ESSEX SUNDAY FOOTBALL COMBINATION
First & Foremost
Welcome to the website of the oldest established Sunday League in Essex. Formed in 1937 we are proud to have laid the foundations and traditions for competitive grassroots football in the localised area. We have a wealth of experience in our Management team to allow us to provide a competitive platform for all the teams that make up such a successful and challenging environment. Catering for all levels of teams, from serious Senior level quality football that is amongst the most successful on a Sunday, and boasting several winners of County competitions, all the way down to friends knocking it about for a bonding session every weekend. We have it all.
In the middle of our 84th year of existence, our strengths are that we remain mindful of what it is to take part where fairness and a challenge are cornerstones of what makes for successful competitions. We are constantly trying to evolve in the right way.
Equality, Sustainability, Fairness & Competitiveness, the four initials of our name which adequately capture the essence of our existence.
Season 2019-20 Is Over!!
Just recently we voted to null & void the current (2019-20) season on the basis that a level playing field had not been achieved and therefore any games should be expunged from the record books.
It must be added that although we were guided to this decision, and that our clubs voted 64%-36% in favour of said action, we will be seeking to ratify that in a conference with County later today (Monday 6th April)
But be aware, we represent ALL clubs in our league equally and Division One just would not work with the alternative Points per Game scenario. Therefore, with this in mind, and the general feeling amongst the clubs, we settled for the only outcome that would be suitable for all.
No, it does not do justice to the efforts made by most teams, but nothing should be decided with so many ifs, buts & maybes.
Further announcements will be made as soon as we are able.
- Update on our previous decision to null & void
- Potential update on financial help for 2020
- Any other news
Next Club Council Meeting
May 2020 (tbc)
at the M & B Sports and Social Club, Dagenham Road, Romford. RM7 0QX
Whilst we are under some “house arrest” with no social gatherings allowed we are unable to commit to the date of the next Council Meeting. As soon as we are able, we will be getting the clubs together to discuss the way forward.
STAY SAFE & BE WELL
PS……and don’t forget to wash your hands!!
Looking to pit your wits amongst the best in Sunday League football then look no further. We passionately believe in trying to give you a fair an equal platform to play your game and everyone is welcome. there is a raft of experience that we can upon to help & assist you. Just fill out our short intro form and we will do the rest.
We will be offering all teams assistance or incentives for the new season. We appreciate that finance is the single biggest obstacle to any team for grassroots football. We aim to help the best we can.
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.