Please note that the Suspension List on the left of the website Home Page now has a seperate section titled Non-TSFL Suspensions. You will find this below our suspended players list and shows all players who carry Sine Die suspensions, with the year they were issued, and all players suspended who live in our area.

Published: 18 February 2009


A number of teams have requested to the referee Secretary & league if the referees names can be re-introduced to the website. As of this week the referee names have be placed onto the website. This will be be done on a weekly basis each Thursday night for the proceeding Sunday. This will be done each week once the referee is confirmed for each game.

Teams are reminded that the referee match fee is now £20 per game increasing to £25 from September 2009 as agreed at the league SGM on the 22nd January 2009.

Published: 02 February 2009


Local Pan Disability side, Thanet Galaxy, are looking for 9-10 people linked to TSFL Clubs (player, manager, secretary, supporter, male, female) to make up a party of approx 15 or so for a KCFA Level 1 coaching course. Normally these courses are held in the Medway area, but this would be helf locally (probably at Chatham House School).

The course costs £130.00 per head and takes 4 consecutive Saturdays (you cannot afford to miss one) from 9am to 3pm. The course involves first aid, welfare, and of course coaching to the 1st level. The course would be quite physical, very thought provoking and totally worth the effort, and you receive a certificate at the end of it. You can also get the fee back that you have paid by doing some voluntary work.

Those interested should contact Steve Lancaster at the Galaxy mailbox secretary@thanetgalaxy.co.uk as soon as possible, and for more information on Thanet Galaxy, click on their link on the left hand menu.

Published: 31 January 2009


The league have received a letter from Thanet Leisureforce regarding players who use the facilities at Birchington, which could result in the loss of the use of the pitches at Birchington. An extract from the letter is detailed below.

"It is with regret that I have to write to you regarding Birchington Football players. I have had a complaint from residents about footballers in the car park using cars as a table putting their kit bags on the bonnets etc, this has caused damage to a ladies car which is just NOT acceptable".

"Also please could you remind football players about their language on the pitch and going to and from their cars, as this is a built up area so please support the residents".

How would we feel if it was our car that was being damaged, effectively by "guests" at our local recreation area? The conduct "by some" that use Birchington must improve drastically or games will cease to be played on these excellent pitches.

** Pitch fees that have "traditionally" gone up on January 1st will be frozen till April when the costs will be reviewed.

Published: 20 December 2008


Albion Athletic official Patrick Dyett has been permanently suspended from football by the Kent County FA.

He was found guilty of a serious offence against a match official at St Lukes ground in Ramsgate last August. He had earlier been found guilty in Magistrates Court, and was given an 18 month suspended prison sentence, ordered to do 200 hours community service, pay £500 compensation to the victim, and £120 costs.

KCFA chief executive Keith Masters said; "Mr Dyett has been informed of the decision via his club".

Albion Athletic have subsequently been found guilty by Kent County Football Association of "failure to control it's players and/or officials", and have been fined £750, of which £500 is suspended until 31st May 2010, and the £500 may be invoked in part or in full if found guilty of further misconduct within that period.

Published: 06 November 2008


The Kent County Football Association recently presented our TSFL Chairman, Ernie McGarvey, with a special award to mark his services to grassroots football, and in particular his 55 years as a qualified referee. It was in 1954 when Ernie first became a referee aged just 18,  in between playing football for his County and winning lots of medals both for football, and athletics.

In 1968 Ernie moved to Thanet and started officiating in our local leagues, and a 37 year association with the Thanet Works league commenced, and Ernie was elected Chairman of the league in 1984, having previously been Vice Chairman.

Most of the Thanet "footballing community" would have had the pleasure of Ernie's refereeing style over the years, and he still referees over 60 games a season, which is why he has so far clocked up over 2'000 games as a match official.

Many thanks Ernie for your tireless devotion to football in the Thanet area, and congratulations on your very well deserved award.

* Visit www.kentfa.com to find out more about grassroots heroes. 


Published: 04 October 2008

Hon.League Secretary - Matt Dixon
65 Balcomb Crescent, Margate, Kent CT9 3XJ