2008-2009 Season
Chiswick and District Sunday Football League
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Player Registrations

Player Registrations 2009-2010

Registrations for the new season open on Monday 10th August. If you wish players to start the season for your club, please ensure your registrations are with me as soon as possible from 10th August as there will be a large volume to be processed and I will not be able to guarantee the turnaround time.


5 a side
5 a side: SUNDAY 28th JULY 2009
Hanworth Villa are holding a charity 5 aside football tournament in aid of React a locally based children's charity, which works to give terminally ill children comfort, dignity and the opportunity to participate in life as fully as possible. 
I am emailing in the hope that you can forward this email onto your members. Your support will be key in producing a successful tournament for both the charity and players.
The event is affiliated and costs £10 per player (£70 for a team of 7). Attached is a booking form and I hope you will be able to join us at our first event.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Hayley on 020 8940 2575 or email hayley@reactcharity.org 

Local footballer jailed

An amateur footballer who killed a rival player in west London in a row after a game has been jailed for 28 months at the Old Bailey.


Stephen Ritchie, 43, was attacked after tempers flared between two rival teams during a post-match brawl in Harlington, in November 2008. He was hit so hard that his head twisted round and ruptured his arteries as he stumbled and fell to the ground.


Darren Forwood, 21, from West Drayton, had pleaded guilty to manslaughter.


Judge Jeremy Roberts said: "This arose out of a football match which had degenerated into aggression and violence on both sides, which spilled over from the pitch and off the pitch."


Mr Ritchie was killed following a game between his team Old Greenfordians and Forwood's team Kingshill Town, who were "close rivals" in the Hayes and District Sunday Football League Division One, the court heard.

After the game a number of angry Kingshill players who blamed Mr Ritchie for their defeat confronted him.

"Some of the players from both teams were trying to form a physical barrier but this defendant Darren Forwood came round the back of the barrier," said Timothy Cray, prosecuting. He came up behind the victim and Mr Ritchie, who couldn't have sighted him, was utterly defenceless as the blow was given. The blow was delivered with sufficient force to knock Mr Ritchie off his feet."


Forwood had previous convictions for common assault and affray. “


The Association continues to support the family and keeps in regular contact with them.


Season 2009-10

POSTED: 23/07/2009



Please make sure that your club is represented on the night as there will be a number of handouts for you to collect. 

The venue for the meeting is the Chiswick Memorial Club, Afton House, Bourne Place, Chiswick, London. W4 2EL.
The meeting will commence at 19.30pm.

MAP to the League's HQ


Guide to Referee Marking
Guidance Notes to Clubs - Marking Your Referee

Guide to Marking Referees
The mark awarded by a club must be based on the referee's overall performance, It is most important that the mark is awarded fairly and not based upon isolated incidents or previous games. The referee's performance should be determined by the table below which should act as a guide for the overall mark which should fall within the mark range for each standard of performance.

The referee was extremely accurate in decision making and very successfully controlled the game using management and communication skills to create an environment of fair play, adding real value to the game.

The referee was very accurate in decision making and successfully controlled the game using management and communication skills to create an environment of fair play.

71 - 80
The referee was accurate in decision making and controlled the game well, communicating with the players, making a positive contribution towards fair play.

The referee was reasonably accurate in decision making, controlled the game quite well and communicated with players, establishing a reasonable degree of fair play.

The referee had some shortcomings in the level of accuracy of decision making and control, with only limited success in communicating with the players resulting in variable fair play.

50 and below
The referee had significant shortcomings in the level of accuracy of decision making and control with poor communication with the players which resulted in low levels of fair play


Using a scale of up to 100 allows greater flexibility for clubs to distinguish between different refereeing performances more accurately.

A mark within each mark range can be given to reflect the referee's performance e.g. a mark of 79 indicates a somewhat better performance than a mark of 71.

A mark between 71 and 80 represents the standard of refereeing expected.

When a mark of 50 or less is awarded, an explanation must be provided to the League or Competition by completing the appropriate box on the marking form. It must include comments which could help improve the referee's future performances. Even where a referee has significant shortcomings there will have been some positive aspects which should be given credit; extremely low marks (below 20) should be very rare.

How to Decide on the referee's Mark

The following questions focus on the key areas of a referee's performance. They are intended as an "aide memoire", are not necessarily comprehensive and need not be answered individually. It is, however, worth considering them before committing yourself to a mark for the referee.


- How well did the referee control the game?
- Were the players' actions recognized correctly?
- Were the Laws applied correctly?
- Were all incidents dealt with efficiently/effectively?
- Were all the appropriate sanctions applied correctly?
- Was the referee always within reasonable distance of incidents?
- Was the referee well positioned to make critical decisions, especially in and around the penalty area?
- Did the referee understand the players' positional intentions and keep out of the way accordingly?
- Did the referee demonstrate alertness and concentration throughout the game?
- Did the referee apply the use of the advantage to suit the mood and temperature of the game?
- Was the referee aware of the players' attitude to advantage?
- Did the referee use the assistants effectively?
- Did the officials work as a team, and did the referee lead and manage them to the benefit of the game?


- How well did the referee communicate with the players during the game?
- Did the referee's level of involvement/profile suit this particular game?
- Did the referee understand the players' problems on the day ? e.g. difficult ground/weather conditions?
- Did the referee respond to the changing pattern of play/mood of players'
- Did the referee demonstrate empathy for the game, allowing it to develop in accordance with the tempo of the game?
- Was the referee pro-active in controlling of the game?
- Was the referee's authority asserted firmly without being officious
- Was the referee confident and quick thinking?
- Did the referee appear unflustered and unhurried when making critical decisions?
- Did the referee permit undue questioning of decisions?
- Did the referee deal effectively with players crowding around after decisions/incidents?
- Was effective player management in evidence?
- Was the referee's body language confident and open at all times?
- Did the pace of the game, the crowd or player pressure affect the referee negatively?

Final Thoughts

- Always try to be objective when marking. You may not obtain the most objective view by marking immediately after the game.
- Judge the performance over the whole game. Don't be too influenced by one particular incident.
- Don't mark the referee down unfairly because your team was unlucky and lost the game or some disciplinary action was taken against your players.

Club secretaries: you can now update your teamsheet appearances, goalscorers, red/yellow cards, star player and referee marks directly on football.mitoo. Please try and then email me your comments. Please click here for instructions.

What area does the CDSFL cover?
The League has no definitive area as set out in the League Rules, however the League has member clubs in approximately a 15 mile radius from Chiswick.

See the map for the area we cover: AREA MAP


The League has now produced a tie containing the League crest. If you would like to purchase one at the price of £10.00 then please contact Bob Davies