LFC Player information
As a member of Långholmen Football Club you can be sure you are part of a really great club. Långholmen FC’s success is based on the commitment and dedication of its members – both on and off the pitch.
At the hub of LFC is our committee. This devoted, unpaid core members comprise of the Chairman, the Secretary, the Treasurer, a PR and admin officer and team managers, as well as one or two other members responsible for fundraising, sponsorship and a variety of other essential duties. The LFC committee do the behind-the-scenes work. They ensure the club runs smoothly and our members play competitive football throughout the season —year in, year out.
We have UEFA qualified coaches, volunteer match stewards, nurses, doctors, teachers, consultants, scientists, programmers, designers, DJs, therapists, translators, project managers, bar workers as members.. you name it, they probably play for Långholmen! We have a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Wikipedia plus our own members-only forum for internal communication. We have a superb website that is used both to profile the club and act as an external communication tool. In short, at LFC you get a fantastic group of people working together for the club, ensuring a professional image and a trusted reputation. All while you're out there doing what you love – playing football.
We organize social events, club nights and tournaments where all members can meet and enjoy great company. We have team nights and weekends away, friendly matches and indoor winter training. We regularly use The Southside pub, our main sponsor, for general meet ups, informal nights out and official meetings.
Our managers are always happy to introduce new players to the spirit and traditions of the club. They also of course discuss development and give advice to players during the year. Our managers work hard to develop players and teams, but also work to maintain the club spirit and to promote inter-team cooperation. We will always try to place new players in the team most suited to their ability and level of commitment and availability.
The first team naturally seek the best players, those with a positive and committed approach to playing for the club and with an understanding of its ambitions. If you are interested in joining LFC, when contacting us please state what level of football you have played, the position you normally played, and your age. A new player’s ability is usually assessed by a manager at a training session, by invite only. The first team train on artificial grass twice a week during the season and have indoor sessions during the winter. In the winter we also have fitness and conditioning training. High levels of commitment are a necessity for first team players.
Our other teams, the Reserves, Ladies, Vets, Korpen and K-ladies teams also require a high level of commitment. Again, communication is essential for each team to run smoothly. Reply swiftly when contacted, play as a team, respect your manager and other team players. Abide by the spirit of Långholmen, on and off the pitch. Simple.
As with any club, our members have responsibilities too. We try our best to ensure all members get a fair game of football, but we all have to work together. A few small guidelines for members and potential members:
- Show respect to all fellow members, players, managers and staff
- Understand your own level of football
- Play fair – no dirty or cynical football. Read the FIFA Code Of Conduct.
- Reply promptly when contacted by the managers or the committee.
- Follow the rules of the Swedish Football Federation and the Stockholm FA (STFF), for instance, noll tollerans (or zero tolerance of foul and abusive language)
- Abide by the spirit of Långholmen FC.
- Respect the club’s No Pay - No Play policy.
No Pay - No Play
The "No Pay, No Play" policy
has been put in place in the interests of every paying member, to create fairness throughout the club. Membership must be paid by the deadline set by the club. These memberships are used to ensure all necessary components are in place for the club to run smoothly, or in other words, for you to play football.
You can contact the Treasurer, using the email form below or via the contacts page, if you have any questions about payment .
We currently have the following annual membership fees in place for season 2016:
Division 4 - 2000kr per season
Reserves - 1700kr per season
Div 4 Ladies - 1700kr per season
Korpen - 1700kr per season
K-Ladies - 1000kr per season
Vets - 1700kr per season
Membership is to be paid into the LFC Plusgiro account:
Långholmen Fotbollklubb 11 14 64-4.
Please contact our Treasurer if you have any questions>>
Forum (members only):
The Forum is an essential communication tool for LFC. All last-minute info regarding match days, team squads and short-notice messages will be posted on the Forum first. It is important that all members can access the Forum regularly.
You will have an account activated for you. Please email the secretary asking for a Forum account when your membership payment is complete. When your account has been activated you will be able to read and post in your particular team’s group.
If you are interested in joining LFC or have any general questions regarding recruitment, use the contact form below.
Applying for compensation with football-related injuries:
Applications for injuries received whilst playing for LFC, during official matches and/or travel to matches, can be found on the Folksam website. Folksam provides cover for a whole range of sports clubs and associations through common insurance policies.
Please find the STFF insurance information page here: >>>
Please find the Korpen insurance information page here: >>>
Each registered playing member of LFC has insurance covering basic medical costs during the season. This does not include physiotherapy costs, possibly unless a doctor has referred you for rehab. For example, if you suffer a bad injury at a game, the taxi fare to the hospital and the medical fee to see a doctor would be covered by the insurance – so keep all receipts.
Friskvård. Or Claiming your membership fee back
It is possible to have LFC membership fees reimbursed under the Swedish tax authorities’ healthcare scheme (Skatteverkets 'friskvård'). In most cases an employer sets aside a certain amount of money for sporting activities for a company's employees – the idea is that fit employees are then less likely to stay off work due to ill health. The scheme is not compulsory however, so not all employers are signed up and those that are allocate different amounts for friskvård per employee, but it is often up to 2000 kr. The sum is tax deductible for your employer.
The following link has more information (in Swedish) >>>
Ask your employer what their policies are regarding 'friskvård'.
LFC can supply you with a receipt for your membership fee.