New Season gets underway in earnest

The Middlesex Schools' FA is delighted to welcome all schools to the 2018-19 competitions. The draws for the various Cup competitions have been made and can be viewed here, within the Inter-Schools Cups section.

In addition, the fixtures for the 1st XI League and 2nd XI League have been prepared. 

Schools will receive an email on Monday morning containing contact details taken from the Handbook, copies of which will be posted out as soon as practical.

We wish all participating schools every success in this season's competitions.

Drayton Manor win Ambler Cup

The following report was written by Freddie Scarborough, a student at Drayton Manor and a member of their cup-winning side. It was contributed by the school and is reproduced with thanks.

Drayton Manor are presented with the Ambler CupThe Drayton Manor U17 football team travelled to Powerday Stadium, home to Hanwell Town FC, for the final of the U17 Middlesex Cup.

In the lead up to the match, the boys had given up much of their free time in preparation for St Thomas More High School, who had won their semi-final game 7-1. Coaches Mr Black and Mr Grudgings also worked with the team to decide on tactics for this all-important match.

Read more: Drayton Manor win Ambler Cup

2018-19 Affiliation Deadline Extended

The Middlesex Schools' Football Association wishes to announce that it has agreed to extend the deadline for affiliation and competition entries to cover the remainder of the Academic Year.

The Association recognises that teachers who give up their own time to facilitate the playing of inter-school sport need to be supported so wishes to maximise the opportunities for schools to participate.

This will facilitate a delay in the publication of the MSFA Handbook and the fixtures for the various competitions. MSFA will publish cup draws and fixture lists during August and will endeavour to ensure that the handbooks are compiled and dispatched in time for the start of the 2018-19 Academic Year.

Schools who have not yet submitted their entries and wish to do so should complete the online affiliation form without delay.