Three pieces of news to come from the Hellenic League in the past few days.
The Hellenic Football League have announced their division two & veterans league were in support of introducing the FA trial for ‘sin bins’ for the 2018/19 season. Taken from the Hellenic league website:
As advised at the Uhlsport Hellenic League Seminar/AGM yesterday the Football Association is extending trial of ‘sin bins’ in the lower leagues of English football next season with a full implementation from season 2019-2020.
The FA plans to introduce what it calls “temporary dismissals” in England’s step seven and the leagues below. They will only apply to yellow cards shown for dissent, and will see players leave the field for 10 minutes. Clubs are normally charged a £10 administration charge for each yellow card but the CFA’s will not be issuing this administration fee for those that participate and will be recompensed financially by the FA.
Representatives of Uhlsport Hellenic League clubs at yesterday’s AGM, took a ‘straw poll’ on introducing this as a trial for the Uhlsport Hellenic League Division Two and Veterans League this season – 2018-2019. The project was warmly received and the vote on the 18/19 introduction was supported by the majority of Division TWO clubs
In other Hellenic news our friends over at Football in Bracknell this week revealed the new match ball to be used for the forthcoming season: https://www.footballinbracknell.co.uk/news/football-news/34673/uhlsport-hellenic-league-match-ball/
And finally, with the recent sad news that Oxford City Nomads have folded, the Hellenic League have confirmed to Sports Shots that as a result, the Premier Division would run for this season with nineteen teams and would not be adding another team.