Two recent SSMAFL meetings have approved changes to the way a Covid-19 affected season will look moving forward. President/ Treasurer Andy Bryant has revealed one meeting involved Premiership clubs, and the second brought together Championship teams.
He told me “Some changes were approved to the way the 2020- 2021 season will progress once we hopefully get competitive football back up and running”
“The Sammy’s Italian Kitchen Premier Division has 16 teams for this season, and now for 2021-22 as well. This extension is due to changes being made in the Championship set up, to try and follow Scottish Government advice to reduce travel where possible. Therefore, every team will play each other once. The division will then be split into top 8 and bottom 8 sections. Once the season is completed, only three teams instead of four will be relegated to the Championship.”
“The Cutting Edge Engravers Championship has been split into three regional divisions. One covering Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and the far West area, Another involves Greater Glasgow, and the last will cover Lanarkshire,. All have 9 teams per section. This will now mean each divisional champions will be promoted to the Premier Division.”
“The draws were also completed for the Kastle Decor & Home Improvements Strathclyde Cup -. being the only confirmed cup competition at this stage. A decision on other tournaments will be made well into the latter part of the season”
“Our league remains committed to return to a 3- tier system, with an additional Development Section from the 2021-‘2022 season.”