New Pilot Referees Appointments Scheme

From the start of the new season the League, in conjunction with the Essex County FA, we will be using Full Time to notify fixtures and appointments to ALL clubs and officials.

The appointment of officials will now be done by James Lisher at the Essex County FA. His contact details are; from 0900 to 1700 Monday to Friday Tel: 01245 393097 and outside of these hours, including weekends, Tel: 07799 117 656 alternatively he can also be contacted by email

Club Fixtures Secretaries will be sent an automatic e-mail from Full Time as soon as the fixtures have been uploaded to the site. Both clubs and officials will then be sent an automatic email when officials have been appointed by James Lisher. Should there be any subsequent changes, these will be notified to clubs and officials in the same way.


Once the fixtures have been uploaded to Full Time and you have received notification by email via Full Time, if there are any problems with the schedule, you should contact the League Fixtures Secretary Peter Godfrey immediately.

The email notifying who your officials are will subsequently be sent out and contain the contact details of the officials.

If clubs postpone a match or are unable to fulfil a fixture, they must immediately notify the League Fixtures Secretary Peter Godfrey, the opposition and the match officials. In addition they must contact James Lisher on one of the above telephone numbers. All of these must be contacted by telephone NOT by text or e-mail.


Referees should send their applications to join the League to the League Referees Secretary Kevin Pratt, who will forward the application to James Lisher, Senior Referee Development Officer at Essex County FA. Any subsequent changes to availability dates should also be sent through to Kevin Pratt & James Lisher by e-mail.

Appointments will be sent out automatically via Full Time as soon as they have been uploaded to by James Lisher. Any changes to appointments will be sent out via the Full Time site as they are made. OFFICIALS WILL NOW BE REQUIRED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR APPOINTMENTS.

If you are not available on the date you have been given a match, you must immediately contact James Lisher by e-mail ( Similarly, if you become unavailable at any time during the week prior to a match, you must immediately contact James Lisher by telephone or by e-mail, on one of the numbers above.