League AGM 20 July 2020
The AGM business was successfully concluded via e-mail and every club submitted a voting form so a big thanks to all concerned for their support in this process.
From the meeting we are pleased to welcome the following clubs to our League:-
• Phoenix Youth Football Club (entering the U10G, U11 League)
• Wincanton Town FC (entering the U11 League)
• Greywood Youth Football Club (entering the U11 League)
• B & Jam Youth (entering U11 League)
• Mere Town Youth FC (entering the U11, U12, U14 League)
• Bournemouth Poppies FC (entering the U14 League)
• Penn Mill Vixens (entering the U10G League)
• Stars Football (entering the U12G League)
We can also welcome two new Committee Members:-
• Matt Lucas as Welfare Officer
• Dave Coward as a League Secretary
The list of Club and Committee contacts in the Information section will be updated shortly.
Preparations for the 20/21 Season
Following the AGM and acceptance of the proposed constitution of teams and their Pools/Divisions within each age group, work will soon be starting on fixtures, and arrangements made to make the League Cup draw.
In other years the League has arranged a one-off meeting for Team Managers new to the League to go through rules and admin. procedures. We are currently considering how best to deliver this information under current social distancing requirements and will contact clubs as soon as we can.
Last season there were difficulties with access to fixtures, results and tables on this website from certain devices. To overcome this we are planning to create a link from this site to the FA Full-time web pages and maintain the all the match related information there.
PREPARATIONS FOR THE 20/21 SEASON
Our ability to start the season on time on 5th/6th September follows the Government’s announcement and guidance issued by the FA on 18th July for re-starting grassroots football during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Those guidelines state ” A return to competitive football should only happen once clubs and facility providers have completed the necessary risk assessments and comprehensive plans are in place”.
As a League we will do everything we can to support clubs in meeting those requirements and over the coming weeks there will no doubt be a number of issues to clarify, particularly over match-day procedures, social distancing of players, coaches and spectators etc. We will liaise with the local FA and issue any further guidance as necessary so, hopefully we can all be working off the same script come September.
To use the FA’s words:THANK YOU! NOW LET’S GET OUR GREAT GAME GOING AGAIN – SAFELY.