Sheffield & District Junior Sunday Football League News
August 2020

FA Guidelines for the return of outdoor competitive grassroots football
( Tue 11th Aug 2020 @ 15:15:15 ) 550 Views

Practical guidance for players, coaches, officials, volunteers, clubs, leagues, parents/carers and facility providers undertaking outdoor competitive grassroots football activity in England. The FA can confirm that the UK Government approved its plan for the return of outdoor grassroots football late last night, Friday 17 July 2020. As a result, the grassroots football c ....

Covid -19 Funding
( Mon 10th Aug 2020 @ 15:16:53 ) 642 Views

Hi All - In addition to the reduced fees this year, the league wants to help you prepare as a club to create an environment that is safe for everyone and allows you to play under FA and Government guidance. Therefore, the league has released the SDJSFL Covid-19 fund. We're hoping this will reduce the need for clubs to be paying out more money in an already difficult year.Each club ca ....

Player ID Cards
( Thu 30th Jul 2020 @ 19:07:36 ) 794 Views

After a committee meeting last night we have decided to change our approach on ID cards based on current FA guidance and club feedback. Rather than printing off ID cards, you should now just send a copy of the squad list to the registrars with a self addressed envelope.Further to this in order to save clubs postage, you can send all your age groups squad lists to 1 registrar. The registr ....

WGS Help
( Thu 9th Jul 2020 @ 15:22:54 ) 1,280 Views

Dear All, I hope everyone is well?  Please find a link to the FA's Freshdesk. This is a great resource to look on to fix any problems you may encounter while using the WGS. https://grassrootstechnology.freshdesk.com/support/home ....

League Competitions
( Thu 2nd Jul 2020 @ 16:56:33 ) 1,898 Views

Please see attached details of competitions which can be entered over the next few weeks. We have the following competitions available: - New Logo Competition- Twitter Competition- FIFA Competitions Entries for the FIFA and Twitter competitions should be sent via the club secretaries. We hope to see as many of you involved a ....

NEFA Girls Open Session
( Mon 15th Jun 2020 @ 15:51:40 ) 797 Views

Find out more about the NEFA's open session for girls aged 16-18 headed by Ash Vickers!https://nefa.co.uk/experienced-coach-joins-nefa-to-lead-girls-academy/ ....

Remember to get on tonights WGS webinar!
( Tue 2nd Jun 2020 @ 03:29:55 ) 1,274 Views

Tuesday 2nd – 7pm – To Join Meeting Click Here

FA Guidance Update
( Mon 1st Jun 2020 @ 18:11:22 ) 718 Views

FA Guidance UpdatePlease see below: http://www.thefa.com/news/2020/jun/01/grassroots-football-covid-19-guidance-update-010620 ....

FA Webinars to help clubs
( Mon 1st Jun 2020 @ 06:41:16 ) 974 Views

FA MATCHDAY | information on how clubs can Setup and track subscription payments plus how clubs can earn some money from using this. Two webinars on the 4th June at 2pm & 7pm. Book at https://bit.ly/MDPay20  CLUB & LEAGUES |  Webinar topic for June is community engagement - a series o ....

League Tables Released
( Fri 22nd May 2020 @ 13:28:51 ) 4,733 Views

Dear All, PPG tables have now been released. For those in U15 D, your division will be released later due to an ongoing discipline case. In due course, we will be sending an email about collection of trophies. Unfortunately, we are unable to go ahead with the presentations this year. I would also like to say thank you to the support and p ....

Agents Webinar - By our partners at NEFA
( Sun 26th Apr 2020 @ 10:56:28 ) 1,026 Views

A webinar that helps parents understand the way football agents and football clubs work, pointing out all of the pros and cons.Taking place online, the webinar will be led by Ryan McKnight. Ryan has worked at several professional football clubs including Wolves, Port Vale and Stockport County as well as being the former editor of FC Business magazine. He also co-owns a p ....

End of Season Voting Results
( Mon 20th Apr 2020 @ 17:29:15 ) 4,758 Views

Dear All, After counting the votes, option 2 was the preferred option. Therefore the league will be going for a points per game basis. The results of the vote are below as scrutinised by our CFA representative.The league standings will be released as soon as all outstanding discipline is complete. This could take a few weeks and we appreciate your pati ....

FA Club Support
( Sun 19th Apr 2020 @ 10:37:10 ) 3,964 Views

The FA have produced the following information to help support clubs and leagues *   Club Business Continuity Plan *   League Business Continuity Plan (Email secretary@junleague.com for a copy. Spreadsheet emailed to clubs) *   Business Continuity Plan Guidance The FA also have information to help support clubs and ....

Grassroots Awards
( Tue 14th Apr 2020 @ 11:31:40 ) 1,294 Views

 Hi All,  As the majority of you will be at home staying safe, we would ask if you could take 5 minutes of your day to nominate the league, your club, team manager and other valuable grassroots volunteers. The awards mean so much to the people who win them and can push them to do more amazing things! Link: http://www.thef ....

SUFC Academy Webinar
( Thu 9th Apr 2020 @ 12:28:24 ) 1,229 Views

Dear All, Please see below: We are looking at a number of different things that we may be able to offer, with the first being a webinar focused toward the Under 7-12’s. The webinar will be led by our Foundation Phase Lead Coach, Matt Morley with two key focuses:‘Engaging with players during the period of self-isolation& ....

Covid-19 - Support our key workers
( Thu 26th Mar 2020 @ 14:43:55 ) 1,033 Views

  Bill Shankly famously said “some people think football is a matter of life and death, it’s more important than that” but the reality is it isn’t and it’s important we all keep safe in these unprecedented times.  We would like to thank everyone for their support throughout this, not easy for any of us. A special than ....

JumpINC Parties
( Thu 26th Mar 2020 @ 08:21:56 ) 415 Views

It's safe to say 2020 is on hold for celebrations, so here's a deal for when this all goes away, which is too good to miss! Book a party package gift card for just £99 instead of £169.95 for you to redeem when we're back open - which should hopefully be sooner rather than later If you've got a little one disappointed they can' ....

League Corona Virus Update
( Mon 16th Mar 2020 @ 17:23:52 ) 7,414 Views

Dear All, Following latest government advice the league is suspended  until further notice. Please do not ask what the plan is for if we don’t restart until we have had time to digest the latest news and pending further government advice. please do not bombard us with emails. Any news will be sent out to clubs when it is availa ....

Redfearns U14’s
( Sun 15th Mar 2020 @ 20:52:17 ) 977 Views

Just a quick email to give praise to both our ref and opponents today.Firstly the league appointed ref,Lee Willford, was brilliant today. Talked to the lads throughout the game and even when there was a tussle between two totally committed players he dealt with it very calmly. Possibly cards to be shown but talked to both lads then game on again.Secondly a bi ....

NEFA U16’s Open Session
( Sun 15th Mar 2020 @ 15:58:23 ) 493 Views

The next North of England Football Academy (NEFA) Open Session is taking place on Saturday the 21st of March. It is taking place at Sheffield Hallam Sports Park, Bawtry Road, Rotherham, S9 1UA at 10am. NEFA runs a full-time football & education programme for ....

Praise for Wombwell U14’s
( Sun 15th Mar 2020 @ 15:52:25 ) 405 Views

Praise for Wombwell Main U14s. AFC Pogmoor hosted Wombwell Main today in what was a brilliant game of football by both teams. Both teams gave a fantastic display of football and each giving everything for their teams. All supporters, coaches and players from Wombwell were respectful throughout to all our players and referee, showed great sportsmanship throughout and even heaped praise on our te ....

Coronavirus update
( Fri 13th Mar 2020 @ 20:41:47 ) 6,890 Views

Dear Secretary/Manager The League has discussed the issue of Coronavirus all day following the decision by the Professional Games Bodies to postpone fixtures until the 3rd April. The League has taken advice from the FA ( ....

Praise for Chapeltown U11 Black
( Thu 12th Mar 2020 @ 10:41:11 ) 12,576 Views

I want to publicly praise the Chapeltown Athletic Black's U11's management team and in particular a couple of their parents, Nick Brown and his officiating colleague running the line (didn't catch your name, sorry) for their huge help in our match last Sunday.  Our normal referee couldn't officiate the game at short notice due to illness, so parents were ....

Praise for Caribbean U11’s
( Thu 12th Mar 2020 @ 10:39:29 ) 426 Views

Every playerEvery Manager, Every parentWell possibly one of the Best teams I've EVER come across in many years of being involved in grassroots junior football   100% respect for everyone  So polite  Never said anything out of order, So positive  ....

Help with U7’s Fixtures
( Tue 10th Mar 2020 @ 16:54:52 ) 773 Views

U7 teams who have had to postpone league games due to recent bad weather may apply to play their fixture at The SUFC Steelphalt Academy and must contact Max Vogelsang-Szczupak. Please see attached document. maxjsufc@outlook.com or text 07801570295 ....

Whole Game System Meeting - VERY IMPORTANT MEETING
( Mon 9th Mar 2020 @ 16:32:15 ) 1,561 Views

Dear All,For the 2020/21 season, the league will be transitioning to the Whole Game System. This move would be permanent for the 21/22 season, however we have been offered a fantastic deal from The FA. All player data will be transferred from the league admin system to the WGS for the clubs, by The FA. We will also have our own league helpdesk which can be contacted Mon-Sun if any issues ....

Coaches Association Event
( Mon 9th Mar 2020 @ 10:38:30 ) 561 Views

 The coaching genius, Tosh Farrell returns to host a coaching workshop on behalf of Sheffield & Hallamshire Football Coaches Association. Tosh was Technical Co-ordinator and Head Of International Football Development for Premiership club, Everton. During his 13 year career with The Toffees he played an important role in the development of Wayne Rooney, Ross Barkley, Jack Rodwell ....

Praise for Woodhouse U8’s
( Mon 9th Mar 2020 @ 07:54:45 ) 440 Views

Hi, would it be possible to post a shout out to the Woodhouse Junior Under 8’s who travelled back to their home ground/ local park after this morning’s away fixture to plant over 300 trees to help make a positive change to our local community ....

Praise for Wayne Shaw
( Mon 9th Mar 2020 @ 07:51:45 ) 734 Views

Just like to congratulate the ref in our game today what a pleasure to have him ref gave encouragement to both teams and dont  think he missed a thing in times when refs are hard to find this one was spot on Wayne shaw was a pleasure to watch u ref  ....

Praise for Chris Ward
( Mon 9th Mar 2020 @ 07:47:58 ) 585 Views

Praise for referee Chris Ward, Our game today 8-3-20 wisewood u14s v Maltby Main juniors u14s was Refereed by Chris Ward an what a great referee he was he let the game flow as much as possible explaining all of his decisions to the teams, this is the 2nd time this season he has officiated a match that we’ve been involved in an both have been great games, so thanks Chris ....

Coronavirus and the pre-match handshake
( Fri 6th Mar 2020 @ 09:16:25 ) 15,115 Views

The League is as you would expect monitoring the situation regard to the above and has decided that it will follow other Leagues in suspending the prematch Respect Handshake until Further notice.We would still encourage the prematch line up and for teams to simply walk past and wish each other good luck.At the end of the games it would be good to see  3 cheers for each t ....

U9 & U10 Cup matches decided by coin toss
( Tue 3rd Mar 2020 @ 11:30:01 ) 508 Views

Of all the U9 & U10 cup matches only 10 that weren't played last weekend and are to be decided by random coin toss all other teams have agreed to play thier first round game prior to this Sunday.The list of games was given a randomly generated number from 1 to 10 and then those matched to the random coin toss to see who  progressed.All papaerwork attachedMatt ....

Praise for Jamie Sheldon
( Mon 2nd Mar 2020 @ 19:29:49 ) 486 Views

hello. one of our coaches is running the sheffield half marathon for the sheffield children's hospital charity appeal . Jamie is always working hard in charity work and recently raised over  a thousand pounds for mind charity . he raised over 6 thousand in the London marathon the other year. he works tirelessly and is so committed to working with and helping vulnerable kids in his day ....

Praise for Malcolm Levitt
( Mon 2nd Mar 2020 @ 19:25:40 ) 575 Views

I would just like to praise the performance of Malcolm in our game yesterday 1 March 2020 in u15 Division G at Brampton United. In very difficult conditions and without linesman I felt his performance was excellent and his control of the game throughout was first class. unfortunately I didnt get to speak to him after the match as I would normally do but would be grateful if you would pass ....

Praise for Brunsmeer
( Sun 1st Mar 2020 @ 17:09:54 ) 1,258 Views

I would just like to send in a special praise for Brunsmeer, today we observed a minutes silence before the match in Memory of one of our Maltby Juniors u15’s parents who sadly passed away yesterday. https://www.themillers.co.uk/news/2020/february/read- ....

Maltby Main Vs Maltby Juniors
( Sun 1st Mar 2020 @ 16:48:23 ) 1,156 Views

A village united in grief today as u15s Maltby Main played Maltby Juniors, but took a minute to pay respects to Andrew Wilson-Storey who sadly passed away yesterday. Andrew took poorly at the RUFC game at Accrington Stanley last week.Although Andrew was an avid Miller, he previously played for Maltby Juniors as a boy and his son plays in the u15 team on the attached photo. ....

CUP FINAL VENUES REQUIRED 2020
( Tue 25th Feb 2020 @ 16:54:43 ) 438 Views

AfternoonThe League are looking for venues for the U14 and U15 Cup Finals which take place on the 19th April 2020. There are 10 games in total 6 x U14 and 4 x U15Each venue needs to have changing rooms for two teams and the match officials. This is an opportunity to earn some funds for your club.Any offers to chairman@junleague.com by the 8th March 2020Many thanks ....

Praise for Worksop Town U11
( Mon 24th Feb 2020 @ 11:54:55 ) 836 Views

big shout out for worksop town tigers u11. played them today and have played many times before always an AMZAZING atmosphere .. children, managers, coaches and parents. Thanks for always making us welcome. Credit to your club. All at Aston Swallownest U11 Blue  ....

Praise for Whitwell U8
( Sun 23rd Feb 2020 @ 12:10:30 ) 690 Views

Whitwell FC U8 who organised and took part in a sponsored walk in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. Sadly their school friend passed away last summer and so the team wanted to help raise funds towards this fantastic organisation. The 10 boys managed to raise almost £1500 ....

Coaches Association Event
( Fri 21st Feb 2020 @ 09:18:46 ) 673 Views

Hiya everyone, I hope you are all well and feeling better than our current climate!! Apologies, on behalf of Marc Bridge-Wikinson who had commitments placed on his availability by Liverpool Academy. And rightly so, as guest coaches club requirements always take priority. Our next guest coach has also had to cancel in order to attend an ‘in house cpd event’ for Bar ....

League Extension
( Wed 19th Feb 2020 @ 15:09:41 ) 1,850 Views

Dear Secretary/Manager The League despite what many people think has constantly monitored the amount of fixtures yet to play with the number of weeks available.  After the bad weather over the past two weekends the League applied to extend the first part of the U11's by a week. This had to go to the FA because U11 competitive elements are ....

Extension to U11’s
( Mon 17th Feb 2020 @ 18:35:11 ) 1,702 Views

Due to the weather we have had over the last couple of weeks the U11s cup has now been extended by a week . This now means the finals will be on the 15th of March instead of the 8th . You now have until the 8th of March to play any unplayed games you can get in. Any games not played after the 8th of March will be marked void. No further extension will be made as we start the next block on the 2 ....

Jump Inc - Ninjas Warrior Course
( Mon 17th Feb 2020 @ 15:13:42 ) 611 Views

LEAGUE PARTERS JUMP INC OPEN NEW NINJA WARRIOR COURSE. Practice your agility and strength this half term as Jump Incs new ninja warrior course opens to the public! Be one of the first to trial the new kit and have the kids burn off some energy this school break. The leagues Respect Sponsors and official ‘Birthday partner’ Jump Inc is most popula ....


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