2022 - 2023 Season

Welcome to the 2022/23 season of Jack Kalson Junior League when we will be celebrating 50 years of the league's existence running grassroots football in North Lincolnshire and surrounding areas.

Jack Kalson Junior League was awarded Charter Standard League Status which is the accreditation scheme for grassroots Clubs and Leagues. Its goal is to raise standards in grassroots football, support the development of Clubs and Leagues, recognising and rewarding them for commitment and achievements. This scheme is now the Accreditation part of England Football.

Season 2021/22 was completed in April without the problems of previous seasons. League and Cup games duly returned in totality and all league and cup games were finished in accordance with the rules of each competition.

We welcome new clubs, teams, players, parents and spectators to the league along with those returning. We hope that your season is enjoyable, competitive and played in good spirit. Please remember that the league values and adheres to the Football Association Respect Initiative and this season we are trialling a Respect Marshall Scheme.

This season the league has 238 teams competing in 27 divisions with age groups from Under 7 to Under 16. 5, 7 and 9-a-side play on a Saturday and 11-a-side play on a Sunday. There will be no results published for Under 7 to Under 11. The league will have 2675 players registered to participate in junior football in this area.

Chris Burnham, Secretary, Jack Kalson Junior Football League

t: 01724 339644 m: 07450 022848 e: secretary@kalsonjuniorleague.co.uk

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Jack Kalson Junior League History

The League was officially formed in 1972-73 by local youth organizations including youth clubs and scout groups in the Scunthorpe area. These clubs had previously been playing friendlies and they formed one league for the under-fourteen age group to play on Sundays.

At the inaugurate meeting of the teams a committee was elected - Roy Fenwick was elected Secretary, which he retired from in 2014 and Chris Burnham, the present Secretary, was elected. Dennis Gregory was elected Chairman and Councillor Alex Moore, President. At the time Alex Moore was Chairman of Scunthorpe United and the first cup final was played at Scunthorpe Unitedís ground, the Old Show Ground.

Scunthorpe United still allow the League to stage their cup finals at Glanford Park which is a great experience for the teams lucky enough to get through. The first sponsors of the league were Northern Dairies and the withdrawal of their sponsorship coincided with Councillor Alex Moore stepping down as President.

Jack Kalson was then elected President and offered to sponsor the league solving two problems at the same time. Bob Steele was elected Chairman.

As more teams became members, the league had to affiliate to the Lincolnshire F.A. and Ray Hewson was elected Chairman, a position from which he retired in 2008 when Alan Jones was elected Chairman. Alan Jones stood down as Chairman after 12 years and Vaughan Foster was elected Charman.

Many people were involved with the League in the early years - Colin Fox (Gunness Juniors) and Lee Collinson (Ashby Institute) were Vice Presidents and Trustees; Brian Borrill was a Vice President and Hon. Treasurer. When Jack Kalson died, Mike Darby was elected President with the League retaining the "Jack Kalson" name.

Left to right: Roy Maud (Treasurer), Jack Kalson (President),
Ray Hewson (Chairman), Graham Taylor, Roy Fenwick (Secretary),
Brian Borrill (Vice President), Colin Fox (Vice President)
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