Update - 3rd March 2018
2017-2018 CUP FINAL SCHEDULE
Friday 30th March 2018 - 11am kick off Witham Town F.C.
PREMIER DIVISION LEAGUE CUP FINAL
CT66 F.C. v LMAC Spartans F.C.
Wednesday 4th April 2018 - 7.45pm kick off Witham Town F.C.
DIVISION THREE LEAGUE CUP FINAL
Wednesday 11th April 2018 - 7.45pm kick off Witham Town F.C
DIVISION TWO LEAGUE CUP FINAL
Dunmow Rhodes F.C. v CT66 F.C. Reserves
Wednesday 18th April 2018 - 7.45pm kick off Witham Town F.C
DIVISION ONE LEAGUE CUP FINAL
AAH Romford F.C. v T.B.C.
Wednesday 25th April 2018 - 7.45pm kick off Witham Town F.C
DIVISION FOUR LEAGUE CUP FINAL
Academy Soccer F.C. v Felsted Rovers F.C.
Saturday 5th May 2018 - 3pm kick off White Notley F.C.
PATRONS PLATE KNOCKOUT CUP FINAL
United Chelmsford Churches F.C. Res. v T.B.C
Monday 7th May 2018 - 11am kick off White Notley F.C.
DAVE STRACHAN KNOCKOUT CUP FINAL
Update - 28th January 2018
SIGNING PLAYERS ON
THE DAY - CLARIFICATION
Any player whose details have not been registered on the Whole Game System
("WGS") by 17:30 on the day before a match, can only play if he has completed a Signed On The Day Form.
Such a player must have signed a Signed On The Day Form in ink prior to playing. This form must be countersigned by an Officer of the Club and witnessed by an Officer of the
opposing Club, and submitted to the Competition within two days of the match. This
can be scanned to the Registration Secretary.
When a player is Signed On The Day, that player may not play again for your club until such time as your club have registered the player on the WGS, and your club has been notified via the WGS that his registration has been accepted. Please ensure this is loaded by Monday evening at the latest following the fixture.
Result/Stats on Full Time cannot be entered for a match until the players registration has been accepted on WGS. Any player who plays for your club again before this notification of acceptance has been received by your club, will be regarded as an ineligible player.
Update - 28th January 2018
Participants within the game can be charged for comments made on social media networks
under FA Rule E3 which reads:
"A Participant shall at all times act in the best interests of the game and shall not act in any manner which is improper or brings the game into disrepute or use any one, or a combination of, violent conduct, serious foul play, threatening, abusive, indecent or insulting words or behaviour"
Should any Club, Player, Official be aware of any of the above please advise the competition, together with the supporting information.
Update - 18th December 2017
United Essex Football League - Statement
UNITED ESSEX FOOTBALL LEAGUE
The Essex Olympian Football League, The Mid Essex Football League and the Southend Borough & District Football Combination League have joined forces with the primary aim of tackling the decline in participation levels within adult 11 v 11 grass roots football.
Through the creation of an umbrella competition "The United Essex Football League”, and working closely with the Essex County Football Association, the aim is to be creative in offering different avenues to increase participation levels.
The United Essex Football League (UEFL) aims to provide a full range of football opportunities for its member clubs and players in the County of Essex. To provide for all levels from recreational to the National League system.
The UEFL will work together with anyone who sets out to be progressive and adaptive, focussing on player retention and a structure to support the member clubs.
The UEFL is an organisation that cares about football, the players and the volunteers that give their time to ensure it all happens.
Update - 31st October 2017
Grass roots Football is facing the biggest challenge it has ever seen.
This has been an extremely difficult and demanding season, and we still have 6 months to go. The League Officers have tried to retain their enthusiasm levels but that has been hard on the back of continual withdrawals and of course the constant criticism, some of which is of an abusive nature.
We try to be sympathetic and help where we can, but of course this is never good enough.
Yes we have rules that we ask Clubs to adhere to, where these are not followed it creates extra unnecessary work. We make Clubs aware of the consequences if they fail to follow the competition rules, yet when we apply the rules, that is when the criticism starts.
League Officers are volunteers so no different to Club Officials, so why should we take the continued criticism, and abuse. I have personally struggled over the last month to determine whether it is all worthwhile, but if we walk away we are no different to the Clubs who have withdrawn, so that does not solve the problem, but simply accelerates the decline.
If we make mistakes I am the first to correct the errors, but we are only human, as are Club Officials, we understand that.
Communication is critical, if Clubs have issues as I have always advocated, early notification allows us to come up with solutions.
All we ask is a bit of co-operation and support, if you have positive suggestions on how we can improve things please let us know, but can we try an avoid the negatives.
Update - 30th October 2017
Gosfield United F.C. have announced that they are withdrawing their team from Division Two
All results and fixtures and now being expunged from the League records
Will this nightmare ever come to an end.........
Update - 18th September 2017
MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE DECISIONS
Rule 8 (o) PLAYING AN INELIGIBLE PLAYER
It was agreed by the Management Committee that any Club that is found guilty of playing an ineligible player will have any points gained from that match deducted from its record.
In addition the points available from the match will be awarded to the opposition
Rule 10 (f) FAILING TO FULFIL A FIXTURE
When a Team fails to fulfil a fixture, the points from the match in question will be awarded to the opposition. In addition a further two points will be deducted from the defaulting clubs total. Where the match involved is a cup match, the match will be awarded to the opposition
Update - 22nd August 2017
The competition has to regrettably announce another volley of Team Withdrawals
Beacon Hill Rovers F.C. Reserves from Division One
Leigh Ramblers F.C. A from Division Three
Southminster St. Leonards F.C. Res from Division Three
That now brings the total of withdrawals since the AGM to 7, will it ever end?