Important Dates for your Diary 2018/19

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We have put together some important summer dates for your diary as we work towards the 2018/19 season.


End of June                  |   Player Registration Live

22nd July                      |   U12 – U18 Proposed Divisions Announced

23rd July – 5th August |   League Summer Break
(No emails will be answered during these 2 weeks)

10th August                  |   U12 – U18 Fixtures Announced

19th August                  |   U10 – U11 Seeding Fixtures Announced

26th August                  |   U8 – U9 Seeding Fixtures Announced

2nd September            |    U7 Seeding Fixtures Announced

6th September             |    U12 – U18 Pre-Season Managers Meeting

12th September           |    Referees Preseason Meeting

13th September           |    U7 – U11 Pre-Season Managers Meeting

13th September           |    Player Registrations Deadline for first Sunday

16th September           |    Season begins

League Respect Winners 2017/18

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We are pleased to announce the following teams achieved the highest average Player Fair Play, Manager & Coaches and Supporter marks over the 2017/18 season. We had 8827 match cards completed (97% of all matches) and these awards are to highlight your contribution to providing a great playing experience for your players and the opposition. These teams have been invited to collect their awards at the end of season awards at Kempton Park Race course.

U12 Respect Winner – Meadow Sports Reds U12

U13 Respect Winner – Molesey Juniors Tornadoes U13

U14 Respect Winner – Milford Pumas Youth Sharks U14

U15 Respect Winner – Elstead Sharks U15

U16 Respect Winner – Fleet Spurs Youth Trojans U16

U17 Respect Winner – Byfleet Village Cobras U17

U18 Respect Winners – Horsley Youth Reds U18

4.63 (93%) out of 5

(-0.01 compared to 2016/17)

4.74 (95%) out of 5

(+0.01 compared to 2016/17)

4.74 (95%) out of 5

(+0.01 compared to 2016/17)

The average marks above are from the 8827 online match cards that have been completed from the 4540 fixtures played.

97% completion rate.

FA Sin Bin pilot update

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You will be aware the 2017/18 season saw the roll out of temporary dismissals (sin bins) across a selection of leagues across the country, which included the Surrey Primary League. For the SPL we have seen the number of dissent cautions fall from 55 to 29, reduction of 53%. We also received great feedback from match officials and managers on how it improved player to official communication.

Thank you for the match officials, managers, coaches, players and parents that have adapted to include this new Rule into the SPL. As a League Committee we feel it is important to be at the forefront of any initiatives which have the aim to improve behaviour and experiences. The roll out to all Leagues in 2019/20 is justification that we made the right decision.

Anthony ‘Mac’ Mcbirnie has provided some useful insight into the benefits of the Siin Bin on page 6 of the Woking RA Warbler, 

The positive impact of the pilot in reducing dissent has been vast and this success means that in 2018/19 the pilot will be extended to a further 60+ leagues. Further confirmation has been sent that sin bins for dissent will become compulsory at step 7 and below from the 2019/20 season

Results of the pilot nationally:

  • Dissent generally accounts for 25% of all caution offences so is an issue.
  • Dissent cautions within the pilot fell by 38% across the Country.
  • 25 of the 31 leagues saw a drop in overall dissent.
  • When suveyed 80% of referees, 77% of coaches and 70% of clubs wanted the pilot to continue.
  • Incidents of multiple dissent cautions (3 or more players cautioned for dissent in any single game) occurred in less than 1% of all the 135,000 games surveyed.  Games abandoned for not having enough players on the pitch is therefore VERY unlikely!
  • Evidence indicates players and managers self policed dissent and supported the referees in order to avoid players being sent from the field.  Having the option to use the sin bin also gave referees a greater feeling of control as players knew it was a possibility.

Matchday Processes for administering dissent (this is not an exhaustive list)

  • Single sin bin offences will not result in a £10 admin fee as per usual yellow card offences.  The punishment (being sent to the sin bin) is seen as being served on the day, but is still reported by the referee to the SCFA to count towards misconduct points etc.  This is not a money making scheme therefore!
  • Referees will continue to manage the game as per the laws of the game.
  • There is no designated area for those in the sin bin, they simply leave the field of play until called back by the referee.

The SPL will be providing more information on the website and at the New Season Meetings in September.

All the best,

The Management Committee

SPL End of Season Awards 2017/18

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For the third season running the Surrey Primary League End of Season Awards will be held at the fabulous Kempton Park Racecourse on Sunday 8th July 2018.

We would like to invite players, coaches, managers and their supporters U9, U10 & U11 Fair Play Cup Winners, U11 Graduation Cup Winners, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 & U18 Division Champions, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 & U18 Division Runners Up and the Age Group Respect Award Winners.

Please find further information below:

U9, U10 & U11 Trophy: Teams will be presented with a team trophy
U12 – U18 Trophies & Plaques: 1st placed teams will be presented with a trophy. Players from teams finishing 1st and 2nd will receive a plaque.

Format: Team managers will be asked to say a few words before their players receive their medal/trophy.

Timings: Please find details of the start times below. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of your presentation.

  • U9s & U10s will start at 9:30am
  • U11s – 10:15am
  • U12s – 11am
  • U13s – 12pm
  • U14s – 1pm
  • U15s – 2pm
  • U16s – 3pm
  • U17s & U18s – 4pm

Dress code: We ask that players are dressed smartly. You can also wear the team kit.


Parking: There is plenty of free parking available at the venue.

Refreshments: Hot food and drinks will be available including Bacon Sandwiches and Costa Coffee for the early presentations and Pizza, Pies and Fish and Chips for the lunch and afternoon sessions. There will be an onsite bar selling drinks throughout the day.

Photographer: We have arranged for professional photographers to attend the presentation day. Individual and team photos will be available to buy on the day or online after the event.

2018/19 Club and Team Registration Open

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The 2018/19 online application forms for new and returning clubs and teams can be found here.

Please enter at least one team using the club and team registration below,

Once you have registered at least one team you are welcome to use the shorter extra teams online application form.


Please can you register your as many teams as possible by the end of June, however we will try and accommodate all late registrations to get as many players participating as possible. Teams in the U7, U8, U9, U10 and U11s can register throughout the season.

Important Dates for your Diary

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With the 2017/18 Surrey Primary League season rapidly coming to a close we thought it would be useful to share the dates for the following events before we all get a little rest over the summer.

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May 2018
U7, U8, U9 & 10 Simon Hedley Fun Festival
More details here


Thursday 21st June 2018
Annual General Meeting @ Woking FC
(All 2017/18 member clubs must send a representative)


Sunday 8th July 2018
End of Season Awards @ Kempton Park Race Course

Invited teams are:
U9, U10 & U11 Fair Play Cup Winners
U11 Graduation Cup Winners
U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 & U18 Division Champions
U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 & U18 Division Runners Up
Respect Award Winners


Sunday 16th September 2018
The 2018/19 Season Begins

Surrey Primary League
U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 & U18
Finals 2017/18

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The SPL Management Committee are delighted to announce the venues and dates for the 2017/18 Finals Days.

Thank you to Walton Casuals FC, Abbey Rangers FC, Staines Lammas FC, Mayford Athletic FC and Guildford City Boys and Girls FC for agreeing to host the Finals which we hope will be special days for all those involved.

Under 18s Finals Day

Sunday 15th April 2018

Hosted by Walton Casuals FC, Walton Xcel, Waterside Drive, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2JG

Kick Off Times:

U18 Trophy Final at 2pm
Farnham United Youth Dragons U18 2 vs 1 Hampton & Richmond Borough Youth U18

U18 Cup Final at 4pm
Walton Casuals Juniors U18 3 vs 0 Godalming Town U18

Under 17s & 16s Finals Day

Sunday 15th April 2018

Hosted by
Walton Casuals FC, Walton Xcel, Waterside Drive, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2JG

Kick Off Times:

U17 Trophy Final at 10am
Windlesham United Youth Lions U17 7 vs 0 Worplesdon Rangers U17

U16 Junior Cup Final at 12pm
Goldsworth Park Rangers Pumas U16 7 vs 0 Guildford Saints Vipers U16

Under 16s & 17s Finals Day

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Hosted by Abbey Rangers FC, Addlestone Moor, Addlestone, KT15 2QH 

Kick Off Times:

U17 Cup Final at 10am
Ascot United Yankees U17 1 vs 2 Ash United U17


U16 Junior Trophy Final at 12pm
Farnham United Youth Gladiators U16 2 vs 6 Claygate Royals Griffins U16


U16 Senior Trophy Final at 2pm
Milford Pumas Youth Ajax U16 3 vs 2 Staines Lammas Youth U16


U16 Senior Cup Final at 4pm
Hampton & Richmond Borough Bucks U16 2 vs 0 Frimley Green Youth U16

Under 13s, 14s & 15s Finals Day

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Hosted by Walton Casuals FC, Walton Xcel, Waterside Drive, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2JG 

Kick Off Times:

U13 Junior Trophy Final at 10am
Byfleet Village U13 3 vs 2 AFC Brooklands Hawks U13


U13 Senior Trophy Cup Final at 12pm
Burpham Juniors U13 1 vs 7 Windlesham United Youth Griffins U13

U14 Senior Cup Final at 2pm
Farncombe Youth Fliers U14 0 vs 5 Eversley & California Lightning U14

U15 Senior Cup Final at 4pm
North Warnborough Knights U15 2 vs 4 Escolla Football U15

Under 14s & 15s Finals Day

Sunday 13th May 2018

Hosted by Abbey Rangers FC, Addlestone Moor, Addlestone KT15 2QH

Kick Off Times:

U14 Junior Trophy Final at 10am
Farncombe Youth Falcons U14 1 vs 3 Oxshott Royals Crusaders U14


U14 Junior Cup Final at 12pm
Chertsey Town Juniors U14 2 vs 4 Byfleet Village U14


U14 Senior Trophy Final at 2pm
Camberley Town Youth U14 3 vs 0 Hythe Hornets U14


U15 Senior Trophy Final at 4pm
Guildford City B&G Jets U15 2 vs 2 (6-5 pens) Abbey Rangers Youth U15

Under 13s & 15s Finals Day

Sunday 13th May 2018

Hosted by Walton Casuals FC, Walton Xcel, Waterside Drive, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2JG 

Kick Off Times:

U15 Junior Trophy Final at 10am
Horsley Youth Bullets U15 2 vs 5 Walton Casuals Wolves U15


U13 Junior Cup Final at 12pm
Grayshott Youth Flames U13 5 vs 1 Virginia Water Youth U13


U15 Junior Cup Final at 2pm
Finchampstead Sharks U15 2 vs 2 (5-3 pens) Windlesham United Youth Warriors U15


U13 Senior Cup Final at 4pm
Finchampstead Rangers U13 6 vs 1 Onslow Rangers U13 

Under 12s Finals Day

Sunday 29th April 2018

Hosted by Staines Lammas FC, The Lucan Pavilion Recreation Ground The Broadway, Laleham, Staines, TW18 1RZ

Kick Off Times:

U12 Junior Trophy Final at 10am
Knaphill Athletic Youth Vipers U12 2 vs 2 (4-3 pens) Guildford Saints Hawks U12


U12 Junior Cup Final at 12pm
Woking Cougars Whites U12 2 vs 3 Horsley Youth Arrows U12


U12 Senior Trophy Final at 2pm
Meadow Sports Youth U12 2 vs 2 (3-4 pens) Guildford City B&G Lions U12


U12 Senior Cup Final at 4pm
Knaphill Athletic Youth Scorpions U12 1 vs 1 (4-5 pens) Badshot Lea Y&C AFC U12

Under 11s Finals Day

Sunday 29th April 2018

Hosted by Mayford Athletic FC, The Mayford Centre, Smarts Heath Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 0PP

Kick Off Times:

U11 Junior Trophy Final at 10am
Fleet Spurs Youth Gladiators U11 2 vs 2 (3-2 pens) West London Youth U11

U11 Junior Cup Final at 12pm
Egham Hawks U11 2 vs 1 Meadow Sports Youth U11

U11 Senior Trophy Final at 2pm
Rushmoor Community Dynamos U11 1 vs 2 Fleet Spurs Youth Olympians U11 

U11 Senior Cup Final at 4pm
AFC Brooklands Hawks U11 2 vs 2 (4-3 pens) Farncombe Youth Spies U11

Under 9s & Under 10s Finals Day

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Hosted by Guildford City B&G FC, Stoughton Recreation Ground, Worplesdon Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 9RS

Kick Off Times:

U9 Trophy Finals at 10:00am
U9 Senior Trophy: Guildford City B&G Dynamites U9 3 vs 1 Guildford Saints U9
U9 Intermediate Trophy: Milford Pumas Youth Jaguars U9 7 vs 1 Knaphill Athletic Youth Dynamites U9
U9 Junior Trophy: Woking Town Sabres U9 4 vs 0 West London Youth Warriors U9

U9 Cup Finals at 11:30am
U9 Senior Cup: Woking Town Warriors U9 3 vs 3 (3-2 pens) Farnham United Youth Lions U9
U9 Intermediate Cup: AFC Brooklands Hawks U9 2 vs 1 Yateley United Youth Tigers U9
U9 Junior Cup: Goldsworth Park Rangers Stingrays U9 8 vs 1 Mayford Athletic Condors U9


U10 Trophy Finals at 1:00pm
U10 Senior Trophy: Guildford Saints Eagles U10 1 vs 3 Hersham Youth Warriors U10
U10 Intermediate Trophy: Skills Panthers U10 0 vs 1 Chertsey Town Juniors Blues U10
U10 Junior Trophy: Chobham Youth U10 1 vs 0 Guildford Saints Falcons U10

U10 Cup Finals at 2:30pm
U10 Senior Cup: Guildford City B&G Dynamos U10 3 vs 9 Farncombe Youth Lions U10
U10 Intermediate Cup: Molesey Juniors Eagles U10 4 vs 0 Milford Pumas Youth Gladiators U10
U10 Junior Cup: Woking United Cardinals U10 3 vs 2
 AFC Brooklands Falcons U10

4th March 2018 – ALL Fixtures POSTPONED

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4th March 2018 – ALL Fixtures POSTPONED

Dear All

Due to the recent heavy snow and severe weather warnings in place, the SPL have decided to postpone all fixtures this weekend (4th March 2018) with no exceptions.  ALL fixtures have been marked as postponed on the Full-time system and no further action is required.

Safety is of paramount importance – not just whilst playing football but also travelling to and from the venues.  By postponing matches now, it will give players, parents and managers the chance to make alternative plans rather than face the uncertainty of whether or not their match will be postponed.

Fixtures will be rearranged ASAP.

Tim Wilson

SPL Talk – November 2017

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Now that the season is well underway it’s a good time for a quick review of some familiar topics and few league updates.

FA sin bin trial

The Sin Bin trial has been a great success when applied, sadly it still seems that there is confusion about the rule, what it is for and how it is applied. The Sin Bin is only for Dissent against match officials and not arguments between players or any other offence. Dissent can be by word or action, and players should be briefed before the game to advise them that any dissent will result in a temporary dismissal. Visit the Sin Bin information here Full details are available here.


The SPL has always been known as the ‘friendly’ league due to excellent atmosphere at our games and the good behaviour of our players, officials and supporters. Very occasionally there are situations at games that fall below our high standards and when analysing the circumstances at these games we notice some common features. We notice that when managers/coaches/substitutes are located with supporters there is an increased risk of confrontation. To reinforce this SPL rules state:

Each home club shall make arrangements for the provision of designated areas for spectators. This area can be marked by an additional painted line, the use of cones, a roped off area or use of a temporary spectator barrier. The area for spectators should start two metres from the touchline on one side of the pitch and team officials/coaches should be positioned on the opposite side. The area should run the full length of the pitch. It is recognised, however, that the alignment of some public pitches does not allow for this arrangement in which case other appropriate arrangements should be made.”

We should all also remind spectators that their role is to support and encourage players and that their behaviour can have either a positive or negative influence on the players.

Divisions Review

In the early weeks of the season we review results and look at teams that are in wrong divisions. Our aim to improve the experience for all the players and we do this by placing teams in a division that is appropriate to the level of ability. Team ability can change from season to season due to new players joining or existing players moving on. Some other leagues choose not to do this as it creates more work for the league volunteers however we believe it is important that football is fun and no one enjoys being un-competitive.

New Teams Welcome

The SPL is still accepting new teams and we can integrate these into the competition. This is especially relevant for development age groups where squad sizes can become relatively large and ‘game’ time reduced. If you find you have a large squad why not start another team and give every player the opportunity to maximise their game time. Register a new team here,

This season we have asked that everyone who officiates games in the SPL is registered with the League. This is for both qualified and unqualified referees. After every game the match official must complete an online match report. Whilst many officials have registered there are still those who have not and similarly we are not receiving match reports for every game. This information is helpful to us and Surrey FA and will be used to determine the end of season Respect awards. Referee registration is quick and easy here,

If you have any queries or questions about the SPL, or if you would like one of the Management team to attend a club meeting, please don’t hesitate to ask. The SPL is YOUR league and we aim to provide you with the services that YOU want.

Kind Regards

The SPL Committee

Remembrance Sunday – 12th November 2017

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Remembrance Sunday – 12th November 2017


On Sunday 12th November we remember those who fell in battle.

All Surrey Primary Leagues games will be preceded by a minute’s silence as per usual to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.

“Lest we forget, let us remember, they gave their tomorrow for our today.”

Thank you for your co-operation.

League Management Committee

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