Further to the recent Survey of SCWGL Clubs & Teams, I would like to thank you all for expressing your opinions. Although it took a lot of chasing up by Vicki Lowndes, I am pleased to report that EVERYONE (259) provided a response.
It is only fair that the results are shared with you and this link will show you the overall results of the Survey:
We have listened and, as a result, the Management Committee have made the following decisions which will be implemented from next season 2019-2020:
- Seeding – there will be a short period of “seeding” matches at the beginning of the season; this will vary from age to age dependent upon the numbers of teams involved at each age group but we would expect the Divisions to be fixed either by October half term (for age groups with limited numbers of teams) or by Christmas (for age groups with large numbers of teams); obviously, any age group with only 1 Division will start playing in a competitive League from the outset
- Division Sizes – the seeding matches will cause the number of “competing” weeks to be reduced and, as a result, the size of the Divisions will have to be reduced to enable the League Programme to be completed
- Structure – the SCWGL will continue with a traditional League, i.e. September to May
- Cup Competitions – there will no longer be a season-long League Cup; there will be multiple Cup Competitions, i.e. Cup, Vase, Trophy, Jug (dependent upon numbers) giving more teams an opportunity to compete against similar ability teams
We will not be introducing any immediate changes regarding mixed formats next season although we will continue to encourage teams to play with similar numbers of players. The Management Committee felt that we need to undertake further research in this regard and perhaps issue a Survey with more specific options.
Once again, thank you all for taking the time to respond to the Survey.
Surrey County Womens & Girls League