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Adult League Forum 2023 Roundup

Last week, we hosted our first Adult League Forum of the 20203/24 season.

On December 13th, we hosted our first Adult League Forum of the 2023/24 season.


Topics covered

Grass Pitches
Identifying good practice strategies for leagues to utilise in supporting their member clubs access or maintain their facilities. This also included highlighting relevant funding opportunities for leagues to communicate with their clubs in order to develop areas such as grass pitch maintenance, goalposts, storage containers and security fencing.

Referee Retention
Identifying how clubs/ leagues can further support referees on a match day (to aid their long term retention). The benefits of the Club Official Workshop were also highlighted as a tool to upskill club volunteers and give them the knowledge/ confidence required to become an effective ‘Club Assistant Referee’. 

Collaboration & Best Practice
Highlighting the key pathway data and trends within senior level participation. In turn, encouraging leagues to share best practice and collaborate with other local leagues to solve similar issues being faced.

England Football Accreditation
Reminding leagues of the requirements around England Football accreditation, and the renewal window dates. The ‘rewards’ for being an accredited club were highlighted, including the wider benefits associated with accreditation which make clubs more attractive to new players, sustainable and have an increased ability to access funding.


We would like to thank the following Adult Leagues for their attendance and contribution on the evening. All attending leagues have been entered into a prize draw to win a voucher up to the value of £150. We are delighted to announce that Aldershot & District Football League have been chosen at random as the winners.

  • Wessex League
  • Hampshire County Women’s League
  • Hampshire Premier League
  • City of Southampton Sunday Football League
  • Winchester & District Football League
  • Aldershot & District Football League
  • Basingstoke & District Football League
  • Hampshire Combination & Development League
  • Meon Valley Sunday Football League
  • Gosport Fareham and Solent Football League
  • Southern Region Women’s Football League
  • Aldershot & Camberley Sunday League
  • Southampton Saturday Football League
  • Andover & District Sunday Football League


Missed the Adult League Forum 2023? Don't worry, you can watch all four of the evening's workshops below.

Referee Retention


Collaboration & Best Practice



Grass Pitches


England Football Accreditation