Mayor of Shrewsbury Youth Award
L-R Mike Hames (chairman SJFL) Miles Kenny (Mayor of Shrewsbury ) Jim Mitchell (President SJFL).
Shrewsbury Town Council presents the Mayor of Shrewsbury’s Awards annually to individuals, schools or organisations within Shrewsbury in recognition of their achievements towards enhancing the wellbeing of young people in the area. The public as well as officers and members of the Council using the following criteria can put nominations forward.
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SJFL Respect Team Winners of The Year 2015/16
Awarded to Up & Comers Eagles U12 team
SJFL’s Respect Team winners for season 2015-16 are Up & Comers Eagles U12. The League’s Respect awards are sponsored and presented by The Georgia Williams Trust who are the League’s Respect Partners. The trust will also be providing the winning team with an age appropriate day experience. Respect team winners are selected from the Full-Time respect report marks plus consideration to any additional supportive comments/feedback on the team through the season. Shropshire FA also select the county winners and all nominees are invited to a STFC home game as part of the Community Sports Trust.
“The Georgia Williams Trust is excited to be associated with the Shropshire Junior Football League. Our Trust was set up through tragically losing Georgia, but we were overwhelmed by people
wanting to donate and do something positive with the money raised in Georgia’s spirit. She never excluded anyone from her circle of friends, and strived to include and help everyone. It is most apt that we link up with SJFL – as we also promote respect in our Trust – this is between others in every way – not just in sports, but in everyday life. The Trust aims to help children from the ages of 11-18 reach their goals in life and looks at ways we can get as many children involved as possible, and perhaps achieve something they didn’t think possible”.
On the photo call (courtesy of Kidz in Focus): Manager and players of the Up & Comers Eagles U12 team with their Georgia Williams Trust trophy and winning medals
SJFL Club Secretary of The Year 2015/16
Awarded to Enid Evans – Secretary Market Drayton Tigers FC
This award recognises the hard work, dedication and commitment that club secretaries do in running and administering a junior football club. Under her leadership she has brought excellence
in promoting grass roots junior football for boys and girls in the Market Drayton area and is also very willing to support football initiatives for both club and league and is most deserving of this award.
On the photo call (courtesy of Kidz in Focus): Front row left right: Jan Butler (Secretary SJFL). Enid Evans (Secretary of Market Drayton Tigers FC). Tony Williams (SJFL – Full-Time Administrator). Back row left to right: Debbie Winstone (SJFL Respect Administrator). Mike Hames (SJFL Chairman). Lynnette Williams (Georgia Williams Trust – Respect Partners to SJFL).
SJFL Club of The Year 2015/16
Awarded to Baschurch Juniors FC
Baschurch Juniors are founder members (1973/74) of the Shropshire Junior Football League ( then Shrewsbury District Junior League) and continue to support and deliver all aspects of youth development that promotes excellence, fairplay, respect and opportunities for young people to enjoy and play football. Baschurch Juniors were the first club in Shropshire to achieve Charter Standard accreditation (2001)are always willing to help both league and county FA with coach education programmes, raising standards, better players and are currently working towards CS Development Club status. The club currently runs 9 teams from U8 to U16 that cover mini-soccer, 9v9 and youth football.
On the photo call (courtesy of Kidz in Focus): Front row left right: Isobel Goodwin (Secretary Baschurch Juniors FC). Jan Butler (Secretary SJFL). M. Goodwin (Capt. Baschurch U15 team). Back row left to right: Debbie Winstone (SJFL Respect Administrator). Mike Hames (SJFL Chairman). Lynnette Williams (Georgia Williams Trust – Respect Partners to SJFL).
Charity cheque presentation
The Charity cheque presentation (all charities) – cheque for £2000
SJFL raises funds for charitable donations through the leagues charity cup competition were teams pay an entry fee and collect donations at their cup matches along with clubs making separate donations. The funds are kept in a charity fund account and each year member clubs and league nominate children’s/young people charities to receive the donation. This year the league raised over £2200 and donated £500 each to four charities . The charities this year were: Climbingout UK (Kelda Wood para Olympian): Autism West Midlands (Shropshire): Newlife Charity and Shrewsbury Mencap. Since the new millennium SJFL has now raised over £25000 and gifted 55 charities. Photo call includes all the charities and SJFL officers with cheque for £2000
On the photo call (courtesy of Kidz in Focus): Front row left right: Vicki Archer (Climbingout UK). Emmah Hegenbarth (Autism West Midlands). Jan Butler (Secretary SJFL). Keleigh Tomlinson (Newlife Charity). Margaret Leask (Shrewsbury Mencap). Back row left to right: Debbie Winstone (SJFL Respect Administrator). Mike Hames (SJFL Chairman). Lynnette Williams (Georgia Williams Trust – Respect Partners to SJFL).
League of the Year 2016
Shropshire Junior League
The SJFL provides organised football for U8’s to U16’s boys. There are currently 20 clubs who are all Charter Standard clubs, administrating football for 169 teams. There are 2300+ players registered to play. The SJFL promote non-competitive Development football at U8 to U11 with U12 Development football competitive. The U13-U16 are open competition. SJFL have 3 Cup Competitions including a Charity Cup and also hold U10’s & U11’s Festivals in a Champions League format. During the winter break the SJFL host a Futsal Festival for U8’s to U10’s teams, which is in its 8th year and over 60 teams in attendance.
They currently use the FA Full -Time & SMS Texting system for fixtures, match & Respect reporting for all teams. Next season they will use FA FT for referee appointments. The SJFL currently appoint referees at U13, U14 & U16 and next season will add the U15`s. They fund referee courses & next season we will appoint a FA Referee Observer/Mentor to help with new referees. SJFL were proud to be the first in Shropshire/West Midlands region to be a National Referee Development Partner League.
Photo courtesy of Yarrington Limited.