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This is the official home of the Scottish Youth Football Association Limited (SYFA) the national governing body of youth football in Scotland. We are responsible for EVERYDAY, RECREATIONAL, GRASSROOTS football from Orkney to Edinburgh from Peterhead to Lockerbie and cover age groups up to and including 21's.

Have a browse through our website to get a flavour of what is happening in Youth Football today and tomorrow in Scotland.

The Scottish Youth FA mission is:

Leading the way and modernising our approach to guarantee the continued growth of grassroots football

Encouraging all boys and girls throughout Scotland to play organised football and enabling every child to develop and flourish as a player.

SYFA is helping all SYFA volunteers to create a safe and fun environment while developing and supporting all players.

The Scottish Youth FA vision is:

To increase the number of children and young adults playing organised, quality football throughout Scotland.

Latest News


NSPCC World Footie Tournament

NSPCC Scotland are looking for teams of Tartan Army boys and girls join their World Footie Tournament on Sunday 28 June at PowerLeague, Glasgow.
With the season coming to an end, give your seven member squad some summer footballing fun to look forward to. And as well as fitting in a full day of extra play, you’ll be helping the NSPCC in the fight for every childhood.
Teams can look forward to:

·       A whole day of footballing fun, with a guaranteed minimum of five games

·       Fantastic trophies and prizes up for grabs

·       Buffet lunch and family entertainment

·       Live commentary on the final match

To sign up download the World Footie Registration Form, tel: NSPCC Scotland’s events team: 0141 212 3879 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Teams consist of five players plus two rolling substitutes. There is a £10 registration fee per player, plus a minimum sponsorship of £500 per team. Minimum age for participants is 16 years.

First Aid 

Please click here to go to the First Aid Page which has all details of First Aid Courses including the List of Recognised Suppliers and the SFP reduced cost £20.00 courses.

SYFA and SAFA Agreement

Please click here for the Agreement between the SYFA and SAFA. 

West Lothian Association of Youth Football Clubs

West Lothian Association of Youth Football Clubs at the league meeting held in the Broxburn Bowling Club on Monday 13 April 2015 it was agreed that SYFA would assist the members in seeking suitable nominations to serve as league committee members. Click here for the link for the downloadable SYFA Skills Audit form and I would ask interested parties to fully complete and return to SYFA at Hampden by post or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Concussion: If in Doubt, Sit them Out.

The following guidance is intended to provide information on how to recognise sports concussion and on how sports concussion should be managed from the time of injury through to safe return to play. Click here for the Scottish Sports Concussion Guidance report and click here for the card which is a summary of the full report. 

Potential Volunteers Survey

SYFA have created a Potential Volunteers Survey to gain feedback in regards to volunteering and achieve our key aims. Please click here for more information.

Community Club Membership

Please click here to read about Community Club Membership

Playing It Safe 

Please click here for the Playing It Safe Glasgow Application. 

Small Sided Second Team Registration Form

Please click here to view the SSG Second Team Registration Form 

Playing It Safe Newsletter


Playing It Safe March 2015 edition now available! The Playing It Safe newsletter is SYFA's Protection newsletter which includes news about PVG, Protection Policies, First Aid and Welfare and more.

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Registrations Website

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Click here to visit the SYFA Registrations website. The Registrations website is used to Register / re-register your football club, Register / re-register your football league, Register / re-register a new tournament, Register / re-register your community football club and much more.

Kickabout Newsletter

kickabout may 2015

Kickabout May Scottish Cup Finals Results edition is now available! The Trans World Soccer Scottish Youth FA Cup took place on 3, 10 and 17 May 2015. Seven great games were played over these three days and in this newsletter we bring you the results plus other news in grassroots football. The Kickabout Newsletter is the SYFA information newsletter, it is sent out four times a year and will keep you up to date with all SYFA news.

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Login - Directors Only

This is the new SYFA Noticeboard with all our latest adverts for players/coaches wanted etc. Please click here

To view the SYFA Gallery with all the latest photographs please click here

sfa coaching courses
Please click here to view our SFA Coaching Courses page where you can find national and local brochures of the Coaching Courses.

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    Craig Halkett Photography are based in Airdrie, Craig is a professional photographer who has been working with the SYFA for some years. Craig is the SYFA photographer for the Trans World Soccer Scottish Youth FA Cup among many other things. Click here to view his website.
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    Sportsguard are an official partner of the Scottish Youth FA. Sportsguard have launched their brand new website that allows our members to access discounted travel insurance for trips outside of the UK, this can be on a per person basis or as a group for a bigger discount. Please click here to find out more.
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    Trans World Soccer are the official sponsors of the Trans World Soccer Scottish Youth FA Cup. Trans World Soccer (TWS) gives school groups and youth football teams the opportunity to taste life as a Pro' on 'The Ultimate Player Experience'. Please click on the following link to view the Trans World soccer website http://www.twsoccer.com/

  • euro-sportring

    Every year Euro-Sportring organizes more than 130 youth and senior tournaments all over Europe. International tournaments are organized on many levels in countries like England, Scotland, Italy, Belgium, Spain, France and the Czech Republic. During these tournaments around 8000 teams from more than 30 countries participate every year. We offer tournaments to fit every budget so please visit our website: http://www.euro-sportring.com/en/about-us/about-euro-sportring
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    Joma Sport are a company with a fantastic football heritage of over 40 years and are delighted to be supporting the SYFA. Our business model is aimed at the grassroots of the game and this is a brilliant opportunity to show our support. http://www.joma-sport.com/en

  • team-wear-scotland

    Total Teamware Limited (TTL) is a Scottish based team wear specialist and the largest Joma Sport licensed supplier in the country. They supply both at SPL level with St Johnstone FC and grassroots level with many clubs already buying Joma from TTL. http://www.teamwearscotland.com

  • positive coaching

    Positive Coaching Scotland (PCS)  is a cultural change programme designed to create a positive environment for young people in sport, by teaching them to: appreciate the value of effort and learning; improve personal performance; foster a competitive, but fair, sporting mentality and deal positively with mistakes.
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    The Scottish Youth Football Association is a proud partner of Club Website, the UK’s leading grassroots football social network. This partnership is central to the SYFA’s ongoing support for football in Scotland and enables all affiliated leagues and clubs to host their very own website completely free of charge.

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    Domain Design Agency is our main source for web design and development. Please click here to visit their website.