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28 May 2015
The proposed Divisions for season 2015-2016 have been uploaded to the web site.
With regard to the Premier Division, the following is in accordance with instructions received from the E.C.F.A.
With Wadham Lodge leaving us and no-one coming down into the Premier Division, a decision has to be made in accordance with League Rule 12 (B) (ii) as to whether we:-
(a) Retain an otherwise relegated team (Manford Way)
(b) Additionally promote the next ranked team from the Division below (Leigh Ramblers)
A ballot will be held at the A.G.M. on Thursday 11 June to decide on this.
The situation in Division Two is simpler. As Benfleet resigned during the season only one team is, in accordance with League Rule 12 (B) (i), relegated from that division.
Additional promotions have also been made across the top four divisions to balance them out.
Clubs should be aware that with only four vacancies in divisions One to Five, we will probably be adding a further division at the end of the 2015-2016 season. This new Division will mean additional teams being relegated from divisions One to Five.
27 May 2015
Closure of Dates
Some clubs have already sent their forms back to the Fixtures Secretary and it is hoped that others will follow suit very soon
The infamous V Festival takes place over the week-end of 22/23 August, therefore as a concession to clubs and to save any problems, clubs are allowed to close that week-end for any of their teams without penalty.
Clubs are however reminded that should they wish to do so, as with the closing of other dates, they have to let the Fixtures Secretary know no later than 30 days before the month in which the closure is requested. This means clubs have until 01 July to close dates in August.
20 May 2015
Pre-Season Matches, Officers or Players
Rather than have a page on this web site advertising for pre-season matches, club officers or players, with over 1000 people following the League on Twitter, I intend using this medium to do this
If you are looking for any of the above, just put out a tweet with the prefix @eofl and I will re-tweet it to the Leagues followers. This way I believe you will get more coverage.
15 May 2015
Web Site and S.G.M.
The web site has now been updated to reflect the decisions taken at last evenings Management Committee meeting with regard to clubs that played ineligible players.
In addition details relating to the Special General Meeting have been circulated to relevant parties. If you have not received this please contact Peter Godfrey.
12 May 2015
F.A. Inter League Cup
The draw for the first round of the FA Inter League Cup took place yesterday and sees the EOFL playing away from home for only the second time since they entered the competition over 10 seasons ago.
The team will be playing the Cambridgeshire County League in a match scheduled to be played before 26 September 2015.
Cambridgeshire County League knocked the EOFL out at the semi-final stage back in season 2003/2004 before losing to the Mid-Cheshire League 2 - 1 in the final.
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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 can be downloaded from the link below. 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 appreciated as continued funding of the League by the F.A. is dependant on us showing that we are taking the Respect Programme seriously
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.
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