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Season 2019/20 concluded - updated 13 April

  

Following the announcement by the FA on 26 March that grassroots football and futsal has ended for this season, the CFL Committee has made the following decisions about season 2019/20:


a)      all league and friendly fixtures currently unplayed are cancelled;

b)     the competitive league competitions, u12, u14 and u16, will not be completed and no awards of league winners will be made;

c)      the cup competitions will be carried over to the beginning of season 2020/21 and will, we hope, be completed then to 2019/20 rules; and

d)     the summer tournaments in June and July are cancelled.


We have emailed all teams and clubs to explain how they can challenge these decisions if they wish to do so. If you wish to know more email us at info@chesterfieldfutsal.com


We are now looking at season 2020/21. We are planning on starting the season on Friday 11 September. Further information will be issued shortly.  


Any questions should be emailed to info@chesterfieldfutsal.com.


APPLICATIONS TIMETABLE FOR SEASON 2020/21

  

Introduction


Although it is far from clear yet when season 2020/21 will start, venues are already asking us to book facilities, so we need to prepare for the new season. In particular, we need to get an idea of the level of demand from teams wanting to play in the League so we can book sufficient facilities. Our plan is to start the season on 11 September but that of course will depend on factors outside our control. 


If you would like to play in the league in 2020/21 please complete and return the appropriate forms (each club must complete a club registration form and each team must then complete a team registration form) which can be downloaded from our website or can be requested from info@chesterfieldfutsal.com. Send no money at this stage; we will invoice clubs when we have a better idea of when we can start playing again. 


All dates in this notice might change; and everything is subject to approval at the AGM on 6 July, assuming that takes place as planned.


How this will work


Expressions of interest to play in the league next season are already coming in. We will formally open the invitation to apply to join the League on 16 April; it would help us plan next season if clubs and teams could submit registration forms as soon as possible or tell us they are considering joining us if plans haven’t yet been firmed up. 


The League intends to run the same age groups as 2019/20, plus u17/18s. We will also run adult fixtures if there is a demand for them. This season’s u11s development division (including the girls’ teams) will probably become an u12s development division in 2020/21, although if enough girls’ teams apply to join, we may set up a girls only u11/12 division. If any age group attracts enough teams, the Committee may decide to run two divisions in that age group; if enough teams in the younger age groups apply (u7/8 and u9/10), the Committee may split groups into single age divisions. If any age group has insufficient numbers to make a competitive division the league will try to arrange a series of friendlies for teams wishing to play.


The aim will to be to provide teams with around 14 matches in a full season including cup games and friendlies. Some will have more than that (for example, if they do well in the cup competitions). This will of course depend on the numbers entering each competition.


The League may accept late applications if there is room to accommodate additional teams and will consider applications during the season from teams in any age group wanting to play occasional friendlies.


We will assume all applications to join the league received by us by 7 August are for regular matches over the whole season; if you want only a few friendlies please mark your application accordingly.


Registration forms are available from www.chesterfieldfutsal.com/downloads. Any questions please email us at info@chesterfieldfutsal.com.


Timetable


6 July – AGM. The AGM will be asked to approve all the proposals in this notice. All applications to join the league received by 3 July will be considered at the AGM. Those approved will be entered in the League straightaway. If we receive more applications to join than we can accommodate then some applications may not be accepted. In that situation, teams playing in the league in 2018/19 and/or 2019/20 will have priority over other teams. After that it is first come first served. 


7 August – deadline for club and team registrations for those wishing to play in competitive leagues, that is u12, u14, u16 and u18, assuming there is still room to accommodate new teams. Teams in age groups u7/8, u9/10 and u11/12 development divisions that have applied and been accepted by this date will be included in fixtures from the start of the season. Any club or team that has not paid their registration fee(s) by this date will not be included in the League.


21 August – plan to issue league fixtures for u12, u14, u16 and u18 and friendly fixtures for u8, u10s and u11/12 development division.


11 September – first week of games, we hope.


Number of teams in the League


Each season we have managed to increase the number of teams taking part in the league, and we hope to keep up that record. But if we are to do that, we need:


a) new venues

b) more referees, and 

c) more volunteers to manage centres


and it won’t be clear until later in the summer whether we can get all three. We will not make a decision on the number of teams we can admit until the AGM on 6 July, so all applications up to that date will be accepted provisionally in the expectation that we have facilities to support them. 


Payment of fees including match fees


In 2020/21 we will require all fees to be paid electronically. Any club or team that finds this a problem should let us know and we’ll find a work around for them. We expect registration fees to remain at last season’s levels (£30 per club and £10 per team) and match fees will increase to £20 per team to reflect increases in venue hire costs. These fees will be confirmed at the AGM on 6 July. 



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rule changes

Every year we invite clubs to put forward possible rule changes for the League. The committee has no plans to alter the rules and the FA has said it would be helpful, in the current circumstances, if Leagues could roll forward this season's rules to next season. The current rules are available at https://chesterfieldfutsal.com/downloads or on request from info@chesterfieldfutsal.com. If any club wishes to put forward possible changes please send them to the League Secretary at simonbannister69@aol.com by April 30. We will then ask the FA to say whether they would accept the change(s) and if they would, the changes will be put to the vote at the AGM on 6 July 2020.

league cup draw - suspended

u7

u10

u7

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This cup is for u7s only. These teams will also take part in the u8s cup

u8

u10

u7

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u10

u10

u10

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u12

u12

u10

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This draw includes the girls teams from the u11 division.

u14

u12

u14

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u16

u12

u14

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SPONSOR

We are delighted that Ginga Sports (www.gingasports.com)  will continue be our futsal ball sponsor for 2019/20. This means will have new top class futsal balls for all matches played in the League. We will be using size 2s for u8 and u10s, size 3s for u12 and u14, and size 4 for older age groups. 

events

dates for your diary

All activities suspended


6 July


planned date for the League AGM




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