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PUBLISHED: 16:30 24 July 2015

Latest news from the Essex FA

Latest news from the Essex FA


Latest news from the Essex FA

Spaces are available on a forthcoming Futsal Level 1 Course in Redbridge, where candidates can learn about the techniques and skills related to the small-sided, indoor game on Saturday September 26.

The aim of the course at Mayfield School, which runs from 10am to 6pm, is to help coaches to organise and deliver basic Futsal practices.

It will also provide an introduction to the structure of the game, the laws and the role Futsal can play in developing underlying techniques and skills.

To book online, visit


Goals Dagenham’s five-a-side pitches are being reduced to just £55 at peak times as the small-sided provider aim to maximise the use of their newly-refurbished facilities, offering both 5v5 and 7v7 as well as full league programmes, the hiring of their function hall and children’s parties.

Goals are taking strides to improve their car park and internal amenities, while they’re currently on the lookout for coaches and referees.

If you are a qualified referee or coach who is interested in making some extra money, please call 020 8595 7000 or email The function hall is very popular, with just a £100 deposit.


This year’s Jenny Kerwood Memorial event at Hutton FC had double the number of teams taking part as last year at Shenfield High School, raising double the amount of money for the Cardiac Risk in the Young charity.

Volunteers baked raffle prizes, took team registrations, manned the car park and sold food to contribute to a total of £1,660.

Hutton FC then agreed to donate a further £150, meaning a grand total of £1,810 was raised by all involved.

Writtle were crowned as 2015 winners of the ‘Champions League’ and Billericay Town gained success in the Fairs Championship. A girls’ event also took place at all age groups from under-nines to under-18s.


From 2015/16 the age limit at which boys and girls can play football in the same teams has been raised, with a resolution approved by The FA to increase the mixed football age limit from under-16s to under-18s.

The change will enable The FA to conduct further research into mixed football at this older age group.

Rachel Pavlou, FA National Development Manager for Women’s Football, said: “Denmark has no limit, Holland and Switzerland have an upper limit of 19, and Germany and Italy have upper limits of 17.

“All these countries feel strongly, like we do in England, that mixed football is an important additional choice to their female-only provision.”

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