THE MASOOMIN FOOTBALL LEAGUE ASSOCIATION presents...
THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF... THE MOOR GREEN PREMIER LEAGUE and THE HASSAM MEMORIALCHAMPIONSHIP
THE MASOOMIN FOOTBALL LEAGUE ASSOCIATION THE AIM OF THE MFLA IS TO PROVIDE THE SERVICE OF FOOTBALL TO THE MEMBERS (15 and over), IN AS MANY FORMS AS POSSIBLE, IN AN ENJOYABLE, COMPETITIVE AND ORGANISED MANNER, USING WHERE APPROPIATE THE PROFESSIONAL GAME AS A TEMPLATE THE BOARD 2011 Chair – Ali Raza Meghjee Vice – Ali Dharamshi Members – Hussein Somji, ImranRajabali, Kashif Sheikh MSC Liason – MazarGulamhussein
All 12 teams will play 6 randomly drawn fixtures over the first 6 weeks of the opening season. At the end of week 6 the TOP 6 teams will be placed in the MASOOMIN PREMIER LEAGUE. The remaining 6 teams will form the MASOOMIN CHAMPIONSHIP.
At the end of the season the bottom 2 teams in the MASOOMIN PREMIER LEAGUE will be relegated to the MASOOMIN CHAMPIONSHIP. The team finishing TOP of the MASOOMIN CHAMPIONSHIP will be automatically promoted to the MASOOMIN PREMIER LEAGUE
Teams placed 2nd to 5th inclusive in the MASOOMIN CHAPMIONSHIP will then take part in a play-off to determine the second team to be promoted to the MASOOMIN PREMIER LEAGUE
THE LEAGUE/s EXPLAINED ‘MIDLANDS QUALIFICATION’
The teams finishing 1st and 2nd of the MASOOMIN PREMIER LEAGUE at the end of the season qualify to represent MASOOMIN SPORTS CLUB in a Midlands 5 a-side league next season either at GOALS! Or Powerleague – entrance fee paid for by the MFLA.
The qualifying teams may be entered as 2 independent teams or as a single squad depending on player commitment.
Please note – The MFLA will may league entrance however weekly match fees must be paid by individual players.
The MFLA cup is a knockout cup competition for all teams of both leagues to participate in. The Final of the MFLA cup will be the last fixture of the Masoomin Football League Season with the venue of the final yet to be confirmed.
The finalists of the MFLA Cup will be seeded and thus will not need to participate in Round One of the competition next season.
THE LEAGUE/s EXPLAINED External Fixtures
The MFLA understands the need to participate in friendly matches and competition against teams outside our community in order to enhance football ability and discipline.
The MFLA will therefore arrange regular 5 a side fixtures for all abilities. Team will be formed by the ‘selection committee’, which for the year 2011 will be the MFLA board.
Selection will be based solely on current form and discipline.
The MFLA also aims to arrange a minimum of two 11 a-side fixtures during the season.
THE LEAGUE/s EXPLAINED When?
Football League fixtures will be held every SUNDAY evening 7-9pm where possible. If for any reason (i.e mosque functions) fixtures cannot be played on a Sunday evening, an appropriate alternativewill be arrange and members informed.
Where? TO BE CONFIRMED by FRIDAY 15th APRIL Either, Powerleague Yardley Or GOALS! Star City
THE LEAGUE/s EXPLAINED Cost Only Members of the Masoomin Sports Club can participate in the Football League. Each Team must pay £10.00 per fixture. The Captains have been given the responsibility to decide how to charge each player in their squad (i.e fringe players can be charged less for playing less minutes) Captains also have the responsibility of collecting the relevant monies from their squad and to pay the £10.00 to the designated MFLA member TEN MINUTES PRIOR TO KICK OFF If any player has genuine difficulty in meeting this cost please do not hesitate to approach any member of the MFLA board in confidence. The MFLA would like to give the opportunity to all to participate regardless of personal circumstance.
THE LEAGUE/s EXPLAINED Transport The MFLA will provide transport from Mehfil-e-Abbas to Powerleague at 6.30pm every Sunday. Those wishing to make use of this service must inform the MFLA via email to firstname.lastname@example.org , subject – Transport. The MFLA would appreciate drivers to volunteer to help provide this service.
THE LEAGUE/s EXPLAINED Match Times 24 minutes ( 12 minutes per Half ) Rules
Standard 5 a-side Rules
Ball Must be kept below head height – tallest player on the pitch.
If the ball goes over head height after striking the goalkeeper, post or cross bar, the ball is still in play.
The ball must touch two players before being passed back to the goalkeeper
THE LEAGUE/s EXPLAINED DISCIPLINE – REFEREE’S DECISION IS FINAL! CARDS Yellow Card – 5 minutes Sin Bin Red Card – Sent Off BANS Red Card (resulting from 2 yellow cards) = 1 Match Ban minimum Straight Red Card = 3 Match Ban minimum The MFLA BOARD WILL REVIEW INDIVIDUAL CASES WHERE PLAYERS HAVE BEEN SENT OFF AND MAY ISSUE FURTHER PUNISHMENT IF DEEMED NECESSARY. SWEARING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED! THE MFLA WOULD LIKE TO REMIND PLAYERS THAT WE ARE A SPORTS CLUB UNDER THE BANNER OF A MUSLIM SHIA ORGANISATION AND SHOULD ACT ACCORDINGLY IN BOTH OUR VERBAL AND PHYSICAL BEHAVIOUR. NO SWEARING, VIOLENCE OR OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOUR WILL BE TOLERATED!
THE MASOOMIN METRO The MASOOMIN METRO is the OFFICIAL e-paper of the Masoomin Football League/s. Published weekly readers will find the Latest News and press releases by the MFLA board, along with a review of the last round of fixtures and a look ahead to upcoming fixtures. The Weekly MASOOMIN METRO will also includes ‘ALI D’s TEAM OF THE WEEK’ for both the Premier league and Championship If you would like to write for The MASOOMIN METRO or join the editorial or media team please contact The MFLA @ email@example.com
MEDIA ! The press from the MASOOMIN METRO and other local journalists will be present at league fixtures. Captains and player may be asked to give pre/post match interviews either to journalists or TV presenters. All matches will be recorded, players are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO CELEBRATE THEIR GOALS IN FROM OF THE CAMERA , note- emulate more of a Nani/LuaLua celebration as apose to a recent Wayne Rooney celebration please. Removal of shirts in celebration will be punished by a yellow card.
KITS ! The MASOOMIN FOOTBALL LEAGUE ASSOCIATION would like to thank all sponsors for donating towards kits of the NEW MASOOMIN FOOTBALL LEAGUES Please Note – Each played will be given a kit ( excluding Goalkeepers) Players MUST wear the kit to every fixture. If the kit is not work by a team member, that member cannot participate in the fixture. The kit is the property of the MFLA and is loaned to members free of charge for the season providing the kit is return at the season. LOST OR DAMAGED KITS WILL INCUR A CHARGE PAYABLE BY THE INDIVIDUAL OF £15.00 Thus it is probably a good idea not to swap shirts at the end of a match !
IMPORTANT MESSAGE The MASOOMIN FOOTBALL LEAGUE ASSOCIATION would like to urge all players to maintain a competitive yet disciplined manner. The 2 tier league system has been created to maintain competitiveness however the league is also designed for all to ENJOY football in an organised manner. Please maintain discipline at all times. Ill disciplined will strictly not be tolerated by The MFLA. Remember, although obvious, for one team to win, ONE TEAM MUST LOSE. There is lots to play for during the season – league champions, qualification , promotion, relegation ( avoiding) and The MFLA CUP.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE PARTICIPATION /COMMITMENT ALOT OF TIME, WORK AND EFFORT HAS GONE INTO SETTING UP THE NEW FOOTBALL LEAGUE ON THIS SCALE, AS WELL AS ALOT OF SPONSORSHIP/DONOR MONIES. THIS LEAGUE WILL ONLY BE A SUCCESS IF YOU THE PLAYERS MAINTAIN COMMITED AND PARTICIPATE THROUGHOUT THE SEASON. A SYSTEM HAS BEEN CREATED SO THAT THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO PLAY FOR, THUS PLAYERS HAVE NO EXCUSE TO LOSE INTEREST. WHETHER YOUR TEAM IS WINNING OR LOSING, FOR THE SAKE OF THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE AND REBUILDING OF THE MASOOMIN SPORTS CLUB, ALL PLAYERS ARE SINCERELY URGED TO TAKE FULL PART THROUGHOUT THE SEASON. IF ANY PLAYER FEELS THERE IS ANY DOWNFALL BY THE MFLA IN ORGANISING THE LEAGUE/S OR DURING THE RUNNING OF THE LEAGUE THROUGHOUT THE SEASON PLEASE CONTACT US. THIS IS NOT A DICTATORSHIP. WE ARE HONOURED TO HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE PRIVELAGE TO RUN YOUR FOOTBALL LEAGUE WITHINYOURSPORTS CLUB
TEAMS ! The MASOOMIN FOOTBALL LEAGUE ASSOCIATION has been overwhelmed by the interest and number of registrations to the new league. A Total of 90 Registrants has led to the formation of 12 teams The MFLA board worked along side selected captains to form what they feel are equally balanced teams based on ability. The MFLA has the right to transfer players at its discretion throughout the season. Players are urged to be patient if their team endures a poor start to the season as it will take time for teams to grow and adapt to individual playing styles. The MFLA would like to thank Captains for taking on the responsibility and urge all players to respect their team Captains. On the following slides you will find the official first publication of the teams for the NEW MASOOMIN FOOTBALL LEAGUE If your names is not in a teams and you have signed up to The football league, please accept our advance apologies For the error and contact us ASAP on firstname.lastname@example.org
DREAM TEAM CHAMPIONS OF THE FIRST EVER MASOOMIN FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN 2009 SAME CAPTAIN AS THE TABLE TOPPING ERA SQUAD ALI AKBER MEGHJEE (C) HASSAN VELJI (GK) ZAIN NAQVI ZEESHAN JETHA ABDULLAH AKIL AHMED MUDASSIR MUSA ALI DHARAMSHI
SAMBA FC HOPING TO REPLICATE THE SAMBA RHYTHM AND SUCCESS OF 5 TIME WORLD CHAMPIONS BRAZIL SQUAD SADIQ IBRAHIM (C) MOSHIN RAMJI (GK) JABIR DHARAMSHI ALI HASSAM JAVAD KHAKU HUSSEIN MOLOO KASSIM MIRZA
TICKY TACKY FC 2003 BIRMINGHAM HERO WITH HIS LAST MINUTE GOAL IN THE MAMT FINAL, CAPTAINS A LEAGUE FOR THE FIRST TIME..... ”YEH COM’ON!!!!” SQUAD RIZWAN IBRAHIM (C) KONAIN ABBAS (GK) ASGHER HEMRAJ AZIM JETHA NAWAF HASNEIN KHIMJI SAJJAD ALI
SOCCEROOS A SOLID SQUAD ASSEMBLED BY CAPTAIN I AFRIDI, SCOUT FROM THE ORIGINAL SOCCEROOS NATIONAL TEAM MAY BE KEEPING WATCH GIVEN THE RECENT FORM DOWN UNDER SQUAD INAYAT AFRIDI (C) KAZIM NOORMOHAMMED (GK) TAHA JERAJ MOHAMMED JETHA ABBAS ISMAIL MOHAMMED AQEEL MOLOO SHOAIB LADAK KAZIM PARDHAN
BAFANA BAFANA UNLIKELY THAT CAPTAIN ABBAS MEGHJEE WILL BE LEADING HIS TEAM OUT IN SONG/DANCE LIKE THE ORIGINAL BAFANA BAFANA, BUT NO DOUBT THERE IS PLENTY IN THIS SQUAD TO ENTERTAIN THIS SEASON SQUAD ABBAS MEGHJEE (C) (GK) ALI RAZA MEGHJEE SALIM MURAJ MOHAMMED ABBAS JIVRAJ RAHEEL LADAK MUDASSIS MUSA ALI ASGHER NAZARALI
TOTAL FOOTBALL UNITED INSPIRED BY THE GREAT DUTCH PLAYERS, TOTAL FOOTBALL UNITED WILL BE KITTED IN TRADEMARK BRIGHT ORANGE. SQUAD FARHAN ZAIDI (C) ALI REZA MAMDANI (GK) SHAHEED LADAK KASIM SUMAR ALI ABBAS DHALLA DR RAHEEL KASSAMALI HUSSEIN WALJI ABBAS IBRAHIM
KHOJA WANDERERS NO MEMBERS OF THE PREVIOUSLY NAMED KHOJA WANDERERS TEAM IN THE NEW SQUAD. CAPTAIN M WALJI WILL BE HOPING TO CONTINUE THE FORM THE PREVIOUS KHOJA WANDERERS ENDED THE LAST LEAGUE RATHER THAN HOW THEY STARTED IT SQUAD MUJTABA WALJI (C) BILAL LADAK YASIN ISMAIL MUSAYYAB MUSA SIRAJ KASSIM HASNEIN REHEMTULLAH HASSAN WALJI
CLIFTON ROVERS FC THE TASK OF MAINTAINING THE HERITAGE OF CLIFTON ROAD MOSQUE FOOTBALL FALLS ONTO THE SQUAD OF CLIFTON ROVERS FC. KITTED IN TRADITIONAL CLARET AND BLUE! SQUAD MUNTAZIR GULAMHUSSEIN (C) (GK) AFZAL HEMRAJ MOHAMMED ABBAS RAJANI ABBAS NAZARALI YASEEN ALAWI MOHAMMED JAFFER ABBAS KANANI MASOOD
BLACK CATS FREE TRANSFER FROM MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER, MR K SHEIKH TAKES CHARGE OF HIS FIRST TEAM IN THE MASOOMIN SPORTS CLUB. SQUAD KASHIF SHEIKH (C) MUHIBHUSSEIN MUSSA (GK) ASAD GULAMHUSSEIN FEISAL SALEMOHAMMED MUNTAZIR JIVRAJ HUSSEIN RAJPAR HUSSEIN SOMJI YASSIR PIRMOHAMMED
KIWIS EXPERIENCE THE KEY FOR CAPTAIN ‘RASH’. NOT SURE HOW WELL THE TRIBAL WAR DANCE ‘THE HAKA’ WILL GO DOWN IN THE KHOJA COMMUNITY – ONLY TIME WILL TELL MOHAMMED ABBAS RASHID (C) ALI SHARIFF (GK) SHABBIR IBRAHIM SHAHID VISRAM KUMAYL DHIRANI ABBAS LADAK MAZAR GULAMHUSSEIN
GALACTICOS GALACTICOS ‘THE EXPENSIVE ONES’ ONCE ASSOCIATED WITH REAL MADRID, NOW ASSOCIATED WITH MR K MIRZAS SQUAD FOR THE NEW LEAGUE. MR K MIRZA HIMSELF WAS IN FACT A FREE TRANSFER FROM KSIMC GLOUCESTER. WECLOME BACK! SQUAD KHAYAM MIRZA (C) MOHAMMED KHATAU (GK) HUSSEIN ABBAS BHARWANI ABDUL NASSIMZADEH MOHAMMED HARJEE ALY RAJABALI AKIL IBRAHIM HAIDER WALLI
BOCA JUNIORS THE FUTURE OF MASOOMIN SPORTS CLUB ENTER THE NEW LEAGUE AS AN ALREADY ESTABLISHED TEAM MANAGED BY MR MUSADIQ JIVRAJ SQUAD HUSSEIN ABBAS HASSAM (GK) ZAYN-ALI WALJI KHALIL RAJBHAI SHOAIB MEGHJEE SHABBAR MEHDI SALMAN MUSSA HASSAN KANANI MUNTAZIR HIRJI