We are delighted to report that the draw for the FA Cup 2nd Round proper will be held at Fourteen SAL club Civil Service on Monday 9 November.
The Civil Service Football Club (CSFC) was150 years old in 2013. It is the sole surviving founder member of the 11 clubs who created the laws of football and The Football Association in October 1863. CSFC also helped create and played in the first ever FA Challenge Cup competition in the 1871/72 season (and provided both umpires for the first final).
The draw will be televised live on MOTD Live: FA Cup Second Round Draw on BBC2 from 7.00pm so tune in!
Please note this is not an event open to the public and is by invitation only.
The AFA are holding a series of Club ‘think tanks’ where Clubs can come together in an informal environment and share concerns and good practice with the aim of developing our football.
These are aimed at club officers and players in what will hopefully result in a frank and open discussion on what players want and expect from our level of football today.
The meetings are as follows.
If you’d like more information please contact Bob Leeds at the AFA.
Have you ever wondered how to attract more volunteers and younger volunteers to you club? Would you like to ask them directly?
The Amateur Football Alliance, London FA and Middlesex FA are hosting a volunteer workshop, bringing together expert volunteer organisations and members of their youth council to speak about volunteering and to answer all clubs questions.
The volunteer workforce is vital for a lot of grassroots football and is the foundation in the day to day running of many Clubs and Leagues throughout London.
Whilst there are many volunteers out there, often clubs do not know where to look or have the means to recruit new volunteers.
This workshop will offer member clubs advice on how to:
• How to attract new volunteers
• How to recruit volunteers in a safe way
• What motivates volunteers?
• How to assess volunteers skills and experience
• How to develop and retain volunteers
• How to recognise your volunteers
This workshop will take place on Tuesday 3rd November, 7-9pm at MSE Meeting Rooms,103a Oxford Street, London W1D 2HG.
London Sport and The Join in Trust will discuss ideas on how clubs can further access volunteers and what opportunities are already out there in a wider sporting network.
The Youth Councils from each County FA will also be present on the evening to discuss their role in volunteering and how to engage the younger generation.
The workshop is open to all AFA, London FA and Middlesex FA affiliated clubs.
To book your place on the workshop, please use the following link http://eventspace.thefa.com/amateur-fa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=146568#regform or register on the night.
There is no cost to attend this workshop.