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Secure Up To £2,000 for Your Grassroots Club

If your club has an idea for a project or purchase and doesn’t know where to start with funding, the Essex County FA Small Grants Scheme could help secure a welcome cash boost, with applications required by a Monday 30th January deadline. Two funding windows were piloted in 2016 for clubs who had difficulty in… VIEW


Brendan Walshe Appointed Chief Executive

The new year brings a new era for Essex FA as Brendan Walshe becomes its second Chief Executive, stepping in the footsteps of long-serving predecessor Phil Sammons. Brendan brings a wealth of experience to the role having already spent nine years at the County Office and almost eight of those as County Development Manager. He… VIEW


Coaching Bursary Scheme

The FA have opened the application process for their Coaching Bursary Scheme, an initiative designed to support aspiring coaches from under-represented communities to take the next steps on their coaching pathways. Jointly backed by funding from Sport England, the scheme is for coaches wanting to gain their FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football… VIEW


The FA Mini Soccer Centre Programme

The FA has committed to doubling Women and Girls participation by 2020. In order to support this target, girls need to experience football within the community at a younger age as currently only 3% of mini soccer teams are girls only and just 41% of girls (compared to 95% boys) aged under-10 play football. Research… VIEW


Welfare Guidance for Essex Football

In response to the recent national media coverage of sex abuse in football, we feel this is an opportune moment to remind individuals and clubs within the football community of the mechanisms in place to report concerns and to reinforce awareness of the advice and guidance available. Volunteers and staff at all levels of the… VIEW