ALL Essex County FA staff members have completed an online Mental Health First Aid Course during April and May, with the second of two groups concluding their training during Mental Health Awareness Week.
THE Football Association have announced the launch of ‘England Football’ as the new name and visual identity to represent, unite, and promote football participation in England.
THE FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards are saying a huge thank you to the incredible volunteers who inspire us all, and the nomination process for 2021 is currently open via www.essexfa.com until Tuesday 4th May.
THE FA has provided an update on grassroots football in advance of step two of the Government’s Covid-19 roadmap.
THE FA have provided an update on the return of outdoor grassroots football and the support available to clubs across the grassroots football community. On Monday 29th March, as part of the next stage of the Government’s roadmap out of national lockdown, outdoor sports facilities can open, and organised outdoor football can take place. The […]
Grays Athletic call for apology from councillors over misleading comments at meeting as hopes for new ground dashed
THE upset felt by Grays Athletic football club over the rejection of a planning application that would have seen them have a new home is to prompt a letter of complaint to Thurrock Council.
Grays Athletic miss out on chance to move into new home as pressure from Aveley forces rejection of car prep plan
THE hopes of Grays Athletic fans that they might get a new home at the former Ship Lane ground of Thurrock FC were dashed at a Thurrock planning meeting this evening, despite the best efforts of committee chairman Cllr Tom Kelly.
WITH the continued disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, clubs across Steps 3-6 of the National League System were asked to submit their views on how to proceed with the 2020-21 season. Over 76 per cent of all clubs across Steps 3-6 preferred to curtail the 2020-21 league season if it could not be restarted […]
Football stalwart Glyn champions call for Grays Athletic to get a chance to make Ship Lane a centre for the community
GRAYS Athletic FC’s vice chairman Glyn Jarvis is hoping councillors will be impressed by the club’s commitment to making a community success of the
GRAYS Councillor Martin Kerin is backing Grays Athletic Football Club as they prepare to present their case for a new home in Ship Lane. Speaking ahead of Thursday’s meeting of the Thurrock Council Planning Committee, he said: “After a decade of homelessness, this plan will provide a secure base for Grays Athletic Football Club […]
REFEREES, coaches and managers have an opportunity to play a crucial part in future Essex’s strategic grassroots football projects by completing a short, online survey.
SAFER Internet Day is helping to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology amongst young people, and the Essex County FA are pleased to be supporting the campaign on Tuesday 9th February. The annual celebration is coordinated in the United Kingdom by the UK Safer Internet Centre and many organisations get involved […]
INDIVIDUALS who have given at least ten years of service to football in Essex as an honorary secretary of an affiliated club or competition, as a registered referee, or in various other roles can now be nominated for an Essex County FA Long Service Award.
HOPES that Grays Athletic might be able to make their new home at Ship Lane in Aveley, former home of Thurrock FC, have been given a boost with news that Sport England
DECADES of volunteering in local grassroots football will be recognised and rewarded in 2021, with nominations currently being welcomed for the Essex County FA Long Service Awards until Sunday 31st January via www.essexfa.com.
THE Grounds Management Association (GMA) have launched their online ‘Grounds Management Toolkit’, a training resource aimed at supporting volunteers maintaining football, cricket, rugby league and rugby union pitches.
WE could all use a little positivity. Positivity makes a difference; it makes us thrive. There’s nowhere you like to thrive more than in and around grassroots football, so how about a little positivity boost to get your 2021 off to the best possible start?
GRAYS Athletic Community Football Club are delighted to announce that we have received £1,950 raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery to help develop and continue our youth section activities impacted by COVID-19.
A UNIVERSITY Centre South Essex Sport student is working at Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club thanks to a partnership between the course and the team.
AS the curtain falls on the 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square are prepared to do battle one final time around the high-speed Brands Hatch Indy circuit. A highly successful maiden campaign in the BTCC has seen the squad claim its first Independent Teams’ victory alongside five overall […]
From Grays Athletic THE club would like to pass on their condolences to the family and friends of former Blues player Ron Fogg who passed away recently. Ron was a Chadwell lad and played as an inside-forward or centre forward . He was signed by Southend United making two league appearance before joining Blues making […]
AVELEY moved into the next round with a comfortable victory at Parkside on Saturday afternoon.
TWO added time goals gave the home side fans some late consolation, and made the final score look interesting, but in all fairness Cheshunt had this tie wrapped up well before the Rocks late burst.
Tilbury Football Club unveil their 13th man TILBURY Football club is delighted to announce a new commercial partnership with three of the biggest names in Thurrock’s business community; Port of Tilbury, EMR and John F Hunt Group. Tilbury Football Club has been rooted in the local community for over one hundred years and the new […]