Ian Andrews - AFC Secretary
Roger Philo has recovered following his operation and so has resumed the full duties as above. Please contact Roger for all match and referee confirmations with immediate effect - details appear in the Directory .
Ian Andrews - AFC Secretary
With immediate effect the new Match secretary of Spaniards (Senior Three North) is
Andres de Haro Martinez 07821 147924 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
who replaces Jose Ramon Vadillo. The web directory is also updated
Attached are the first set of club and team marks up to and including Saturday 28th October. It is good to pay special attention to the current excellent mark of Spaniards who have put last seasons poor first season behind them and need to maintain this average.
On the down side the same clubs appear in the bottom places in most categories season on season and really must try and get their average marks increased with more acceptable on & off pitch behaviour and organisation. It is also worth praising those clubs that consistently appear in the top slots with so far this season Heathrow Seniors leading the way with a top two place in three categories plus 4th in SoF.
Please note that Emma Embleton will be on holiday (and unavailable) from 3rd to 18th November inclusive. Would all clubs and referees please contact the Club Secretary Martin Faircloth instead (contact details in the directory )
Ian Andrews = AFC Secretary
David ‘Taffy’ Evans
Sadly the OFFC must report the passing of David ‘Taffy’ Evans, Taffy passed peacefully away this morning at 2am, our thoughts must be with Eiddwen, Victoria & Emma and the rest of the family at this time.
Taffy was a former twice President of the Old Finchleians Main Club, Chairman of the football committee and Secretary, former player and joint founder of mega-vets football along with a host of other active roles in AFC & amateur football for many decades he will be greatly missed by all at Southover but most fondly remembered.
Vivien , Karen, Joanna and Lesley are sad to announce the passing of
Trevor William Syms on 19th October 2017
A service is being held at Enfield Crematorium, Great Cambridge Road ,Enfield, EN1 4DS on
Wednesday 8th November 2017 @ 11.30am
Family flowers only
Please join us afterwards at Botany Bay Cricket Club, East Lodge Lane, Enfield, EN2 8AS
Upcoming AFC Rep team Fixtures 2017/18
15th November 2017 (HOME) Argonaut Trophy / Steve Langley Trophy
AFC V Southern Amateur League
@ Corinthian Casuals 7.30pm kick off
25th November 2017 (AWAY) FA Inter League Round 2
Bedfordshire County League v AFC
@ Cranfield United FC ,
Crawley Rd, Cranfield, Bedford MK43 0AA
Kick off 3pm
17th January (HOME) FRIENDLY
AFC v Oxford University KO TBA
Parmiters School, Garston, Watford, Herts
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