Information on Booking Friendlies (Opponents / Referees / Pitches)

Following the SGM decision to declare the 2020-2021 season as null and void, as Essex County FA affiliated teams, you are permitted to play friendly matches in April and May, subject to further government and FA guidance.

In order to arrange such games, teams are within their rights to organise these themselves and hire pitches privately however, it is preferable that teams contact Referee Secretary; Simon Lewis, in order to arrange a Referee for any friendlies arranged. Please contact Simon on 07709 038930 or

Should you be looking for an opponent who may be available to play, please contact League Secretary; Aaron Finch on who can contact all clubs within the League in order to source one for you.

If you are looking to hire a Council Pitch, such as Mile End, Shrub End, Eastcliff or Low Road, the League will endeavour to make this booking for you, however please note that these will be handled on a first come first served based due to limited availability at Shrub End and Mile End. Please note that if a pitch is hired for you by us, you commit to making payment back to the League upon being invoiced as normal, and also commit to making payment for the hire should you cancel without sufficient notice.

Please direct all requests for pitch hire to League Chairman; Jon Burns on as soon as possible.