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FA - Competitions 2018/2019 - Entry Closing Date Details

25th March 2018
FA - Competitions 2018/2019 - Entry Closing Date Details

REMINDER

Please be advised the closing date to apply for FA Competitions 2018-2019 is SUNDAY 1 APRIL 2018

If your Club has not applied and still wishes to do so, please follow the instructions below to submit your application and payment online.

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY IF YOU HAVE ALREADY APPLIED

To apply for next season's FA Cup, FA Trophy, FA Vase and FA Youth Cup, please use the direct link below to submit your application and payment online.

The application is ONLY available for online completion and online payment by credit or debit card, and an individual can make the payment with a personal card on the Clubs behalf.

https://eventspace.thefa.com/FA/the_fa_cup_the_fa_trophy_the_fa_vase_and_the_fa_youth_cup_competitions_season_2018-2019_23022018

On successful completion of the online application and online payment, you will receive an on screen confirmation and an automatic email confirmation will be sent to the participant from The FA. However, this does NOT constitute acceptance into the specified competition(s).

The closing date is Sunday 1 April 2018.

A list of entries accepted will be available on www.TheFA.com towards the end of June 2018.

If you require any further information or assistance with completing the application please email competition.entries@thefa.com or call 0800 1691863 x 4583 / 4622

FA - International Clearance

21st March 2018
FA - International Clearance

For Guidance notes on INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE for Amateur Players

Please CLICK HERE

FA - Groundsman of the Year

19th January 2018
FA - Groundsman of the Year
The current award structure is as follows. There are separate awards for:
The Football Conference (Steps 1 and 2)
Southern League
Isthmian League
Steps 3 and 4 National Award
Steps 5 and 6 National Award
Step 7 and Below National Awar
Read more at http://www.dorsetfa.com/news/2018/jan/groundsman-of-the-year-awards#deCbBDytTW7isGzK.99
Dorset FA are seeking nominations for this season’s Groundsman of the Year Awards.
Read more at http://www.dorsetfa.com/news/2018/jan/groundsman-of-the-year-awards#deCbBDytTW7isGzK.99

 

The Dorset FA are seeking nominations for this season’s Groundsman of the Year Awards.

The Award was set up to recognise the contribution of these unsung heroes of the grassroots game and encourage the development of groundsmanship.


The majority of football in this country is played outside the Football League. Quality pitches are therefore essential for the development of football at every level. Grassroots groundsman, the vast majority of whom are volunteers, play a huge role in ensuring pitches are in their best possible condition, week in, week out. The Awards were set up to recognise the contribution of these ‘unsung heroes’, who work in all weather, all year round, to make sure that thousands of matches can take place on a high standard of playing surface.


The current award structure is as follows. There are separate awards for:
The Football Conference (Steps 1 and 2)
Southern League
Isthmian League
Steps 3 and 4 National Award
Steps 5 and 6 National Award
Step 7 and Below National Award

Step 1 – 6 Clubs are nominated by their respective Leagues, while Step 7 and below Clubs are nominated by their County FA. The top recommendations from each League and County are visited by our judges.


The six judges are all Groundsmen at Premier League and Championship football clubs across the country. They not only look at the quality of the pitch, but also take into consideration the Groundsman’s skills and knowledge, their ambitions for the pitch, the resources available, how often the pitch is used, and the amount of time they are able to work on the pitch.

The winning Groundsmen in each category are presented with a trophy at their respective home grounds on the day of a pre-season friendly or league game and then are recognised again at our Awards Night. The Groundsman of the Year Awards Presentation brings together all the award winners, runners-up and highly commended groundsman for a day at St. George’s Park which includes lunch, a tour of the facility and the awards presentation.


The first ranked Dorset club groundsman will go forward to the national judging stage and undergo independent adjudication.

To nominate your groundsman at Step 7 and below please compete and return the form below to Kath Purnell, County Facilities and Marketing Officer, by email: kathryn.purnell@dorsetfa.com

Or post to:

The Dorset County Football Association

The County Ground

Blandford Close

Hamworthy

Poole

Dorset

BH15 4BF


Closing date for entries is Thursday 1st March 2018


Documents - Nomination Form 2018 - Steps 7 & Below

Please CLICK HERE

FA - New Plans For 2018

9th January 2018
FA - New Plans For 2018

A series of new initiatives and investments to impact the whole of English football.

FA - Sin Bin Survey

28th December 2017
FA - Sin Bin Survey
To:                       All Leagues Participating in Sin Bin Pilot
Copy to:               All County FA’s
Colleagues
We are now 4 months into the sin Bin Pilot and across all 31 Leagues participating in the Pilot the statistics have shown a decrease in dissent by 34%.  Whilst this is a really positive indicator on the success of the pilot, it is also important to consider the impact of sin bins on the enjoyment of the game.
As mentioned in the training however, in addition to the statistical analysis, it is our intention to see the feedback from those participating in the Leagues on the impact of the Sin Bins. I am therefore asking all Leagues to circulate the link below to a survey that will enable us to consider the individual perceptions.
Please could I ask that the Leagues circulate the link below to all League Officers, Clubs and Referees in your League in order to obtain their individual feedback.  Please also ask the Clubs to circulate the survey to all Team Managers and Adult Players for their feedback.

Link for the survey : CLICK HERE

The survey will be open for 3 weeks and will close on Friday 12th January 2018.
You will only be able to take the Survey once.
The results of the survey will then be analysed and considered at appropriate FA meetings in January for consideration on the potential introduction of Sin Bins on a wider scale.
Can I thank you for your assistance in circulating the survey and for your continued support in the pilot.
Wishing you all an enjoyable festive season and New Year.
Kindest Regards
Mark Ives
FA_FORALL_Primary_RGB_SIMark Ives
Head of Judicial Services
The FA Group
Address: Wembley Stadium, PO Box 1966, London, SW1P 9EQ
Website: www.TheFA.com