Due to expected high volumes of rain over Friday and Saturday, Blacktown Council has made the decision to close all sports grounds until Monday 8 April 4pm at the earliest.

All Round 1 games have been postponed and the BDSFA will reschedule these games to be played at a later date.

Stay safe and dry, and we’ll see you all again for Round 2!

It's that time of year again, where the Kings Langley SFC community has its chance to nominate and celebrate those whose efforts made a huge contribution to our club throughout the season.

There are a number of perpetual awards where we rely upon our members to tell us who they think stand out, and have gone above and beyond in making 2023 the glorious season of football that it was. These awards are:

Please go to https://go.klsfc.club/awards-2023 and get your nominations in by Saturday 26 August 2023!

The 2023 Kings Langley SFC Photo Day is now on Saturday 22 July, 2023.

Due to delays with the BDSFA releasing the updated draw for the remainder of the season, the Club has made the difficult decision to delay Photo Day until later in the season. It just wouldn’t be fair on parents and players to expect them to be ready for photo with only a few days notice of the timetable for the day.

Keep an eye on the 2023 Photo Day event page for the latest information.

 

With high levels of interest in pre-season, our final spots in teams are filling fast. Get in now before it's too late!

Remember, players must be registered with the club before they can participate in grading and team allocation days.

 

A new session has now been added - Saturday 25 February 2023, 10:00am to 12 noon.

We know that many of our members really appreciate the personal touch, and we are happy to announce our  face-to-face registration sessions for the 2023 pre-season!

At one of these sessions you can get help with any registration questions you might have, pay your rego for the upcoming season, try on and order apparel, or just come in to absorb and enjoy the rich and unique football potpourri of the smell of freshly cut grass mixed with last season’s boots and just a hint of Deep Heat in the air.

Note: all registration must be paid in order for players to take part in the upcoming grading sessions.

No rego, no grading, no exceptions.

Times for the face-to-face sessions are below. All will be held at our clubhouse at Lynwood Park, Stephen Street.

Edit: The session originally listed as Wednesday 22 February has now been rescheduled to Tuesday 21 February. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The key dates for games throughout the 2023 season are now available on our Season Calendar.

The important things to note for our community are:

Grading and Muster dates for the 2023 are being finalised and will be released soon. Please keep an eye on the Latest News and our Events Calendar for the latest information.

Update: Grounds now closed by Council until at least 4pm Thursday 28 July

Blacktown Council has advised that all grounds are closed until at least 4pm 26 July. We acknowledge that many of our members may be disappointed (especially with the big double header weekend that was scheduled), but the Club notes that Council does not make these decisions lightly. Teams with mid-week catch-up games will be updated as soon as the Club knows more.

The BDSFA is working on a schedule with respect to the remainder of the season. This schedule will be released to all members once it has been finalised and approved by the BDSFA Board. We recommend interested members take the time to familiarise themselves with the BDSFA Plan of Management - 2022 Season [PDF] for more information on options for the end of season and the finals series.

To all members of the Kings Langley SFC community

After incidents at Lynwood Park in recent weeks from both visiting and home teams, the Committee sadly is compelled remind all coaches, managers, players, spectators, parents and caregivers about Kings Langley SFC's expectations for how our community interacts with match officials.

All referees  - official "black and white" refs, MiniRoo Game Leaders and volunteers appointed by the home club to fill a vacancy - are there to uphold the Laws of the Game. Whether or not you agree with their interpretation is irrelevant. The Club expects ALL members to respect and accept their decisions. Any concerns about an official must be raised by a coach or manager through the proper channels such as the weekly Coach and Manager match day report form. We thank and appreciate those coaches and managers that have been using these channels.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should anyone approach an official during a game, at half time, at full time, after the game or back at the clubhouse to argue about any of the decisions made during the game. A referee does not owe anyone an explanation. A referee does not have to justify their choices. The referee's decision is final. End of story.

The BDSFA and the Referee's Branch have had considerable difficulty on a weekly basis this season finding enough officials to appoint to competition matches. At the club level, many clubs have also struggled to find enough Game Leaders to oversee MiniRoo games. Based on what Committee members have seen across all grounds this year, this is not surprising. We have all witnessed parents swearing from the sidelines, coaches and mangers arguing with referees at half time or full time, and spectators following officials and Game Leaders to clubhouses after the game to continue to try and argue with the official.

Many referees and assistant referees appointed to our junior competition games are teenagers, as are all of our own Game Leaders. The Committee is extremely disappointed that adults with decades of experience in and around the game still think it is appropriate to argue with children and young adults about their decisions. In the Committee's experience, those who argue the most are almost always relying on outdated knowledge that has not kept pace with changes to the Laws of the Game. Unless you have passed a Level 4 Referee course or Game Leader course in the last three years, your knowledge and understanding of the game requires verification and validation before you are in any position to approach a match official for a conversation about their decisions.

It is vital that our community understands that where the Referee's Branch is unable to find a referee to appoint to a competition match, the responsibility falls upon the home team to find a referee. If a referee cannot be found by the home club Committee, the home team is forced to forfeit the match. The shortage of referees can be directly tied to the levels of abuse hurled at officials each weekend by players, coaches, and spectators.

Repeat offenders at Kings Langley that complain about referee performance will find themselves first to be tapped on the shoulder to referee the next time there are games with no appointed officials.

If you think you can do a better job, then put your whistle where your mouth is.

PlayFootball - The Laws of the Game - free online training module

PlayFootball - Find a Referee Course

 

Kings Langley SFC Committee

With only one more goalkeeping training session left for June, registrations for the July sessions are now open.

Players in teams U8-U10 should attend the 6:00pm to 6:45pm session. Players from U12 and up should attend the 7:00pm to 8:00pm session.

Please register via for the July sessions via the form below. Registering allows coaches Alex and Shane prepare each week and tailor sessions to help meet the needs of those attending.

Don't forget the Kings Langley SFC Colour Run is this weekend!

Due to large scale regrading and changes to the draw for this weekend, your team's scheduled time for the Colour Run may have changed. Please check our Colour Run event page for the latest information.

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