Essex Sunday Football Combination

First & Foremost Sunday League

Welcome to the brand new website of the Essex Sunday Football Combination. Formed in 1937 we are the County’s first & foremost grassroots Sunday football league competition.

As we enter our 83rd year, we look forward with renewed enthusiasm and determination that everyone will find the challenges as exciting as they have ever been before. We strive to make this a quality and progressive environment for each and every one of our teams. With the wealth of talent being drawn in from all quarters of the country’s finest county, their presence is important and welcomed as they make a name for themselves.

With a long list of recognised achievements from County Cup finalists & winners we aim to make the ESFC the place to be.

We hope you are part of our journey and look forward to sharing your success stories both on and off the field of play

August 24, 2019



Senior Division Champions – Premier Cup – Ernie George Trophy



Division Two Winners – Bellamy Cup – Joe Lizziemore Cup



Ernie George Finalists – West Essex Cup Finalists – County Cup Semi-Finals

Next Club Council Meeting

Thursday 5th September

at the M & B Sports and Social Club, Dagenham Road, Romford. RM7 0QX

There is a meeting on Thursday 5th September where the remaining Cup Draws will be made and hopefully be discussing early action in the league.

The following Council Meetings will then become bi-monthly (Next due in November). Please make sure your Secretary (or appointed representative) is at these meetings to collect any paperwork or important information. It is highly likely that a referee or Essex County FA member will be in attendance to discuss outstanding or future issues that affect us all.


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  • The WGS will be MANDATORY from the start of next season. All teams will be required to register their players, which will then be approved by our league. Alliance, Corinthian & Combination....we will all have to comply. If you wish to get a preview or head start, get in touch and we will guide you. They are advertising a prize draw entry for teams who complete this by August 18th!
  • Local referees scoop awards at the Nationals
  • Please get in your pitch dates and any outstanding forms ASAP
  • is the place to go to when you need details regarding fixtures, results, tables & referees

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Highlights of the AGM

A successful AGM concluded with the presentation and recognition of all the achievements for last season. The following were some of the items agreed for 2019-20.

  • Suspend the introduction of rolling substitutions while we adopt the new Sin Bin requirements
  • New rules regarding qualification of players between First Team and Reserves
  • All new player registrations must be submitted by noon on the Friday before the game but you are still allowed to sign two new players on the day of a league game. All other registration rules stay the same.
  • Double Header fee for a referee is raised from £45 to £50 to bring them in line with most other leagues. No changes to any other fees.

Our aim, as it is every season, is to provide an honest, fair and competitive league for all teams to compete in. We pride ourselves in trying to do things the right way…..with respect for everyone and all other organisations. By nature we are competitive and expect everyone to behave and respect and preserve the integrity of these competitions. I have an experienced Management team who have decades of experience and share my love for the game. Between us we intend to continue to improve the experience for our own clubs and look forward to making sure the ESFC is the place to be for all teams and match officials.

Bob Chesney

Chairman of the League, Essex Sunday Football Combination

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All views expressed on this site are usually my own and not intended to cause issues with clubs, their officers and players. If you feel offended by any content, by all means send me an email and I will review ASAP. 

We are affiliated to the Essex County Football Association and our handbook is sanctioned by them according to the statute laws.  Any amendments following the initial hard print publication will be available ONLY in the electronic version for contact and club details only. No laws/rules can be changed without proper authority and ratified by the governing bodies.

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