The Premier League, The FA, the government and Sport England have come together through their Football Foundation to launch a new ‘Pitch Preparation Fund’ in support of the game, which is currently facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The fund provides almost £10 million of financial support to those struggling to maintain their football pitches across the country. This is a direct response to a need across the game, providing grants to clubs that have lost out on normal revenue streams during this difficult period and helping them to prepare their pitches after challenging winter weather conditions.
The move will help to get clubs in a position to start playing football again when it is safe to do so, following government advice, and is estimated that to benefit up to 4,000 grassroots clubs and organisations.
A total of £9.56 million has been allocated to the fund, which is open to football clubs and voluntary organisations that maintain their own natural grass pitches and have at least 12 months’ security of tenure. Clubs with suitable tenure for a 3G artificial grass pitch are also eligible to apply.
Robert Sullivan, Football Foundation Interim Chief Executive, said: “This fund reflects the determination of the Premier League, The FA and government to work together to make funding available to help get pitches match-ready for when restrictions are lifted.
“The Football Foundation will work with eligible clubs and community organisations across the country to ensure they get what they need. We are here to help, so please apply via footballfoundation.org.uk before the deadline of 25 May.”
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement earlier this evening the Management Committee of the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, have taken the decision to suspend all fixtures from midnight tonight, Monday 16 March, until further notice.
We have a duty of care to all players, staff and supporters of all of our clubs, together with match officials and volunteers.
This together with the announcement of the Football Association has left the Committee with no alternative.
The cup competition in the league is of now cancelled.
We shall continue to monitor the situation over the coming days and weeks and await further FA instructions, until then we are unable to answer any further questions.
,The current Press Officer of the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League has indicated his intention to step down at the end of the current season. As such, the league are on the lookout for a person or persons to help out with match previews and reports straight away with a view to taking over the position in the summer.
Ultimately the role will also include management of the league website and social media feeds.
Any interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
There is a new phone number for the NSL Results Reporting Officer. It can be found in the league handbook on the Documents page of this website.
It is with deep regret that we announce that Frank Hunt passed away on the morning of 8 October.
This man was a true gentleman and one of the founders of the Nottinghamshire Senior League. Frank put countless hours and commitment in to Nottinghamshire grassroots football over many many years, to get where we are today as a league, and was always first to welcome you at Wollaton FC.
This man will be sadly missed by so many, not just in football, but by all that knew him and our thoughts go out to all the family.
Details of the funeral will be announced when known.
As a mark of respect, and a sign of our appreciation for this amazing man and friend, all NSL fixtures this weekend will hold a minute's applause before kick off.
Euro Soccer Company are once more delighted to be partnering with the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League:
- Will Stapleford reign supreme again in the Prem?
- Can Streeter and Bullock's Beeston get promotion from Division 1?
- How will the new sides fare in Division 2?
There's plenty of questions and we'll soon have some of the answers!
Wishing all 51 sides the very best of luck and most importantly we hope you enjoy your football!
There are two league games kicking off tonight in the Premier Division as Woodthorpe Park Rangers make their top flight bow by hosting Keyworth United, while Eastwood CFC Development take on AFC Dunkirk. In Division 2, two of the new teams go head to head as Ravenshead Reds entertain Asha.
So, if you're at a loose end - get yourself down!
Euro Soccer Company's TEAM OF THE MONTH awards will be back once more - so make sure you check our Twitter feed (twitter.com/EuroSoccer2) for updates.
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The Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, in conjunction with the Nottingham, Mansfield and Newark Referees Societies, will be inviting club secretaries, managers, and any other club representatives for training on the recent law amendments.
It is free of charge at the following times and venues:
15 August, 7.30pm at Basford United, Greenwich Aveue
19 August, 7.45pm at Collingham FC, Station Road
Could clubs please let Darrell Parkes (email@example.com) know if they are planning to attend.
Clubs have previously raised the point that there is no training offered in understanding the laws of association football, hopefully these events can clarify how the new laws will be interpreted.
The league looks forward to seeing as many clubs as possible.
Saturday 18 May 2019, Greenwich Avenue, Basford.
Junior Cup Final - 12 noon:
Senior Cup Final - 5pm:
For the past few seasons there has been some uncertainty about the appropriate number of teams in Step 7 divisions. The Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, are delighted to announce that we have had written confirmation from The FA that our Premier Division can continue to operate with 18 teams for 2019/20.
This is a massive boost to our league and reward for all the committee members who work tirelessly to maintain and improve standards. It’s also a reward to our clubs for striving to improve and gives them a pathway to Step 6.
The league would like to thank the Nottinghamshire FA for their advice and help with developing relationships at a national level. This news moves us closer to achieving both our ambitions and is an acknowledgement from The FA that we are on the right track.