Up & Comers Eagles

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.

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.


The SJFL’s 2016 Futsal Respect Festival is now in its eighth year and with 62 teams entered and over 600 participants this is the most successful event ever! The respect winners are-sponsored by Sportsjam and Kidz in Focus produce the programme as official photographers to the league. Futsal is a key enabler for player development and the league uses the event to promote respect in the game. Respect winners are awarded for each age group U8, U9 and U10 decided through respect match reports –  players, managers/coaches and their supporters after each game/day of the tournament. The winners are listed above and received their awards at the league’s Presentation day held at Grenhous Meadow Stadium.

Under 8 winners – Shrewsbury Juniors. Photo courtesy of Kidz in Focus.


Under 9 winners – Bayston Hill Juniors. Photo courtesy of Kidz in Focus.


Under 10 winners – Baschurch Juniors. Photo courtesy of Kidz in Focus.

Salop Leisure and Shropshire Junior Christmas 5-a-side Cup 2016


On the photo: Mike Hames (chairman SJFL), Jan Butler (Secretary SJFL), Alison Appleby (Powerleague Club Manager), Ed Glover ( Salop Leisure), Darren Beech (Shropshire FA)

Sunday 18th December at Lucozade Powerleague Shrewsbury

Sponsored by Salop Leisure in partnership with Shropshire Junior Football League and Shropshire FA.

Under 8’s, Under 9,s & Under 10,s – 9.30am KO
Under 11,s Under 12,s & Under 13’s – 1pm KO

“The best festive football you will experience”

  • Spaces limited to 12 teams per age group.
  • Guaranteed 35-40 minutes of football in the group stages ( top 2 from each group progress to semi finals)
  • Maximum of 8 players per team (3 substitutes roll on roll off)
  • Can put 2 teams in if you have enough numbers
  • Winners Cup, Medals for winners and runners up presented by Salop Leisure.
  • Cost only £20 per team (Squad of up to 8 players)

Spectators including family and friends are more than welcome, light refreshments and bar will be open throughout the event.

To enter your team you can reply to this email or call 01743 239050 and speak to Abbie or Alison (£5 deposit required to secure your teams place)

Salop Leisure are sponsoring the event in partnership with The Shropshire Junior Football League and The Shropshire FA to run a small sided football event on the 18th Dec from 9.30am throughout the day. Currently 40 teams have already signed up for the tournament and potentially we can take up to 72 teams throughout the age groups.

It’s something a lot of Junior Clubs look forward to entering as its been so successful in past seasons with a chance to take away some silver wear! We always look to involve the community so all spectators are welcome and should you wish to cover the event on the day you we would be more than happy for you to attend.

The location address is below, and should you wish to speak to Mike Hames and Jan Butler ( both SJFL), Ed Glover (Salop Leisure) Alison Appleby at Powerleague please feel free to reply to the address/contacts below.

Kind Regards,

Lucozade Powerleague Shrewsbury
At Shrewsbury Town FC
Oteley Road

Tel: 01743 239050
Email: shrewsburyad@powerleague.co.uk
Web: www.powerleague.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lucozadepowerleague.shrewsbury/


FA’s Safeguarding  – Play Your Part


I am writing to ask for your help today in sharing some important information about safeguarding children.

As a match official you are in a unique position to use your networks help the game spread vital messaging about keeping children safe. We are confident in the breadth of work being undertaken in this field across the country but are never complacent.

To that end, please take 60 seconds to watch a new film featuring players from our national teams and then share the link as widely as possible:


Please ensure that you are aware of the specific helpline we have commissioned the NSPCC to set up to help encourage more people to come forward. The number is 0800 023 2642.

Thank you

Greg Clarke
The FA

Reporting a concern about a child is everyone’s responsibility – here’s how you do it

Anyone who has a concern about the welfare of a child or the behaviour of an adult towards a child or young person under 18 years of age in football, is required to refer it to The FA Safeguarding team. The team is staffed by professionals who are experienced in dealing with these concerns.

Referring a concern can be done via your club, league or County FA – all will have a designated safeguarding officer (DSO). Alternatively, you can email us directly via safeguarding@thefa.com.

If the matter is urgent and you cannot contact your club or County FA designated safeguarding officer, you can call The NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 08001111 – or if it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then call the police or children’s social care in your area. If you are concerned that someone may be behaving inappropriately or seeking to groom a child in an online environment, then please use the CEOP reporting button that will take you directly to the team at the National Crime Agency, as well as informing your County FA or The FA via safeguarding@thefa.com

We want you to feel confident in football and to know that your child will have fun and be safe.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Non-action is not an option.

Mike Hames

Report a concern please watch the video:


Welfare statement