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Updated FAI safer return to training & play protocol
04/06/2021

This Protocol applies to all training sessions and matches from Monday 7th June 2021.


Club Management COVID-19 Compliance

Club management committees must review the FAI Safer Return to Training & Play Protocol 7th Edition ahead of any return to games from Monday 7th June 2021.

No indoor dressing rooms to be used until further notice.

COVID-19 Compliance Officers should be familiar with the Updated FAI Safer Return to

Training & Play Protocol 7th edition in advance of any consultation with their club.

All clubs must appoint at least one COVID-19 Compliance Officer before any return to

training/matches are implemented.

Clubs with multiple training/match venues will need to appoint more than one COVID-19

Compliance Officer (minimum 1 per training/match venue).

The Football Association of Ireland will provide Role & Responsibilities Document for all

COVID-19 Compliance Officers.

Clubs must confirm appointment of COVID-19 Compliance Officer(s) to FAI via the checklist

before any return to training/play. Clubs who have already completed this process do not

need to do so again.

Clubs must ensure, through their Compliance Officers, that all coaches, parents and players

are fully aware of their responsibilities.

Clubs must continually educate players/coaches/parents/guardians/volunteers – see HSE

Clubs are advised to inform insurers of their intention to return to training/matches.

Clubs who are returning to training/matches must follow all steps set out above.

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04/06/2021 21:35
Playing of Friendlies from 7th June - DDSL Clubs & Referees Guide
01/06/2021

To ensure a safe and structured return to play in adherence to current Government & HSE guidelines, clubs are required to observe the following guidelines.

Please note one game per week (7 day period) per team.

No tournaments are permitted during the Month of June.

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01/06/2021 19:34
FAI has approved the 9x9 playing format for our U13 (2009) age group for the upcoming 2021/2022 Season
27/05/2021
The Dublin & District Schoolboys’/Girls’ League is pleased to advise our Clubs that as a result of our recent survey the FAI has approved the 9x9 playing format for our U13 (2009) age group for the upcoming 2021/2022 Season.
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27/05/2021 20:21
Becoming a Football for All Club
25/05/2021

Have you ever heard about Football for all? No? We will explain it to you.

FFA was established in the FAI in 2002 to promote inclusion among people with disabilities in Irish football communities.
The project vision is to enable every person in Ireland to participate in games, to allow all involved in the game to reach their full potential, whatever level that might be,

and to inspire the nation through international success at the highest level.

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25/05/2021 22:16
Reduction of 25% in League fees for 2021/2022
23/05/2021

The Board of Directors and Executive Committee Dublin & District Schoolboys’/Girls’ League have decided that all league fees paid for season 2020/2021 (where no football was played) will be credited for season 2021/2022.

In order to further assist our Clubs a reduction of 25% in league fees will be applied to returning teams for season 2021/2022.

Clubs who have fees outstanding will have the reduction applied to remaining installments.

Clubs who have paid fees in full will receive a refund of 25%.

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23/05/2021 10:25
DDSL creates a timeline to facilitate a safe return to competitive league for season 2021/2022
15/05/2021

To enable young players who realistically have not played a competitive football match since

last September 2020, to re-engage safely with full contact competitive matches before the

season 21/22 proper will start.

In setting out the process, we are guided by the relevant protocols from NPHET/HSE &

the FAI, at this time. To facilitate a structured and safe return to play, the Executive

Committee of the Dublin & District Schoolboys’/Girls’ League have agreed on the following:

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15/05/2021 19:56
Playing of Friendlies from 7th June - DDSL Clubs & Referees Guide
01/06/2021

To ensure a safe and structured return to play in adherence to current Government & HSE guidelines, clubs are required to observe the following guidelines.

Please note one game per week (7 day period) per team.

No tournaments are permitted during the Month of June.

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01/06/2021 19:34
FAI Launches Online Referee Beginner Courses
11/05/2021

The FAI’s Referee Department have created an online Referee Beginner Course for those interested in taking their first steps in becoming a referee.

Previously, the courses took place in-person, but the Referee Department have created an online version to allow easy access to everyone from the comfort of their own homes. On-field practical sessions will return, once Covid-19 restrictions allow them too.

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11/05/2021 18:33
FAI and DDSL work together to organise the first Football for All League (FFA)
09-05-2021

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and the Dublin & District Schoolboys’/Girls’ League (DDSL) are working together to organise the first Football for All League (FFA) within the DDSL.
The DDSL are delighted to support this exciting initiative.

The FAI have arranged an information meeting via ‘Teams’ for Wednesday May 12th at 7pm.

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09/05/2021 17:16
FAI CONFIRMS RETURN TO CONTACT TRAINING FROM MONDAY
05/05/21

The Football Association of Ireland can confirm that all players at all levels of football in Ireland can engage in full contact outdoor training in pods of 15 from Monday, May 10, under the new Government guidelines.

Adult Amateur and Youth (U19) teams return to training from Monday and the FAI has confirmed with the Government that all teams can engage in contact training.

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05/05/2021 20:06
GRASSROOTS HOME PROGRAMMES
The Football Association of Ireland has launched two Grassroots Home Programmes, aimed for young players of all abilities


Created by FAI Development Officer Dean Broaders, the programme is split into two sections aimed at players aged 7 to 13, and those aged 14+.These innovative programmes are designed to assist our youngsters as they prepare to return to non-contact training in pods of 15, Government guidelines and the FAI Safer Return to Training Protocol.

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03/05/2021 18:57
Playing of Friendlies from 7th June - DDSL Clubs & Referees Guide
01/06/2021

To ensure a safe and structured return to play in adherence to current Government & HSE guidelines, clubs are required to observe the following guidelines.

Please note one game per week (7 day period) per team.

No tournaments are permitted during the Month of June.

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01/06/2021 19:34
FAI issues updated Safer Return To Training Protocol
19/04/2021

The Football Association of Ireland has today published an updated Safer Return to Training Protocol ahead of the return to training for players at Under 18 level and younger from next Monday, April 26.

The Protocol includes updates on regulations around COVID-19 compliance as players at Under 18 level and younger prepare to return to non-contact training in pods of 15.

In tandem with the release of this updated Protocol, the FAI will host a series of online webinars for club COVID-19 Compliance Officers from every affiliate beginning tonight.

FAI Head of Grassroots Ger McDermott said: “The return to training for our under 18 teams and younger next Monday is another step on a return to football for all our players at all levels of the game.

“We thank the football community for their adherence to Government guidelines on COVID-19 to date and this updated Protocol reinforces our commitment to getting all our players back on the pitch in the safest environment possible.”

The FAI’s updated Safer Return to Training Protocol is available Here

19/04/2021 19:03
FAI INVITES COMPLIANCE OFFICERS TO AN INFORMATION WEBINAR
TO ALL DDSL CLUB SECRETARIES

This is a notice from FAI Grassroots Department

As we near an eagerly awaited return to train for all players under the age of 18, we would like to invite ONE COVID-19 Compliance Officer from every club to an information webinar taking place next week.

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15/04/2021 20:47
DDSL CELEBRATES THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE 2021
05/04/2021

IDSDP held every April, 6 aims at recognizing the contribution sports can make to people's lives.

This year, we interviewed Mark Clohessy, the league's ETP Director of Football. We spoke about the importance of sports for society; how the pandemic has affected sports, and much more.

When asked about the importance of sports for society, he says: The role of sports in society cannot be underestimated especially in today's society. Sports provide a sense of community to all, and the inclusiveness sport brings can only benefit society as a whole.

Knowing that the pandemic has affected our lives in an immeasurable dimension, he observes "With no sports being played during this pandemic, it has taken a huge toll on the physical and mental well being of all society and not just children.

With that in mind, we are hopefully closer to a return to sport as we know it, and teams, managers, and individuals can pull together to help any person that has been affected by this pandemic."

The league's ETP Director of Football also remembered why days like today are so important in our lives: This day is an important celebration of all that is good in Sports. As we all know, Sport has the power to drive social change, community-personal development, and well being. So, for the UN to promote this day and all sporting organizations to get behind it will be phenomenal especially in the times that we are living in now.

We know people are living in very challenging times, but our team is here to support you. STAY SAFE

22/11/2020 17:52
FAI NOTES GOVERNMENT GREEN LIGHT FOR UNDERAGE TRAINING RETURN
31/03/2021


The Football Association of Ireland notes confirmation from Government that underage football, Grassroots and League of Ireland, can return to non-contact training from April 26th , the first step on a phased return for football at all levels of the game.

All amateur adult teams that this return for underage players is the first step towards a return to football for all grassroots players as Ireland eases out of lockdown.

The FAI will now take the following steps in light of the Government update:

- We will update the FAI’s Safer Return to Training protocols for our underage teams and players.

- We will host a COVID-19 webinar for all Grassroots Leagues and affiliates on April 12th.

- We will follow this with regional workshops for Club COVID-19 Compliance Officers during which we will present and discuss our latest protocols in detail.

- We will review where we stand with all affiliates in relation to all Leagues and Competitions and agree next steps as soon as is possible.

- We will consult with the SFAI on the hosting of the Kennedy Cup and the Gaynor Cup tournaments later this year.

- We will consult with all Men’s and Women’s Underage National League clubs on their return to training schedule and next steps.

31/12/2020 17:44
Playing of Friendlies from 7th June - DDSL Clubs & Referees Guide
01/06/2021

To ensure a safe and structured return to play in adherence to current Government & HSE guidelines, clubs are required to observe the following guidelines.

Please note one game per week (7 day period) per team.

No tournaments are permitted during the Month of June.

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01/06/2021 19:34
Irish Times Article 06/12/2020
Dublin and District Schoolboys/Girls League partnering with Childline

In Sunday's Irish Times, Emmet Malone speaks about DDSL's partnership with Childline. We remind everybody that help continues to be available with issues such as loneliness and domestic abuse.

You can read the full article by Clicking Here

Childline is available to any child and young person up to the age of 18. It can be contacted online at childline.ie, by calling 1800 666 666, by texting to 50101 or through social media (Instagram: @ispcc_childline, Facebook: ISPCC Childline, Twitter: @ISPCCChildline)

07/12/2020 21:05
Let’s Get The Kids Back Playing
22/11/2020

The Executive Football Committee Dublin & District Schoolboys’/Girls’ League are pleased to announce the launch of the “LET’S GET THE KIDS BACK PLAYING” initiative.

As we approach the Festive Season there are reasons for optimism and hope that the Country is turning the corner and we can look forward to 2021. The phrase most used by those of us involved with Schoolboy Football since matches were suspended in September is “Let’s get the Kids back playing”

This is indeed our primary goal.

Restrictions

We are hopeful that a return to Level 3 restrictions will enable ALL CHILDREN to return to playing football.

THE DDSL 2020/2021 SEASON WILL RECOMMENCE ON WEEKEND 23rd/24th JANUARY 2021. (PROVIDED RESTRICTIONS ALLOW).

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22/11/2020 15:21
What is Childline? How does Childline work?
21/11/2020

The Childline team has released a new video for children and young people to let you know all about how Childline works.

In the video, Louise and Jackie from the Childline Listening Service share an introduction to our online chat, phone and text services.

Find out:

How Childline can support you, if you would like to contact us

What children and young people talk about with Childline – anything!

Why Childline focuses on strengthening resilience

To see more information as well as many more useful articles, please Click Here

21/11/2020 12:06
Official Facebook page launched today:

Please note that we have set up a new official Facebook page for the league:

Dublin & District Schoolboys/Girls League - please visit and like the page, more social media outlets to follow.

21/11/2020 21:52
Playing of Friendlies from 7th June - DDSL Clubs & Referees Guide
01/06/2021

To ensure a safe and structured return to play in adherence to current Government & HSE guidelines, clubs are required to observe the following guidelines.

Please note one game per week (7 day period) per team.

No tournaments are permitted during the Month of June.

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01/06/2021 19:34
FAI Medical Director answers COVID-19 FAQS ahead of return
10/05/2021
Football Association of Ireland medical director Dr Alan Byrne has recorded a COVID-19 video FAQ for all players under 18 and younger and their underage clubs and parents/guardians ahead of the return to non-contact training.
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10/05/2021 16:39
20/04/2021 12:40
Dublin & District Schoolboys League - FAI National Soccer Campus
Contact Us

Office Address:

Dublin & District Schoolboys League

FAI National Soccer Campus,

Abbotstown,

Dublin 15

Republic of Ireland

Telephone:

01 8999370 (National Telephone)

00 353 1 8999370 (International Telephone)

Business Hours:

Monday & Thursday: 4.00pm - 9.00pm

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04/03/2016 23:15
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