Oct 14, 2023 Reminders Team Sheets and Under Age Players
TEAM SHEETS Players only have to sign team sheets and complete date of birth and post code if challenged by opponents. This means you can complete all the details of players you expect to turn up and give the sheets to the opponents and Referee as soon as they arrive. This avoids any fines. We know team sheets are something else for managers to do, however they have already quickly been able to clear up six cases of unregistered players playing in the League.
Oct 2, 2023 Referee Fees Reminder
A reminder please that the Referee fees for this season are as follows: Essex Veterans League competition games £45 Essex FA Veterans County Cup/Trophy competitions (up to and including the Quarter Final) £50
Sep 16, 2023 Fixture Cancellation Policy
For Saturday 16th September last season’s cancellation periods will apply. The rest of the season the following with apply unless weather means a change becomes applicable
Sep 16, 2023 Team Sheets
All Clubs have been sent team sheets which are a mandatory League requirement for every fixture. Please note the following procedures:
Jul 27, 2023 Constitution 2023/24
Please see below Constitution for the new season. This has probably been the hardest Constitution I have been involved in creating. With so many teams dropping out last season it left big gaps in the Constitution. Having listened to Clubs saying they wanted more teams in the Divisions you will see in the Over 35's we have dropped from nine to seven Divisions. I would not be surprised if we had teams drop out in the next month. You will see I have marked that some teams may transfer Divisions if we have drop outs before 2nd September.
Aug 7, 2022 Constitution 2022/23
As advised at the AGM we delayed issuing a constitution until now. This was because historically we have issued the constitution a day before the AGM and then had multiple teams withdraw on the day of the AGM and again having teams withdraw when it came to registering players. This has been the case again this season. By delaying the constitution release we have been able to balance the Divisions better. The constitution for 2022/23 is as below
May 15, 2022 Notice of Annual General Meeting
Notice of the Annual General Meeting has been sent to all Club Secretaries. Details are belowNotice of the Annual General Meeting has been sent to all Club Secretaries. Details are below: Agenda Wednesday 8th June 2022 commencing 7.30pm. Venue, Chelmsford City Football Club, Salerno Way, Chelmsford CM1 2EH 1. Minutes of last Annual General Meeting 2. Matter Arising 3. Adopt the Annual Report 4. Adopt the Balance Sheet and Statement of Accounts 5. Election of new Clubs 6. Constitution for Season 2022/23 – Proposal that Committee given authority to agree Constitution after 1st August 2022 7. Election of Officers and Management Committee – i) President Bob Brimacombe ii) Vice President Andy Piercy iii) Chairman Brian Sayers iv) Vice Chairman Geoff Harwood v) Secretary - Martin Berry vi) Assistant Secretary Dave Brignall vii) Treasurer John Watts viii) Fixture Secretary Steve Newlyn ix Referee Appointment Secretaries Chris Crawford & Ryan Anderson x) Discipline Secretary Simon Marshall xi) Governance Officer Eddie O’Neill xii) Management Committee Francis Mariani Ashley Ward Russell McGill Election of New Officers i) Registration Secretaries Fred Thickbroom & Dave Dukelow 8. Appointment of Auditors – Ian Box 9. Alteration of Rules – As per attachment 10. Fix date for commencement of 2022/23 playing season(1st September) 11. Fix end date for playing season 2022/23 (31st May 2021) 12. Agree Normal Kick Off Times for Fixtures (League Games 2pm, Cup Games 1.30pm) 13. Any Other Business – By prior notification only. i) Honoraria ii) Proposal “The League Management Committee are instructed that any player having case proven of playing whilst under age must be fined £250 and registration cancelled/refused until fine paid in full. The Club they play for must also be fined £250”
May 15, 2022 Secretary Annual Report 2021/22
After the last two years of curtailed seasons, it has been excellent to complete this season and to have League Champions in each Division. This will also help us in trying to balance the Divisions for next season. Our aim as always is to provide competitive football whatever the standard. What we do need is Clubs to try to get players to commit to playing on a regular basis. We have tried to ensure as many games as possible are played by allowing re-arrangements at short notice, sadly this appears to have led to a few teams taking advantage of this which has led to opponents going weeks without football which isn’t right. The Committee will be reviewing our policy for next season on postponements to try to get the correct balance.
Feb 7, 2022 New Club Application 2022/23
Applications for new Clubs to join the League for Season 2022/23 are now open. A guide for joining the League and application form can be in the “Forms” section of the website.
Aug 5, 2021 Constitution 2020/21
Following some late withdrawals from the League there have been some minor alterations to the Constitution. All Clubs have finally completed their affiliation so the request to FA to set up Full Time for the new season has now been made. The Constitution for the 2020/21 season is as follows: