Sept 17th Fixtures

September 11, 2016 - 12:21 AM

Dear Gents,

An unbeaten start to the league for the 1sts, 2nds and 3rds. Everybody else starts next weekend.
New players are always welcome. Get recruiting. We’ll find a game for them somewhere.

Annual subs are going to be £45 this season. This includes a voluntary £5 contribution towards the student football club. Each team should aim to raise a decent amount please. If you wish to opt out please let your skipper know when you hand over the subs.

League Games
September 17th

Old Meadonians v 1sts
2nds v Old Salvatorians
Old Manorians v 3rds
4ths v Venceremos
Old Woodhouseians v 5ths
6ths v Old Challoners

Saturday November 19th
Accies Legends tournament involving three matches including games against Italian and Spanish alumni teams

Saturday April 29th 2017
Accies Legends in Spain

Take the chance to try and recruit new players for next season. If you can put up the attached poster somewhere convenient please do so.

For those of you using parkrun there is a UCL Academicals FC running club on there so you can compare your times with others in the club. is the link.

Follow us on twitter @UCLAccies and find us on Facebook at UCL Academicals


1sts 3-1 Old Salvatorians
Hale End 1-1 2nds
Old Parmiterians 2-4 3rds
Please find below details for a NEW FA Level 2 Coaching Course, which the AFA will be running starting in October 2016.
Course Pre-requisites to registration and certification
Prior to registration for the qualification, learners are required to:
•    be at least 16 years of age
•    Have attended The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football course, and hold the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football qualification
Prior to certification for the qualification, learners are required to:
•    hold as a minimum a current FA Emergency Aid Certificate
•    hold a current completion certificate for The FA Workshop Safeguarding Children in Football
** Please note FA Emergency Aid a& FA Safeguarding Children will not form part of the Level 2 course **

Course aims and objectives
This nationally recognised qualification will take the learner on a journey through the core components of the England DNA – How We Coach, How We Play, How We Support and The Future Player, helping them to begin shaping or refining their own coaching philosophy.

In order to understand the coaching of players, coaches need to understand themselves and their players as well as the game itself. This course will support learners along this process both on-course and in their own coaching environment.

The course is underpinned by the ethos of allowing the players to feel included, empowered and to be able to make mistakes. It is about designing relevant game-like practices with plenty of decision-making that enables the players to practice in an environment that’s positive and enjoyable. This course is designed to prepare learners for employment as a football coach with the ability to put these key ideas into practice. As a FA Level 2 football coach, learners will be able to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of linked and progressive football coaching sessions independently.

This course will cover key issues in coaching while putting the players and their learning at the centre of the choices that coaches make. It will help learners to reflect on, realise the impact of, and justify the decisions they make while encouraging a long-term view on player development. The course will examine what effective and great practice looks like in training and competition, right the way through the player’s journey from under 7 to open age, across the various formats of the game, helping coaches to consider the age, ability, maturity and experience of the players in their care.

Course Details:
Block 1 - How We Coach: Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th October 2016 (9am-5pm)
Block 2 – How We Support and The Future Player: Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and Sunday 12th February 2017 (9am-5pm)
Block 3 – How We Play: Monday 3rd, Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th April 2017 (9am-5pm)

Cost: £400 or £300 for AFA Charter Standard Clubs only – please use the discount code L2csafa (the number of discounts available is limited)
Venue: East Barnet Old Grammarians FC, Alan Drive, Barnet, Herts EN5 2PU

** Please note course dates and times are subject to change **

Please note: ALL days must be attended to ensure successful completion of the course. Failure to do so will result in non-qualification. Before booking on, please ensure you can attend all the dates outlined.
For more information and to book your place on the course, please use the following link -
Please pass this email onto any of your coaches or players who may be interested.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards
Samantha Brown | Football Development Team
Amateur Football Alliance
Unit 3, 7 Wenlock Road | London N1 7SL
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8733 2613 option 4 | Fax: +44 (0) 20 7250 1338 |