Urgent Child Wellbeing and Protection Training
Please be reminded that the Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer of ALL Clubs MUST complete the Managing Child Wellbeing Workshop by 30 June 2018. To book on this course please click here
Also, All SYFA member officials, regardless of their role, must complete the Children’s Wellbeing in Football e-learning online module by 30th June 2018. To access the e-learning course click here
Please read the following guidance for details on how to book:
For all Clubs and Members who have already completed this vital training
- Many Thanks!
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SYFA Office Closure
The SYFA office will be closed on Monday 7th May for the May Bank Holiday and also on Friday 18th and Monday 21st May due to all staff working for the inspiresport Cup Finals weekend.
Season 2018 -2019 Registration due to go live by the afternoon of Friday 20th April 2018.
Thank you for your patience
inspiresport Scottish Youth FA Cup Finals Day Fixtures and Kick off times
The SYFA office will be closed Tuesday 6 March 2018 as a mark of respect for the funeral of the former CEO David Little.
We are sad to announce the passing of former SYFA CEO David Little.
David passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, after a short illness, on Saturday morning 17 February 2018. David was National Secretary and then CEO of SYFA from 1999 until he retired in August 2017. Our thoughts are with Davids family at this time.
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday 6th March at 14.45 at South Lanarkshire Crematorium, Syde’s Brae, Blantyre. Everyone in attendance is then invited to join the family at the Bruce Hotel in East Kilbride, to share stories and memories of David.
Family flowers only. A charitable donation of your choice, on David’s behalf, would be welcome.
Club, Team and Player Registration Help
Many of you are experiencing difficulties with the Club, Team and Player registrations. We also know that you are finding it difficult to get through on the phone or get a response from our 1000+ emails!
Hoping we can help, we have produced Youtube Videos for you:
Clubs Part 1: Click Here
Clubs part 2: Click Here
Teams: Click Here
These will help you with a step by step guide of how to complete all the registrations.
SYFA extend partnership with inspiresport
We are pleased to announce that we have extended partenership with inspiresport for the Scottish Cup until 2021.
For more information click the following link:click here
SYFA and SFA anounce new Managing Children's Wellbeing Training Course
SYFA, along with the Scottish FA are working together to implement positive and consistent practices in relation to Child Wellbeing and Protection. With this in mind you can now find over 40 workshops scheduled in the first half of the year to support Child Wellbeing and Protection Officers (CWPOs) at clubs.
Managing Children’s Wellbeing is a free, 3 hour workshop which aims to help CWPOs have an understanding of implementing the national context of wellbeing, safeguarding and protecting children in a football environment and be aware of risks to children’s wellbeing and the procedures in place to help minimise these risks.
From July 2018, this workshop will be a compulsory requirement for all club CWPOs. All CWPOs must therefore have completed this training by 30 June 2018*.
Please note that this workshop is for club Child Wellbeing and Protection Officers only. It is the responsibility of the Club Secretary to ensure that this information is communicated internally within the club and forwarded on the club’s Child Wellbeing & Protection Officer.
CWPOs can search available dates and book on to workshops by taking the following link:
Details as to how to book on to the E-Learning course can be found here.
As with all Scottish FA Coach Education courses, a pre-requisite to this workshop is the Children’s Wellbeing in Scottish Football E-Learning course.
As previously indicated, all club officials, regardless of their position, will also require to complete the E-Learning course by 30 June 2018. This is a free, online training module and takes around 50 minutes to complete.
*If completed in the last 3 years, Children 1st, In Safa Hands, workshop is an accepted alternative.
The Player Registration System is now LIVE for 11 a-side teams
Once the Club Secretary has registered the Club teams can now login to https://www.scottishfalive.co.uk/syfa
If you login to your team there will now be a tab for players.
Select Player Registration (top right) and re-enter your email address and password which should then get access to the player system.
Player Registration access is by Team Secretary only.
New SYFA Registration System Update
Could all teams please be aware when sending in a cheque for their team registration, you MUST provide an invoice alongside it otherwise there will be a delay in processing your registration.
We seem to be having a problem at the moment with officials details. If you are trying to complete your team membership and cannot complete it as there is an error coming up saying ‘Unable to find Contact Details’ or ‘Not all roles are filled’ please click here SYFA clubs and teams can now register at https://www.scottishfalive.co.uk/syfa
Click here for the presentation for Club Registrations
Click Here for the presentation for Team Registrations. Please make sure the overall Club have completed their Membership before you do the Team Registration as you will not get in otherwise.
We seem to be having a problem at the moment with officials details. If you are trying to complete your team membership and cannot complete it as there is an error coming up saying ‘Unable to find Contact Details’ or ‘Not all roles are filled’ please do the following as this is the fix: https://www.facebook.com/ScottishYouthFA/photos/pcb.750156808508061/750156528508089/?type=3&theater
SYFA PVG Provisional Membership
Previously, provisional memberships were granted at the start of the application process, allowing applicants to undertake coaching activities under the direct supervision of a PVG-approved coach for up to three months before they required to commence the PVG application process.
SYFA chairman John McCrimmond also announced that a further tightening of the body’s admissions process for coaches will begin in April next year, meaning that, by 1st August 2018, provisional membership will no longer be available and full PVG approval will be required before membership is confirmed.
SYFA Memberships - We have been listening - New Season - New Concept
We hope this information is informative and helpful and we appreciate this is a big change. You may have many questions however we will be supplying further updates as we near the system changeover. click here to read the full PDF Presentation.
SYFA Announces Major Improvements in Coach Vetting
The Scottish Youth Football Association has announced a major overhaul of its vetting process for coaches and officials during an appearance at the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee today (Tuesday September 5th). Click Here to Read More
inspiresport Scottish Youth FA Cup 2017/18
inspiresport Scottish Youth FA Cup Booklet 2017/18 click here
Pitch Finder from Community Sponsorship Partners Scotland
The CSP Pitch Finder application allows parents, guardians and supporters of youngsters playing youth football in Scotland to check on upcoming fixtures as well as locate the pitches where those fixtures are to be held.
The CSP Pitch Finder is now available for Android and iOS phones and tablets providing an intuitive and convenient mobile solution wherever you are, as long as you have a mobile data or wifi signal! More information: Pitch-Finder-App