New Acting General Secretary

Jess Williams, who has served as the General Secretary of the Middlesex Schools' FA as part of her work with the Middlesex Football Association (the body which governs club football in the County and which has provided some administrative support to MSFA for a number of years), has left her position.

The committee of MSFA wishes to place on record its thanks to Jess for her efforts on behalf of the Association and wish her well for her future career.

The Association will now be assisted by Isaac Jempeji, who will be the Acting General Secretary until the end of the season. Most schools will have no need to contact Isaac directly, as the majority of queries can be answered by the Competition Organisers or by the Association Chairman, Bob Chandler.

MSFA is presently undertaking a review of its administrative arrangements ahead of the 2017-18 season and will communicate any changes to schools before the end of the academic year. This review is focused on those roles which have been filled by Middlesex FA staff, such as the positions of General Secretary, Treasurer and Welfare Officer. The committee would be pleased to hear from any teachers or education professionals who would like to offer their skills and time to supporting schools football. 


U16 Rep Team qualify for SEESFA semi-final

Middlesex 2-1 Kent

South East England Schools' FA LC Hill Trophy, 25th February 2017

Guerin Nimi and Wichtor Wachala scored to send Middlesex U16s into the semi-final of the South East England Schools’ FA competition.

Middlesex enjoyed the perfect start when after two minutes striker James Bromley was hacked down inside the box. Midfielder Guerin Nimi stepped up and rifled the penalty into the top corner. Kent rallied and the Middlesex defence of  Moragn Whittick, Keith Taziwa, David Oppong- Wiafe and skipper Michael O’ Neil had to defend for their lives at times. Keeper Josh Bierne made a superb save from point blank range to keep Middlesex in front. In the second half Christos Georgacopoulos was introduced into midfield and impressed on his debut. The tie was sealed when Nimi broke into the box and cut the ball back to Wichtor Wachala to emphatically drive home. Kent scored a consolation goal a minute from time but it is Middlesex who go through to play Hertfordshire.

Team: Cai Burrows , Christos Georgacopoulos,  David Oppong-Wiafe, Emre Top, Guerin Nimi,   James Bromley ,   Josh Beirne,  Jude Moore, Keith Taziwa,  Michael O’ Neil  (capt.)   Kyle Mathews,   Morgan Whittick, Tashae Gibbons,  Simeon Olarerin, Wichtor Wachala. 

Middlesex coach Chris Ampofo commented after the match: “It was a battle and the players showed great determination and character.  It is a great achievement to reach the semis and they deserve it for the tremendous effort they have put in today and all season."

U18 Leagues reach knockout phase

The Middlesex Schools' FA's Under-18 Leagues have now reached the play-offs which determine the overall champion of each competition.

The 1st XI League is divided into two regionalised divisions in which schools are due to play each other at home and away. The top two schools in each division then progress to the play-offs, where the side finishing top of the North Division plays at home to the school which placed second in the South Division and vice versa.

In the smaller, single division 2nd XI League, schools play one match against the others, with the top four schools advancing to the semi-final.

In both competitions, matches not played by the cut-off point and where neither school has failed to fulfil the fixture have been recorded as 0-0 draws in accordance with MSFA Rules.

The knockout stages of both Leagues are as follows:

1st XI League

Ashmole Academy 0-3 St Thomas More
Alec Reed Academy v Finchley Catholic

FINAL: St Thomas More v Alec Reed Academy / Finchley Catholic

2nd XI League

Enfield Grammar 4-2 Finchley Catholic
Alec Reed Academy 0-2 Ashmole Academy

FINAL: Enfield Grammar v Ashmole Academy