Clubs undertaking some early planning for their summer of football can now see which tournaments and pre-season events are taking place locally as we're publishing a weekly update of affiliated competitions online.
Many clubs find June is an ideal opportunity to keep active with small-sided tournaments while the sun is shining during the ‘Closed Season’ when all 11v11 football in England shuts down. Plus, as the calendar reaches July, teams also begin preparations for the following season and numerous eleven-a-side competitions take place, offering a great chance to play sides from different leagues.
In order to assist clubs who don’t know where to start when attempting to build a plan for the summer or pre-season, we publish a ‘Summer Tournaments’ document on their website, which is updated regularly. This contains listings of all the affiliated competitions in Essex, along with contact details. Many of these actively welcome applications from new participants.
To find the latest ‘Summer Tournaments’ listing, visit the 'Cups & Competitions' section, then scroll down. A PDF file containing a wealth of information can be found at the bottom of the page. Further opportunities to sign-up for tournaments are shared by @EssexCountyFA on Twitter and by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.