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.
For the attention of all clubs and match officials, especially those participating this Saturday:
Please note that until further notice match officials' fees in the Southern Amateur League will remain the same as for 2014-15 at £32 for referees and £25 for assistants. This decision was taken by the League Management Committee towards the end of 2014-15 in view of the continuing reduction in playing numbers experienced both by our League and across amateur football in general with one reason for falling participation being the increased cost to participants.
However, following the decision by the AFA and other competitions to raise fees to £34 and £27 respectively, the SAL is now considering the option of adopting a unified approach to avoid confusion for players and officials. The issue will be discussed at the next League Management Committee on Tuesday 15 September with a final decision being notified to all participants following the meeting.
For the time being, please note that fees remain as indicated in the handbook (£32/£25) until further notice from the Southern Amateur League Management Commmittee.