Under 9’s Notices
WJYL Mini Soccer Covid Briefing 2020/2021 Season
WJYL Mini Soccer Presentation 2020/2021
FC RBL u9 Players Wanted
FC RBL are looking for a left footed midfielder to join our existing team.
We aim to play football the right way and are looking for children in year 3 who are capable of playing a year older or a player who is going into year 4 September 2020
Based in Wednesfield in Wolverhampton we train x 2 a week on a Tuesday and Thursday
Please call 0782235736
Call Karl Dyer on 07828235736 or email email@example.com.
Shelfield United U8 Girls u8 Coach Wanted
We currently have a great opportunity for a new coach/manager that wants to get involved with a new U8 girls team. No experience needed and the Club will provide all qualifications and kit to the right person.
We have recently won the Staffs FA Charter Standard Club of the Year and will offer a support network To help you along through the season. The team is in place and ready to go.
Call Mark Adams on 07818191711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staffs FA Update
Equipment For Sale
Statement From Adam Evans – Staffs FA CEO
Staffs FA CEO Adam Evans Issued the following on 1st June:
I hope that you are all safe and well.
Since my last update there have been a number of developments with the current situation continuing to move at pace. The latest relaxation of the Government restrictions that came into effect on the 1st of June now allows for up to six people to meet outside of the home and the Football Association has had to work quickly to issue guidelines for the game in response to this.
Whilst welcoming the government’s relaxation to allow some form of football activity, we recognise that the nation is still managing this situation and our priority remains to protect the health of our members, volunteers and staff to continue to suppress the spread of Covid-19. Our actions now could ultimately have an impact on how soon we can return to some form of normality with a phased return to the game.
For those of us who love and miss the game the return of the Premier League on the 17th of June I’m sure will be welcomed and will provide optimism for a return for us as well, but to be clear the latest guidance issued by the Football Association is not a return of the grassroots game. At this point there is no further news on when the grassroots game will return and the guidelines are not intended to encourage mass club training sessions and indeed, any kind of activity should only be arranged if it is safe and appropriate to do so.
As outlined in the FA statement, the option to partake in permittable football activity is a personal choice and whilst there are those who will want to return to football activity as soon as possible, there will be those with genuine concerns or personal circumstances that make this difficult. The overriding consideration has to be the safety and wellbeing of all in attendance and if this cannot be guaranteed or have any doubts then we would strongly advise you to err on the side of caution when making a decision. The FA will shortly be issuing advice for facility providers, coaches, safeguarding officers and players which, when available, can be found on our website here along with additional details to help answer any questions you may have at this time. We would urge you to read this guidance before making any further arrangements.
Many of you have contacted us in regard to affiliation / membership for the 2020-2021 season. Firstly I would like to advise you that due to the current circumstances we have arranged for those of you who took out either Public Liability or Personal Accident Insurance with Sportsguard in the 2019 -2020 season that your cover remains valid up until the 1st of July 2020. We have continued to monitor the situation and consulted with key stakeholders in regard to membership. Our stance has been that until we know when the new season will start and how it will look, then we do not think it will be appropriate to add pressure on members, particularly as cash flow will be an issue at the moment. We have our members’ best interest at heart and as such we are putting together a ‘return to football’ package but until we know the full financial impact of Covid-19 on the local game we will not be in a position to release further detail. We have a commitment to provide an appropriate service to our members which you have become accustomed to over the last couple of years and it is a key priority to ensure that this is maintained, particularly to assist in a return to the game.
That said, we have listened to our members who have told us that it would be helpful to allow a ‘soft’ opening of the membership window so that they can begin the administration process and I can confirm this will be available from the 15th of June 2020. It is important to state that we will not be requesting payment and clubs will not receive an affiliation number until there is more detail about how the new season will look. We will invoice for costs at a later date enabling clubs to get back onto their feet following this significant period of downtime.
It’s sometimes difficult to remember what point we are at in the season due to the current situation and I think that it would be remiss of me not to mention the work of our grounds staff at this time of the year. We have moved from a period of continuous rain during the winter to a sustained period of dry weather and whilst this has been welcomed by most of us during lockdown, this has not assisted our grounds staff in their preparation work. June is traditionally the close season and this aligns to the seasonal weather we are used to. This is a period when pitches are being renovated in preparation for the new season with new grass starting to grow. This is specialist work that takes time and costs money and is no different this season. Whilst we are all keen to get back out and partake in whatever format is permitted, we need to remember that the work carried out on the pitches now will affect their condition for the duration of the season when this is decided.
Finally, we are all keen to get back up and running and we will do so as soon as this is permittable within the Government restrictions and above all, safe to do so. Please adhere to Government Restrictions, FA guidance and stay safe, the game will be back but we need to remain patient.
Applications Open For 2020-2021 Season
Applications are open to join Walsall Junior Youth Football League for the 2020/2021 season. We know how difficult last season was for everybody and as such have done our upmost to offer reduced rates for teams from last season. The cost for teams that participated in WJYL 19/20 will be a reduced rate of £25 per team, while the cost for new teams will be £50 per team. Our aim as always is to make our league as inclusive as possible and we’d encourage any teams with specific concerns to contact us.
If you require further information please contact Alberta Wood at email@example.com or telephone 07958 536 532 (after 6pm only).
Obviously there is a lot going on in the football world today and people are concerned about grassroots games. As is correct we’ll be lead by Government and FA guidance which is rapidly changing. Currently there is no advice to suspend grassroots games in England and unless that advice changes we will play this weekends fixtures with a strong emphasis that Govt guidelines on hand washing and fist/elbow bumps be followed. Please check and follow all rules on self isolation and ensure anyone showing symptoms follows NHS advice.
With that said, we know there will be huge strength of feeling and some will not want to play. Our league is created to provide a safe environment for families who want to play football to do so. We think it’s only right that if any team/referee/player/parent decides they would rather stay away then they should have the freedom to make that decision without any negative consequences. As is always the case participation in our games is a choice and as things currently stand we believe the correct thing to do is to make it clear that nobody will face sanction for choosing not to participate. If your team decide they do not wish to play please NOTIFY ALL OF THE FOLLOWING BY MIDDAY ON SATURDAY 14th MARCH AT THE LATEST:
3. Fixture Secretary
4. Age Group Secretary
We can then attempt to rearrange games (where possible) and update the fixtures ASAP (keep an eye on fixtures for late changes). The purpose of any fines is to discourage teams from turning up to find that their opposition hasn’t bothered. This is obviously disrespectful and irresponsible.
We’ll do our very best to keep you all updated via the normal channels (Facebook/Web/Email), please do not inundate us with messages. This situation is changing rapidly so please monitor not only our channels but also the current NHS and Govt advice which is available below.
2020 Cup Finals Announced
We’re pleased to announce our cup final dates and venues for the 2020 season:
Brewood Tournament 2020
Rushall Olympic Football Camp February Half Term
Pelsall Villa Colts Festival Of Football – Junior Football Tournament 22/23 August 2020
Coaches CPD event at Rushall Olympic – How we coach
Hosted on Wednesday 22 January 2020, learners will discover more about how their behaviours influence players, training sessions and their own personal development along the coaching pathway. The course is set to get underway at 6:30pm and is expected to run until 9pm.
Specifically, the workshop will allow coaches to learn how to manage differences between players, cope with mistakes, and how to adapt approaches for players’ individual needs, whilst working closely with Staffordshire FA tutors.
It will also highlight the importance of regularly reflecting on coaching behaviours and how effective they are at installing a positive environment at training and on matchdays.
To book a place on the workshop, please follow the link below.
Walsall Junior Youth League Friday Futsal League 2019/20
Walsall Junior Youth League Friday Futsal League 2019/20
The Walsall Junior Youth Football League and Staffordshire FA are working in partnership with Birmingham Futsal Club in order to offer opportunities for Grassroots teams within the Walsall Junior Youth Football League and surrounding leagues to play futsal.
We are delighted to join with Birmingham Futsal Club to utilise their expertise and contacts. There will be opportunities for players to engage with Birmingham Futsal Club in a variety of ways during the season.Teams must be a affiliated as a Football Team with a County FA in order to be eligible to play in this league.
Primarily this will be taking place at Oak Park Active Living Centre in Walsall Wood on Friday evenings, however should there be low numbers at an age group then some ages may be relocated to The Sports hall, Walsall Campus, Wolverhampton University, to ensure that there are enough teams to run a competition.The deadline for the expression of interest is Monday 30th September.
An induction evening for coaches (compulsory a representative from the team attends) will be held on Friday 4th October (at Oak Park – time tbc) and the first week of Futsal will be Friday 11th October.
The League for each age group will run for a minimum of 8 weeks and will cost £25 for a 40 minute fixture, there will be 2 kick off times a night, one will be around 6pm, the other around 7pm.
We will be offering a Futsal L1 coaching course – time and date tbc, this will not be a requirement to start playing.
The League has been supported by funding through the Football Foundation.
Simply complete the form below if your team are interested:
Mini Soccer Briefing
Please see below the mini soccer briefing that was presented to teams prior to kick off of the 2019/2020 season:
League Meeting 5th September For All Teams
Mini Soccer Briefing with a Welcome to Football from Staffs FA – Paul Chamberlain has already sent out details on this.
9v9 & 11v11 Briefing together with Respect Marshall Training from Staffs FA at 7.30 p.m.
Assistant Referee training delivered by our Referee Secretary along with Staffs FA. Slots can be booked for this by contacting Alistair our referee secretary at – firstname.lastname@example.org this training will be between 7pm & 9pm.
IFAB Rule Changes 2019-2020 Season
There have been a number of changes to the laws of the game for the 19/20 season. Here’s a look at the main ones ahead of the kick off of the new season:
Tantany Lions Managers Wanted
Player looking for a team in the Walsall/Bloxwich area.
Hi my son is looking for a team for next season around Bloxwich/Walsall area. He’s currently in Year 2 – going into year 3 September. He’s a keen footballer and likes to play in defence. He’s well trained and knows his position play.
Please message 07702150992 if interested.
Holy Name Tournament
Sporting Khalsa Tournament 1st June 2019
Soccer Profile Easter Camp
Tipton Town Summer Tournament
2019-2020 Early Bird Applications Open
Next season represents the 70th anniversary of Walsall Junior Youth Football League.
Applications are now open to teams for our 2019/2020 season starting in September 2019. To celebrate our 70th anniversary we’re offering teams the opportunity to register for 70% off our normal price. All teams registering before the 30th April 2019 will enjoy a discounted rate of just £15 per team for Mini Soccer (U7 – U10) and £20 per team for U11 – U17/18.
You can apply online here.
For any questions regarding joining please contact our League Secretary Alberta Wood here.
Pelsall Villa Colts Festival Of Football Tournament 2019
Friday Futsal League
Brewood Juniors 2019 Football Festival
2019 Football Festival
Sunday 23rd June
After another huge success we are pleased to announce the date of this year’s football tournament and as you applied last year we are giving you the opportunity to apply first. The tournament has built a reputation as one of the best organised tournaments in the midlands with excellent pitches.
Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and only when an application form and payment has been received. Places are limited and fill up quickly so please apply early to avoid disappointment. Entry is frozen at £35 and cheques are to be made payable to Brewood Juniors FC. For payment by Bank transfer, email me for details.
All ages are competitive with individual and team trophies awarded to all winners. NB. There is a maximum of 12 players per team for under 11 and under 12. 10 players for under 8, under 9 and under 10 and 8 Players for under 7. All ages are 7 a side apart from under 7 which are 5 a side. No academy players permitted.
7s, 9s and 11s play in morning session.
8s, 10s, and 12s play in the afternoon session.
Ages as per 2018/19 season
Clubline Open Day
Clubline are giving away £1,000’s of pounds worth of kit and equipment and also giving sponsorship opportunities for the people that attend their event.
The event has been set up to support clubs and also bringing like-minded people together to share ideas that benefit all parties involved.
For further information, please contact Clubline direct by emailing email@example.com – they are based in Aldridge
Long Service Award for David and Julie Anstey
Wyrley Juniors Poppies
Wyrley Juniors FC is again producing stick on poppies for it’s teams to wear during matches on Remembrance Sunday weekend. To matk 100 years of the ending of WW1, the Club has produced special poppies as detailed in the picture below. The club is aiming to raise £2000 towards The Poppy Appeal and has 650 poppies remaining. Wyrley make nothing from this at all but with other teams’ help will contribute to a fantastic cause. If you’d like to place an order for your team, please see their website or facebook page and someone from Wyrley will be in touch. After the weekend, the club will thank all the teams that contributed on their Facebook page and on their website.
Mini Soccer Briefing
Thank you to everyone who attended the Mini Soccer meeting last night. For those unable to attend and those wishing to see it again here is the presentation from it.
As always if you’ve any questions please contact your age secretary Paul Chamberlain.
Cresswell Wanderers Volounteers Wanted