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

FC Hamlets Withdraw from League

FC Hamlets have advised the league that they are withdrawing with immediete effect. They have been with the league since 2014 and have been winners of the London Junior Cup twice over that period.

Whole Game System Update

Please find below an update received from the F.A. Grassroots Player Registration: Whole Game System update We are aware that over the past fortnight some of our colleagues in grassroots football have reported issues with the speed and functionality of Whole Game System which has also affected Full-Time and Matchday. This has come at a Read More

Access To Full Time This Season

It has come to our attention that not everyone who had access to Full Time last season has had their e-mail details transferred over to Full Time from WGS this season. If you fall in to this category, please contact Peter Godfrey who will, assuming that your e-mail address is still on the Full Time Read More

New Rule 22 (F)

The vote on the new rule 22 (F) has resulted in the rule being worded as follows: 22(F) Should the league competition not be able to be completed due to Government, FA/ECFA or Local Authority restrictions, the following clause(s) shall resolve the team rankings within a division/the competition: a) Should all teams in the competition Read More