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21 May 2013
Westhamians go Down
A 1 - 0 defeat at Frenford Senior this evening means that Westhamians are relegated to Senior Division One
Following a rule change at the start of the season, even if Frenford Senior lose their last match of the season they will still take the title as the top position will be decided on the head to head League record and Frenford Senior have taken three points off Kelvedon Hatch this season.
In Senior Division One Benfleet pulled of a shock 2 - 0 win over visitors Wadham Lodge who now need a point from their home fixture against leaders Bishops Stortford Swifts on Saturday to secure promotion.
18 May 2013
Ups and Downs
Frenford Seniors solitary goal win at Southminster St. Leonards leaves them needing four points from two matches to be certain of retaining their Premier Division title.
Westhamians need to win on Tuesday at Frenford Senior to avoid relegation and send Harold Hill down.
Defeat for Newbury Forest leaves Wadham Lodge needing one point from their remaining two matches to gain promotion with Bishops Stortford Swifts who, despite losing 2 - 1 at home to Ongar Town will be playing Premier Division football next season.
In Senior Three, a 2 - 0 win at Stambridge United for Shenfield A.F.C leaves Toby needing a win at Chingford Athletic next week to leapfrog into second place and gain promotion.
In Reserve Division One, after Buckhurst Hill failed to fulfil their fixture today and are relegated, Harold Wood Athletic need to win at Debden Sports next Saturday to snatch the title from Frenford Senior.
A win for Benfleet at Old Southendian leaves them needing to win, draw or avoid defeat by less than four goals next Saturday at Basildon Town to go up as champions.
16 May 2013
A.G.M. Paperwork and League Forms
With the exception of new clubs who are only involved in the under 21 division, A.G.M. Paperwork has been sent to all existing and new clubs by Kevin Lorkins and Handbook and Fixtures Secretary information requests have been sent by Peter Godfrey.
If you have not received these please contact the relevant person immediately.
10 May 2013
Under 21 Division
At the Management Committee Meeting on 09 May, it was agreed that the League will have an Under 21 Division next season. So far 12 teams have agreed to join this new division which leaves us requiring a further two to bring the total up to the preferred 14 teams.
If you wish to enter a team in this new division please contact the League Secretary Kevin Lorkins as soon as possible.
It was also agreed that the Denny King Memorial Cup would now become the Denny King Memorial Under 21 Cup and would be a knock-out competition played for by the teams in the Under 21 section.
12 April 2013
Player Qualification Issues
from Kevin Lorkins
We all know this season has been very difficult for Clubs and Leagues alike.
Running into the end of the season the Registration Secretary is experiencing a lot of issues raised by Clubs relating to the qualification of players from the opposition and other Clubs. Please bear in mind there are 50 Clubs in this League and 85 teams and everyone thinks their case is right.
The only way the League can deal with any issues arising in a fair and even handed way is to follow the rules and procedures and look at any evidence supplied to us and make a judgement on that. To make it clear to everyone the rules and procedures surrounding this issue have been highlighted HERE. PLEASE READ this and pass on to your Managers.
Please do not ring the Registration Secretary with heresay or gossip (I am not saying anyone has). You must follow the correct procedure or your case will not be looked at.
If you have any questions on this please ask.
Players Authentication Form
25 March 2013
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL CLUBS
FIXTURES POSTPONED DUE TO THE PITCH BEING UNFIT
From today until the end of the season should any League match be postponed because the pitch is unfit , then the contents of League Rule 10 F paragraph 5 will apply.
The HOME club will be given two days from the scheduled match date, excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays, to agree with their opponents a date on which the match is to be played and a venue. This agreement must be conveyed to the Fixtures Secretary for approval by the end of this period.
If the HOME club has not advised the Fixtures Secretary of a new date by the end of this period, he will, without making further contact with either club, allocate a date for the match to be played and e-mail this information to both clubs. Where possible this will be during the period prior to the home teams pitch being unavailable but if this is not possible, it will be the home sides responsibility to find a pitch on the revised scheduled date set by the League Fixtures Secretary. The match WILL NOT be rescheduled for any reason once the League Fixtures Secretary has rescheduled it and if the match is not played on the new date due to a pitch not being available, the match will not be played and will be declared null and void and no points will be awarded.
If this rescheduled match is postponed due to the pitch being unfit, then the same procedure for rearranging the fixture will apply. Any club that fails to fulfil a fixture due to having insufficient players will be charged and dealt with in the normal way.
The League Fixtures Secretary will make changes to accommodate yet to be arranged or postponed Cup matches and will advise affected clubs.
The above action has had to be taken due to the vast number of fixtures that have been postponed this season and if we are to complete the season in the proper way, the co-operation of all clubs in carrying out the above is requested
From Season 2012/13, the ECFA appointed insurance broker Bluefin Sport is providing clubs, teams, leagues and match officials with exclusive, robust and competitive insurance products, specifically tailored to the needs of football at our level
For further details follow this link.
Football Stadia Improvement Grant
The Football Stadia Improvement Fund have updated the information regarding stadia funding for clubs from Step 1 to Step 7
The key points are that a higher percentage of total project cost are now available to Step 7 clubs and there is also a wider range of projects now eligible for funding
Follow this FSIF link for further details, including how much you can receive.
The presentation given at the All Clubs Meeting by the F.A. on 03 January 2013 is available via this link.
Information regarding Shared Access can be found via this link.
As part of the F.A. Respect Programme clubs are requested give all of their players, coaches and spectators access to a copy of the Respect Code of Conduct.
Copies of these codes of conduct are detailed below.
All of the above are also requested to sign a register to acknowledge the fact that they have been made aware of what is expected of them.
Copies of draft registers have been sent out to all clubs by the League Secretary. All you have to do is enter the name of your club and get them signed.
The League takes the conduct of players, officials and spectators very seriously and will not hesitate to take action against those who do not abide by these Codes of Conduct. Ultimately persistent misconduct by any of the above could lead to your club being recommended for exclusion from next seasons constitution.
Copies of the Code of Conduct for Match Officials are also available below as are details of what is expected of Club Captains.
Your co-operation with this would be March onwards will be deleted from the web site shortly whilst the Fixtures Secretary works on these changes.appreciated as continued funding of the League by the F.A. is dependant on us showing that we are taking the Respect Programme seriously
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