RECRUITMENT is underway for the 2021/22 Essex County FA Youth Forum, who are looking for young people between the ages of 15-24 to represent children and young people and help to shape and develop football within the county. Formed in 2014 with a mixture of knowledge and experience throughout the members across the county, the […]
FORMER East Thurrock United player Alex Clark enjoyed a great evening against his former club when Aveley played host to the Rocks in a friendly at Parkside (Monday, 19 July).
THE Port of Tilbury have been sponsors of Tilbury Football Club for many years, and in partnership with the club on Saturday (17th July), Tilbury Football Ground opened its pitches to over 100 young people who came along to be coached by the club coaches and the team players.
TILBURY are pleased to announce our 2021/22 pre-season programme.
A NEW ‘Return to Disability Football Fund’ has been launched by the Football Foundation, providing grants of up to £1,000 to support disabled people getting back to playing football following the Covid-19 pandemic. Disabled people and individuals with long-term health conditions have been more adversely affected by Covid-19 than the wider population. This has directly […]
GRAYS Athletic are pleased to announce that Paragon Independent Limited will be the club’s away kit sponsor for the 2021/22.
THE Football Association have launched a new online ‘Guide to the Laws of the Game’ guide, which includes the variations for youth football, is relevant for any football role and is available free of charge.
POSITIVE approaches to projects, refereeing and encouragement at matches are being celebrated as the winners of the FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards for Essex have been named, thanking ten winners for their coach, club and volunteer excellence. Various Essex champions are being congratulated for their dedicated service and ongoing work to make the local […]
GRAYS Athletic are delighted to announce that The Griffin Group will be continuing as the main first team sponsor for the forthcoming season.
THERE are just three spaces left in the official Thurrock 6-a-side league and teams can take advantage right now.
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