73% of the total member clubs have already voted in favour of the Management Committee proposal. The season will therefore recommence on 03 April 2021 and the April/May fixtures have been uploaded to the website and e-mails have been sent to all club Fixtures Secretaries.
The following has been sent out to all Club Secretaries The Management Committee of the Essex Olympian Football League met on 11th March 2021 to consider the issues we face in restarting the season. There are clearly different opinions on any restart and the Committee has to make decisions for the benefit of the majority Read More
Francis Cotton who had been a referee on our League and other Leagues in Essex for a large number of seasons, passed away in January and we offer our condolences to his family His funeral will be taking place on Tuesday 30 March at 10:30 am. Due to present restrictions, this will be a virtual Read More
The Whole Game System will be out of action between the 10th March until 17th March, for an upgrade . Between these dates Clive Cheeseman will be unable to register or transfer any players
Following a period of very careful consideration of all factors involved, and in consultation with local leagues, the Essex County FA Board of Directors have made the exceptionally difficult decision that there will be no further matches played in the County Cups this season. This decision has been taken to bring clarity to grassroots football Read More
Currently we do not know if or when we will be able to start playing football again. In light of the large number of Divisional matches still to be played, if we are to have any hope of ALL our clubs completing 50% of their fixtures and thus allow promotion and relegation to take place, Read More
We note the UK Government’s announcement on Monday 4 January with regards to the new national COVID-19 restrictions and lockdown. As a result, the impact on ‘non-elite’ football in England will include the suspension of fixtures and training across the following with immediate effect: Steps three to six of the National League System Tiers three Read More
COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR ‘NON-ELITE’ FOOTBALL UPDATED FOLLOWING TIER 4 ANNOUNCEMENTS Further to the government’s announcement on Saturday 19 December and subsequent statements on Wednesday 23 December and Wednesday 30 December with regards to the introduction of Tier 4 areas and the latest information on COVID-19, we have issued the following update. Football for adult participants Read More
The whole of Essex will be placed in Tier 4 from Boxing Day. One assumes that the whole of Essex will be classed as being one area.
An update for ‘Non-Elite’ football in England following latest Covid-19 Tier 4 restrictions Further to the government’s announcement this evening with regards to the introduction of Tier 4 areas and the latest information on Covid-19, football for adult participants across ‘non-elite’ football in Tier 4 areas is not permitted, including all training and fixtures. This Read More