NEWS: Recent Developments
Here are some news stories from previous seasons in regards to Clubs or players from the West Region
Regional Chairman wins Sunday Mail Grassroots Award '07
Regional Chairman Peter Glancey won the McDonalds/Sunday Mail Grassroots Football Award of Merit for 2007 at a packed event held at Hampden Park on Thursday 18th March. Peter won the award in recognition of the work undertaken at the SYCA and SYFA and for his invaluable contribution towards the introduction of the Association's Child Protection Policy
Western Region well represented at 2006 'Caps' Presentation
The Region were well represented at the 2006 'Caps' Awards and the players present on the night are show with Regional Officials, including Jim Cameron, Association President and Peter Glancey U/19's National Manager.
Region Attain Glasgow City Council Clubmark Award
The Western Region of the SYFA were accredited earlier this year with the Glasgow City Council Clubmark Award. Presenting the Award to Regional Secretary Jim Smith was Colin Pearson (Sportscotland) and Cllr John Lynch Convenor of Culture and Leisure Services. The aim of the accreditation is to recognise and accredit Clubs that are committed to providing an effective, safe and inclusive environment for all especially children and young people. Clubmark is an integral part of Glasgow City Council's development for and with sports clubs. The scheme was created in partnership with Sports Council for Glasgow, National Governing Bodies, Glasgow Volunteer Centre, Children 1st and Sportscotland and it was great to have Colin Pearson on hand to recognise the award to the Western Region of the SYFA
SYFA Western Region Supports Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games - Click the Logo for more info
for Tourism, Culture and Sport meets
At a Glasgow City Council event in October Patricia Ferguson, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport met with Jim Smith (Regional Secretary) and Players and Officials from Arsenal Boys Club. Also present was Councillor John Lynch Convenor of Culture and Leisure Services at Glasgow City Council.
The event was to promote the Make a Difference Day which encourages more people to get involved in volunteering and participation in sport
Regional Player wins Sports Personality of the Year 2005
Part of the success in the Regional development Programme is when players move on to become Players at national Level and the Western Region has had more than it's fair share of success in this area. however it's always good to see others recognise this achievement and Sportsrenfrewshire made an award to Steven Fitzpatrick in January 2005, when he received a nomination for their Football Sports personality of the Year. Steven is pictured below with Regional Secretary Jim Smith, Cnlr Jean Goldie Deputy Convener of Renfrewshire Council and Ian Taylor, Chief Executive of Sportscotland.
In case you missed it the UEFA Champions League Final was held in Glasgow in May of 2002 between Bayer Leverkusen and Real Madrid. In a cracking game Real Madrid came out as winners 2:1. Not to be outdone our man at the top at that time - the then SYFA President, Ian Wilson managed to get his hands on the Cup - well done Ian
As President of the Association at that time, Ian was a member of Committees within the Scottish Football Association and is the SYFA's voice to the National Body, he is now a member of the former Presidents Association
Clubs are reminded that they need to apply for a permit from the Regional Secretary for all friendly and bounce games against opposition. This includes games against pro youth teams and friendlies against teams from their own or other leagues. The reason you need a permit is that your Insurance Cover is VOID if you play without a permit and you may find further action will be taken. The Association have contacted the Referee's Associations and member leagues for details of infringements