23-11-2020 FA Covid-19 Update

Latest Covi-19 Update Football to resume from 02 December 2020 Fixtures for first two weeks of January 2021 will be published next week.

19-11-2020 – Latest Fixture Information

The ECFA have announced the revised dates for the Essex Junior & Premier Cups. The second round of the Essex Premier Cup will now take place on 12 December 2020 with the second round of the Essex Junior Cup taking place on 09 January 2021. The Cup Draws section of the website has been updated Read More

Bi-Monthly Awards

The League Management Committee brought to your attention at the AGM our intention to take a fresh look at the awards for fair play/respect to focus on good behaviour exhibited by the member clubs. The winners of each division award will receive £100 and the runner up £50. In the event of points and games Read More

06-11-2020 FA COVID-19 UPDATE

An update for ‘Non-Elite’ football in England following latest Covid-19 restrictions Above is a link to the latest FA Covid-19 Information. ALL football at our level has been suspended from 05 November until 02 December. We are not going to be able to schedule matches for December until we know what the ECFA is going Read More

Substitutes in Essex County Cup Matches

ESSEX JUNIOR CUP In the Essex Junior Cup, a Club may name up to 5 substitute Players, all of whom may be used. A player who has been substituted during the match then becomes a substitute and may replace another player at any time subject to the substitution being carried out in accordance with the Read More

May & Baker E.C.

The ECFA have ordered May & Baker E.C. to change the name of their team in our league to May & Baker E.C. ‘A’, and the name of their team in the Essex Senior League Reserve Division to May & Baker E.C. Reserves.

FA Issue new Covid-19 FAQ’s

A new Covid-19 FAQ has now been published by the FA and circulated to all clubs. This new information supersedes the Leagues own Protocol which no longer applies. An e-mail explaining the new procedures, with a copy of these FAQ’s, has been sent to the Secretary of each of our clubs. Please make sure you Read More

League Secretary wins ECFA Award

Congratulation to our League Secretary Kevin Lorkins who has been awarded the ECFA Exemplary Service Award (20 Years). This award is for people who have given exemplary service to football in Essex over a minimum of 20 years as an administrator or referee or other capacity felt appropriate, not including playing or managerial service.


We know that some of our clubs have struggled with registering players as a result of the inaccessibility of WGS Player Registration. However, every team has sufficient WGS registered players to field teams for up and coming fixtures. Therefore the EOFL will continue with the existing process. Our Registration Officer, Clive Cheeseman, has helped Clubs Read More

Payment of Officials at Cup Matches

With regard to the payment of officials appointed to EOFL Cup matches, as there is no specific mention of the paying of officials in the Cup Rules, Cup Rule 9 applies, which means that in accordance with League Rule 23 (E) “Match Officials will be paid their fees and/or expenses by the home Club before Read More