|Day of the week||Actions to take|
|Monday||On Monday evening, if you are the home team, you MUST confirm the game location, kick-off time and colours with both your opponents and the assigned match officials (no later than 9.30pm).
If you are unable to reach either of these, you must leave a message (if available) and ring back on Tuesday. If the referee says that they are unable to take the fixture, it is imperative that you ring Colin Smith (01353 749911) as soon as possible so he can be made aware of the situation and arrange a replacement should one be available.
|Tuesday||If you were unable to reach your opponents on the previous Monday evening, you must try again. If you are unsuccessful with your opponents, try the emergency contact and, if necessary, the league rep, both of whom should have telephone numbers in the handbook.
If there are problems in obtaining the assigned referee, ring Colin Smith (01353 749911) to sort the problem.
Today is also the ABSOLUTE latest you should expect a club to contact you if you are the away team. If you are not contacted by Tuesday night, ideally you should ring them to make sure there isn’t a problem and report the club to Pat Ansell (020 8500 9778) for late notification.
Remember, if you haven’t been contacted, it is more than likely that the Referee hasn’t either so check with the person you contact that this has been done. Your game could end up without a Referee if this check isn’t made.
|Wednesday, Thursday and Friday||Presuming the game has been confirmed with your opponents and the Referee, you should then set about confirming with your own players to make sure you get your team to the venue in good time. Once you’ve done that, you can have a rest!! Hopefully plain sailing so far…|
|Saturday (Matchday)||Before the game:
Match day has finally arrived. Before you leave for the match, make sure that everything is in order. You should have the kit (unless you have the luxury of a kitman!!), footballs, waterbottles etc.
Look out for the Referee at the ground as they may not know who you are. You will need some money to be able to pay the Referee their match fee of �30. This must be offered BEFORE the game although you will find that some Referees would prefer you to hold on to it until after the game.
Before kick-off, make sure you give the Referee the substitutes’ names and two match balls. If you are signing players on the day of the match, look for the most senior official available from the opposing club and ask them to countersign the registration form BEFORE KICK-OFF. Kick-off has now arrived at last!!
After the game:
Home teams must ring or text your result through to the results line 07906 719999 straight after the end of your game or certainly no later than 6pm. If you are competing in external competitions (County, Charity Cups), you must ring the result regardless of who is the home team
|Sunday||If you haven’t already done so, fill out the match result card, either on the internet at www.idfl.co.uk or on a card and get this posted out ASAP.
Bear in mind that this should arrive with the Results Secretary before 8pm on the following Wednesday, otherwise fines will be imposed. If you have any registration forms to submit concerning players who have played in the game, these have the same deadline.