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.

January 22, 2020

Senior Division
Barkingside 0-2 Global

Division One

Newbury Forest 1-1 Hillford

Division Two

Rainham WMC 1-3 South Ilford Catholics

Joe Lizzimore Cup

Eva Hart 3-6 Sher Force

Uplands Town 2-0 Loxford Lions

Wolfpack 2-6 FC Leytonstone

Beitler Cup

Barking Colts 2-3 Beckton Gas

Cardinals 2-4 Newbury Forest Res (AET)

Global Res 4-0 Esprit

Next Club Council Meeting

5th March 2020

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

At the next bi-monthly meeting we will having updates to eCards, WGS & Cup Final information.

This is your opportunity to put questions to us so that we can help you. WGS is happening so please get on board sooner rather than later.


New Team Application 2020-21

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.

Darkness & Light

“You cannot defeat darkness by running from it, nor can you conquer your inner demons by hiding them from the world. In order to defeat the darkness, you must bring it into the light.” Pre-Christmas Report As we head into the Christmas festivities and a little break...

8th December – News from the League

GLOBAL 3, SKRT 2 After their earlier season troubles, the reigning champions are moving ominously into position following another dogged performance that secured them the points against a combative Skrt FC. The Clarke brothers grabbed a goal apiece while Sammie Scates...

Midweek Catch-up

Latest TweetsOther NewsJK Silvertown earned their first win of the new campaign with a 6-2 drubbing of high flyers, Shqipet. Belfry stole a draw from the jaaws of a victory after letting a 3-1 lead slip at home to Skrt. The visitors have now secured impressive results...

Friday Feelings

Club News & Updates Another weekend of football is upon us and we are desperately hoping for a full programme of matches. It's fair to say that when games are called off it really does seem to aggravate the senses and leave us with a feeling of unsatiated...

Monday Report

Skrt on top in eleven goal thriller as Debden & Flamengo serve up a treat at the top of Division One.



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


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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.


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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

Until the next Kick-Off









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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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