National Body: Little League Football

Estabilised: 1968

Location: King Georges Playing Fields, Tudor Drive, Morden, SM4 4PN

Match Day: Saturday mornings between 9.30am – 12.30pm

Boys ages: We provide free football for Boys in school years 2 – 9 (7-14years)

Girls ages: We provide free football for Girls in school years 2 – 9 (7-14years)

Cost: We are run entirely by voluntary contribution, we charge the children £0/nothing to play.

Dates: The season is split into an Autumn and Spring season. The Autumn season begins in September and ends before Christmas in December. In the New Year, the Spring season begins in January and ending in early April depending on the completion of any outstanding fixtures

Can anyone play: We accept all players , regardless of ability. Our aim is to provide free football to those who would not otherwise play regularly for their schools or other organisations.

Kit: We provide the kit, issued to each manager and will be issued to each player by the start of the season, all you need is football boots , shinpads and the spirit to enjoy your football. Football kit remains the property of the league at all times and should only be worn for League sanction activities.

Football kit is very expensive and must be returned to the League, please help look after it for the duration of the season and return it to our kit co-ordinator Jeannette Luffman at the end of the season.

Seniors, Juniors, Colts and Senior Girls – including goalkeepers – are only allowed to wear the regulation issued kit. Each player will be asked to provide his or her own socks.

The Bantams, Hornets, Rangers, Trinians, Mini Trinians & Soccer 7’s can of course wear whatever shorts and socks they like.

Shin pads must be worn by all players.

Chewing sweets or gum on a football pitch is dangerous and is banned. Jewellery – earrings and watches should not be worn.

Nearest Bus Stop: 413 – Stop -Tudor Drive ( Runs from Morden-Sutton )

Other Bus Stops: 80 – Stop, Stonecot Hill ( Runs from Belmont-Hackbridge ) 93 – Stop, Stonecot Hill (Runs from North Cheam – Putney ) 163 – Stop – Lower Morden,The Beverley(Wimbledon – Morden) + 293

Nearest Train Station: Within 1 mile are the following station – St Helier Rail , Morden South Rail

Nearest Tube Staion: Morden Tube Station

Car park: We have a small car park located on Tudor Drive. Allow for additional time on your journey for Parking as it can be difficult on a Saturday morning

First Aid: Every Saturday the league s grateful to have St John Ambulance personnel available. You can request their attendance by either ringing the cafe on 07590 516475 or sending someone to the cafe to find the first aid personnel. Managers also need to notify the League of incidents and any First Aid treatment received.


Free First-aid guide – Guide Test you first aid knowledge – Test

Nearest Hospital – St Helier Hospital – Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 1AA

INSURANCE: Public Liability Insurance covers our risk of being sued for negligence, which is very important because we are not a limited liability company.

If the league didn’t have the insurance any awarded damages or costs would come from league funds. The cover extends to any injury or loss or damage arising from any activity organised by the league including football matches, training, fundraising, social events, trials, food and drink and member to member liability.

The limit of cover is as stipulated under the FA affiliation requirements. Personal Accident Insurance provides cover should a player or volunteer be injured at (or travelling to or from) a game, trial, training, outing or function organised by the league.

We also have the Volunteers Accident Fund which pays £20 per week should a volunteer be injured while involved in a little league activity, leading to time off work and a loss of earnings.

Shinpads Shinpads must be worn by all players. Any player seen without shinpads may be asked to leave the field of play for their own safety.

PLEASE NOTE this applies to both Training and Saturday Games

Jewellery: Jewellery is dangerous to both the player and others on the pitch and should be removed
before the games

Can I use Heat/Freeze sprays? – The League prohibits the use of heat, freeze or any other kind of pain masking sprays, pain is nature’s way of telling us to stop doing something..

What should i do if my son or daughter has a medical conditions? If your son or daughter has any medical conditions then please inform the league secretary so we can ensure those involved are properly prepared should any difficulty arise. Managers are also advised to check with parents if there are any problem

How do I know it is safe to leave my child at training/matches? All managers and volunteers are required to undergo a CRB Disclosure before joining the league. Managers are also advised to wait with players at the end of training to ensure they are safely collected.

Training: The Committee of MLLF would like to stress that team training is not pre-requisite of MLLF teams and is carried out on a voluntary basis. However we do encourage player improvement especially where it leads to reducing the risk of injury.

All training must be supervised by a Manager or Assistant who has been CRB checked and cannot be someone external to the league who hasn’t been CRB Checked. No preference will be shown, when picking teams for Saturday games, to those who turn up for training and those who do not.

The guarantee of a minimum half game on a Saturday is not compromised for players not participating in training.
For more information about training and charging, visit Managers Guide – Training Page 20,21

Spectators: You are always welcome to watch the games and someone must stay who is responsible for each child, particularly in the lowest age group. Most kids like to see supporters cheering on the side-lines, even if they don’t admit it. Please note MLL is not a baby-sitting service.

Weather: We usually continue to play in light rain or showers. If the weather is too bad, the pitches are waterlogged (which could still apply even if there has been no rain for 24 hours), frozen solid, or under three feet of snow, the games may be called off.

To find out, check our Facebook group/page or this web site

If you are in doubt Text or Call the League Help Line on 07590 516475,

This is updated at 8.30 a.m. Saturday mornings with information as to whether games are called off.

Many parents don’t realise how very cold a football field can be. Please make sure your child has warm clothes on, especially if it is breezy or wet. Several layers under the football kit are recommended in winter, plus an anorak to put on after the game. Track suit bottoms and gloves may be worn on the pitch in winter.

It is pointless ringing Managers – either on the Thursday or Friday evenings, or early on the Saturday morning because if you have not had a phone call or test, then no decision has been made and the games are still potentially on.

Similarly on the Saturday morning, until Managers and Referees get to the King Georges Playing Field at 7am, they will not know the condition of the pitches, so please think before you dial!

Please help your Manager by letting them know in good time if your child is unable to play, and do lend a hand with goal posts and clearing up – remember we are all volunteers.

Winter months training
 : Morden Little league has negotiate the use of 5-aside pitches at the Goals Centres in New Malden and North Cheam at a reduced cost. For more information visit Managers Guide

April to August with George Mellor: All Divisions welcome – £4 per child per session
Venue: King George’s Playing Fields, Morden For Boys and Girls 6 – 13 years of age
To register and for session times please contact the mobile number below 07971 052949 Or see me George Mellor on a Saturday Morning

Freddie’s Monday Night Training
Soccer 7s/Rangers/Hornets/Bantams Mini Trinians/Trinians – £3 per child per session
Goals Soccer Centre, 658 London Road, North Cheam, SM3 9BY
EVERY Monday 5.00pm until 6.30pm Contact Freddie Rossi-Parish for details 07789 402751

Social Events – The league does run social events during the season, in a bid to raise some money and get people together to have fun. This Season we are awaiting information on the social events.

Attitudes

The Little League places emphasis on team spirit and teaching children the right way to play football. We also expect parents to back this up by refraining from criticising our referees, all of whom are volunteers. Please encourage your child when they do well rather than shouting at them when they make mistakes. The most important thing is that children do their best and enjoy themselves.

Complaints Process – The league cannot and will not review the decisions of match officials it’s over, it’s finished, it is no more and we think that’s right.

But on other topics sometimes we will get it wrong.  If you think we have made a mistake then we need to know about it so that we can consider what happened, what we can do to put it right and make sure that it doesn’t happen again.

How to make a complaint  – If you have a complaint it is best not to verbally abuse the manager or other league official during a stressful Saturday morning when there are time constraints, when a public argument would not be constructive and when all involved may be agitated.

When things have settled contact the person involved and if you are still unhappy, contact the League secretary who will acknowledge within 3 days then investigate and will either respond in writing within 2 weeks or refer the matter to the League Management Committee, who will of course make the final decision.