CHANGES TO THE LAWS OF FOOTBALL AS FROM 1st JUNE
I have updated the link to the revised Laws of the Game
to take you to the FIFA website as they are not posted on the English
FA website. There are a number of fundamental changes with which you
must all be familiar before the new pre-season. This includes this
little gem, Law 11, offside, paragraph 4 which read "If an offside offence occurs, the referee awards an indirect free kick where the offence occurred, including if it is in the player’s own half of the field of play" which means that you can no longer say 'in me own half, ref!' as if you come back into your half from an offside position and interfere with play etc the free kick is given from where you did it, not from where you were when the ball was kicked. So when does the assistant ref flag, especially if the player has run 25 or 30 yards into his own half? Have fun!
WKSFL INDIVIDUAL AWARDS SEASON 2015 - 2016
The following were announced at the AGM.
Sportsmanship Award : East Grinstead Mavericks
Secretary of the Year joint winners : Ryan Ennis (Cassidys Phoenix), Will Wood (Blackham and Ashurst)
Club of the Year : St Johns Yard.
Assistant Referee of the Year : Mick LeFevre (The Bell)
Referee of the Year : Matt Pollington
Refereed most games : Mark Wilson.
GETTING THE WEBSITE READY FOR NEXT SEASON
The League Handbook pages will be progressively updated after the AGM
as soon as relevant information is made available to me by the
Management Committee. The structure of the League's four divisions will
be available here once agreed at the AGM.
Last season's weekly results and reports pages will be deleted during the last
week of July. If you wish to keep any of these, please download them
now. Final tables, results grids etc will be moved to the archive.
PRE SEASON PAGE OPEN
This is the place to ask for friendlies, offer friendlies and confirm details. First items now up here.
PLAYERS FOR NEXT SEASON
Several new items added, both from players moving into the area looking
for a game next season and from cubs seeking to strengthen squads following promotions.. You can keep an eye on
these at the club adverts page
f you wish to put in an advert for next season, send it to me
It MUST include a phone number and / or email address for contact. And
the name of the club if relevant. Surprising how many forget that!
PRESENTATION NIGHT 2016
Some pictures from the night here - will open in a new window.
If a player has left your club owing money and won't pay it back, please read this.
ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE POST OF WKSFL GENERAL SECRETARY
Angela Barham has agreed to stay on as
League General Secretary for the new season. However, the league would
be very interested to hear from anyone willing and able to take on this
vitally important role.
Over the past 49 years we have been fortunate to have had only five
people in the position of General Secretary, which is a clear indication of the calibre
of the people in all positions running your League. I hope there
is someone out there to take us into our 50th Season, and await
Regards, Stuart Turner, Chairman.
CROWBOROUGH TOWN 1991 AND 1999
Mike Noble has kindly sent in two pictures of Crowborough Town from
their early days. All the names are known, you might remember a few of
them and may know what they are doing with themselves now. Take a look here. A new window will open.
MAILTO: LINKS ON WEBSITE PAGES
It's been brought to my notice that clicking the direct email links
may not work for those using webmail services rather than Outlook,
Thunderbird etc especially on tablets and mobiles. I have not figured
out how to deal with this, so any suggestions or better still fixes would
be most appreciated!
YOU HAVE OLD KITS CLUTTERING UP THE PLACE?
This from Jon Hurst at Kent College in Tonbridge -
...writing on behalf of a work colleague who supports
younger people in Malawi through charity work: www.malawiyouthdream.org,
for the donation of old kits that are no longer
required by clubs.'
Clubs interested in doing this can go direct to the
website above (hit ‘contact us’), or contact Karen
Kamundi on 01622 200258 for more details.
The Lighthouse Project, based at Longmead Primary
School in Tonbridge, is involved with a scheme to
donate football equipment to kids in the Phillipines.
Take a look at this YouTube video clip - http://youtu.be/e81AnjPWcVE
If you can offer anything or a small donation, get in
touch with Simeone Honore by email.
SECOND EDITION OF THE WEST KENT SUNDAY LEAGUE
HISTORY IN PLANNING.
Andrew Newman is thinking in advance of a new edition
of the WKSFL history, which was a sellout when it was
published in 2007. This might be a 60th Anniversary
edition, in 2027!!
Andrew is wishing to get hold of copies of photos
from 2007 - 2008 onwards and into future seasons,
particularly of winning teams with their trophies. Any
other photos of interest would be welcomed. Send them
by email if you can to firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact Andrew at that address if there are
pictures you can't send that way. Andrew may also be
interested in videos, but please speak with him first.
By the time it comes to season 2026/2027 no doubt 3D
holograms will be sought after!
For the benefit of new secretaries and new people
generally, I keep a mailing list through which all
subscribers are notified of website updates. All
contact email addresses supplied to the league are
included automatically. If you wish your email
address to be added, please email
All messages from me will have WKSL
WEBSITE UPDATE in the title. I recommend that you
include this information in your 'whitelist' or
whatever, as some spam filters have a habit of
dumping my well-intentioned emails in the dustbin.
to the memory of the following, whose
service to the League was invaluable and
League Council Member and Benevolent Fund
Secretary 1969 – 1979
League Council Member and Registration
Secretary 1985 – 1999
League Council Member and Treasurer 1973 -
1985 & 1994 - 2001
Vice President 1985 – 2001
Minutes Secretary, Registrations Secretary,
Benevolent Fund Secretary 1975 – 1985
Registration Secretary, Referees Secretary
1968-1979 & 1979-1987
Minutes Secretary, League Council Member,
Vice Chairman 1984-87, Vice President