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Last update - February 2019

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League Updates and Actions Required:

League Chairman
It is with great regret that I have to inform you that Paul Connelly , our League Chairman, has indicated that he will not seeking re-election at the end of the season.

I am sure you will want to pass on your thanks to him for all his hard work and dedication over many years with the league. He has been a referee, Press and Publicity Officer, Vice Chairman, Chairman and Secretary as well as carrying out many other tasks on behalf of the committee. Indeed he undertook both roles as League Chairman and Secretary for two seasons and it was his hard work that kept the League going during this difficult period.

As a result I would like to ask for any nominations for a successor to Paul. These need to be with me by 30th April signed by the secretary of two member clubs or failing that nominations can be made at our AGM in June.

Referees appointed to ECFA Cup Finals
The following referees on our panel have been rewarded with an appointment for an Essex County FA Cup Final. The league would like to congratulate them all and wish them the best of luck in their cup finals.

Joe Turnpenny, Simon Caton, Guy Pell-Ilderton, Luke Scottow

Alterations to rules for season 2019/2020
It is the time of year when we start to prepare for next season and as a result we are looking at any changes required to our league rules. So far there are only two that I have as below. Please can you let me know of any others that you would want to bring in by 31st January so that these can be reviewed and sent out to all clubs by 20th February.

a.18 (p) Remove text that is inconsistent with rest of rule regarding qualification of players for first, second and third teams i.e. new text to read No first team or second team qualified player shall play in the fourth team.

b.18 (q) Remove requirement for Whole Game System Squad Lists to be taken to each match

Important Updates

1. Registration of players - the last date for any registration of new players for this season is Thursday 28th of February. This includes any players signed on the day on Sunday morning.

2. Full time result sheets - it is disappointing to note that despite many reminders a small number of clubs are failing to complete their team sheets and information required on full time in line with league rules. Thanks to all those clubs who do complete them as this helps the smooth running of the league. The committee have been very lenient so far this season and have only issued one fine. However, if clubs continually fail to complete the required information in a timely manner we will have no other option than to charge the clubs concerned.

3. Cup Semi-Finals - as we start to see our cup semi finals appear in the fixtures clubs are reminded that for the semi-final and final ties clubs must submit a list of players who will be in the squad to the registration secretary no later than the Tuesday prior to the match. Failure to do so could result in the club playing an ineligible player and being charged accordingly.

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 - Wakering 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

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.

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.