Important message from the League & E.C.F.A.

The following e-mail has been sent out to all clubs in our Constitution by the League Secretary Dear Clubs, You will be aware that for some time we have been in dialogue with the Mid-Essex Football League concerning the issues impacting open-age football. More recently the Southend Borough & District Combination Football League has joined Read More

Important Note to Referees and Clubs

PLAYER SHIRT NUMBERS Clubs are asked to ensure that players are wearing the correctly numbered shirts as shown on the team sheet. (Rule 10 (J)). We recently had a case where, when sending off a player, the referee took the players number and did not ask his name. Unfortunately the players was wearing the wrong Read More

06 to 20 January Fixtures

The fixtures up to and including 20 January 2018 are now available on the website and will shortly be sent out to all parties via Full Time. Barring any errors, which clubs will of course immediately inform the League Fixtures Secretary about, the only changes should be as a result of adverse weather conditions causing Read More

Sine-Die Suspended Players

Some time ago the League recommended that when clubs sign a new player on they check with Robert Craven at the ECFA that the player is not suspended. Given that the WGS system cannot be relied upon show every player that is suspended, the League have sought other methods of finding this information out. Hidden Read More

December Fixtures

The fixtures for December are now available on the website and have been notified to all clubs. On 09 October a note was placed on the website reminding clubs of the date by which December dates could be closed. In addition clubs have had since June to find out if their pitches are unavailable over Read More

The Procedure when Matches are Postponed

The action that need to be taken, and who has to take it, is laid out within Rule 10 (F) iii and is clarified below in accordance with information received from the ECFA. 1. IF A TEAM CANNOT FULFIL A FIXTURE. Rule 10 (F) iii paragraph 1 covers this eventuality and it is the TEAM Read More

Sending in Results for Outside Cup Competitions

Over the next few weekends there a lot of county and other competitions not under the jurisdiction of our League. You are therefore reminded of the following regarding the sending in of results for these matches by SMS to Full Time IN MATCHES WHERE BOTH TEAMS OR THE HOME TEAM ARE FROM OUR LEAGUE THE Read More


Dear Match Official As you are aware we are just two short months into the referee pilot scheme where the EOFL is working with the County FA on match official appointments. The pilot scheme also involves the Essex and Suffolk Border League and the Mid Essex League. Clearly operating any new way of working will Read More

Christmas and New Year Matches

Clubs are reminded that there will be a full schedule of matches on Saturday 30 December 2017. If, in accordance with Rule 10 (A), you wish to close this date, you must let the League Fixtures Secretary know BY 01 NOVEMBER 2017 There will be NO matches scheduled for 23 December 2017

New Step 6 League

EASTERN SENIOR LEAGUE The National League System structural review took another stride forward this week as the FA’s Leagues Committee formally ratified the decision to award the ownership and control to the two new Step 6 divisions which launch from next season. A new division in the North West area of the Country will be Read More