Fixtures for 22nd October 2016

October 16, 2016 - 5:55 PM

Dear Gents,

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.

October 22nd   

Old Suttonians v 1sts
Globe Rangers v 2nds
Old Parms v 3rds (AFA Cup)
Albanian v 4ths
5ths v Old Ignatians
6ths v Southgate Olympic

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


Old Thorntonians 0-1 1sts
Old Finchleians 0-2 2nds
3rds 0-2 Old Manorians
Southgate Olympic 3-4 4ths
5ths 2-0 Leyton County
6ths 3-0 Old Vaughanians
New Referees Training Courses

We have set up two new Basic Referee Training Courses to run during the current season.  

The first course starts in January and is being run at a club in Kidbrooke Park in South East London (SE3).  Here is a link to the web page containing the full course details from where places can be booked:

The second course starts in February and will take place at a school in Enfield, North London.  The link for this course is:

Further details of the course structure and content are available on our website.  To go to the page please click Here.  

Future Courses

We will be setting up further courses this season including at least one in West London.  I will let you know as soon as these become available to be booked.

I should be very grateful if you would circulate this email to your club members and anyone else you know who may be interested in doing the referees training course.  If they have any questions please ask them to contact me.

Thanks a lot and regards,

John Monk
Football Administrator
Amateur Football Alliance
Unit 3,  7 Wenlock Road
N1  7SL
Tel.  0208 733 2613

Dear Club,
Spaces are still available on the NEW FA Level 2 Coaching Course starting on Monday 24th October 2016 in Barnet, EN5 2PU.
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 |


See below re Fanduel. They are willing to put some money towards more kit but only for people who pay to enter contests.
For each player or supporter of your club that signs up using this promo code, then deposits a minimum of £10 and enters a paid contest, you will receive up to £20 towards kit for your team. To register, your players and supporters must go and enter your unique promo code. Remember to click the '+' arrow to indicate that you have a promocode that you would like to enter.
Your unique promo code is: ACADEMICALS
As a reward for each player we’re offering a deposit double-up all the way up to £400! Bonus credit is earned as you play, at a rate of 5%. Every £20 in contest entries earns £1 bonus in your account.

Ethu Crorie