2014-15 Competitions Update

The Middlesex Schools’ FA has published the draws for the early rounds of the Secondary and Post-16 County Cups for the 2014-15 season. Each competition has a dedicated page within the Inter-Schools Competitions section of the website which can be accessed from the menu which appears towards the top of each page.

In addition, MSFA is delighted to confirm that the Harrow Schools’ FA has committed to entering the Inter-District Competitions at Under-12, Under-13 and Under-14, so the fixtures for those competitions have been revised accordingly.

Both Schools and District SFAs are reminded to note carefully the dates for their matches, which are “played by” dates for the Cup competitions and which are fixed dates for Inter-District matches. All Team Administrators should familiarise themselves with the provisions of Association Rule 2f, particularly section (ix).

Information pertaining to the League Competitions and Primary School Competitions will follow in due course.

Brent lift Compton Cup at Wembley

Following their success in winning one of the closest Compton Cup competitions in recent memory, the Brent Under-13 squad were given a unique opportunity to collect the trophy at Wembley Stadium.

Brent had steadily improved throughout the season and achieved their success through a fine run of form that took them to the top of the League after Christmas, where they stayed despite stiff competition from Hillingdon and Harrow. The squad also won the London Cup along the way.

In recognition of their achievement, The Wembley National Stadium Trust (WNST) and The FA invited the team to be presented with the Compton Cup at Wembley Stadium, in similar fashion to that when Arsenal lifted The FA Cup in the Royal Box last month.

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MSFA Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Middlesex Schools' FA took place on 24th June 2014 at the Middlesex FA Offices. A number of important decisions were made at the meeting, including the adoption of a new set of rules which the Executive Committee will use to manage the Association's competitions.

Under the new rules, each District Schools' FA will be required to nominate at least one representative to sit on the Executive Committee, failure to do so will result in that District - and the schools within it - being excluded from MSFA competitions.

The majority of the Officers of the Association were re-elected unopposed, while Jim Dees was elected to the Executive Committee as Primary Schools' Secretary.

The meeting also confirmed that the Kay Cup for Year 7 pupils will move to a 9v9 format and that schools would be encouraged to adhere to The FA Guide to Pitch and Goalpost Dimensions where possible.