Took some existing text from the web site and made it better (i think)
Naturally the idea was rejected of course.
Welcome to the only official website for the Strathclyde Saturday Morning Amateur Football League sponsored by STAX TRADE CENTERS
Stax Trade Centres SSMAFL announce major project
The league structure and cup competitions have had major changes approved by its member clubs for 2016-17 onwards.
League Division Structure.
The Premier Division will be increased from 12 to 14 clubs. Instead of a first and second division there will now be a division 1A and 1B. This means that clubs could only play one full season before getting into the Premier Division. The bottom two clubs in the Premier Division and the end of the season will be relegated, replaced by the champions of 1A and 1B.
The clubs that finished second and third in 1A and 1B would then enter a play-off competition, the winners of which would face third from bottom in the premier league to determine who would complete the league for the following season.
The league feel that this will add additional excitement at the end of a season and some major fixtures being played with a lot at stake, increasing the challenge for clubs involved.
No changes will be made to The Strathclyde Cup and Tommy Marshall Trophy.
Radical changes will be made to all other competitions, All clubs will be randomly drawn in 8 different sections. The section teams will then play against each other once in a league format, once these fixtures are complete the teams will be split accordingly. The winner of each section will then progress to the Champions Cup. These eight teams will compete in one legged cup ties up to and including the cup final.
The second and third placed teams from each section will enter into the Presidents Cup. These 16 clubs will again play in one legged ties up to and including the final.
The remaining teams in the sections will then proceed into the Challenge Cup, which will again be a one legged cup competition.
The league feel that this major restructuring and extra cup competitions will give clubs of equal standing more of an opportunity to achieve success. We also feel that this will made the league a more attractive prospect to new and existing clubs.
OTHER MAJOR NEWS
After a lot of consideration, the league are also now open to starting an afternoon section or divisions. The benefits would be that clubs can join a progressive and strong league set-up, well run league with good management, and therefore forming an all round amateur league regardless of playing time. This could result in a type of super league, with costs being reduced for clubs by having larger leagues.
Anyone interested in applying to join us should contact League Secretary
Andy Bryant on 07403 019219 or at email@example.com
Please take some time to visit our Business Partners section.
We are actively seeking Cup Finals Match Ball sponsors, and Program advertisers
Our local rules pages have been amended and I strongly urge you to read them, along with the standard constitution of the SAFA to ensure you stay within the rules of competition.
THE LEAGUE IS ACTIVELY SEEKING NEW MEMBER CLUBS FOR 2016-17 SEASON. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR AN APPLICATION FORM.
Clubs applying to join us who are currently playing in another league, are reminded that their application must be approved by the SAFA no later than 28 February, as per rule 5
Please contact our membership secretary for an application form. His details are on the League Executive page of this website.
League Fixtures, Results & Tables can be found at the top of the page, with Cup Fixtures and Referee Contacts having their own page. League History and past Trophy winners can be found on the Roll Of Honour, Hall of Fame and Awards pages.
Downloadable Team lines, referee reports and Registration Forms are available on the Forms page.
There are several newer pages also, so have a good look through our site.
The League is happy to hear from Companies and Businesses who can assist us promote amateur football amongst our circa 1,000 players across Strathclyde.
The Standard Constitution is available in full to download from the SAFA website, but will have been distributed to all clubs via e-mail. Our own local rules will also appear on the constitution page of our websites. I have also added a copy of the SAFA Suspensions for Standard Offences under Disciplinary. Suspensions due to Standard Offences are also now on the website.
There is a full section on all clubs and their information including kit colours and contacts.
There is also a links section for Clubs and Association/Leagues external site. If you want your club to be on it please email myself an image (ideally square or round) and the website address.
If you need any assistance please contact the executive relevant to your club.