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18 June 2013
Closing of Dates
Clubs are reminded that they have until 30 June 2013 to request the closure of dates during August and until 31 July 2013 to request the closure of dates during September
Please contact the Fixtures Secretary by e-mail should you wish to make such a request. Such requests should be made in accordance with League Rule 10 (A) para 4.
18 June 2013
75th Aniversary Tournament
On 20th July Upminster will be holding an 8 team tournament to mark their 75th anniversary year. They need 3 or 4 teams from Olympian League. The bar will be open all day and there will be a BBQ and a Bouncy Castle. The entry fee is £ 100 and there will be a min of 4 games over the course of the day starting at 11:00. If you are interested please contact Mark Nokes
15 June 2013
Awards Dinner Photographs
Photographs taken at the awards dinner held on 01 June 2013 are now availble by following this link. Dinner Pictures
Should you wish to purchase copies please contact Emily Romain
14 June 2013
After a long discussion and several votes on various amendments the Constitution for 2013/2014 was finally agreed at last evenings A.G.M..
The main points of the meeting were
The three new clubs and Forest Glade were all elected into the Constitution
The new Under 21 Division received the overwhelming approval of the meeting
Rule 8 (n) was amended to make it less restrictive
It was agreed that Roll on Roll off substitutes would be allowed in the Under 21 division only
It should also be noted that Rule 12 A has been amended by the Football Association and the method used should two or more teams end the season level on points is
number of matches won
the result of head to head matches
if the records are still equal then a deciding match shall be played.
The season will commence on 17 August and run through to the end of May if required
27 May 2013
Players with Outstanding Debts To Our Clubs
It needs to be made clear that the League IS NOT a debt collecting agency.
There is a procedure laid down on page 376 of the 2012/13 Essex County F. A. Handbook that tells clubs how to go about suspending players who owe them money.(Section 19).
As last season, clubs have until the 30 JUNE 2013 at the latest to send an e-mail telling the Registration Secretary the names of players with outstanding debts. He will keep a note of these names and not allow these players to register with the League for ANY club. After this date the Registration Secretary will not accept any further names as some clubs start registering players in early July.
Clubs MUST notify the Registration Secretary when debts have been paid.
It is up to clubs when registering a player for the following season to ensure, by checking with the players previous club, that he has fulfilled his obligations to that club. DO NOT TAKE THE PLAYERS WORD FOR IT.
To avoid problems clubs should avoid signing players on on the day of a match. The excuse that the player told the club that he did not owe his previous club any money or had never played for a football club in the past, are not acceptable.
Any club that plays a player who has falsely stated that he has fulfilled his obligations to his previous club will be guilty of playing an ineligible player and dealt with in accordance with League rules.
The League will also not get involved in sorting out disputes between players and clubs regarding outstanding debts
It is important that clubs take note of this as the responsibility for managing outstanding debts is theirs
As part of the F.A. Respect Programme clubs are requested give all of their players, coaches and spectators access to a copy of the Respect Code of Conduct.
Copies of these codes of conduct are detailed below.
All of the above are also requested to sign a register to acknowledge the fact that they have been made aware of what is expected of them.
Copies of draft registers have been sent out to all clubs by the League Secretary. All you have to do is enter the name of your club and get them signed.
The League takes the conduct of players, officials and spectators very seriously and will not hesitate to take action against those who do not abide by these Codes of Conduct. Ultimately persistent misconduct by any of the above could lead to your club being recommended for exclusion from next seasons constitution.
Copies of the Code of Conduct for Match Officials are also available below as are details of what is expected of Club Captains.
Your co-operation with this would be March onwards will be deleted from the web site shortly whilst the Fixtures Secretary works on these changes.appreciated as continued funding of the League by the F.A. is dependant on us showing that we are taking the Respect Programme seriously
From Season 2012/13, the ECFA appointed insurance broker Bluefin Sport is providing clubs, teams, leagues and match officials with exclusive, robust and competitive insurance products, specifically tailored to the needs of football at our level
For further details follow this link.
Football Stadia Improvement Grant
The Football Stadia Improvement Fund have updated the information regarding stadia funding for clubs from Step 1 to Step 7
The key points are that a higher percentage of total project cost are now available to Step 7 clubs and there is also a wider range of projects now eligible for funding
Follow this FSIF link for further details, including how much you can receive.
The presentation given at the All Clubs Meeting by the F.A. on 03 January 2013 is available via this link.
Information regarding Shared Access can be found via this link.
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