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Middlesex FA End of Season Workshops
We will be hosting seven informative online sessions which will give our stakeholders the opportunity to learn, develop and engage about the aspects of football which we all love.
As the current season comes to an end, The Middlesex FA staff are looking at ways in which we can support our network further and have lots of vital information which we have available to share to you, with the aim to support you in the closed season to prepare and get ready ahead for the start of the 2023/24 campaign.
Workshops start, TONIGHT.
Middlesex FA Long Service Awards
We are delighted to be taking nominations for both 10 & 25 Year Long Service Awards. These awards are in place to recognise and celebrate the work of volunteers who have given up an extended period of time to the game across Middlesex.
Middlesex FA Club Guide to ULEZ Expansion
The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding across all London boroughs from 29th August 2023.
We asked how this would affect you, what support you need and the things your club will do. We have put together this guidance document to try and help your club adapt to the expansion of ULEZ.
Middlesex FA Weetabix Wildcats Festival
Middlesex FA is delighted to announce that we will be running our annual Weetabix Wildcats Festival on Saturday 01st July at Middlesex FA, Rectory Park, UB5 5FA.
If you are an existing or new Middlesex Weetabix Wildcats Provider, we invite you to register your interest for the day via the link below. Expressions of interest close on Friday 2nd June 2023, so don’t miss out!
The ethos behind the day is
- All girls to have fun
- No referees, girls are learning the rules. It’s about guidance, not rule enforcement
- Let the girls play, try not to instruct players, let players make their own decisions
- No results or tables will be kept on record, everyone is a winner
We hope you will enjoy being part of a fun and exciting day for the girls.
If you have any further questions about the Festival or Weetabix Wildcats in general, please don’t hesitate to contact Andrew Perren, email@example.com
Equal Game Fund & Workshop
The Equal Game Fund is available to help Clubs grow or develop female football at their club in the pursuit of providing an ‘Equal Game’ for girls and women in football.
Applicants must be an England Accredited Club AND have attended, or registered to attend, an upcoming Equal Game Workshop.
Middlesex FA will be hosting an Equal Game Workshop on Monday 10th July at Middlesex FA, Rectory Park.
Clubs can apply for between £2,000-£10,000. Clubs will be asked to provide a breakdown of funding they are applying for will be spent.
Fund applications should be linked to one or more of the five key focus areas of the Equal Game Toolkit
Clubs should consider other existing funding resources such as Barclays Community Football Fund, Football Foundation Grants and Coaching Bursaries before applying to the Equal Game Fund.
All applications must be submitted here by 31st May at 5pm
Successful Clubs will be notified by 30th June with payment made following this
Clubs will be contacted directly to monitor the spend of their Award, and to capture the impact of the Fund on their female provision.
If you have any further questions in relation to the funding, please contact our Participation Development Officer, Andy Perren at firstname.lastname@example.org
England Football Accreditation
Congratulations to the 176 clubs to date who have completed their England Football Accreditation renewal. We’d also like to congratulate the 40 clubs who attained England Football Accredited status throughout the season.
Becoming England Football Accredited could be easier than you think and gives you access to further benefits and opportunities from your County FA & The FA.
Find out how your club can become Accredited and contact Paul Sharpe, email@example.com
What is England Football Accredited?
Middlesex FA Inclusion
Welcome to our new Inclusion Section. Here, you will find updates on the work that Middlesex FA and our community are doing to ensure the game is for all.
To kick off, Middlesex FA recently launched the Support Our Future campaign. Support Our Future is a new pledge programme from Middlesex FA, this will see clubs either looking to start, grow or retain their female football provision for their local community. This three-tiered programme will see clubs pledge to meet the criteria for one or all of the three levels. With Gold, Silver and Bronze status attainable through a range of targets.
Through their pledge clubs will be committing to upskill the female football workforce, provide better wellbeing support, and promoting positive participation pathways for females to access across the game. By signing up to the pledge, we hope clubs will be able to create a more sustainable and inclusive environment for all participants they engage with.
Additionally, the celebration of two different religious holidays commenced:
- During April, many organisations welcomed their local communities for an open Iftar. The FA also participated in this, in partnership with the Ramadan Tent Project. Visitors from the local area and beyond were invited to have Iftar together – this is the meal prepared and offered to Muslims observing Ramadan when breaking their fast.
- Two days later, Wembley Stadium played host to the celebrations of the Sikh Festival of Vaisakhi. This is the celebration to mark the creation of the Khalsa. Participants had the opportunity to hear from guest speakers, observing religious prayers and hymns, as well as witnessing the famous Wembley arch being lit up in the orange colour of the Khalsa.
Middlesex FA will be marking Dementia Awareness Week (15th-21st May). The county is working to ensure that everyone feels included and connected with the game. A guidance document on access at sports facilities for people with dementia can be found here.For any updates, guidance, or enquiries relating to Inclusion, please contact our Inclusion Officer Daniel Perkins, at firstname.lastname@example.org