Download SJFL Club Directory here.

Under 12–Under 15 League & Consolation Cup Finals:
13th May 2018, date/venue tbc.

Under 16 League & Consolation Cup Final:
20th May 2018 held at The Venue, Oswestry (Home of The New Saints  FC ).

Futsal Respect Festival:
7th January 2018 – 4th March 2018 held at Shrewsbury Sports Village.

League & Consolation Cup Rounds (U12 – U16 age groups):
(GROUP STAGES[*] – all teams (U12-U16): 3/12/17 – 7/1/18 – 11/3/18 – 25/3/18: Semi-Finals 22nd April 2018.

[*] Rule 10(J)(i). League & Consolation Cup will be played in a ‘Cup Group Format’ – similar to Champions/Europa Cup Format- covering the respective age groups of teams rather than by separate divisions within age groups. The ‘Group’ stages will produce teams to go forward to the semi-finals (draw will be made using FA Full-Time). The four winning teams from each group stage will contest the League Cup & the second placed four teams will contest the Consolation Cup. If less than four groups; 4x best placed teams will contest League Cup and next 4 placed teams Consolation Cup.

SHROPSHIRE CHARITY CUP (U13–U16): U13-U16 Cup Rounds: 08/10/17: 12/11/17: 26/11/17: 04/02/18: 04/03/02/18: Semi-Finals tbc (not to clash with league cup)

Follow the Shropshire Charity Cup 2017-18 draw and results here.
Download Club Directory TYJFL  here.

U13 & U14: (Managed by SJFL) – Finals 29th April 2018, held at Greenfields Stadium.
Market Drayton (home of Market Drayton Town FC). U15 and U16 Finals managed by TYJFL – Dates/venues tbc).

Volunteer of the Year 2017


Simon Lee
The SJFL ‘Tom Farmer’ Volunteer of the year is presented to Simon Lee from Shrewsbury Up & Comers. This is a new award and gifted to the SJFL by the family of the late Tom Farmer (former Chairman and President of Shropshire FA and national FA delegate for the county). Tom was a great supporter and advocate of youth football who regularly attended SJFL finals and festivals. Simon Lee has been recognised for his outstanding service to community football as under his chairmanship at Up & Comers he has brought excellence in delivering grass roots junior football opportunities for boys and girls from crèche, Saturday Clubs up to U18 age groups. Simon is also very willing and supportive to football initiatives that bring community benefits for both club and league.

Photo courtesy of Kidz in Focus (the official photographers to the League), Respect is partnered by The Georgia Williams Trust and and Sportsjam who sponsor the Respect Futsal Festival.

Secretary of the Year 2017


Nicky Powell from Shrewsbury Up & Comers
This award recognisee the hard work, dedication and commitment that Nicky does in running and administrating a junior football club with over 20 teams from crèche to U18. A demanding role in which she carries out with a professional approach at all times.

Photo courtesy of Kidz in Focus (the official photographers to the League), Respect is partnered by The Georgia Williams Trust and and Sportsjam who sponsor the Respect Futsal Festival.

Club of the Year 2017


Llanymynech Juniors
For continuing to support and deliver all aspects of youth development that promotes excellence, respect and opportunities for young people to play and enjoy football. A well respected club that runs teams for all age groups from U8 to U16.

Photo courtesy of Kidz in Focus (the official photographers to the League), Respect is partnered by The Georgia Williams Trust and and Sportsjam who sponsor the Respect Futsal Festival.

Charity work 2017


Through the SJFL Charity Fund (which runs the U10-U11 Festival events and U13 & U14 county cup competition fixtures), the league, and with additional club donations, has raised over £2700 this season and this has enabled the gift to five charities of £500 each. Those charities benefting this year were:

• Recharge Telford Community Scheme
• Neonatal Unit, Ward 23 at Princess Royal Hospital
• Little Rascals Foundation
• West Mercia Search and Rescue
• Zac Harris

The cheque presentation was made by Officers of the League, Georgia Williams Trust and Shropshire FA President. SJFL has now raised over £27,000 this millennium alone and gifted 60 charities.

Photo courtesy of Kidz in Focus (the official photographers to the League), Respect is partnered by The Georgia Williams Trust and and Sportsjam who sponsor the Respect Futsal Festival.

FA Charter Standard Development Club of the Year 2017


Shrewsbury Up and Comers FC
The Club has transformed itself over the 2-3 years, in terms of its new structure and what it delivers to its members. The re-structure has allowed the club to change its ethos and community profile to a much more outward looking club. The Club Development plan focuses on both quality of experience given to players, and in terms of growth in the numbers of children being catered for. The club have worked with local schools and formed alliances with exterior organisations (Energise Shropshire, SCAT and Passmaster) that have allowed them to form partnerships which has seen an unprecedented growth in the amount of players being attracted to the Club with the continual focus to Girls football as well as Mini soccer and Minor League. Key areas include: attracting children in the 4/5 age group and give them 2 years of high quality coaching in a fun, safe & friendly environment before they begin development football at U7/8.

Photo courtesy of Yarrington Limited.

FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year Runners-Up 2017


Press Club FC
Prees Junior Football Club has over 200 boys and girls playing football. The boys section is running a crèche and has teams from u8 – u16s. The U16s, who’ve been together since crèche, have players completing FA Level 1 coaching badges and helping with crèche, other teams and also refereeing. The Girls section is also thriving with three teams (next year we will add u14s) and this year the club will hold its second annual girls tournament, where all monies raised go to various charities. The annual tournament for boys is also well under way. The Club has a dedicated committee to ensure that the club will be around for a long time and encourages all our players to get involved in supporting the club, completing courses and giving something back to the club. PJFC is a community club and is a little piece of paradise in the countryside where everyone is always welcomed regardless of their ability and we have children who just come to train.

Photo courtesy of Yarrington Limited.

FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year 2017


Shrewsbury Juniors FC
Shrewsbury Juniors celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and are putting on a number of events to celebrate, including a evening dinner party with Paul Merson the celebrity guest. The club continues to provide football for all, with 30 teams for boys and girls, also adult’s men’s and women’s teams. The club continues to start new teams, if the demand is there, and 25 boys and girls completed a JFL (Junior Football Leaders) course. These leaders help and support club events and this season they’ve run two crèche festivals where these young leaders have refereed. The club invests in all the coaches, supporting them to achieve their own goals through qualification. Investing in young referees, where the club appoints them to club games and then supports them in officiating league games. Shrewsbury Juniors Football Club is run by a committee of 15 members and these volunteers work tirelessly to provide football for all.

Photo courtesy of Yarrington Limited.

Best Inclusive Project of the Year 2017 (Runners-Up)


Shropshire Junior League
Kick It Out (Lets kick racism out of football). SJFL promoted Kick It Out Campaign Day held at the Shrewsbury Sports Village as part of the Shropshire Junior Football League’s Futsal Respect Festival, in partnership with the Georgia Williams Trust, Shropshire FA Youth Council, Shropshire Football Association and Sportsjam. It was a great opportunity to promote and raise awareness of the ‘Kick It Out’ campaign and was a fantastic success with over 100 players, managers / coaches and supporters uniting together in this event. The Kick it Out Campaign aims to deliver the message of inclusion and anti–discrimination within the football, educational and community sectors encouraging inclusive practiced and work for positive change. Shropshire FA Youth Council were delighted to partner the Shropshire Junior Football League and Georgia Williams Trust to support the delivery of their Kick It Out. Players also received badges, arm bands, wrist bands and other promotion material as a reminder of the day and the importance of Kick It Out.

Photo courtesy of Yarrington Limited.

FA Charter Standard League of the Year and Regional CS League of the Year 2017


Shropshire Junior League
SJSJFL provides football for 20 clubs and 174 teams – all FA CS – and 2300+ players registered (FA Pilot League – Whole Game Player Registration System), development football (U8–U11) and open competition fixtures U12-U16 (including Shropshire Charity Cup (U13/U14), four Charity Trophy festivals for U10/U11s and a mid-winter fixture break December/January.

The League has 100% coverage by registered referees for all age groups as part of the National Referee Development Partner League (first for Shropshire/West Midlands Region). SJFL also provided a ninth Respect Futsal Festival (and U7/crèche introduction to Futsal) for 70 teams, 134 fixtures over 650 players participating within the league’s CS player development programme. The League is honoured to have ‘Respect’ partnership with Georgia Williams Trust that promotes respect not just in football but also the wider community. FA Silver Respect Accreditation in 2013 (reaccredited in 2015). Being the ‘first’ FA CS League (2009) SJFL continues to be at the forefront and was the First county league to implemented Respect Marshalls and have collective responsibility to create a fair/safe/enjoyable environment in which the game takes place. STITC support match-day Respect sponsorship (U8-U11s) and reward the league’s monthly winning respect team with match-day vouchers for home games at STFC (in partnership with STFC/SFA). SJFL is committed to inclusivity/eliminating all forms of discrimination and delivered ‘Kick It Out’ campaign at its Futsal Respect Festival and was honoured in 2016 at the Mayor of Shrewsbury’s Awards – receiving Gold award to SJFL in recognition of their achievements towards enhancing the wellbeing of young people in the area with excellence in their volunteer workforce contributing to the league’s successes. Since the new millennium SJFL has raised over £25000 and gifted 55 charities.

In further recognition of the SJFL outstanding contribution to community football the league was also awarded the FA Midlands Regional CS League of The Year 2017 (The McDonald’s FA Community CS League award for Shropshire and West Midlands). This is the third time the league has received the regional award since 2010 and the seventh consecutive year in being awarded the FA CS League of the year.

Photo courtesy of Yarrington Limited.