s) and 2010 (9s) at World of Football
Age group 2011 (8s) at Riccarton Campus

Priority will be given to clubs who are playing ESSDA football.

SYFA Applications for 2019 will not open until 3rd January 2019. As part of the arrangements with SYFA for Winter Football, all application for Winter Football 2019 must include a list of registered coaches and players.

Due to lack of support in the last few years, there will be no event at Soccer City this year.

19th November 2018

ESSDA Registration 2019

ESSDA registration for 2019 will open in December 2018. All teams playing ESSDA football in the new 2019 season must register.
All Age Groups must also register with SYFA (see below).

Each team playing Soccer 7s or Nines 9s will have a free choice of league : Pele > Maradona > Zidane > Beckham

pdf-icon SYFA SFA 9v9
pdf-icon SYFA SFA Player Pathway 7v7
pdf-icon SYFA SFA Player Pathway 4v4 and 5v5

15th November 2018

Outdoor Football in December and January

The SYFA rules are very prescriptive about what football can be played and when.

The SYFA Supplementary & Playing Rules state:-

3: Development Season : League / 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 31 January inclusive each year without the consent of the SYFA.
Clubs will be permitted to play friendly matches indoor or participate in Futsal Festivals during this period.

15th November 2018

Concussion Report

All Clubs are encouraged to read the attached Concussion Report and pass round their coaches

23rd October 2018

Twitter / Facebook

All Clubs are reminded that SYFA rules prohibit the publishing of any results of development football on social media.

"Club A won 10-0" "Club B beat Club C" and similar statements are not allowed.
See https://www.scottishyouthfa.co.uk/images/Information-Downloads/Football-Games-and-Tournaments/Laws-of-the-Game-Small-Sided-Games-and-Player-Pathway/Player-Pathway-SSG-Rules-2018.pdf

Results : It is unacceptable for a league and/or club to post results from development matches on to any website or publish in any newsletter or newspaper.
28th July 2018

Formal Complaints

Anyone who wants to make a formal complaint about any aspect of ESSDA or ESSDA match must follow the SYFA Complaint Management System. This can be viewed at http://www.scottishyouthfa.co.uk/index.php/members-corner/complaints-management-system

Complaints must be made in writing to Hampden using the forms available on SYFA website.

The Complaint Process consists of several steps:

Stage 1) Discussion with the party the complaint is about
Stage 2) Telephone or email enquiry to SYFA
Stage 3)  Lodging a formal complaint with SYFA
Final Stage) Complaint referred to a senior person within SYFA

Feedback on ESSDA Matches can be made using the ESSDA Monitoring Form.

1st January 2018

Social Media

Have you tried Facebook to keep in touch with ESSDA?
I am not very good at Twitter, but I try to add news items to keep the world up to date with ESSDA news.


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