We’ve had a number of incidents across the age-groups related to the wearing of jewellery during matches. This was highlighted in the managers meetings, but to confirm, jewellery of any sort cannot be worn during a match and must be removed. Using tape to cover jewellery is not permitted. This is an FA rule, not League imposed (we simply enforce it). The following link provides guidance, and please note that a caution can be issued if a player refuses to remove an item. https://www.hampshirefa.com/news/2021/may/27/a-reminder-about-dangerous-equipment. Please ensure parents and players are aware, and please brief your parent ref’s as to the steps they should take if they spot a player wearing jewellery.
Manager & Coach Qualification Requirments for new SeasonIt is a requirement for England Accreditation that each team must have the following Manager and Coach Qualifications this season:Every Person Pitchside must have:Valid DBSSafeguarding Qualification - Safeguarding Children CourseAll must be attached to the Team on Whole Game and appear on your squad list with a picture. (A picture can be uploaded by visiting myaccount.thefa.com)In addition there must be:At least 1 Present with - ITCF - (Level 1)At least 1 Present with - IFAIF - (Emergency Aid)All must be attached to the Team on Whole Game and appear on your squad list with a picture. (A picture can be uploaded by visiting myaccount.thefa.com)In addition it is a safeguarding recommendation that every team has 2 x DBS/CRC qualified adults present at training and matches
Click the image below to be taken to the England Football, Learning site, where all relevent courses are listed for Managers, Coaches and Parents. The mandatory courses are all here, Coaching, First Aid and Safeguarding.
The FA No Heading trial is to continue into the 23/24 season. Linked below are the details and rationale behind the decison which will apply to ALL EDMSL matches.https://www.englandfootball.com/participate/learn/Brain-Health/Heading-in-Football#:~:text=HEADING%20IN%20MATCHES%20TRIAL&text=In%202021%2C%20we%20introduced%20Heading,heading%20in%20competitions%20and%20matches.