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December 2017

NewsImageFamous People Who Have Played In This League (Posted on Thursday 7th Apr 2016)
Do you know anyone famous who has played in the League? If so, please contact us (secretary@junleague.com)In no particular order:Professional FootballJordan Rhodes (Hoyland Common Falcons) - Currently at MiddlesbroughNick Eaden (Hoyland Common Falcons) - Retired - Former Barnsley, Wigan, BirminghamMark Crossley (Hoyland Common Falcons ....
NewsImageFinding League Invoices & Fines (Posted on Saturday 5th Mar 2016)
To view any League Invoices and fines, the Club Secretary should log into the League admin system. If the club secretary has forgotten the details they can have them sent to them by completing a form by click here ( "KEEP YOUR CONTACT DETAILS UP-TO-DATE. Update y ....
NewsImagePlayer Advertising (Posted on Sunday 10th Jan 2016)
The League rules on player advertising are as follows:"Clubs must not advertise for players or hold trials until after the 31st May each year except in the under 7 age group for the following season.Advertising for players is permitted from the 1st June to the first Saturday in September without the words  “must not be registered with any other Sheffield   ....
NewsImageFA Guide To Club Administration (Posted on Wednesday 30th Dec 2015)
This guide has been created at the request of volunteer club administrators to support them in understanding the necessary requirements of administering a club effectively.For many volunteers the administration of a football club may seem daunting but this guide will hopefully assist new club administrators in the essential tasks required. It is by no means an exhaustive list of activiti ....
NewsImageThe FA Guide to Pitch and Goalpost Dimensions (Posted on Wednesday 30th Dec 2015)
The FA receives many enquiries regarding pitch and goalpost sizes that are suitable for specific age groups. This document explains the various sizes of goalposts recommended and pitch markings for the following forms of the game:Mini Soccer 5v5 and 7v79v9 FootballYouth FootballAdult FootballFootball pyramid Steps 1-7 (Footba ....
NewsImageRespect Marking Criteria (Posted on Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015)
Click on the document below about the criteria to use for respect scores. ....
NewsImageFootball Scouts - Guidance for Grassroots Football (Posted on Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015)
Football Scouts - Guidance for Grassroots FootballProfessional Club Scouts (sometimes referred to as Recruitment Officers in the Premier League) should identify themselves to the Club Managers / Officials at the start of a game or training session if they are there to scout for players.Always challenge any unidentified or suspicious adults observing matches and ask about&nb ....
NewsImageKick Off Times (Posted on Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015)
The kick off time shall be between 10am and 2pm and shall be set by the home club. Earlier or later times must be set by mutual agreement. No games may kick off later than 2.00pm except in exceptional circumstances and must be done with mutual agreement of both teams and the authorisation of the League.Any Club failing to commence at the appointed time may be fined a sum not exceeding &p ....
NewsImage3G Pitches (Posted on Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015)
Football Turf Pitches (3G Artificial Pitches) are allowed in this Competition providing they meet the required performance standards and are listed on the FA’s Register of Football Turf Pitches. For clubs playing at Step 7 and below from season 2014/15, all Football Turf Pitches used must be on the FA’s register and must be tested (by an accredited test institute) every three years ....
NewsImageRegistration / Transfer Deadlines (Posted on Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015)
A player may not be registered in March, except by special permission of the Management Committee.A player shall not be de-registered from a Club in the Competition after 31st December. Consideration may be given to applications for the de-registration of any player during the month of January but only if made in writing to the Competition Secretary.Clubs running more than one tea ....
NewsImageRespect (Posted on Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015)
This Competition and its Clubs shall support the FA’s Respect programme. As such it recognises that everyone in football has a collective responsibility to create a fair, safe and enjoyable environment in which the game can take place. A Respect League values the courtesy and fairness by opposing players, club officials and spectators. The League and its Clubs will seek to play fixtures i ....
NewsImageCharter Standard (Posted on Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015)
As an FA Charter Standard League this Competition requires all its Clubs to have achieved FA Charter Standard status and the Management Committee may expel any club that has failed to achieve or retain its Charter Standard status.New Member Clubs have one year to achieve the Charter Standard club award. The League has the right to refuse membership to a Club if it fails to demonstrate co ....
NewsImageOther Leagues and competitions (Posted on Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015)
Member Clubs shall not enter any of their teams playing in the Competition in any other Competitions (with the exception of FA and County FA Competitions) except with the written consent of the Management Committee of this League ....
NewsImageGuide to the Match Day Process/Match Report Forms (Posted on Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015)
The first person to contact if there is a problem or query is your club secretary, then your age-group registrar.The home manager must contact the opposition manager 5 clear days prior to a match and provide full details of ground, kit colours, kick-off time and the full name of the referee and also email your age-group registrar the refs name so that it can be put on to the Full Ti ....
NewsImageHow to manage a mismatch (Posted on Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015)
"Losing 13-0 as a player makes you feel rubbish and puts the pressure on you in many ways. You want to win the next game badly... so people don't start to mock you."A 10-year-old playerMatches that finish 17-0, 15-1 or even 25-0 (I've seen all those scores in my local leagues) are demoralising for the losing team and do nothing for the development of the players o ....
NewsImageCollecting Old Kit (Posted on Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015)
Please remember that the League is collecting old kit to support the Taking Football to Africa and Beyond Appeal. In the past year a number of clubs have supported this charity by donating old kit. If you have any old kit please email the League Secretary  ....
NewsImageGeneral Notes (Posted on Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015)
If you are approached by the parents of a player, or by the player him/herself, who wishes to play for your team, you must ensure that the player is not already registered with any team in this League. NEVER encourage or allow any player to train, play friendlies or 5-a-side competitions for your team whilst registered with another team in this League. REMEMBER- registrations do not cease until ....
NewsImageLeague Referee Registration Form and Process (Posted on Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015)
All qualified and County FA registered referees who wish to referee in the League will need to be registered with the League for the 2015-2016 season.The first step is to ensure that your CRC is up to date. Any dated 2013 or early need to be renewed. Please contact the County FA for details.If your CRC is in date, your are registered with the County FA AND registered with the Leag ....
NewsImageGuide To Marking Referees (Posted on Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015)
The mark awarded by a club must be based on the referee’s overall performance, It is most important that the mark is awarded fairly and not based upon isolated incidents or previous games. The referee’s performance should be determined by the table below which should act as a guide for the overall mark which should fall within the mark range for each standard of performance. ....
NewsImageMatch Sheets Guide to Full Time (Posted on Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015)
Click on the document below to see a guide on how to complete match sheets on the Full Time system. ....
NewsImageNew managers Presentation (Posted on Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015)
New managers Presentation guide. ....
NewsImageReminders regarding arranging & postponed fixtures (Posted on Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015)
Some reminders regarding arranging fixtures and postponed fixtures:Q: Can I agree with my opponent’s team manager to reschedule a published fixture?A: Clubs can bring forward a fixture and must let the League Age-Group Registrar know this prior to the fixture going ahead. Clubs cannot agree between themselves to move a fixture to a later date – if there ....
NewsImageHow Do I De-Register A Player? (Posted on Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015)
You need to complete a de-registration form, which can be found below.Please see the notes on the de-registration form as you will need to provide the players ID card and SAE of the players address.When a player is de-registered, the League send them an exit form. For your records you can see an exit form below.If the player is wanting to join another club, then he should d ....
NewsImageAbandoned Matches (Posted on Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015)
The reason for the abandonment needs to be sent to the League Secretary by email ASAP. The County FA deal with all abandoned fixtures. ....
NewsImageCancelled / Postponed Fixtures (Posted on Tuesday 1st Dec 2015)
Postponed MatchesIf your match is postponed then you need to do the following:Let your age group registrar know by phone or email.Put “postponed” in the notes section of that fixture on Full Time.The game must be rearranged and the new date submitted to your age group registrar in writing or by email, by both Clubs, within fourte ....
NewsImagePostponing Games less than 27 days in advance (Posted on Tuesday 1st Dec 2015)
Postponing Games Less than 27 days (13 days the case of the first two fixture dates of the season) but more than 7 days in advanceNote any request made 28 days or before, both managers do not have to be agreeable to it – permission to grant the request is down to the League Committee.If between 27 days and 7 days before fixture and both managers are agreeable, only 7 days no ....
NewsImageRequest a League Observer to Attend a Fixture (Posted on Tuesday 1st Dec 2015)
PROCEDURE FOR REQUESTING MATCH VISITS FROM LEAGUE OFFICIALS/MATCH WATCHERSIf you feel it would be appropriate for a League Official/Match Watcher to observe one of your games please follow the procedure below:Discuss your concerns with your Club Welfare OfficerConsider whether it would be more appropriate for your concerns to be dealt with by your Club Welfare Office ....
NewsImageWhy ID Card need to be checked (Posted on Tuesday 1st Dec 2015)
Why ID CARDS NEED TO BE CHECKEDThis is very important -.This is why it is vital to check player ID cards and if cards are not present then the players cannot play.Notice from Sheffield & Hallamshire County FATo All Sanctioned Leagues, Clubs and Referees.On Wednesday 3rd November 2010 the Chairman and Chief Executive of the County FA had to attend the Shef ....
NewsImageFrequently Asked Questions (Posted on Tuesday 1st Dec 2015)
Click on the attachment below to look at the Frequently Asked Questions ....
NewsImageLeague Charges (Posted on Tuesday 1st Dec 2015)
Clubs/Teams will receive League charges when the League thinks at that stage a breaking of League rules might have occurred.The charge sheet will indicate the rule that might have been broken.On the charge sheet you have three options available:We accept the charge and do not wish to make any representations to the League.We accept the charge but wish the Leag ....
NewsImagePostponing Games more then 28 days in advance (Posted on Tuesday 1st Dec 2015)
You must complete the League form (downloadable in the League Forms area on the League website) in order to request postponing a game.The form must be completed in full. Incomplete forms will be returned. Requests not on the correct League form will be returned. Requests not done in the correct manner could result in charges of non ....
NewsImageMatch Day Behavior & Referee Performance (Posted on Tuesday 1st Dec 2015)
Every manager marks their opponent’s spectators and management team out of 100 This is done of the match report sheet that is sent to the League registrar. Managers awarding scores of 50 or lower have to give a written report. This written report is then passed on to the County FA to look at.Every manager marks their opposing players out of 100. This is done on the match rep ....

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