The League is proud to announce that sanctioning was approved by Nottinghamshire FA to provide Saturday football starting next Season 2016/17 in
the above age groups.
Unfortunately we did not attract enough teams to start the Season in September 2016 (having received 5 x Under 7's and 5 x Under 8's team
applications) but we haven't given up. With your support we hope we will be in a position to provide mini soccer games locally for the children of Mansfield/Ashfield starting in February 2017, for anyone who is interested.
Just to keep you in the picture, we also received 3 x Under 9's team applications but the League was asked by the Chad Mansfield Youth League to withdraw provision for this age group to give them a chance to achieve an Under 9's again this Season themselves. The League agreed to this but
because they haven't achieved this age group themselves afterall, we will be happy to take applications again in accordance with our sanctioning.
KicKStart started on Sundays in 2002 with 6 teams and started part way through last Season on Saturday with 8 teams as a trial. Most of these teams
re-applied but there were not enough applications overall to make a competition of it. Most of these teams therefore transferred to Sunday for now.
We have now got 103 teams playing next Season on Sunday (a record year for entries) so who knows what the future holds, with your help. The League can facilitate the provision of football, but it is the teams that make the League tick (or should that say kick).
If you are interested in joining us on Saturday after Christmas, all you have to do is download a Saturday Club Application form and Saturday Team Application form from our website. See Documents & Links.
Kick-off times currently available between 11am and 4pm at;
Brierley Forest Golf Club, 160 Main Street, Huthwaite NG17 2LG.
Mention KicKStart when booking to receive preferential rates of;
Adults £7, Under 16's £5 for 18 holes
Contact Andrew Fantom to book your Kick-Off Time - Tel 01623 550761 or 07834 337115
NEW PLAYER REGISTRATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD by clicking on Documents & Links on the left of this page > Forms > Saturday League or Sunday League >New Player Registration Form.
Applications are now being taken for Saturday and Sunday football next Season 2016/17
On SUNDAY we will be organising U7’s & U8’s Mini Soccer (5 v 5), U9’s & U10’s Mini Soccer (7 v 7),
U11’s & U12’s (9 v 9) and U13’s (11-a-side)
and on SATURDAY, as a new venture we will be organising Under 7’s & 8’s (5 v 5).
KicKStart is now a Saturday and Sunday competition where all games are played on central venues
provided by KicKStart Academy as service providers of the League. We are unique as a League because everything is arranged for you throughout the Season including your pitch and a Referee for every game.
We even put your nets up, take them down. All you need to do on match days is turn up with your team, play your game and enjoy the experience.
If you are interested in joining us next season you can find out more by clicking on Documents & Links on the left of this page > see Forms > How to Register a Team – Player. You will also find a Club Application Form and Team Application Form to download for either Saturday or Sunday. Alternatively you can ring Malc Jones (League Chairman) on 07751 488523 or Elaine Pritchard (League Secretary/Registrar) on 07718 688662 or email email@example.com for more information.
KicKStart was formed in 2002 and in 2010 became the first League in Nottinghamshire to achieve Charter Standard status for best practice.
The closing date for applications is 1st July 2016.
Thank you to all that attended the recent Induction meeting, we hope you found it both useful and informative.
All fixtures for the first part of the seson have now been loaded onto the website and can be found by clicking on the 'Fixtures' tab on the left, then selecting the relevant age group.
The league handbook & rules have also been uploaded and can be found by clicking on the 'documents & links' tab on the left.
As mentioned at the Induction meeting, the handbook contains (almost) everything you need to know, so please famaliarise yourself with this document.
Whilst on the subject of the handbook, it is only as good as the information within. So please let us know if anything changes (Managers, Coaches, mobile numbers, email addresses etc.).
If you have any queries, please refer to the handbook first, if you cannot find the answer there, please use the 'Contact Us' tab on the left. There you will find a list of all the people in our organisation who are there to help, along with their job titles and contact details.
On behalf of the Officers and the League Management committee, we would like to wish you a great season and please don't forget our league motto "Let The Children Play"...
Thank you to all those that attended the recent league meeting, we hope you found it useful and informative.
Below is a copy of the 'Quick Refernce Guide' handed out, please have it at your disposal at all times.
We are always available to answer any questions you may have or offer guidance. However, we would kindly ask that you check that the answer is not already available in these pages before contacting us.
For those that were unable to attend, we have put a copy of the powerpoint presentation below. However, this was only a guide and most topics were discussed verbally. If you were unable to attend the meeting and have any questions after reading the 'powerpoint' and the 'quick reference guide', please contact Tony Allen or Malc Jones.
Please remember, as discussed at the meeting. The 'quick reference guide' was produced to assist you all & does not substitute the 'League Handbook'.
Since its launch in 2008 the FA Respect programme has been an integral and vital part of the improvement in matchday behaviour at football matches across England at every level of the game. It has raised awareness of the issues which were blighting football, which led to players, supporters, referees and coaches leaving the game in their droves.
By making those involved in the game aware of the impact of their actions, and highlighting good practice, much of this decline was halted.
However – poor behaviour and poor practice has not gone away, and week after week reports are still received by leagues and Notts FA direct outlining the totally unacceptable actions of the few, who spoil the game for the many.
On the weekend of the 10th and 11th December 2016, Nottinghamshire FA and the leagues operating around the county, will be holding a Respect weekend, the intention of which is to remind those involved in the game, whatever their role, that Respect is still a big part of the game which we all need to support.
Clubs, teams, players, coaches, parents, supporters and referee’s will be asked to show their support for and commitment to the ethos of the programme by doing the #Dab4Respect
On the 10th and 11th December there are over 400 games in the Nottinghamshire based youth football leagues, and the hope is that they, together with the adult leagues, will all get involved.
The Dab has been seen being performed by many professional players at grounds up and down the country over the last few months, and the weekend will give everyone the chance to show the footballing world their best Dab, all in the name of Respect
Everyone will be asked to capture their Dabs by a photo or video, and then upload them to Twitter, Facebook or other social media, using the hash tag #Dab4Respect
Nottinghamshire FA will review all of the pictures and videos, and there are prizes for the best, most imaginative and entertaining Dabs.
After sucessfully completing their development games, the under 7's have now been split into three ability groups.
Please note, that due to four new teams joining, two games will now take place at the Summit Centre each week.
Please click on the 'fixtures' tab on the left to see the new fixtures.
Unfortunately due to an overnight frost and the subsequent frozen pitch surfaces the following venues will not be playing today;
Kingsway Park (Under 7's)
Summit Centre (Under 8's)
Queen Elizabeth's Academy (Under 9's)
No other venues are affected at this stage.
We know it can be frustrating, but we hope you understand the the children's safety is our highest priority.