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Presentations/Tournaments/Cup Finals

Dates Released

The KicKStart Youth Football League Presentations/Tournaments dates and Cup finals have been scheduled as listed:-

 

Under 9’s Four Seasons Knockout Cup & KSA Vase, Under 10’s & 11’s Four Seasons Knockout Cup – Sunday 5th May 2019

Under 7’s Saturday 11th May 2019

Under 8’s Saturday 18th May 2019

Under 9’s Sunday 12th May 2019

Under 10’s Sunday 19th May 2019 in the morning

Under 11’s Sunday 19th May 2019 in the afternoon

 

Please put these dates in your diary.

 

More details to follow at the beginning of April.

 

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Cup Draw - Fixtures Announced

The cup draws were held at Mansfield Hosiery Mills on 7th February at 19:30 and were witnessed by a representation of Team Managers from all age groups.

 

Under 9’s KSA Vase 1st Round to be played on Tuesday 2nd April at Manor Park Complex. All kick offs will be at 18:15. The Quarter Final draw will take place immediately after these games at 19:15 to be played at Manor Park Complex on Tuesday 9th April. More details about this and the Semi Final draw to follow.

 

Under 9’s Four Seasons Knockout Cup – details same as above.

 

 

Under 10’s Four Seasons Knockout Cup 1st Round to be played on Sunday 10th March at Manor Park Complex. See fixtures below. The Challenge League Red fixtures on this day will be re-scheduled to 7th April.

 

The Quarter Final draw will take place at 12:00 on Sunday 17th March. Fixtures will be played mid-week on Wednesday 3rd April.  More details about this and the Semi Final draw to follow.

 

 

Under 11s Four Seasons Knockout Cup 1st Round to be played on Sunday 10th March at Manor Park Complex. See fixtures below. The Quarter Final draw will take place at 11:00 on Sunday 17th March. Fixtures to be confirmed but are planned to take place on Sunday 24th March.  More details about this and the Semi Final draw to follow.

 

NO ENTRY FEE TO PLAY KICKSTART SUMMER FOOTBALL 2019

KicKStart Summer Football will start week commencing 3rd June 2019 to 18th July 2019 inclusive. This will provide 7 weeks of football in total finishing in time for the school summer holidays.

 

The age groups applying must be Under 7’s, 8’s, 9’s, 10’s and 11’s as at 31st August 2019 in accordance with next Season 2019/20. For example; if you are an Under 7’s team this Season 2018/19 you become an Under 8’s team for KicKStart Summer Football 2019. This gives the new Under 7’s teams wishing to join us next Season a chance to gain some experience in preparation for the KicKStart Winter League that starts on Sunday 8th September 2019.

 

Under 7’s and 8’s will play 5 v 5 Mini Soccer; 9’s and 10's will play 7 v 7 Mini Soccer and the Under 11’s will play 9 v 9 football.

Games will be played midweek (one game per week) on either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. More details about the actual day each age group will play on and the venue will be confirmed later.

Kick off times will vary but games will start no earlier than 6.15pm and finish no later than 8.00pm.

 

Please note that none of the age groups are permitted to play for points. Games will be ‘non result driven’ in accordance with FA Law. Every player will receive a participation memento.

 

If you are interested in applying please visit our website www.kickstartfootball.co.uk and click on Documents & Links > Summer Football Application Form.  

 

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to email the League Secretary elaine@kickstartfootball.co.uk or ring Elaine Pritchard on 07718 688662.

 

The official closing date for entries is 15th April 2019.

Summer league

NEW VENUE FOR UNDER 7's from 31/03/19

Due to the excessive amount of cancellations, the management committee has asked the under 7's Managers/Coaches to vote on a change of venue.

 

This decision has not been taken lightly as we understand the frustration it may cause to change venues for a second time this season. However, we believe it is in the best interests of the teams (and more importantly the children) to be playing regularly on a well maintained site.

 

The managers/coaches have chosen (with an overwhelming majority) to change the site at which they play their games.

From Sunday 31/03/19 all fixtures will be played at Unwin Road in Sutton-in-Ashfield. Details can be found in the venues section of this site.

 

Here are some helpful directions.

 

We apologise for any short term disruption this may cause and hope you understand the reasons for doing so.

 

Directions to Unwin Road Google Maps Link

The FA have approved Temporary Dismissals (more commonly known as Sin Bin) to be mandatory from 2019/20 for all grassroots leagues nationally from Step 5 to 7 in the National League System on Saturdays for men’s, Tier 5 and below for women’s and for all other leagues outside of the National League Systems, so other open age leagues and youth leagues.

 

The Nottinghamshire FA will be delivering a number of roadshows around the County to introduce this process and educate the many referee’s and team officials in how this will work.

For the launch of these roadshows the first one will be at the One Call Stadium, Mansfield Town FC on Tuesday 9th April 2019 from 6.15pm to 7.15pm

Those that attend will then be offered a free ticket (saving £7.00) to watch The Nottinghamshire FA Saturday Senior Challenge Cup Final between Basford United FC and Carlton Town FC.

Spaces are limited for this roadshow so please book fast to reserve your place.

*This event is aimed at referee’s, team manager/coach or team captain (those that have not been part of leagues already operating Temporary Dismissals or received the training at Referee Associations)

On these roadshows we would like one person per team to attend, this will be a huge challenge over the Spring and Summer period, but it is essential that the message gets out into the football community.

 

To sign up to this first roadshow at Mansfield Town please follow this link and sign up

 

Update from the FA

Roadshow Sign-Up