Club Secretary's should note if there is a clash of colours it shall be the HOME TEAM that is required to change.

Please Remember to Confirm Fixtures to your Referee and Opponents 5 Days Prior to the Game.

Club Secretary's should note that the next League Meeting set to take place at The Stockingford Pavilion on Monday April 27th 2020, starting at 7.30pm.

As been Postponed !!!

Home team to confirm fixture with Opposition and Referee 5 Days prior to the match.


The Match Report Form must be completed by both teams and handed to the Referee prior to the match Kick Off.


Cup games CANNOT be called OFF once the fixtures are published.


The Referees Fee this season is £32.00 and is shared by both home and away Clubs.  The payment should be paid in FULL to the Referee by the HOME TEAM within 15 minutes of the end of the game. The fee is to be shared by BOTH TEAMS !


There is NO Extra Time in Cup games, if the scores are level at 90minutes, the game will be decided by the taking of Penalty Kicks.


Up to Five (5) Substitutes can be named, ALL of which may be used during the Game i.e. 5 from 5.


If there is a clash of Colours, it shall be the HOME TEAM that have to change.


The NDSFL this season is using “SIN BINS” ask your referee to advise how this new feature will be interpreted.



Season 2019-2020

Paul Bliss - Tel 07960 602845

Updated Monday March 23rd 2020 - 7.10pm


The NDSFL have been following events and advice from the UK Government, Football Association and Birmingham County FA regarding the continued outbreak of Coronavirus in the UK and in line with that advice an the ongoing changing situation, we have taken the decision to end the 2019-2020 season now. No further games under the jurisdiction of the NDSFL will be played.


We are in unprecedented times with advice on what we can and cannot do changing on a daily basis. We don't need to panic but we need to eradicate this virus and do what we can to help those in the at risk group and the NHS staff on the frontline who are dealing with people who need their professional help. The safety and welfare of everyone is therefore paramount. 


I can understand that you will firstly be disappointed at this decision but also understanding that we have made the right decision and that we couldn't possibly continue in the current climate. The FA and BCFA had already extended their advice to postponing football for the foreseeable future. We had to make a decision and stopping the season now was the only one available to us. 


Stopping the season raises a number of issues, which John has already covered in a separate email,  that we will work through with you over the coming months and I have listed a few below:



The April and May League meetings are therefore cancelled as is the AGM scheduled for June. The May meeting is normally when League Application forms for next season are handed out but these can be downloaded from the NDSFL website and can be found in the 'Latest News' section and the box titled Application forms. The link to the form is at the bottom of that box. It can be completed online and submitted online. 


The AGM will be conducted online and all relevant paperwork will be submitted to you as and when required. We are not aware of any rule changes yet but they will be sent out, if we get any, nearer the time. Any changes to the Standard Code will have be adopted as normal. Alan will put together a balance sheet and this will be sent out later. 



A decision on how we move forward to next season re League standings, relegation/promotion, will be made later.


SEASON 2020-2021

We all hope that the current restrictions are only place for the short term but as we do not know how this will unfold we do not yet know when the 2020-2021 season will start. We hope to be able to start towards the end of August, that is the aim, but we will be guided by whatever advice is being given at the time. The make up of divisions to start next season will take place after the AGM, when we know who has applied and how many, if any, new teams have applied. Applications for 2020-2021 must be in by June 1st 2020 so we will have a better picture of how the divisions will be made up after that date. 



These will obviously be available to member clubs once applications have been accepted but how we distribute them will depend on the advice and situation we are in during June and July. We will update you when we know more. 


Finally I would like to offer my personal thanks to you and those of the NDSFL Committee for the patience you have shown this season in the face of the most difficult of circumstances we have witnessed in the 54 years we have been in existence. It has not been easy for anybody and decisions have been made that we would never have expected to make. The weather has been the some of the worst we have experienced and the frustration at not being able to get out a play football has been obvious. This virus is one of the worst this country has faced in modern times and is causing us to change our way of life.


Please can you get the message across to your players to observe the advice that the Government, the FA and BCFA is issuing and to keep up to date with it. Especially around training and moving around and as was mentioned recently the quicker we comply the quicker it will be eased and the quicker we can return to normal life. Rest assured better times are on the way. 


If anyone has anything they want to ask, please do so and we will answer your questions as best we can at this time. Further information will be sent out as and when we can.


Stay safe


Andy Baggott

Chairman NDSFL. 


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