Welcome to the Official Website of the Aldershot Divisional
Football Association, "the Association". More information about
the Association and its work can be found under "The Association"
The Association's Meetings and its Invitation
Challenge Cup Finals are held at The Recreation Ground (left), home
Town FC -- with kind assistance and enthusiastic support
of the Club for the local football community.
The Association is grateful to the Chairman, Directors, Secretary and
the Committee of Aldershot Town FC for their continued support to the
Association and the local community.
Thank you to La Manga Sports Tours
At the recent Aldershot Divisional Football Association
AGM all attending clubs were entered into a draw for a new football kit for
the 2017-18 season. The winners were Yateley United and their Chairman
Richard Pascoe is pictured receiving the new kit from Jordon Castle of La
Manga Sports Tours, who donated the kit.
Also in the picture are Mike Gardner, ADFA Chairman of the
ADFA (right) and Martin Castle, ADFA General Secretary.
Gardner said “The purpose of the ADFA is to help develop
and support all football in the area and we are delighted to be able to give
one of our teams a new kit for the coming season. We are especially grateful
to La Manga Sports Tours for their generous offer in sponsoring this kit.”
The Association Handbook contains the information shown on
this website and is available in electronic form for
Cup Competitions Reminders
Although the Association's Handbook containing our Cup Rules
and additional instructions are regularly sent to the Clubs competing in our Invitation
Challenge Cup Competitions, there seems to be some confusion by some Clubs
due to their usual Rules differing to the Association Cup Rules.
Therefore, the Association's Cup Committee wishes to remind
the competing Clubs of the following key match-day related extracts of the
Rules (please refer to the Handbook for complete Rules), together with the
hints and advice (text in blue):
- Each Club shall, at least 30 minutes before the nominated
kick-off time, hand to their opponents and the Referee in writing, on the
Form provided by the Cup Secretary, the surname, initials and signature
of all players and any other information required on such Form including
those of the named substitutes as marked by an 'S' in the box provided.
[part of Rule 8, para 1]
Please fully complete the Result Form,
including indicating the substitutes with an 'S' in appropriate box,
and exchange the Forms with opponents and hand a copy to the Referee at
least 15 minutes prior to kick-off. More information need to be completed
on the same Form after the match, prior to submitting the Form (please see
- Where no gate is normally taken then the Referee and Assistant
Referees fees and expenses shall be shared equally between the two Clubs.
Where a gate is taken the Referee and Assistant Referees fees and expenses
shall be paid solely by the Club taking the gate. The Home Club shall be
responsible for ensuring that the appropriate fees and expenses are paid
to the appointed Officials. [Rule 12d]
It is the responsibility of the Home Club for
payments to the appointed Official(s) and not for the Official(s) to ask
each Club for their share of the payments. It is suggested that the Home
Club pays the appointed Official(s) in full and liaise with the Away
Club for their contribution, where no gate is taken. Should there be a problem
with Away Club contributing their share then the Home Club is to report
this in writing to the Association's
Cup Committee Chairman (Steve Yeomans).
- The Clubs shall telephone the results of their match to the
Cup Secretary or his/her designated and appointed contact, on the day of
the match between 5.00 pm and 7.00 pm, or before 10.00 pm or immediately
after the finish of the match if an evening kick-off. Any Club failing to
comply with this Rule shall be liable to a fine of £10.00. [Rule 9]
Both Home and Away Club are required to
telephone Mr Steve Yeomans on 07796 362527 with their results between 5.00pm
and 7.00pm on the day of the match for 'day-time' match, or before
10.00pm, or immediately after the match (in case of extra time and penalties
taking the match to conclude after 10.00pm), for an evening match.
- Each Club shall, in a manner prescribed from time to time
by The Football Association, award marks to the Referee for each match and
the name of the Referee and the marks awarded out of 100, shall be submitted
to the Association on the Match Result Card provided. Any Club giving a
Referee less than 50 marks is required to submit a report as to the reason
for low marks, to the Cup Secretary within 7 days of the said match. Clubs
failing to comply with this Rule shall be liable to be fined or dealt with
as the Council or Sub-Committee shall determine. [Rule 12f]
Each Club is to mark the Referee out of 100
in the space provided on the Result Form. Any Club giving the Referee
50 marks and below must submit a written report within 7 days of the
match to Mr Martin Castle, 3 Stubbs Moor Road, Farnborough, Hants GU14
- The white (top) copy [of the Result Form] should be posted
to the Cup Secretary by both Clubs within 3 days of the match being played,
along with the pink copy received from their opponents before the match.
Clubs failing to do so shall be liable to a fine not exceeding £50.00.
[part of Rule 8, para 1]
Once all the information are completed on the
Result Form, including final result and the Referee's mark etc., both
Home and Away Club are required to send their white copy and opponent's
pink copy of the Result Form within 3 days of the match to Mr
Steve Yeomans, 7 Hazel Avenue, Farnborough, Hants GU14 0HA.