ESSEX OLYMPIAN LEAGUE NEWS

September Fixtures

In accordance with what was agreed at the A.G.M. and FA guidelines published on 18 July 2020 in which we were requested to give clubs at least four weeks notice of the first lot of fixtures, the fixtures for September are now available on the website and will have been sent out to your club Read More


Registrations Required by 09 August 2020

Each club must have at least 11 players per team registered by 9th August 2020 If you need any help or have any problems please contact Clive Cheeseman The Registration Secretary


EOFL Season to Start on 05 September

The F.A and E.C.F.A. have now agreed that we can start playing competitive football from early September, and our league has been prepared since early July for this decision to be made. Therefore, as agreed at our AGM in June, we will be starting the new season on 05 September 2020. The regulations regarding the Read More


Competitive Football to Return From September

The FA have confirmed that the UK Government approved their plan for the return of outdoor competitive grassroots football late last night, Friday 17th July 2020. As a result, the grassroots football community now has the opportunity to return to football and prepare for the start of the new season. Until 31st July: when ready, Read More


ECFA Covid-19 Update 01/07/2020

As wider society progresses in regard to the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions we are receiving reports through of Clubs holding training sessions outside of the Government Guidance that is currently in situ, along with some reports that Clubs are looking at holding fixtures within their Club or with other teams, which is currently not Read More


ECFA Virtual Club Administration Surgeries

In order to assist clubs in getting set-up for the new season, Essex FA have arranged for five virtual club administration surgeries to take place during July. These 45-minute sessions will give club officials the opportunity to speak on a one-to-one basis with members of the Governance Team outside of usual office hours on a Read More


Club Preparation Fund

Following their recent £7million investment towards preparing the country’s football pitches, the Premier League, The FA and the Government, through Sport England, are making a further £2.19million available through their Football Foundation to help clubs return to football. The application window is open until Sunday 19th July Club Preparation Fund


Where to Get Information

Whilst most queries regarding the running of the league can be answered by following the links in the menus at the bottom of this page, it is possible that you may wish to speak to someone about a specific problem. Many Club Secretaries in our league do not know the correct officer they should contact Read More


15 June 2020 – Updated FA Guidelines

On 15 June the FA has released updated guidelines for all involved in grassroots football activity, as we continue to navigate our way through the on-going coronavirus pandemic. F.A. Guidance Issued 15 June 2020


New FA Grassroots Technology Page

The Grassroots Technology Community link on the Full Time Admin Home page no longer works. The F.A. have now set up a new Grassroots Technology Page that has a wealth of information about the use of WGS and Full Time.This includes information on the Registration of Players. Unfortunately, the F.A. have not made it very Read More