It is with a sad heart that I have to inform you that our Past President, AFA icon & Latymer Old Boy stalwart - Trevor Syms, died yesterday 19th October 2017, after suffering a long battle against illness. He died after suffering a number of heart attacks in the past few months and also contracting MRSA in hospital during his stay. Trevor was my first captain of Latymer Old Boys 6th XI when I started playing in 1971 and I played with him, toured many times with him on Latymer OB Easter tours abroad, sat with him for many years on both Latymer and Old Boys committees in the 1970's & 80's, he certainly will be missed in our level of football.
Vivien (his wife) has been in touch with the AFA today to let them know. She said that his heart gave out in the end following the various setbacks which he has suffered with his health recently and he died in hospital. I do not have any details of the funeral arrangements yet but I will circulate these when I receive them.I would ask all referees and teams to respect his memory with a minutes silence before all games tomorrow (21st).
Ian Andrews AFC Secretary
Would all clubs please note that following information about who pays the match officials for cup ties this season.
AFA Cup: - Following the email from Mike Brown of the AFA the referees' fee £34 is to be paid by the home team as soon as possible after the match. In ties that have Assistant Referees appointed the fee is shared 50/50 between the two sides so each pay £44 (£34 ref and AR £27 x2).
London Old Boys Cup:-
This season the AWAY team is responsible for paying the referee his £34 fee before the game.
Old Boys Invitation Cup:-
The HOME team is responsible for paying the referee his £34 fee before the game.
Other County Cups:-
Please refer to the individual rules for each county -Surrey, London & Middx.
To confirm that any mark of less than 61 (60 or below) must be supported by a low referee report which is found under the handbook tab Referee Low Mark Report for any match where the referee has been appointed by the AFC.
AFC will Play the Bedfordshire League on the 25th November 2017
Well done to the below who have been Selected to represent the AFC on Saturday 30 September in the FA Inter League Cup.
Well Done to the AFC players below selected to play for the AFA Rep Team against Oxford University on Wednesday 4th October at Uxbridge FC, Honeycroft, Horton Rd, Uxbridge UB7 8HX
All support welcome.
We have received a message from Vivien Syms to let us know that Trevor suffered a stroke last Sunday and was admitted to North Middlesex Hospital. Trevor’s left side has been affected but he is able to talk. He was later transferred to University College Hospital where he remains at present. Vivien and their daughters are visiting but Trevor has also contracted an MRSA infection and is in an isolation room. Vivien is happy to be contacted by well wishers on her mobile phone on 07905 060599.
John Cooke had his hip replacement operation in April but recently has contracted an infection and had to be readmitted to hospital. John is due to have further surgery this afternoon, the first of a two part procedure to sanitise the wound and reinstall the replacement hip. John is expected to remain in hospital for a couple of weeks and will be unable to drive for at least six weeks after that.
Our best wishes for full recoveries have been sent to both Trevor and John.
This messages was written by John Monk, Referee Administrator for the AFA, and we thank him for sharing it with us.
The final set of Club and Team Marks for 2016/17 are now available:
Club and Team Marks
The trophy for Division Senior 2 North has been renamed the 'David Goldring Memorial Cup - Senior Division 2 North' in memory of our late chairman.
David's club, Old Woodhouseians, is in the Northern section of the AFC and this trophy was chosen as the most senior division in the Northen section.
Congratulations to our Chairman John Maskell who's been elected the AFA President.
This completes the President's hatrick for the AFA, AFC and LOB Cup.
Old Wokingians summer 6 a'side tournament returns again this year on Saturday 1 July.
Limited spaces available on a first come first serve basis. For more information about the event and how to enter a team please email Matt Lane on firstname.lastname@example.org.