Update - 5th February 2017
New Clubs / Teams 2017/2018 - Applications
The competition is seeking to attract new teams and Clubs for next season and we are also committed to support the transition from Youth to Adult Football. Our offer is as follows
1. No entry fee
2. Support with funding through the Grow the Game grant up to £1,500
3. Full support and guidance with administration
4. If teams do not wish to enter for the season the ability to "test the water", entry into a Cup Competition where we will provide 3 to 4 games, no entry or subscription fee required, but would need to affiliate the team with us.
5. We can arrange an introduction to an existing Club if required
6. Happy to come and talk to Clubs at their own meetings we understand that we need to get to the Team Managers
Representative fixture scheduled for tomorrow evening postponed
Update - 17th January 2017
REPRESENTATIVE FIXTURE - WEDNESDAY 25th JANUARY 2017
Mid Essex Football League v Essex Olympian League
Witham Town F.C. 7.45pm Kick off
Update - 12th January 2017
Essex Saturday Junior Trophy
After last Saturday's Round Four Fixtures there are 3 Mid-Essex sides remaining in the competition all of which have not only been kept apart in the Quarter Final but have all secured home draws
Draw as follows
Quarter-Finals (28th January 2017, 1:30pm)
Railway Academicals Reserves vs L MAC Spartans
St Clere's vs Kitroom
Kenson vs May & Baker Eastbrook Community U21
Emeronians vs Pitsea Athletic
Our participation in the Junior Cup ended in Round Three
Update - 13th December 2016
NEW FA CHILD SAFETY FILM
The following message has been received from Matt Edkins, National League System Officer, Football Participation & Development Division,The Football Association.
He has requested that the link below be circulated to all of our Club Secretaries with a request that they in turn circulate it to members of their Club (both playing and non-playing).
As requested this e-mail has been sent to all of our clubs and is placed on the website for other interested parties to read.
England leaders explain 4 steps to safeguarding in new film
As part of The FA’s role in aiming to do everything it can to support a safe and enjoyable framework for football, a new film has been made outlining the four key steps to safeguarding.
The film, featuring Wayne Rooney, Steph Houghton, Jack Rutter and Nathaniel Chalobah, explains how both parents and children can raise concerns they have about adults working in football and centred around how the 8,500 safeguarding officers working across England football take the following four steps:
1. Checked – to ensure adults are suitable to work with youngsters
2. Trained – from coaches to referees, all are given suitable safeguarding training
3. Hear – concerns from both children and adults will be listened to
4. Report – the importance of raising concerns about a child’s welfare
Following these simple but crucial steps means that there is a framework in place to ensure that, if standards ever fall short with poor practice or unacceptable behaviour, they can be addressed.
Anyone who has a concern about the welfare of a child or the behaviour of an adult towards a child or young person under 18 years of age in football, is required to refer it to The FA Safeguarding team. The team is staffed by professionals who are experienced in dealing with these concerns.
Referring a concern can be done via your club, league or County FA – all will have a designated safeguarding officer (DSO). Alternatively, you can email us directly via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the matter is urgent and you cannot contact your club or County FA designated safeguarding officer, you can call The NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000 – or if it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then call the police or children’s social care in your area.
If you are concerned that someone may be behaving inappropriately or seeking to groom a child in an online environment, then please use the CEOP reporting button that will take you directly to the team at the National Crime Agency, as well as informing your County FA or The FA via email@example.com
Many thanks for your cooperation.
Update - 18th November 2016
Jimmy Leadbitter - League Patron
It is with much sadness that I am writing to you to inform that the League Patron Jimmy Leadbitter has passed away after a short period of illness
For those that did not know Jimmy he was a true gentlemen and a good friend
A referee with the League for 25 years from 1951 and involved with the League Administration since 1970 receiving the Long Service Award from the ECFA. His other honour was to be presented with an Award from the Essex Schools F.A. for services to football. Jimmy has been our Patron for some 10 years.
Can I please ask that before all games on Saturday a minute silence is held in Jimmy's honour.
His son and daughter have asked to attend a game to witness this and we are very grateful to Old Chelmsfordians F.C. for kindly agreeing to welcome the family to their game, a Club Jimmy knew very well since it was close to his home and one where he had many friends
A sad loss to us all
Update - 9th November 2016
Academy Soccer F.C.
Academy Soccer F.C. become the latest Club to withdraw from the competition in a season which continues to frustrate. These Clubs don't really understand the impact these withdrawals have on our member Clubs, and the League Management Committee
The Management Committee will review the position in Division One and will seek to address this withdrawal with additional fixtures.
Update - 30th October 2016
GOSFIELD UNITED F.C.
Gosfield Utd are seeking a manager for the 1st team with immediate effect.(team is current Div2).
We are a well established FA Chartered Standard club looking to move forward.
Training session duties are shared with Reserve team manager and attendance at monthly committee meetings is required. For further details please contact Chairman Simon Fraser 07733 103242.