Update - 17th March 2019
Mid Essex and Essex Olympian League - Working Together
At last year's AGM we signalled our intentions to work in
collaboration with the Mid Essex Football League to consider
how we change the way we deliver the game across both competitions.
The Management Committee of both competitions have now
given their commitment to merge with effect from season 2020-2021.
This is however subject to the approval of the Member Clubs.
As you can imagine bringing together two long established
competitions requires some very careful planning and also we need
to comply with the rules and regulations as stipulated by the F.A.
There has been considerable dialogue between both competitions
during the current season. Whilst our aim was to try and achieve a
merger from the start of the coming season, we recognise this is not
going to be achieved given the amount of work that still needs to be
undertaken between now and our respective AGM's.
A proposed structure for what the combined competitions could look like has been drafted, which has been drawn up based on your feedback. This takes into consideration cost, travel and facilities.
It will be our intention to release this prior this year's AGM in order to give Clubs time to consider our proposals and feedback comments so that we can ensure that the proposed structure presented at the AGM for season 2020-2021 meets with Clubs approval.
The rationale for the merger has not changed from what we stated at last year's AGM as we need to work together to create a supportive structure, but also a different way in which to deliver the game to meet the needs and requirements of all our Member Clubs.
We thank you for your continued support and trust you will enjoy what is left of the current season.
Update - 14th March 2019
Another sudden casualty has seen AAH Romford F.C. withdraw from the competition with immediate effect
Given that the Club has played 75% of its fixtures all remaining fixtures will be awarded
Update - 4th March 2019
Dunmow Rhodes F.C.
It is with regret that we need to advise that Dunmow Rhodes F.C. have withdrawn from the competition with immediate effect.
Since the Club has fulfilled 75% of its fixtures the reaming games have been awarded.
Cup Final Dates
Witham Town F.C. and White Notley F.C. will again play host to our Cup Finals.
Moulsham School will also host all Cup Semi Finals
Dates as follows
Update - 20th January 2019
Pitch Improvement Workshop
An opportunity for any volunteer supporting grass pitch maintenance. The ECFA Regional Pitch Advisor Phil Jeggo will be hosting an evening at Maldon & Tiptree FC on Thursday 21st February at Maldon & Tiptree FC sharing his top tips around “in-season pitch maintenance”.
The evening will include advice around restoring/preparing pitches for use and dealing with weather extremes – from flooding to droughts. For further details including the participant link to book on please see the flyer attached.
Update - 25th November 2018
You are all aware that the League is looking to become Charter Standard and the member clubs need to go down this route. There are clear advantages to do so and the FA are looking to improve those benefits.
We are setting up First Aid courses as this will help meet the criteria. If you can, in your own time, go on to the WebEx using the link below (play recording) which should help you with the CS process. We would like to see as many Clubs as possible to start filling in the forms and send in their application.
If you have any questions on this please contact Danielle at the ECFA.
Update - 25th November 2018
PLAYERS SIGNED ON THE DAY
Please ensure that players signed on the day are added to your
Team's Result Sheet following completion of the registration formalities.
It is the Club responsibility to add these to avoid any issues regarding future eligibility
December is traditionally a period when failing light can affect the later part of fixtures.
If possible, subject to the agreement of both sides and Match Official, try and bring kick off times forward
Update - 18th November 2018
Braintree & Bocking United F.C. a Club formed in 1958 and been members of our competition since 1970 have now withdrawn their First Team from the competition following on from the withdrawal of their Reserve Team at the start of the season.
This brings withdrawals thus far to 5, including Cook & O'Rourke from Division one, Southminster St. Leonards from Division Two, Academy Soccer and Braintree & Bocking United Res. from Division Three.
SIGNING ON THE DAY
A reminder to all Clubs. You sign players on the day at your own risk. Please check whether players are already signed on with the competition through the Whole Game System.
The completed signing on form must be scanned and sent to the Registration Secretary 2 days after the fixture has been played as well as adding the player onto WGS.
You must not play the player again until he has been registered.
Please see competition rule 18.
Simply sending an email saying a Club played an ineligible player does not constitute a breach of rule
This simply comes down to your word against theirs.
Concrete evidence must be provided and your attention is drawn to rule 20.r. Please also obtain a date of birth.
Update - 12th November 2018
As discussed at both the Mid Essex and the Olympian AGM’s at the start of the season, both leagues are looking to achieve Charter Standard with positive steps already being taken to provide member clubs with a bespoke IFAiF (formerly known as Emergency First Aid). Spaces on the IFAiF (Emergency Aid) are filling up and I would suggest booking through the link https://eventspace.thefa.com/essexfa/IFAIF-OLYME#regform
To further support clubs the ECFA will be hosting a WebEx (online meeting) to discuss becoming Charter Standard, the confirmed benefits as well as working through the new
application pack which the FA have released in recent months.
The WebEx will be held on Monday 19th November – 6:30 – 7:30pm.
All details to log onto the WebEx can be found below;
Mid Essex and Olympian League - Charter Standard
Monday, November 19, 2018
6:30 pm | GMT Time (London, GMT) | 1 hr
Meeting number (access code): 845 887 842
Host key: 671958
Meeting password: 9FdARWSm
When it's time, start your meeting.
Update - 4th November 2018
Fixtures 22nd and 29th December 2018
The League is planning to schedule a full fixture list for Saturday 22nd December 2018.
Any Club not wishing to have a fixture on that date, even if you have previously indicated that you do not want a fixture on that date MUST contact the relevant Fixture Secretary by no later than the 10th November 2018
Kindly note there will be no fixtures scheduled for Saturday 29th December 2018