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SERYFA SYFA Guidelines for new Season 2020/21

Assuming there is no resurgence of the virus, and in line with Government guidelines, we aim to return from the 12th of September by playing friendly matches. This will initially start with local friendly matches and will lead into competitive football returning in early October. However this is all subject to final sign off in the weeks leading up to this by the Scottish Government. ALL teams must obtain a permit to play any friendly from Allan Archibald.

Welcome to Season 2020/2021 from the SERYFA

A warm welcome to all teams competing in the SERYFA Leagues for season 2020/2021.

First Aid Update from SYFA

To all League, Club & Team Secretaries,

We are writing to advise of the latest temporary change we have introduced to First Aid qualifications:

All first aid qualifications which have expired since March 2020 will be extended. 

Latest Grassroots Update from SYFA

Good Evening, 

This update has been sent to all club and league secretaries: please ensure to share it with your teams. 

Please see below today’s grassroots football update. 

SYFA - Update to Registration Process

Dear All League, Club & Team Secretaries,

As you will all be aware, the SYFA is not currently processing registration forms.
Although training has resumed, it has resumed with strict controls and social distancing requirements and does not indicate that it is safe to interact at the level that signings require.
We are however, aware, of the increasing desire to get players fully registered with the SYFA and the Board has therefore made the decision to temporarily amend the registration process until it safe to resume obtaining signatures as normal.

REMINDER OF Phase 3 - Return to Football rules for training sessions

We hope everyone is keeping well and currently trying to get everything ready for when we can all start playing football again. We have been asked to remind all teams of the current Phase 3 - Return to Football Guidance rules that have been put in place which allows teams to train at theses difficult times. These rules have been put in place to allow teams to return safely to a stage where we can play games once more.

POSSIBLE start dates for SYFA youth leagues

I am contacting you following this morning’s announcement that mid-October has been identified as the earliest POSSIBLE date for competitive matches to resume within the grassroots arm of Scottish football. The full statement can be read below:

James Anderson - Support for Scottish Youth FA

We are delighted to announce that the Scottish Youth FA (SYFA) has today received a donation of more than £300,000 from the Scottish Football Partnership Trust and the philanthropist James Anderson. The donation will help alleviate increased costs that clubs and parents face due to new safety measures associated with the Covid-19 pandemic and also support coaching, sports first aid and grassroots volunteers.
The full details can be found within the attached press release however, below is a breakdown of what this amazing contribution will cover:.

Edinburgh Leisure Update 13th July 2020

                                                                                                     Latest update from June Peebles

                                                                                         Edinburgh Leisure venues extended lets update

Phase 3 – Return to Football Guidance

To all League, Club and Team Secretaries,

We enclose the latest guidance for football activity permitted as of the 13th July:
There are separate rules and measures for children and youths – so please use the relevant guidance for your age group.

Scottish FA Return to Football Hub –