Sep 17, 2020 Essex Veterans League Start of Season
This is will be a very different season and we would anticipate changes during the season as the Government change guidelines, so we all need to be as flexible as possible but staying within those Government and FA Guidelines.
Aug 22, 2020 Season Start Update
This update is to keep all Clubs informed on our progress to restarting the season. Fixtures All Clubs have to be affiliated for the League to be sanctioned. Once the League is sanctioned we can then arrange for the new Season on Full Time to be created and work on fixtures can commence. There has been a delay with this process as we have been supporting a Club who wish to move from the Amateur Football Association (AFA) to the Essex County Football Association. This move would save the Club a considerable sum of money this season and in future years.
Aug 8, 2020 Constitution 2020/21
Following the AGM last night below is the current Constitution for the 2020/21 Season. The Committee are expecting changes of age groups or teams withdrawing due to the current circumstances. The AGM voted to allow the Committee to make appropriate changes to level out the Divisions. The Committee are aiming to confirm changes by 12th September 2020.
Aug 8, 2020 Secretary Annual Report 2020
I doubt I will ever have a write a stranger Annual Report than this one. A season that was progressing really well, suddenly came to a halt due to COVID19. We now all live in a very different world which will make next season very different as well. I hope that everyone connected with the League is safe and well, however I am sure that some people will have lost love ones during this time. Our thoughts are very much with all of you in particular.
Aug 3, 2020 Summary of League Management Committee Meeting 30th July 2020
Summary of League Management Committee Meeting 30th July 2020 The 2020/21 Season is likely to look and feel very different due to COVID-19. With this in mind the following matters were discussed and decisions made on Thursday night.
Jun 18, 2020 League Update
There are early indications that Non-League football may return in September. With this in mind the League will be writing to all Clubs asking them if they are running teams next year and if so which age groups. It is important that all Clubs reply so we can start work on looking at which Divisions we place sides in for next season so we can try to provide as much football as possible.
Apr 27, 2020 League Update
As you will be aware The Football Association have made the decision for grassroots football that no further League games for the season 2019/20 will be played. The Essex FA have provided the Management Committee with details of the options available to us.
Mar 31, 2020 Season 2019/20 Update
The FA have announced that no further games will be played in the 2019/20 season. The County FA will be arranging meetings with Leagues to give further information so the League can decide the way forward.
Mar 17, 2020 League Suspended
The Football Association have suspended all grassroots football including friendlies and training. This means the League is suspended until further notice.
Mar 13, 2020 League Statement
The League Management Committee have been faced with the very difficult decision on whether to continue playing or cancel the season now?