PROSPECTUS 2021/2022

Salford & Districts Football League

Enabling the development of children and young people through football

PROSPECTUS 2021/2022

League Season

  • Start date September 4th 2021
  • End date May 31st 2022

The Salford & Districts Football League is a non-profit Organisation. 

Ran by a committee of volunteers. 

Affiliated to Manchester FA.

What the League offer

Boys/Mixed Teams U7s to U15s

Girls Teams U7s to U14s

Wildcat Centres Development

Futsal (Suspended at the moment due to Covid restrictions)

All teams U7s to U13s

Boys/Mixed Teams

Games are predominately played Saturday with the exception of 2 Jewish clubs who play Sunday.

Development football:  U7s, U8s, U9s, U10s and U11s.

  • Teams will participate in development matches within their division. Each development block will consist of between 4 to 8 weeks worth of fixtures.
  • U7s, 1 cup tournament per season
  • Supplementary Cup (February/March) Each divison will be split into 2 groups playing each team within their group once with the group winner progressing to the final.
  • U8s to U11s, 2 cup tournaments per season
  • Challenge Cup (October/November), Age groups will be split in to 8 groups and play each team within the group once. Group stage winners will be entered in to an 8 team knock out competition.
  • Supplementary Cup (February/March) Each division will be split into 2 groups playing each team within their group once with the group winner progressing to the final.

Competitive Football:  U12s, U13s, U14s and U15s.

  • 2 cup competitions per season
  • Challenge Cup (October/November) Knockout random draw competition between all teams within the age group regardless of division.
  • Supplementary Cup (February/March) Divisional Cup whereby each division is split into 2 groups playing each team within their group once with the group winner progressing to the final.

Girls Teams

Games will be played on Sunday.

Development football: U8s and U10s. (Each age group consisting of two ages, U7s/U8s, U9s/U10s).

  • Fixtures in blocks of 6 to 8 weeks (results monitored, allowing teams to be moved based on ability before the next run of fixtures)
  • 2 cup tournaments per season
  • Challenge Cup (October/November), Age groups will be split in to 8 groups and play each team within the group once. Group stage winners will be entered in to an 8 team knock out competition.
  • Supplementary Cup (February/March) Each division will be split into 2 groups playing each team within their group once with the group winner progressing to the final.

Competitive Football: U12s, U13s and U14s (Each age group consisting of two ages, U11s/U12s and U13s/U14s)

  • 2 cup competitions per season
  • Challenge Cup (October/November) Knockout random draw competition between all teams within the age group regardless of division.
  • Supplementary Cup (February/March) Divisional Cup whereby each division is split into 2 groups playing each team within their group once with the group winner progressing to the final.

Wildcat Centres

We have a unique offer for Wildcat centres, age groups U7s and U8s, to bridge the gap from training to casual match play and provide a format of transition for those players. We aim to creating matches between wildcat centres.

All games are played on Home and Away basis at pre agreed (at registration stage) kick off times that suit the

clubs/teams between 9am to 12.30pm.

Divisions will consist of a minimum 8 teams and maximum 12 teams.

Costs

Age GroupsFormatCost £’s
Under 7s5v545.00
Under 8s5v545.00
Under 9s7v780.00
Under 10s7v780.00
Under 11s9v990.00
Under 12s9v990.00
Under 13s11v1190.00
Under 14s11v1190.00
Under 15s11v1190.00
Girls Under 10s (U9s & U10s)7v745.00
Girls Under 12s (U11s & U12s) 9v990.00

For new teams to the league this season there is an addition cost of an Entry Fee charge of £5.00 per team.

The above costs are for ALL teams based on the following:

U7s and U8s unlimited number of players can be registered (Max 10 players on match day – 5 substitutes)

U9s and U10s unlimited number of players can be registered (Max 14 players on match day – 7 substitutes)

U11s and U12s unlimited number of players can be registered (Max 14 players on match day – 5 substitutes)

U13s U14s and U15s unlimited number of players can be registered (Max 16 players on match day – 5 substitutes).

Useful Information for all age groups

The S&DFL fixtures will be played to the maximum minutes per half.

PLAYER REGISTRATIONS

For season 2021/2022 we will again be adopting the FAs Whole Game System (new updated system for

this coming season). Clubs should be familiar with the original system and if any issues, should contact their 

County FA and inform the league so they are aware.

All players must be registered with this format before playing any matches in the S&DFL, part of this process includes player insurance etc.

The Whole Game Registrations player sheet must be printed in colour and produced prior to kick off

(mobile phone copy at this time is not acceptable).

The sanctioned format number of players to be registered by 21st August (failure to do so will see a delay in the start of that team’s season).

Additional players can be added anytime there after and no later then 1pm Fridays and as long as all league requirements have been fulfilled approval should be granted later Friday for player to be available to play that weekend.

Deadline date for player registrations

  • Internal club transfers 31st December.
  • All other registrations and out of club transfers, 1st March.

REFEREE FEES

U7s, U8s, U9s and U10s    –     £18.00 per game

U11s, U12s, U13s, U14s and U15s    –    £28.00 per game

(Plus, Referees and Assistant Referees, expenses per mile (over 10 miles from Salford Town Hall) £ 0.20

Referee’s fees are shared equally between teams irrespective of age group, competition or home and away fixtures.

PAYMENT TERMS

U8s to U15s invoices issued end of September (4 weeks after season start date).

U7s invoices issued end of October (this is due to U7s starting a few weeks after all other age groups).

All clubs for season 2021/2022 have the option to pay league fees over 4 equal monthly payments;

                • 1st payment to be received by 31st October

                • 2nd payment to be received by 30th November

                • 3rd payment to be received by 31st December

                • 4th and final payment to be received by 31st January 2022.

APPLICATION FORMS

Applications are byway of online Google Forms (using the links below), 1 registration form for the club and 1 registration form per team registering with the league.

Applications for current member clubs is open from 30th April 2021 until 1st August (failure to miss the closing date will see a delay in the start of the club’s season).

Applications for non-member clubs, is open from 30th April 2021 until 1st June latest, this being prior to the AGM (AGM date to be confirmed), once voted in, the Entry Fee of £5 per team to be received 14s days after the AGM. Once fees are received the completed registration forms will then be accepted and processed.   

Please ensure that all details requested are completed and team registrations must include any assistant’s details. 

Club Registration form

Team Registration form

By completing and submitting a completed Google Form you accept the terms and conditions of payment, the rules and bye laws of the S&DFL (Rules and Bye Laws will be sent out prior to the AGM).

If you have any questions or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the league secretary Dena Taylor on sdflsecretary@gmail.com

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