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13 JUNE - Rule changes for the 2019-20 season - There is a number of significant rule changes for the new season:
♦ Goal Kicks and Free Kicks taken by the defending side inside the penalty area.
♦ Substutes leaving the field of play.
♦ Drop Ball.
♦ The ball hits the Referee.
♦ Defensive Wallsof 3 or more players.
♦ Handball. Coin Toss.
♦ Penalty Kick.
♦ Yellow and Red Cards for Team Officials.
♦ Temporary Dismissals (Sin Bins) for Dissent Cautions.
Details of all these changes can be found by following the link to Rule Changes
8 JUNE - Richard becomes the League's first Disability Ambassador - The League has long been a supporter of Disability Football through its support of the Spartans and we have now taken it a step further by appointing Richard Brown as our first Disability Ambassador. Richard, who is still part of the Spartans organisation and plays for Brunsmeer Awareness in the Ability Counts League, is a good example of why disability does not stop someone being involved in football. Richard will help the League at League events.
5 JUNE - Five new clubs set to join the League & League Constitution for 2019-20 - After the League held interviews with applicants, subject to ratification by member clubs at the AGM on 17 June, five new clubs were successful. Three of them have come from the Meadowhall Under 21 - champions, New Bohemians, runners-up Nether Green and fourth place Eckington BFC. The fourth, playing at the Dorothy Hyman Stadium, is Barnsley & District Division Two champions Darfield Queen Victoria, whilst the fifth sees the return of a Killamarsh Juniors team.
Again, subject to taification by member clubs, to accomodate the new clubs there are a few changes to the constitution for the 2019-20 season from what may have been expected at the end of the last season. Forum FC has folded, with many of the players joining forces with Handsworth Inn (Old Crown last season). This will mean that Cotts FC will join Royal Earl and Crookes in the CBC Premier to keep that Division at 11 teams. To take Division One up to 12 teams, Norton Oaks will not be relegated, and as well as Boynton Sports, Sheffield Sixs and Mosborough Whites, Colley and Woodhouse JFC will also be promorted from Division Two. There will also be 12 teams in Division Two. The constitution could change if there are any further withdrawals by member clubs, but none are expected.
Current known details of all clubs for the 2019-20 season are now shown in the Clubs section. All clubs MUST check their details and email firstname.lastname@example.org to either confirm their details are correct, or provide any necessary amendments. This should be done no later that Friday 14 June.
8 MAY - Further Funding Opportunity for Clubs - After feedback the County FA has received from both leagues and clubs they have created a range of new funding grants available to clubs to apply for from now, specifically for single team clubs, as they were not eligible for the ‘Stay in the Game’ fund, which is currently open. There are numerous different grants for clubs to apply for depending on their specific needs. These are separated into two areas:
Adult Football Fund - http://www.sheffieldfa.com/news/2019/may/07/adult-football-fund - Growth Fund & Retention Fund
Charter Standard Development Fund - http://www.sheffieldfa.com/news/2019/may/03/charter-standard-development-fund - Growth Fund, Partnership Fund & Development Fund
See links to the County FA’s website for more information and the application forms.
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