Seryfa News

URGENT FOR ALL SERYFA REFEREES - Child Wellbeing On-Line Module

Child Wellbeing On-Line Module
(Deadline Date for completion: 8th April 2019)
I write to you regarding the above.

PE5 Sports Tours - DAY TRIP PACKAGE (Newcastle United vs Southampton, Sat 20th April 2019)

PE5 Sports Tours are offering SERYFA teams the following opportunity:

DAY TRIP PACKAGE (Newcastle United vs Southampton)

Date: Sat 20th April 

Kick Off: 5.30PM 

- Return Coach Travel
- Match Ticket

- Training with Pro Club or Friendly Game against Local Opposition
- Visit to Club Shop

- PE5 Tour Pack

 Price per Young Person- £45* + Price Per Adult £55*

Teams wishing to play at U21s season 2019-2020

As everone knows last year we did not have enough teams enter the Alpha Trophies League to form a U21s age group. Many of our U19s teams joined the U20s Lowland Dev League instead of taking the previous route to U21s football within the SERYFA structure.

All Winners of SERYFA Cups and Trophies season 2017/18

We hope everyones season is going well and as we come to the part of the season where Allan starts to phone around for venues etc for all our cup finals, approx 50 of them, we would like to remind clubs who won any Cup or Trophy last season that its time to get them back to Allan Archibald.

Can all teams please ensure that they return the trophy in good condition and make sure they are CLEANED AND ENGRAVED, failure to do this will result in the team being charged for this to be done 

For people dealing with children as coaches or Child Welfare Protection officers.

Some of you may be aware of the work of the Paediatrician Dr Nadine Burke- Harris on the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences ( A.C.Es) on health and well-being (physical, mental, socio-economic etc etc).
You may also be aware that, locally and nationally, there is growing, multi-disciplinary recognition of the significant impact of A.C.Es on children and on the adults they become.

Harry Smith Referee of the year Votes 2018/19

Its that time of the year that I would like all teams at all age groups to think about voting for The Harry Smith Referee of The Year at each age group. 

This is our third year of the presenting the trophy in memory of Harry Smith our former SERYFA President. I realise that a lot of coaches are new to our set up and may not know of Harry. Below is a small brief on Harry Smith

PE5 Sports Tours - Prize Draw

PE5 Sports Tours are giving all SERYFA Teams an opportunity to win tickets for the Caraboe Cup Final between Manchester City v Chelsea on 24th February 2019 at Wembley Stadium.

They are offering 2 tickets (1 adult and 1 x u18).

These tickets are FREE as part of a Prize Draw for anyone who cares to enter. They must not be resold. 

To enter all we ask is for the person entering to forward their Name, the name of the football club they represent and a contact telephone number 


We have had the following info re contacting Scottish Cup Opponents sent to us by Hampden. Both teams have a responsibility to contact their opponents re fixture details as early as possible. if you are the away team in any Scottish. Cup tie you are also expexted to contact your opponents if you have not heard from them. Do not leave it to late to contact opponents

Contacts for Scottish Cup opponents are live on old system


To All League and Regional Secretaries

Dear Colleague
I would be grateful if you could remind all referees appointed for any fixture that they should ensure all players’ boots are inspected prior to kick-off to ensure that their footwear is appropriate for the surface and safe.
I appreciate your assistance in this matter.

Kind regards


Fiona Stewart
Operations Manager
Scottish Youth FA
Hampden Park
Glasgow G42 9BF
Tel: 0141 620 4594

All roles within clubs that require PVG Checks

I’m contacting you all to provide an updated list of all roles which require the completion of a PVG check.

The relevant roles are listed below:

Club Coach Co-ordinator
Club Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer
Club Additional Signatory

Team Coach (level 1.2.or above)
Team Coach Assistant
Team Helper
Team Goalkeeping Coach

Team First Aider
Team Secretary