For the past three years the Nottinghamshire Senior League have been developing referees in conjunction with Nottingham Forest Academy. In a new and ground-breaking initiative we have now kindly been offered an evening of fitness and conditioning by the academy on 20 December, 7-8.30pm.
This is aimed at match officials, from those who are currently just learning their trade through to those on a contributory league, who operate at a grassroots level on a Saturday and Sunday.
Spaces for this unique opportunity are limited. Mentors are also invited. Please contact Referees Secretary Darrell Parkes to register your interest.
Euro Soccer Company is delighted to announce that an agreement has been made for us to co-sponsor the Nottinghamshire Senior League.
The three year deal, which will be ran as a joint collaboration with Samba Sports, will see the league renamed to the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League with Euro Soccer Company acting as the official retail partner to the set up.
Each team has been provided with two Samba Infiniti match balls (International Match Standard) which were distrubuted at the recently held club meeting at Eastwood CFC by employees James England and Jordan Ruck.
Director Jordan Ruck commented ‘We are pleased that the league has chosen Samba Sports and ourselves to become the official sponsors of the league. As a dedicated football supplier, we witness the challenges local non-leagues sides face; not just to run a club successfully on the pitch, but to operate in a way that will keep them financially sound off the pitch. Fortunately, we are in a position where we can give a little back and that is something we plan on doing on a continual basis to help enhance both the league's and the clubs sustainability.’
As part of the ongoing pledge, Euro Soccer Company will be supporting the league with monthly prize awards (i.e. fair play, team performances), regular equipment giveaways and exclusive deals on Samba Football equipment as well as Joma Sports match kit and teamwear. We not only hope that this will take some of the financial strain off of the clubs within the establishment, but also to create further interest in the Nottinghamshire Senior League.
We're looking forward to building a strong and healthy relationships for a number of years to come.
Clubs looking to purchase new equipment, kits or clothing are actively encouraged to contact our helpful sales team on 01332 666 595 or to email email@example.com for further details.
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Want to help stop Prostate Cancer killing 1 man every 45 minutes?
Andy Frawley is a retired semi-professional footballer, however nowadays you will find him either running the streets of Nottingham or cycling on the roads across the county in a bid to keep fit and raise funds for Prostate Cancer – a charity very close to his heart. In 2013 Andy’s father told him he had prostate cancer, as you can imagine he was devastated by the news and automatically thought the worst. Andy, by his fathers’ side, watched him fight and beat this horrible disease. All of this was made more bearable by the fantastic support from the team at Prostate Cancer UK.
The Nottinghamshire Senior League (NSL) also lost long serving and popular referee Andrew Rolph to cancer earlier this year. As a show of solidarity, the three Nottinghamshire referee societies (Newark, Mansfield and Nottingham) have agreed to volunteer five referees from each society to take part in a penalty shootout during NSL finals day on Saturday 12 May, with Andy as the goalkeeper. All the societies have agreed to donate to the charity and this will be topped up by an equal donation from the NSL Referees Society.
His latest challenge is taking part in the Football to Amsterdam bike ride in association with Prostate Cancer. This involves cycling a gruelling 145 miles from Barnsley to Amsterdam over the weekend of 1-3 June 2018. The bike ride is backed by the FA and League Managers Association, and last year raised an incredible £600,000. The whole purpose of the challenge is to raise funds and awareness to beat a disease that kills one man every 45 minutes – a truly shocking statistic. Sadly Andy’s dad passed away in 2014, so he will be completing the bike ride in his memory.
Andy will be completing the challenge with a team of 14 guys from across Nottingham – Team Ding Dings. The team has currently raised just over £17,500 at the time of writing and are sitting second in the league table of fundraisers for the Barnsley start of the ride.
So, as well as hoping to stop the referees scoring in the half time penalty shootout, Andy is hoping to stop prostate cancer killing one man every 45 minutes. Every penny raised today and from the bike ride, will go towards life changing research. This will help towards one day eliminating this horrible disease through research into earlier detection; and also supporting families at their time of need. Every penny counts so please give generously today – you will be helping to save lives.
If you would like to donate online, please visit Andy’s Just Giving page.
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The Nottinghamshire Senior League has engaged in a joint venture that will see Durham level 4/5 officials on the NSL this weekend. The idea is to give the officials a taste of a different style of football to broaden their understanding of the different styles and passion of football. The clubs involved are as follows:
· Attenborough vs. FC Cavaliers at Chilwell Olympia
· Ruddington Village vs. Sandiacre Town at Elms Park
· Bilborough Town vs. Cotgrave at Basford United
The officials will be staying in a hotel at Nottingham University with a fitness session on Friday afternoon/evening, followed by a briefing on Saturday Morning on the sin bin initiative before leaving for their games. Saturday evening will see them indulge in a culture exchange in Nottingham city centre; Sunday morning will see them ply their trade at the Nottingham Forest Academy who are hosting Leeds United FC.
The dates and times for the four Nottinghamshire Senior League cup semi-finals have been set as follows:
Wednesday 28 March
Woodthorpe Park Rangers v Newark Flowserve Reserves
Hollinwood Lane, Calverton, 7.45pm
Tuesday 10 April
Bridgford United v Burton Joyce
Greenwich Avenue, Basford, 7.45pm
Tuesday 3 April
Newark Flowserve v Bingham Town
Woodview, Cotgrave, 7.30pm
Wednesday 4 April
Basford United Community v Underwood Villa
Parish Hall Ground, Selston, 7.45pm
The finals will both be played at Greenwich Avenue, Basford, on the following dates:
Junior Cup - Saturday 5 May
Senior Cup - Saturday 12 May
To apply for next season's FA Cup, FA Trophy, FA Vase and FA Youth Cup, please use this link to submit your application and payment online.
The application is ONLY available for online completion and online payment by credit or debit card, and an individual can make the payment with a personal card on the Clubs behalf.
On successful completion of the online application and online payment, you will receive an on screen confirmation and an automatic email confirmation will be sent to the participant from The FA. However, this does NOT constitute acceptance into the specified competition(s).
The closing date is Sunday 1 April 2018.
A list of entries accepted will be available on www.TheFA.com towards the end of June 2018.
If you require any further information or assistance with completing the application please email email@example.com or call 0800 1691863 x 4583 / 4622.
For anyone wish to attend the funeral of our former referee Andy Rolph, the details are as follows:
The Nottinghamshire Senior League are sorry to announce that, following a battle with cancer, former referee Andy Rolph has sadly passed away. Andy was a much loved character who was renowned and respected for his good humour both on and off the pitch and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The league send their thoughts and condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.