Representative Teams

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In Essex we assemble both County FA and County Schools FA representative teams, with some ten sides from ages 14 to adults, both male and female.

Essex County FA Representative Football

We currently operate three representative teams: Boys Under 18s and Under 16s and open-age Women's. All three sides compete in their respective sections of the East Anglian Counties Championship against counterparts from Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire (only Under 16s and 18s) and Norfolk (only Under 18s).

The youth sides are open to players who don't attend FA Academies or Centres of Excellence, while the Women's side is for all players from the FA Women's Premier League to the Essex County Women's League. The Under 18s also compete annually in the national FA County Youth Cup. Essex have won this on three occassions in 1947/48, 1949/50 and, most recently, in 2011/12 following an entertaining 4-2 extra time victory over West Riding FA at Colchester United FC's Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Click here for a complete list of fixtures and results for the Essex County FA teams, as well as a full record of player and team honours (including the now-defunct Junior, Intermediate and Senior teams).

Essex County Schools FA Representative Football

The Essex County Schools FA run seven representative teams: Boys Under 18s (A and B), Under 16s, Under 15s and Under 14s, as well as Girls Under 16s and Under 14s. All the sides currently compete in the South-East England Schools Football Association (SEESFA) competition against schools sides representing Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex.


Each age group (with the exception of the Boys Under 15s) also compete in the national English Schools Inter-County Trophy. Former England internationals Tony Adams, David Beckham and John Terry are amongst a number of names to have enjoyed a career at the top echelons of the game having represented Essex Schools during their youth.

Click here for a complete list of fixtures and results for the Essex County Schools FA sides.

Essex County FA Girls Regional Talent Club

We run five Girls Regional Talent Club teams: Under 17s, 15s, 13s, 11s and 9s. The Under 17s currently compete in the London and South-East section of The FA's Regional Talent Club League as part of the Girls' England Talent Pathway, while the other age groups play development matches concurrently.

Nearly 80 players aged between seven and 17 are accommodated within the playing programme, which involves four hours of training a week and weekly fixtures. There are also opportunities for exceptional talents to be recognised as 22 games are observed by FA national scouts, with elite players progressing through to Regional Elite Performance Camps and England training camps.

Click here for a complete list of fixtures and results for last season's Under 17s Team (known as the 'Female Centre of Excellence').

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