We are proud to announce that the SAL has once again be selected as AFA Grassroots League of the Year. The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football awards are for those who make a positive difference in football. They are the FA and AFA's way of celebrating the fantastic organisations and individuals who put their heart and soul into the grassroots game and the incredible volunteers who inspire us all.
The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football awards are for those who make a positive difference. It’s our way to celebrate the fantastic organisations and individuals who put their heart and soul into the grassroots game and say a huge thank you to the incredible volunteers who inspire us all.
All allocations are subject to change
We are pleased to announce the dates and venues of seven of the League's nine Challenge Cup finals for 2022 with the two Sunday Vets Cup final to be confirmed.
The League extends its thanks to all host clubs for offering their facilities to make these cup finals the special occasions that they are.
We are sad to learn of the passing of Mike Sweeney, who passed away yesterday (2 January).
Mike was a larger than life character and an absolute legend of Lloyds Bank Football Club. Many memories and stories are already being shared by many former Lloyds players, and there will surely be many more within the SAL family.
Funeral details are to be confirmed at this stage.
Our clubs thoughts are with his wife, Pat, and family
It is with great sorrow to report the passing of Geoff Hurst on Saturday 7th August 2021 aged 74.
Geoff was part of the all-conquering Midland Bank Team of the 70's winning four Southern Amateur League championships and two Amateur FA Senior Cups.
He also played for both the Amateur FA and Southern Amateur League Representative Teams for many years both home and abroad.
Geoff also co-managed the Winchmore Hill 1st XI and could regularly be found at the club each Saturday supporting the teams and catching up with friends old and new. He had time for everyone and will be sadly missed.
We are proud to announce that the SAL has been selected for an AFA Grassroots Football Award. The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football awards are for those who make a positive difference in football. They are the FA and AFA's way of celebrating the fantastic organisations and individuals who put their heart and soul into the grassroots game and the incredible volunteers who inspire us all.
"Congratulations and thank you for the work that you do; you fully deserve to be recognised for your efforts, so please do continue to keep it up!"
We are sad to report the passing of Old Stationers Honorary President, Gordon Rose, (above, back row, far left) on 18 May.
Gordon was had a long, distinguished and influential association with the club as player, chairman and 1st XI manager. Under his leadershing the 1st XI won Senior Division 3 in 1981/82 followed by Senior Division 2 in 1983/84 and in 1988/89 won the AFA Senior Cup for the only time in the club's history, along with the Old Boys Senior Cup and promotion again to Senior Division 1.
Gordon will be remembered for his tremendous work behind the scenes during a period when OSFC ran nine teams and for his humour and larger than life personality. He made an impression on all who knew him and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his family & friends at this sad time.
With thanks to the Old Stationers FC Facebook page whence this piece was cribbed and the photograph was taken.
We are sad to report the passing of Old Wilsonians Life President, Mike Harris, a stalwart to the club and to AFA football as a whole. During his time with Old Wilsonians Mike was a player, referee, club officer and, in more recent years, archivist and historian.
Club Secretary Jamie Parkinson's obituary on the Old Wilsonians website give a fuller picture of a man who will be missed by all.
Our thoughts are with his friends and family.
We are pleased to announce the dates and venues for all eight Challenge Cup finals for 2021:
Following a meeting with the Referee Appointment Team that consists of five League Management Committee Members and one League Match Official I can confirm that the Match Official Appointments have been completed for the 2020/21 Southern Amateur League Challenge Cups.
Last year was my first season appointing to the League Fixtures and the SAL Cups, I thought that was hard but this year has been a whole lot harder. I want to thank each and every Match Official for their continued hard work, commitment and support to myself, Mark Freedman, the Referee Appointments Team and the Southern Amateur League.
Therefore, I am delighted to announce that Deryll David has been appointed to the SAL Senior Challenge Cup Final for the 2020/21 season.
Deryll has been a Referee for 11 years and has been officiating on the Southern Amateur League for 10 years. He was informed via telephone from the Referees Secretary of his appointment to the Senior Final and he had the following to say.
When I had a call from Daryl to inform me of my appointment, I was shocked and delighted to be given the appointment! I'm ecstatic to be taking charge of the SAL Senior Cup Final.
A full list of appointments to the Southern Amateur League Challenge Cups can be found below.
Congratulations to you all!