CHANGE OF SECRETARY FC GRINSTEAD, TONBRIDGE SIX IN ONE WITHDRAW - DIV 1 FIXTURES MESSED UP
FC Grinstead have a change of Secretary- details on the club data handbook page. Tonbridge Six in One have announced their immediate withdrawal from the league. The adjusted Division One table is here. Their former players will not be available to register for other clubs until any debts etc have been cleared.
A error crept into to the grounds column for next week's
Division One games. I have put that right. Everyone is at their normal
grounds, weather permitting.
REGISTRATIONS FAX MACHINE SERVICE DISCONTINUED
The fax machine is no longer available having been overtaken by
modern technology. No-one has used it for a long time, it is now on its
way to wherever old fax machines go to rest.
RESULTS SUNDAY 7th FEBRUARY - DIVISION TWO FIXTURES CHANGED NEXT SUNDAY - DIV 3 TABLE CORRECTED
The Division Three table as published early this morning was incorrect. The correct version is now on line here.
For the first time in months, most of the scheduled games took place. All the results here
. For updated League tables etc please start here
The news report is here
, updated Top Goalscorers page is here
There are a couple of changes to next Sunday's Division Two fixtures - details here
REFEREE ALAN KIBBEY - NEW PHONE NUMBER
All concerned please note that Alan Kibbey has a new number - 07783 943176
ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE POST OF WKSFL GENERAL SECRETARY
It was confirmed at the Management Committee Meeting on Monday that Angela Barham will
have to stand down at the end of the season as General Secretary. She
wishes to continue to serve on the MC and cover Cup Finals, Presentation
Evening and other special events. We are all quite happy with this, and
will propose Angela as MC member at the AGM in June.
We now have to fill this most important position, ideally by somebody
associated with a member Club. Anybody interested should contact me or
Angela to discuss this matter.
Over the past 49 years we have been fortunate to have had only 5
people in the position of GS 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.
OLD TEAM PICTURES
Dave Capp has kindly sent in two pictures
of Rotherfield FC from the early 1980's. A trip down memory lane for
those of you who may have played with them or against them. Can you
recall the names? Have a look here
. There are a few missing, but Mr Capp has sent in most of them.
FA GUIDELINES ON CONCUSSION
Officials and players should read this important document - http://www.kentfa.com/~/media/countysites/kentfa/documents/2015-concussion-guidelines.ashx
REFEREE WANTED SUNDAY EVENINGS AT HAWKENBURY
From referee Frank Mielack : I am trying to assist Soccer Sixes replacing me at Hawkenbury on Sundays between 5 and 7pm.
Four six a side games of about 26mins (13 e/w), collect monies, supply bibs/balls which I can pass on. £45 fee for the two hours
If interested please contact Frank on 07912 064119
POSTPONEMENTS - CLUB OFFICIALS - WHAT TO DO IF YOUR GAME IS OFF
Now that the winter has come, many matches will be called off every week. Here is a reminder
of the procedure that MUST be followed if your game is called off by
the council etc. There will be fines if your club does notify
opposition, referees and Management Committee as required.
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!
AOL IS BLOCKING MY EMAILS AGAIN
As has been the case on and off for the last ten years! There is nothing I can do about this. AOL
is blocking my emails as spam. If you wish to see my words of wisdom
please let me have an alternative email address if you have one.
THIS SEASON'S GUIDANCE ON WHAT IS OR ISN'T OFFSIDE - AND MORE
- in brief, a player 'clearly attempting to play the ball' while in an
offside position is to be flagged offside. In previous seasons, on TV at
least, he would not be given offside because he hadn't touched the
ball. I am sure all you club assistant referees will be poised to judge
whether the other side's lumbering striker's perfunctory wave of a leg
constitutes a clear attempt to play the ball. Have fun.
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