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SYFA National Development Player Signs for Partick Thistle

 

One of Our National Development Player Cameron Crook signed with Partick Thistle Under 18s just before Christmas.

Cameron's Father stated:

'We’d like to put on record our appreciation and thanks for your time and support for Cameron since he was first selected at Under 14 level.  It’s been an incredibly positive experience, culminating in the superb trip to Eindhoven last April.  He has developed immensely as both a footballer and a person under your guidance and coaching – it’s been a big part of his life and he’s been so proud and privileged to be part of it.

Good luck for the rest of the season, and thank you once again for everything you’ve done for Cameron.'

SYFA are proud of the signing of this individual by Partick Thistle, wishing the player the best of luck in his achievement. 


 
Guidelines for 2019 Registrations; Small Sided Games


Guidelines for the 2019 registration process can be found on the homepage of the Scottish Youth FA website.

 

Please read these carefully prior to starting your club/ team renewal. 

 


 

Christmas Newsletter

The Christmas edition of our Kickabout Newsletter is now available online:

 

Kickabout Dec 2018

 

 


  

Festive Office Closures 

The SYFA office will be closed on Friday 14th December 2018 for Training.

 

 

 

The shut down for our Christmas holidays is Friday 21st December 2018 and we will re-open on Thursday 3rd January 2019.

 

 

 

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

 Christmas Card 2018
 
 

 
 
National Sports First Aid Course

 

 

A National Sports First Aid (NSFA) course is being held on Saturday 12 January 2019 at Pittodrie Stadium in Aberdeen. This SYFA approved course costs £75 per person, however, funding is available for SYFA members to attend this training at the reduced cost of £25 per person (based on place per SYFA member club). To apply for a reduced place, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to book a place at full price, contact Hampden Sports Clinic directly on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 
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     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
 

Player Registration

 

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.

Find out more information here: https://teamer.net/

We have recently had some artwork added to the new SYFA Development Van...

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It is with great sadness that the Scottish Youth FA announce the passing of

JOHN MITCHELL

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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.

Robert Mattar, CEO of Teamer, said “The Scottish Youth FA are a fantastic team working to grow youth football participation across Scotland. We’re excited to be partnering with them to help them achieve that vision by delivering Teamer’s suite of applications to the many youth teams, clubs and leagues throughout Scotland.”

John McCrimmond, Chairman of SYFA, added “We welcome the sponsorship with Teamer, as the Apps provided by Teamer can assist all our leagues, clubs and teams in the organisation of their football games.

https://page.teamer.net/teamer-club-syfa

https://community.teamer.net/2018/06/27/teamer-scottish-youth-fa-announce-grassroots-partnership/

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SPACES AVAILABLE

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

Alexandria 29th June 2018 – 8 places available

 

 

 

For information on how to create an account and book a place please click the following link:

http://www.scottishyouthfa.co.uk/images/Information-Downloads/Protection/Roles-and-Responsibilities/Booking-Child-Wellbeing-e-learning-course-on-line-26-01-18.pdf

If you already have an account and know your login details please click on the following link:

https://www.scottishfalive.co.uk/scottishfa/coaches/

 
 

(Posted 25/06/2018)


 

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!  

 
(Posted 25/06/2018)

 


 
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:

Booking a course

FAQ's

 

For all Clubs and Members who have already ​completed this vital training
- Many Thanks! 

  (Posted 15/06/2018)

 


 

 
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(Posted 13/06/2018)

 


 

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

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