Seryfa News

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:.

Edinburgh Leisure Update 13th July 2020

                                                                                                     Latest update from June Peebles

                                                                                         Edinburgh Leisure venues extended lets update

Phase 3 – Return to Football Guidance

To all League, Club and Team Secretaries,

We enclose the latest guidance for football activity permitted as of the 13th July:
There are separate rules and measures for children and youths – so please use the relevant guidance for your age group.

Scottish FA Return to Football Hub –


This email has been sent to all club and league secretaries and should be shared with teams and officials.
Disclosure Scotland has today confirmed that it will now recommence processing standard PVG applications, following a period of processing only critical applications.
This is obviously excellent news for our clubs and teams, particularly as we understand that many of you have new volunteers waiting to join the PVG scheme in order to gain SYFA membership.

Latest Return to Football Update 24th June 2020

Return to Football Hub

This is a copy of the latest email that should have been sent to all club and league Secretaries and should be distributed to all teams and officials.

Following the JRG update and the First Minister’s announcement this afternoon, additional resources have now been added to the Return to Football Hub.

I would encourage members to familiarise themselves with this section of the Scottish FA’s website as it contains lots of useful help and advice.

Latest Joint Response Group Update 24th June 2020

Joint Response Group Update

This is a copy of the latest email which should have been sent to all club and league secretaries and should be distributed to all teams and officials.

Please find attached and below today’s Joint Response Group update.

COVID-19 Phase two update 19th June 2020

Good Afternoon,

This email has been sent to Club and League Secretaries and should be shared with all teams and officials. The Scottish FA grassroots sub-group has this afternoon issued updated guidelines for grassroots, community and affiliated football clubs and organisations as part of the Scottish Government’s Phase Two easing of lockdown restrictions.

 The full statement can be accessed below:

Notice of SYFA AGM 2020



First of all we hope that everyoune is keeping well and coping with the current situation.

This weekend would have been our SPORTSassist South East Region Cup Final weekend at Dunbar and like everyone else at the SERYFA are as disapointed as everyone else that we are unable to hold these finals or any other finals this season.