New app approved

After meetings with the member clubs, and our referee’s, it has been unanimously agreed that a new app will be used by the league. It removes the need for paper documents by 95%, and will enable real time information, scores, updated league tables to happen automatically.

The app has been designed by we.soccer, and the league are delighted to take it onboard. It will have immense benefits for all users.

Clubs vote on Cups and season 21-22 start

A vote taken from all clubs has determined two decisions.

The outstanding 3 cups from 2019-20 season, WILL still be played, providing that they are played by 11th June 2021

The clubs have agreed that providing we can start fixtures under government regulation, that our cup qualifying competition groups will start in July 2021

Halt called to 2020-21 season

At a full meeting of the leagues management Committee, it was sadly decided that given the state and level of the pandemic, any attempts to have any meaningful competition standard of games, was impossible to achieve.

This is a decision not made lightly, but the overall safety of our members has to come first.

Once we can start playing games, it was felt that clubs could concentrate on getting players fit and match ready to start the 2021-22 season

Tier System Delays Matches

The recent announcement from the Scottish Government places all our clubs at tier 3.  This means we are still unable now to play any form of football.  We are continuing, and ask you to do the same, pressuring our MSP’s to call on the Government to ‘LET US PLAY’.

Cup Semi Final results

Sadly, the Kastle Decor Strathclyde Cup Semi final had to be postponed and will now be scheduled for another date to be arranged by the Match Secretary

Historic Day of Finals

The league’s match secretary has announced that we will have a probable first in any league, as we complete all 3 cups with the finals on the same day

Craig Burton said, “WOW” this must be the first time any league has played 3 finals on the same day, at different venues, and is certainly a first for the SSMAFL. A massive thank you to all the clubs involved, and to the grounds for helping us complete these competitions, which hopefull rewards some clubs and players for the dark times of no football being played, and to celebrate our return”

Sadly, no spectators will be allowed entry to the games, due to Scottish Government restrictions on sporting events.

The kick off’s will be split as follows

10am: Presidents Cup Final at Fullarton Park, home of Vale of Clyde FC

12 Noon: Chairman’s Cup Final at Somervell Park, home of Cambuslang Rangers FC

4pm: Kastle Decor Strathclyde Cup Final, at New Tinto Park, home of Benburb FC

SAFA announce 2020-21 fees

The Scottish Amateur FA have announced that the affiliation fee for this season will be reduced to £70

The public liability insurance will remain however at £40 and the fees are due to be paid from now to each club’s league who collect them for the SAFA

2019-20 Cups to be brought to a conclusion

The league executive committee approved a proposal from Match Secretary Craig Burton to conclude the outstanding 19-20 cups. He had secured venues, and agreements from all clubs involved to play all the outstanding semi finals and finals between 3rd and 10th October before the league season starts on the 17th

 

Sadly, Broomhouse have been unable to continue as a club, and therefore SOUTHSIDE are the winners of the 2019-20 Challenge Cup.

The league will make arrangements to present the trophy and medals as soon as covid restrictions allow.