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Seryfa News

Covid-Complaint Clubs (updated 6pm - 10th Sept) if you are not on the Compliant List you Cant Play

Good Evening All,
Please find below lists of compliant and non-compliant clubs. (6pm on 10th September 2020)
I will send out a further list tomorrow and at that point, should any of the non-compliant club’s teams be scheduled to participate in friendlies over the weekend, these matches must not go ahead. Relevant clubs will be notified accordingly.
Under no circumstances can the teams of any non-compliant clubs participate in matches (including friendlies).

Government Update Impacting Match Play

This email has been sent to all league secretaries and will shortly be issued to clubs and teams.
We have just received the below update from Ian Maxwell following his conversation with the Scottish Government regarding increases in COVID-19 cases within the West of Scotland:
‘You will be aware that following an increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the West of Scotland, additional restrictions have been introduced for people living in Glasgow City, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire. Further information is available here.

SERYFA SYFA Guidelines for new Season 2020/21

Assuming there is no resurgence of the virus, and in line with Government guidelines, we aim to return from the 12th of September by playing friendly matches. This will initially start with local friendly matches and will lead into competitive football returning in early October. However this is all subject to final sign off in the weeks leading up to this by the Scottish Government. ALL teams must obtain a permit to play any friendly from Allan Archibald.

Welcome to Season 2020/2021 from the SERYFA

A warm welcome to all teams competing in the SERYFA Leagues for season 2020/2021.

First Aid Update from SYFA

To all League, Club & Team Secretaries,

We are writing to advise of the latest temporary change we have introduced to First Aid qualifications:

All first aid qualifications which have expired since March 2020 will be extended. 

Latest Grassroots Update from SYFA

Good Evening, 

This update has been sent to all club and league secretaries: please ensure to share it with your teams. 

Please see below today’s grassroots football update. 

SYFA - Update to Registration Process

Dear All League, Club & Team Secretaries,

As you will all be aware, the SYFA is not currently processing registration forms.
Although training has resumed, it has resumed with strict controls and social distancing requirements and does not indicate that it is safe to interact at the level that signings require.
We are however, aware, of the increasing desire to get players fully registered with the SYFA and the Board has therefore made the decision to temporarily amend the registration process until it safe to resume obtaining signatures as normal.

REMINDER OF Phase 3 - Return to Football rules for training sessions

We hope everyone is keeping well and currently trying to get everything ready for when we can all start playing football again. We have been asked to remind all teams of the current Phase 3 - Return to Football Guidance rules that have been put in place which allows teams to train at theses difficult times. These rules have been put in place to allow teams to return safely to a stage where we can play games once more.

POSSIBLE start dates for SYFA youth leagues

I am contacting you following this morning’s announcement that mid-October has been identified as the earliest POSSIBLE date for competitive matches to resume within the grassroots arm of Scottish football. The full statement can be read below:

James Anderson - Support for Scottish Youth FA

We are delighted to announce that the Scottish Youth FA (SYFA) has today received a donation of more than £300,000 from the Scottish Football Partnership Trust and the philanthropist James Anderson. The donation will help alleviate increased costs that clubs and parents face due to new safety measures associated with the Covid-19 pandemic and also support coaching, sports first aid and grassroots volunteers.
The full details can be found within the attached press release however, below is a breakdown of what this amazing contribution will cover:.