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Starting a Football Team.

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Starting a Football Team So you and your friends think you're ready to tackle being part of a League. Good ... but be careful. It's not as easy as it sounds and you must be aware of all the pitfalls before you take the leap. Organisation An essential must before you do anything else. You need at least two or three people to take some responsibility. Being part of any League carries a heavy burden for one newcomer. From these people, elect a secretary, a treasurer (oh yes, it all costs money) and a manager. Of course one person can do several roles, but it's a lot for a newbie to take on alone. Unless you're a strong individual, your club won't last long. Registration Now you need to register yourselves with your local county football association. They are the governing body for all football within your area. You cannot even play a friendly against another team unless you're registered. Remember, football isn't all sweetness and light and sometimes unsavoury incidents happen. Your local football association are there to deal with such matters, among other things. If you are not registered and something goes wrong, you could find you or your players on a civil charge with the chance of a heavy fine or even jail (that's not to say you get away scot free if you're registered, more on that later). ...read more.

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Don't get sucked into the 'replica kit' market. Just because you look like Man United it won't make you play like them. And more fool you if you're prepared to see little change out of �700 for the privilege of advertising Vodaphone. As a rule of thumb most teams supply the kit, the players supply their own shinpads and boots (usually caked in last season's mud). OK, the cupboards now bare but surely there's nothing else to pay out, is there? Sorry, think again! You need something to kick, other then the cat. Decent footballs will cost around �20-�40 each and you will need several. Most Leagues will insist on first aid kits and you'll need to keep these in shape. A corn plaster and eye-drops won't do. Then there's the man in black with the annoying whistle (no, you don't bring your own). Referees expenses range from �15-�30, depending on the League and the travel involved. With most Leagues and Counties the home club pays the ref, so you'll have to find this sum roughly every other week. These rules can change on Cup matches, check with your League. The kit will need washing and unless you own a greengrocers, you'll need those pieces of half-time orange (some players need considerably more than this!). ...read more.

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Some Leagues allow you to choose which Division you want to start in, although they will always act in the interest of the League should your application be deemed unreasonable. Don't lie or exaggerate regarding your player's abilities. It seems everyman and his dog had a trial with a professional club "when he was younger". One sure way to lose players is to find yourself getting 'pasted' each week. P.S. - Bamber, where did you get that name from? Why do people do this? Don't ask me, I'm as mad as the rest! Well, this all sounds horrendous to me, where do I sign up? Presuming the men in the white coats haven't dragged you away screaming and you live in our part of Essex, you can apply to the Essex Sunday Corinthian League on-line from this link before the end of March each season. But be warned - All new clubs are screened and your application's success isn't guaranteed. Having said that, the on-line application is proving a roaring success. No fewer than six teams were playing in the League during 2000/2001 after submitting an on-line application! TIP - Always apply to more than one League. This way you stand a better chance of being accepted. Most Leagues won't ask for money when you apply, only after you're in. ...read more.

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