Seryfa News

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,

Coronavirus Information


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.

Kind regards,​

Fiona Dainty
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

Hi all,
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.


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

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