"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

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Eva Hart win through to the Final of the Ernie George Trophy - Global meet Asianos in the Final of the Charlie White Cup on Friday 18 May at Parkside Stadium Aveley

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.

Charitable Act by upcoming Hammers boxer


I have been following this guys career with great interest and being a fellow Hammer, I know that he has the dedication, grit and determination to succeed. His current record of 7 wins from seven fights is a fantastic achievement and shows there is plenty left to come.
Mark is also friends with the League, the Chairman and I met him for a chat at the J Lizzimore Cup Final last Sunday and discussed the ESFC (he had taken time out of his busy training schedule to come along and support a few of his friends in the final) and his own career.
The League are proud to have Mark as a supporter and friend and, in turn, we are proud to give you details of his next bout as shown below. Mark will also be a guest of the Essex Sunday Football Combination at a future final where you can meet and discuss tickets for the fight. It's going to be a fantastic night at the York Hall.
And if you are in any doubt as to the man's heart this will be the second fight in a row where he will be donating 20% of his purse to the Isla Caton Fund, a charity set up to send this fabulous little girl to the USA and also to receive treatment as she suffers from the horrendous neuroblastoma. Now you can do your bit and treat yourselves to a night out and support Mark in his eighth fight.

Awesome Comeback for Rec Romford

JK Silvertown Win Isla Caton Fundraiser

JK Silvertown vs Rice Fans



Total Goals

In two games
Went for the ball ref!!






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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 - April

    Manor House are the third successive ESFC team to reach the final of the Essex Sunday Premier Cup (County) AC Milano have reached the final of the London Sunday Trophy. The ESFC is rightly proud of these two teams. Fantastic achievement.

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Running a football team on a Sunday mornings brings many benefits but also it's fair share of problems. With several decades of experience, the lads on the Committee have the answers to your questions and will take the time to explain how to get your train back on track. Their numbers and contact details are available on this site.
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.