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

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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”

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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.

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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.

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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:

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Aug 5, 2021 — Secretary Annual Report 2020/21


Despite everything that has gone on this year with COVID19 there is only one place to start this year’s Annual Report and that is to place on record thanks to Andy Piercy for all his hard work and efforts in contributing to making the League what it is today. Andy was a Management Committee member in the first season of the League in 1993. In 1997 he took up the role of Publicity Secretary which prior to Full Time meant receiving phone calls from Clubs reporting the match scores, which included on occasion a phone call from a Night Club at 1.30am Sunday morning.

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Apr 22, 2021 — Fixtures and Results Links


Due to changes made by the FA to Full Time the Fixtures and Results Sections of our website isn’t currently available. We are working on rectifying the issue. In the meantime the links below will take you to the Full Time pages with the League Tables, Fixtures and Results.

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Apr 13, 2021 — HRH Prince Philip Remembrance


The Committee have met to discuss how our respects are paid following the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip and his funeral on Saturday 17th April 2021. The Committee feel it is right to join in the National minutes silence at 3pm on Saturday but also acknowledge the difficulty Clubs will have at re-arranged fixtures at short notice and the fact they cannot be postponed to another date.

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Mar 14, 2021 — Essex Veterans League Restart


Clubs have voting overwhelmingly to declare the current League Season null and void. Clubs also voted to extend the League Season until 12th June 2021 and play a League format based on the current Divisions. Teams will play each other once between 10th April 2021 and 12th June 2021.

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Feb 26, 2021 — League Restart Offer


The email below has been sent to all Club Secretaries for a response by 12th March 2021

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