THE Essex County Schools Football Association is celebrating 100 years of County Representative football.
During this period, many players have worn the County shirt before progressing on to the Professional game, some of the most notable of these include Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters, Jimmy Greaves and David Beckham. Eight boys have gone onto captain England, including Harry Kane, the current captain and a further three have managed our National team namely Alf Ramsay, Terry Venables and Glenn Hoddle.
Alex Iwobi, the former Arsenal and now Everton player, who represented Nigeria at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, is the most recent player to progress to the Premiership.
As part of our Centenary celebrations, we are staging a match between two teams of current non-league players who have represented the Essex CSFA and this will take place on Monday 16 May at Aveley FC.
The players who have confirmed their involvement are
Ibrahim Ugrader, Connor Hogan, Sam Mvemba, Wyan Reid, Jack McQueen, Tom Duffy, Harry Honesty, Ben Sartain, Alex Akrofi, Misha Djemili, Lewis Jaggs, Sonny Dutton, Ellis Ashworth, Tyler Richardson, Malaki Toussaint, Tim Pitman, Archie Mcfadden, Richard Hall, Kye Jude, Luke Read, Shad Ngandu, Callum Fitzer, Rigers Kabashi, Toby Aromolaran, Garret Kelly, Tarryn Allarakhia, Ben Steward, Ben Search, Darnell Bromfield, Sam Cross, James Scammell.
Everyone is welcome to attend and support the event. Admission will be, £5 for adults and £2 for children and a programme will be produced.
We have produced a 56 page booklet “One Hundred years of Essex County Schools Representative Football” listing, year by year, all the players who have had the honour of representing Essex Schools, which is available for £5.
All proceeds will go to supporting Essex Schools football. https://gofund.me/be16be05