Seryfa News

Latest update on Return to Football from SYFA 31st March 21

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Good Morning,     

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Please see below update on the Return to Football.     

Updated Guidance for Grassroots Football – 11 March 2021

Following the announcement from Scottish Government on Tuesday, 9 March, we have issued the following important information, key dates and next stages in the return to football, applicable from Friday, 12 March. Please click link below for full statement from SYFA. 

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The Board   

5th March - Return to football update -Syfa

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The SYFA have received various queries on the Return to Football in light of recent announcements by the First Minister.    
By way of an update, we are in ongoing conversations with the SFA on this but are still awaiting further information.  We will provide a comprehensive update early next week.     
In the meantime, from our conversations with the SFA, if clubs want to book facilities for the 15th onwards, they can go ahead and do so.     

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2020/21 InspireSport Scottish Youth FA Cup- 19s and 21s

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Following extensive Board-level discussion and the recent Scottish Government and Joint Response Group updates in relation to the ongoing restrictions and football suspensions, the Board has reached the decision that the 19s and 21s 2020/21 InspireSport Scottish Youth FA Cup will not go ahead.   

Level 4 Latest Update re Grassroots Football

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It is essential that clubs ensure the information it contains is passed on to all of your teams.

The Scottish Government and sportscotland have provided updated guidance following the First Minister’s lockdown announcement on Monday. We would ask all members to please read and familiarise yourself with this guidance:

Covid Roles - SYFA

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We have amended our registration guidance and can advise that the two mandatory Covid roles (Club Covid Coordinator and Team Covid Officer) can be taken on by individuals already in two other mandatory positions.   

SYFA Update for festive period

Festive Hours    
The SYFA office will close at 1pm on Wednesday 23rd December and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 5th January. Staff will respond to any correspondence sent during that period, on their return to work.

Christmas Fixtures Break

2020/21 Inspiresport Scottish Youth FA Cup - Information

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The Board have been deliberating on the best course of action for the 2020/21 Inspiresport Scottish Youth FA Cup and would like to share the outcomes:      
1.    The decision has been made that for 13s, 14s, 15s, 16s and 17s – the Cup will not go ahead this season.      
2.    The 19s and 21s’ Cup remains postponed with a further review scheduled in January to determine the viability of it still going ahead.     

Reminder COVID-19 rules for SYFA games

We are asking all clubs to remind Coaches, players and parents of the rules that have been put in place so we can play matches during this difficult period. It's becoming noticeable that people are becoming complacent with the rules. The main complaint that we are getting is the number of spectators that are turning up to watch games. We know it's difficult for teams to stop people in public parks but we are asking if All clubs can once again remind the parents and spectators of the current rules asking that no spectators attend matches.