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ESBFL: SEASON 2017 / 2018 – IMPORTANT NOTES

ESBFL: SEASON 2017 / 2018 – NOTES

PLAYING SEASON

AT THE ESBFL “AGM” HELD ON THURSDAY 22nd JUNE 2017 THE “FIXTURE SECRETARY” NOTIFIED ALL THOSE PRESENT THAT THE 2017 / 2018 SEASON WOULD COMMENCE ON SATURDAY 12TH AUGUST 2017 AND WILL FINISH ON OR BEFORE SATURDAY 12th MAY 2018.

 

CLUB / TEAM / PITCH AVAILABILITY

MEMBER CLUBS ARE EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE TO PLAY ON EVERY SATURDAY DURING THE PLAYING SEASON, SAVE THOSE WHERE A SPECIFIC REQUEST HAS BEEN REQUESTED / NOTIFIED IN ADVANCE. NOTE – EVENING GAMES MAY BE REQUIRED TO BE PLAYED AT THE START, DURING AND END OF THE SEASON.

EVERY ATTEMPT WILL BE MADE TO ACCOMODATE THOSE REQUESTS WHICH WILL BE CONSIDERED ON THEIR MERIT, HOWEVER THIS MAY NOT ALWAYS BE POSSIBLE AND THE LEAGUE IS NOT OBLIGED TO AGREE.

PLEASE RETURN THE SPECIFIC”CLUB INFORMATION FORM” ISSUED ON NIGHT OF “AGM” TO THE “FIXTURE SECRETARY” asap.

 

START DATES:

PREMIER DIVISION:         SATURDAY 12th AUGUST 2017.

DIVISION ONE:               SATURDAY 12th AUGUST 2017.

DIVISION TWO:              SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2017.

DIVISION THREE:            SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2017.

 

KEY ACTIONS & DATES:

AFFILIATIONS / INSURANCE

ALL MEMBER CLUBS MUST OBTAIN “INSURANCE” (eg BLUEFIN) FOR THEIR CLUB / PLAYERS.

ALL MEMBER CLUBS MUST AFFILIATE TO “E.C.F.A.” BEFORE 1st JULY 2017 OR INCUR A LATE AFFILIATION FINE. ANY PROBLEMS SHOULD BE NOTIFIED TO ESBFL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

ALL MEMBER CLUBS MUST NOTIFY “AFFILIATION NUMBER (T-ESSxxxx) TO HON SECRETARY BEFORE 15th JULY 2017.

 

PLAYER REGISTRATION

ALL MEMBER CLUBS MUST SUBMIT A MINIMUM OF FIFTEEN (15), FULLY COMPLETED, PLAYER REGISTRATION FORMS, PER TEAM ON OR BEFORE 31st JULY 2017. (NB – A SLIGHT CHANGE OF DATE). THESE PLAYERS MUST BE RECORED ON “WHOLE GAME SYSTEM” (WGS) BEFOREHAND.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT PLAYERS ARE VETTED PROPERLY BEFORE SUBMISSION, AS INCOMPLETE / INACCURATE FORMS MAY BE REJECTED, SIMILARLY THOSE FOR PLAYERS THAT ARE SUSPENDED, OR OWE MONEY TO E.C.F.A. OR PREVIOUS CLUBS.

PLAYERS MAY ONLY REGISTER FOR “ONE” CLUB IN THE COMPETITION, IF THEY REQUEST TO MOVE THEN A “TRANSFER FORM” MUST BE COMPLETED.

LAST SEASON THERE WERE MANY INCIDENCES OF PLAYERS REGISTERING OR SIGNING ON, ESPECIALLY “ON-THE-LINE” WHEN ALREADY REGISTERED FOR ANOTHER CLUB. THIS WILL BE COSTLY TO BOTH THE CLUB AND THE PLAYER AND WILL RESULT IN POINTS ADJUSTMENTS etc

 

CHARTER STANDARD

ALL “NEW” MEMBER CLUBS MUST COMMIT TOO AND REACH “CHARTER STANDARD” ACCREDITATION BEFORE THE END OF THE SEASON 2017 / 2018. PLEASE REFER TO E.C.F.A. WEB-SITE FOR FULL REQUIREMENT DETAILS etc

 

FIRST AID COURSES

ANY MEMBER CLUB WHO WISHES OR REQUIRES CLUB MEMBERS / COMMITTEE / PLAYERS etc, TO BE TRAINED IN BASIC “FIRST AID”, REQUIRED FOR “CHARTER STANDARD” SHOULD NOTIFY JOHN OMARA (jpomara@sky.com) asap.

ALL “TEAMS” MUST HAVE A QUALIFIED “FIRST AIDER” AND A “FIRST AID KIT” AT EVERY GAME. IF THIS IS A PLAYER THEN A SECOND QUALIFIED PERSON MUST BE IN ATTENDENCE.

THE LEAGUE WILL FUND AND FACILITATE “FIRST AID” COURSE/S TO BE ARRANGED ACCORDING TO THE NEED. NEW MEMBER CLUBS TAKE NOTE.

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