Good Evening, This email has been sent to all current Regional, League and Club Secretaries; please ensure you share it with all other relevant officials. Please find attached and below the latest Coronavirus Joint Response Group Update.
Corona Virus Latest info from SYFA
Cancellation of all grassroots football fixtures
In line with the statement released by the Scottish FA Joint Board all football including ALL grassroots football is now cancelled until further notice.
We will keep you updated as to when we can return but as we stand all matches are NOW cancelled until further notice.
The decision to suspend or continue training is at each club’s discretion at this time, however clubs must ensure to follow current medical guidance when making this decision.
SYFA Coronavirus-19 Additional Information
To All League Secretaries,
SYFA COVID-19 INFORMATION MEMO
This email has been sent to League and Regional Secretaries, the information will also be distributed to all clubs, however please feel free to share throughout any other appropriate forums.
Following the SFA and SPFL guidance on COVID-19, the SYFA has now updated our guidance in line with Scottish Government guidelines. This may change as the situation develops throughout the country and the SYFA will update as and when there are any changes.
Assistant Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer
Scottish Youth FA
Important Notice - Re playing U20s E O S Lowland League
All players, teams and secretarys should note that ANY PLAYER registered to play for any SERYFA team at any age group CANNOT play as a trialist for any U20's E O S Lowland League team. It is an offence and breach of SYFA rules
Guidelines from SYFA re heading the ball
This email has been sent to League and Regional Secretaries, the same information has also been distributed to all clubs, however please feel free to share throughout any other appropriate forums.
Following Dr Willie Stewart’s recent study into dementia risks in former professional footballers, the SYFA has now updated our guidance accordingly.
INFO - Re Scottish Cup Ties - team lines
Just a reminder to all teams are playing a Scottish Cup tie that they MUST use the teamlines issued by the SYFA.
IFAB Changes to Laws of Game
IFAB have just launched the first-ever official mobile app presenting the Laws of association football so that players, coaches, journalists and fans have access to the Laws while watching a match on TV or at a stadium.
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.
INFO RE CONTACTING OPPONENTS IN SCOTTISH CUP HOME OR AWAY
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 http://www.scottishyouthfa.co.uk