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"I have a great team around me and our mission is to create and maintain a healthy competition for each of our member clubs. We have stepped up our efforts to provide the most progressive league and build on our 80 year history. The ESFC has a proud tradition and our management team have decades of experience to call upon in order for us to achieve our goals"

Bob Chesney, League Chairman

Exceptional ASIANOS team crowned Senior Division Champions 2017-2018 - A triple triumphant season for this amazing team

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1st Asianos, 2nd Global 3rd Manor House

Now that the curtain has fallen on a horrendous season for the weather, we are able to celebrate and announce the Senior Division trophy will be heading to Shafiq Suleman and his Asianos team. His all conquering team have had a pretty good season almost on all fronts. *SENIOR DIVISION CHAMPIONS *CHARLIE WHITE CUP WINNERS *ERNIE GEORGE CUP WINNERS FA Sunday Cup (lost to New Salamis) London Sunday Challenge Cup (2nd Round, lost on penalties) ESFC Premier Cup Qtr-Finalists (lost to Barking Sundays) That's a fantastic season by anyones standards and set amongst a backdrop of fixture backlogs, re-scheduling nightmares and also paying the price of success. When you consider that the team had to fit in several games during the Ramadan period of fasting, the achievement takes on even more significance. What's more appropriate is that they never once complained about having to do so, even when the hot weather added to the issues. That's why title winners are borne of other things than just sheer talent, which they obviously have in abundance. So let's take one more moment to hail the new Kings of the Essex Sunday Football Combination.
Asianos Football Club

The Eclipse of Aveley

What a season Martin Brazier had with his Debden Sports team in 2017-18. Runners-up to Uplands Town in the race for the Division Three title, they went on to upset all the odds with a stunning win over Hillford in the Final of the McDougall Cup. After conceding possession and thwarting many a Hillford attack, a 45 yard goal brought raptures to the field and the stands and turned out to be the only goal of the game. At the League AGM, Martin capped off the season by capturing the Secretary of the Year Award. Well done, Martin and the boys!!
The website is getting to where I feel it needs to be right now. The look plus the content seem in balance and I am as pleased as I can be after a lot of hard work. Many of our teams have done tremendously well in external competition so well done to Asianos, Manor House, Global, Belfry & AC Milano, JK Silvertown & Hillford for flying the ESFC flag as high as you have done. If there is anything you'd like highlighted on this website then get in contact and I'll see what I can do.

Joe Sach, Vice-Chairman of the ESFC.






Bob Chesney

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Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTION - If I have a query regarding my fixtures, what do I do first? ANSWER - Go to the FA Full-Time website for the ESFC and check there. It is the first point of reference for all match related activity.
QUESTION - I am a referee, where do I see my appointments? ANSWER - You will have been allocated a game and subsequently notified via the FA Full-Time website. You can see all your slots via that website. Clubs have until 8pm the Wednesday before your fixture to confirm details of the match. Please advise the league if this has not happened.
QUESTION - Some details are inaccurate on the website or Full-Time? ANSWER - Contact admin@esfc1937.co.uk or media@esfc1937.co.uk
4Pitch Queries
QUESTION - I have a pitch but not been given a home fixture? ANSWER - We endeavour to make sure games are given to all those clubs with dates but sometimes schedules will not allow us to deal with everything. If you need to speak to the league contact mailto:keith_everett@sky.com in order to offer a solution or request assistance in not losing money or use of the facility. He will do everything he can to ensure that no club is out of pocket. But there are no guarantees of course.

  • 1935Homes Built

    Some 25,000 homes completed in Dagenham. Ford Motor Co. was opened 1930/31
  • 1937Essex Sunday Football Combination formed

    From humble beginnings, the building of Ford Motor Co and the development of the Becontree Estate amongst others.
  • 1939Early Winners

    WWII curtailed a lot of activity and prevented the league from advancing at pace. Any games played featured local services or A.R.P. sides. Records show Brook Old Boys lifted the Division One title.
  • 1946Parks returned for public use

    Sunday football still not recognised by Essex County FA.
  • 1947Premier Cup

    Was won by Coleman United
  • 1955Recognition by Essex County FA

    The league under it's current name was adopted in 1955/56 by having no more than 96 clubs and all within a 10 mile radius of the Civic Centre.
  • 201780 Glorious Years

    The ESFC celebrates it's 80th year, stronger than ever. Rightfully recognised as having great talent and probably amongst the strongest line ups of teams anywhere in Essex. Home of the current Essex Sunday Premier Cup Winners. GLOBAL FC beat Parsloe Athletic 4-3 (AET)
  • 2017-18New Chapter

    Asianos & Manor House enter the FA Sunday Premier Cup The Senior Division is the closest for years.. Every level is reporting an increase in quality. The challenge is on!!
  • 2018 - May

    Asianos take home the big prize as they are crowned SENIOR DIVISION CHAMPIONS. To add to their magnificent season they also took home the Charlie White Cup and Ernie George Trophy. Manor House were finalists in the Essex Sunday Premier Cup AC Milano were finalists in the London Sunday Trophy but won the MORFEY CUP. Global won the PREMIER CUP Debden Sports won the McDOUGALL CUP. JK Silvertown won the J LIZZIMORE CUP Recreativo Romford won the BEITLER CUP South Ilford Catholics won the THOMAS EVANS CUP

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Running a football team on a Sunday mornings brings many benefits but also it's fair share
Too early to be thinking of Cup Finals but they are really the most special of days out. Especially when you can invite family and friends over to watch how well your team has progressed.
This year will be no different and we are warning you in advance that we will require a dossier on your team should your talents and good results carry you through to challenge for a piece of silverware.
These really are days for celebration, win or lose, and we want you to enjoy the day, giving you the memories to treasure for years to come.