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Welcome to the official website of The Southend Sunday Football League. The League was founded in 1964 and is now in its 55th season. Should you wish to contact the League, follow us on Twitter or if you are one of our registered referees and wish to submit your match result sheet then please 'click' on one of the icons below.
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Last update - December 2018

The Southend Sunday Football League utilises the FA Full-Time website facility for the general administration of the League including fixtures, results, tables and cup competitions please click on the links below to access the League information

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League Updates and Actions Required:

Christmas and New Year
To confirm there will be no fixtures on the 23rd or 30th December unless clubs tell us that they are available and have access to a pitch. Following on from my previous e-mails we have only had one team indicate that they are available , Rochford Sports and Social Reserves in Division Two. If any team in that division wants a game please let me know asap.
The League Management Committee would like to wish all players, team managers, club secretaries and officials a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Referee promotions
Luke Scottow has been promoted to a level 5 referee. The league would like to congratulate Luke on his promotion and wish him the bets of luck in his refereeing career.

Referee marks on Full Time
Following a review of referee marks it is clear that some clubs are marking referees 100/100. Please ensure that you provide a fair mark for your referee as this enables us to monitor performance and counts towards the referee of the year award.

Essex Sunday Trophy
Congratulations to Basildon Athletic and Rectory Rovers on reaching the quarter finals of the county competition and best of luck in the games to be played on 27th January 2019.

Inclement Weather - Information
We are now entering the stage of the season when games are being called off due to pitch conditions.
Clubs are reminded that it is the home team's responsibility to check with their pitch providers to see when the pitch inspections are undertaken and where this information is published. More information can be found on the useful information section of our website.

FA Charter Standard - Information
Please see below for information that has been provided by the FA on the new process of how to apply for this and the benefits that can be gained for both clubs and the league. If you require more information Jake Stephenson at Essex FA is more than happy to answer any questions you may have. He can be contacted on
Jake Stephenson (Development Officer, Group Three: Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, Castle Point, Basildon, Thurrock): (01245) 393099, jake.stephenson@essexfa.com

Management Committee:

The committee is always looking for new members and if anyone is interested we have various roles vacant including Vice-Chairman. If you are interested or know of anyone who is then please let us know.

Season 2017/2018:

Congratulations to the winners and runners up in the various competitions. The full details of who won what are detailed below,

League Competition:
Premier Division: Winners - Hullbridge Sports - Runners Up - Railway Academicals
Division One: Winners - Academy Soccer - Runners Up - Shoebury Maplin
Division Two: Winners - Rochford Sports & Social - Runners Up - FC Dedman Gray
Division One: Winners - Shotgate United - Runners Up - Benfleet Villa Reserves

League Cup Finals:
Section A: Winners - Railway Academicals - Runners Up - Academy Soccer
Section B: Winners - Southend Sports - Runners Up - Prittlewell
Section C: Winners - Rochford Sports & Social - Runners Up - Eastwood Rovers

Charity Cup Finals:
Section A: Winners - Railway Academicals - Runners Up - Hullbridge Sports
Section B: Winners - FC Dedman Gray - Runners Up - Shoebury Maplin
Section C: Winners - Rochford Sports & Social - Runners Up - Railway Academicals 'A'

Management Committee:

The committee is always looking for new members and if anyone is interested we have various roles vacant including vice-Chairman and press and publicity. If you are interested or know of anyone who is then please let us know.

Useful Information:

Each week the League receives a number of queries relating to various aspects of the League and the League Rules. Please review the details found on the "Useful Information" page of the website as many of the answers can be found by clicking here, but please note the following;
Fixtures - As the home team please ensure that you confirm the game with the away team and the referee as soon as possible and that if you want to request a free Sunday you need to give 6 weeks notice and are only allowed one per season, and,
Full Time - Please ensure that you complete the match report on Full Time as soon as possible after the game and by Wednesday at the latest, you need to include any yellow or red cards that your team receive and the referees mark should be out of 100.

Signing Players on the Day:

Following a couple of queries we thought that we would clarify the process for signing players on the day.
Any player whose details have not been registered on the WGS by 19.00 on the Friday before a match can only play if he has completed a Signed On The Day Form which is part of the team sheet. It is important that this is legible so it is probably best to complete this on the bottom (green) copy only so that you can copy this and send to Karen Andrews within two days of the match.
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. Result/Stats on Full Time cannot be entered for a match until the 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.
A player signed on the day also has to sign the Player Registration Document before he can play again. The League Secretary has sent important information to all club secretaries regarding updating the club directory and full time information. This requires a response from all clubs by 25th August at the latest.