Florence Witherow Appointed as National Secretary
The Scottish Youth Football Association can today confirm that, after a thorough and exhaustive recruitment process, Florence Witherow has been appointed as the organisation’s new National Secretary.
A lifelong football fan, Florence joins the SYFA from SecuriGroup where she was a Senior Project Manager, a role that saw her take charge of a number of successful national events and contracts, managing hundreds of staff.
On making the appointment SYFA chairman, John McCrimmond, said:
“First and foremost we are extremely pleased to be welcoming Florence to the organisation. As a board of directors, we are confident that she is the right person to take the organisation forward as we continue to grow and provide greater access to safe, organised football for Scotland’s young people.
With a wealth of experience in administration, project management and communication we are excited to start working with Florence to move the SYFA forward during this challenging yet exciting time for youth football in Scotland.”
On being appointed to the role, Florence said:
“I’d like to thank the SYFA board of directors for giving me this incredible opportunity to work with the amazing staff and volunteers at the SYFA. I really can’t wait to get started and I’m very excited about the coming weeks, months and years.
I’ve been playing and watching football for as long as I can remember, and ever since my dad took me to my first ever game I have been hooked. This is an organisation filled with fantastic people and there is an enormous amount of potential here. I will be doing everything I can to unlock that potential and help get more young people playing football in Scotland.”
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Please Note| Access to the main SYFA office will only be allowed from 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday
When sending in a player registration form where some players have still to sign, please score through these players and add them onto a new form with a NEW FORM NUMBER. We cannot process a form number more than once and there are a lot of players not being registered due to this problem.
SYFA and Teamer Partnership
We are delighted with our sponsorship with Teamer - owners of the FREE sports Club and Team management app.
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It is with great sadness that the Scottish Youth FA announce the passing of
John was a long time administrator and friend of youth football in Scotland and sadly passed on the evening of 6th August 2018. He held many positions within the game and was a well-respected member of the SYFA since its formation, serving on various committees.
John, until recently, volunteered one day per week within the office at both Park Gardens and ultimately at Hampden and he will be sadly missed by his colleagues.
ALL TEAM SECRETARIES
Please Note| When Corresponding with the office by email, please make sure you include your Team ID Number.
Without the Team ID Number it is impossible for us to deal with your enquiry.
Emails received without a Team ID Number cannot be dealt with and will be deleted
Sponsorship Deal between Teamer and The Scottish Youth Football Association
The Scottish Youth Football Association (SYFA) are delighted to announce a 3 year Partnership Agreement with Teamer Group who operate a number of digital sports assets including teamer.net, leaguewebsite.net, clubwebsite.net and fixtureslive.net.
The 3-year partnership will see Teamer working closely with the SYFA to provide education on the digital platforms, on-boarding assistance and dedicated customer support to the 900 clubs associated with the organisation. Together, Teamer and SYFA aim to keep the game alive and grow youth football in Scotland by increasing participation, enhancing the organisation of coaches, volunteers, officials and parents, and make it more enjoyable for all involved.
There are still spaces on the below Managing Children’s Wellbeing Courses:
Hampden this 25th June 2018 – 9 places available
Dundee 26th June 2018 – 7 places available
For information on how to create an account and book a place please click the following link:
If you already have an account and know your login details please click on the following link:
11 A-Side Teams PLEASE NOTE:
All 11 a side teams should print off their list of players with their SFA ID numbers.
These will disappear off of the system on 30th June 2018!
Urgent Child Wellbeing and Protection Training
Please be reminded that the Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer of ALL Clubs MUST complete the Managing Child Wellbeing Workshop by 30 June 2018. To book on this course please click here
Also, All SYFA member officials, regardless of their role, must complete the Children’s Wellbeing in Football e-learning online module by 30th June 2018. To access the e-learning course click here
Please read the following guidance for details on how to book:
For all Clubs and Members who have already completed this vital training
- Many Thanks!
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SYFA Office Closure
The SYFA office will be closed on Monday 7th May for the May Bank Holiday and also on Friday 18th and Monday 21st May due to all staff working for the inspiresport Cup Finals weekend.
Season 2018 -2019 Registration due to go live by the afternoon of Friday 20th April 2018.
Thank you for your patience
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Club, Team and Player Registration Help
Many of you are experiencing difficulties with the Club, Team and Player registrations. We also know that you are finding it difficult to get through on the phone or get a response from our 1000+ emails!
Hoping we can help, we have produced Youtube Videos for you:
Clubs Part 1: Click Here
Clubs part 2: Click Here
Teams: Click Here
These will help you with a step by step guide of how to complete all the registrations.
SYFA extend partnership with inspiresport
We are pleased to announce that we have extended partenership with inspiresport for the Scottish Cup until 2021.
For more information click the following link:click here
SYFA and SFA anounce new Managing Children's Wellbeing Training Course
SYFA, along with the Scottish FA are working together to implement positive and consistent practices in relation to Child Wellbeing and Protection. With this in mind you can now find over 40 workshops scheduled in the first half of the year to support Child Wellbeing and Protection Officers (CWPOs) at clubs.
Managing Children’s Wellbeing is a free, 3 hour workshop which aims to help CWPOs have an understanding of implementing the national context of wellbeing, safeguarding and protecting children in a football environment and be aware of risks to children’s wellbeing and the procedures in place to help minimise these risks.
From July 2018, this workshop will be a compulsory requirement for all club CWPOs. All CWPOs must therefore have completed this training by 30 June 2018*.
Please note that this workshop is for club Child Wellbeing and Protection Officers only. It is the responsibility of the Club Secretary to ensure that this information is communicated internally within the club and forwarded on the club’s Child Wellbeing & Protection Officer.
CWPOs can search available dates and book on to workshops by taking the following link:
Details as to how to book on to the E-Learning course can be found here.
As with all Scottish FA Coach Education courses, a pre-requisite to this workshop is the Children’s Wellbeing in Scottish Football E-Learning course.
As previously indicated, all club officials, regardless of their position, will also require to complete the E-Learning course by 30 June 2018. This is a free, online training module and takes around 50 minutes to complete.
*If completed in the last 3 years, Children 1st, In Safa Hands, workshop is an accepted alternative.
The Player Registration System is now LIVE for 11 a-side teams
Once the Club Secretary has registered the Club teams can now login to https://www.scottishfalive.co.uk/syfa
If you login to your team there will now be a tab for players.
Select Player Registration (top right) and re-enter your email address and password which should then get access to the player system.
Player Registration access is by Team Secretary only.
New SYFA Registration System Update
Could all teams please be aware when sending in a cheque for their team registration, you MUST provide an invoice alongside it otherwise there will be a delay in processing your registration.
We seem to be having a problem at the moment with officials details. If you are trying to complete your team membership and cannot complete it as there is an error coming up saying ‘Unable to find Contact Details’ or ‘Not all roles are filled’ please click here SYFA clubs and teams can now register at https://www.scottishfalive.co.uk/syfa
Click here for the presentation for Club Registrations
Click Here for the presentation for Team Registrations. Please make sure the overall Club have completed their Membership before you do the Team Registration as you will not get in otherwise.
We seem to be having a problem at the moment with officials details. If you are trying to complete your team membership and cannot complete it as there is an error coming up saying ‘Unable to find Contact Details’ or ‘Not all roles are filled’ please do the following as this is the fix: https://www.facebook.com/ScottishYouthFA/photos/pcb.750156808508061/750156528508089/?type=3&theater
SYFA PVG Provisional Membership
Previously, provisional memberships were granted at the start of the application process, allowing applicants to undertake coaching activities under the direct supervision of a PVG-approved coach for up to three months before they required to commence the PVG application process.
SYFA chairman John McCrimmond also announced that a further tightening of the body’s admissions process for coaches will begin in April next year, meaning that, by 1st August 2018, provisional membership will no longer be available and full PVG approval will be required before membership is confirmed.
SYFA Memberships - We have been listening - New Season - New Concept
We hope this information is informative and helpful and we appreciate this is a big change. You may have many questions however we will be supplying further updates as we near the system changeover. click here to read the full PDF Presentation.
SYFA Announces Major Improvements in Coach Vetting
The Scottish Youth Football Association has announced a major overhaul of its vetting process for coaches and officials during an appearance at the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee today (Tuesday September 5th). Click Here to Read More
inspiresport Scottish Youth FA Cup 2017/18
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Pitch Finder from Community Sponsorship Partners Scotland
The CSP Pitch Finder application allows parents, guardians and supporters of youngsters playing youth football in Scotland to check on upcoming fixtures as well as locate the pitches where those fixtures are to be held.
The CSP Pitch Finder is now available for Android and iOS phones and tablets providing an intuitive and convenient mobile solution wherever you are, as long as you have a mobile data or wifi signal! More information: Pitch-Finder-App