ILCSFA NEWSLETTER – September 2013

Posted on: Tue 01 Oct 2013

FA Rule Changes

The new season of schools’ football is upon us and with it come a number of important Rule changes which all schools must adopt.

1. 9-a-side football will be mandatory for Under 11 (Year 6) replacing 11-a-side

2. The FA has postponed 9-a-side becoming mandatory for Under 12s until season 2014-15 owing to the lack of suitable facilities across the country. As a result, our Executive Committee has now confirmed that our Under 12 Boys Pooley Cup will remain as an 11-a-side competition for this season only.

3. Mixed football is now acceptable up to and including Under 15 (Year 10) level.

ILCSFA Handbooks should arrive in schools which have ordered them before the beginning of term. The complete Handbook can be downloaded click here >>.

Fixtures & Results
Draws for all competitions are now up on the London FA Website as last season – go to . then ‘Cups’.

Results must be reported within 48 hours of a game by both teams. PLEASE ENSURE THAT RESULTS ARE SENT BY E-MAIL TO or by phone to 020 7610 8364 giving the name and age-group of the competition, the number of the game, date played and result. Please do not use these contacts any other purpose - competition managers will deal with queries - details are at the top of each competition.

3G Artifcial Pitches
3G pitches may only be used by mutual consent. Please ensure that accurate information is given to opponents in advance concerning permitted footwear. Please note that no other artificial surface, apart from 3G, is permitted. This includes earlier astroturf surfaces. (Ref. Competition Rule 6b)

County Trials
Under 15 & Under 16: Saturday 14th September – Douglas Eyre Sports Centre, E17 7HE 10.00am Under 14: Saturday 21st September Douglas Eyre Sports Centre E17 7HE 10.00a.m.*

*Please amend dates in Handbook
Full information and nomination forms to follow.


External Links
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