Grassroots clubs undertaking planning for their summer of football can see which tournaments and pre-season events are taking place near them thanks to our new web page listing sanctioned competitions online.
Many small-sided and eleven-a-side competitions are organised locally each year, offering a great chance to play sides from different leagues. Pre-season is an ideal opportunity to keep active with one-off or annual tournaments as teams begin preparations for the next campaign.
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've published a new ‘Tournaments’ page on our website, which is updated regularly and broken down by region.
This contains listings of all the sanctioned competitions in Essex, along with contact details of the organisers. Many of these actively welcome applications from new participants.
All tournaments and competitions taking place in the county are required to be sanctioned by the Essex County FA and, in the current climate, they must comply with current Government and FA Covid-19 guidance. It's now even easier than ever to obtain sanction, with an online form available to be completed here.
Please follow this link to find the latest listings. Further opportunities to sign-up for tournaments are shared by @EssexCountyFA on Twitter and by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.