League News

Message from League Secretary

Dear All

There have been complaints made to Essex County FA with regard to the mess left behind after games in Public Parks , There is no suggestion that it is our clubs which are responsible only that the complains have come from within the area we cover .  

Therefore could we please ask you to remind all your team management that they should leave the venue of their games in a tidy state removing all plastic bottles etc, I should add that this not only applies to Public Parks but all venues whether they be council owned or Private sports grounds .

Thankyou for your co operation , If any one is aware of any of our teams not following this request please let us know so we can it up with the Parent Club     

Tom Clarke
Southend & District Junior Sunday Football League
09/10/2019 07:36:48


The dates are currently provisional and are subject to change

The finalists's of the U12 S & C Premier Cup may mean changing the date to the 17th May as the 9th is the same date as the U12 League Cup.

05/09/2019 08:45:05

Double Headers

Please find below details on Double Headers  if you club is involved in any

Age Group
Playing Time

Referees Fees

U11 , U12 , U13 & U14’s

20 Minutes Each Way

Two Full Fees Payable

U15 & U16

25 Minutes Each Way

Two Full Fees Payable

U17 & U18
30 Minutes Each way

Two Full Fees Payable
Double Headers:
Are treated as Two Separate Games.
Usual Half Time period 5 Minutes
Maximum 10 Minute Break between the End of Game 1
Start of Game 2
Two Full Referees Fees are payable.
Discipline in Game 1  
Carried over into Game 2

29/03/2019 13:56:04


For the start of the 2019/20 season, in accordance with the Laws of the Game as determined by the International Football Association Board (IFAB), Sin Bins (for dissent cautions only) will become mandatory across all leagues within the country at Step 5 of the FA National League System and below. County FAs will have responsibility for training participants at Step 7 and below.

This change will have a direct impact on referees, players, clubs and leagues throughout Essex and, as such, a number of essential training sessions have been arranged to allow participants to understand the process of Sin Bins and how they will operate on a matchday.

All training sessions will be free of charge and have been restricted to 100 attendees only to allow individuals to engage and ask any relevant questions. A range of venues have been booked throughout the county, with sessions taking place across different weekday evenings and on weekend mornings to provide a range of options for attendance.

The training is aimed to be delivered to match officials and team managers (or captains) as these individuals will be directly affected by the change, and we encourage participants to book onto a session as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

ALL clubs are required to be represented at one of the Sin Bin Training Workshops that we have planned between April and June 2019 to prepare you for the implementation of this process. It is recommended that team managers or captains of open-age teams attend; team managers of youth teams at U12s to U18s level attend and club secretaries of clubs that run teams from U7s to U11s level attend.

You can book onto one of our Sin Bin Training Workshops through the following link:

Teams that are already utilising Sin Bins do not need to attend, but are welcome to do so as a refresher if they wish.

29/03/2019 13:54:02


I am pleased to say that two of our teams have reached County Cup Finals which will take place over the coming weeks

This is a tremendous achievement by those Teams when you consider that County Cup finals are generally dominated by EJA teams in this County

We therefore wish both teams the best of luck in those finals and hope that they do themselves credit , but most of all enjoy the occasion

Great Wakering Colts (Green)    play Concord Rangers (EJA)        

WEDNESDAY 1st MAY    KO 7.45pm  At Billericay Town FC
Wickford Town (Lions)     play   Concord Rangers (EJA)

 I am sure both teams would welcome the support of your club should you be able to attend any of those finals 

Please distribute this E Mail within your club

Tom Clarke
Southend & District Junior Sunday Football League

29/03/2019 13:47:55

League Cup Final Revised Schedule

Due to SUFC playing Sunderland in their final match of the season on the 4th May (5.30pm KO) several cup finals have been re-scheduled

The new schedule is:

Sunday 5th May
10.00am U13 
11.30am U15
13.15pm U14
15.00pm U18

Sunday 19th May
10.00am U11
11.30am U16
13.30pm U12
15.00pm U17

24/03/2019 10:00:25

Remembrance Photo's

Throughout the league games started with or paused just before 11am for 2 minutes of silence, reflection and remembrance.

Hawkwell Athletic FC U18 Eagles vs Hullbridge Sports U18 White

U13 Leigh Rockets Black v Supreme Youth Red

Essex Royals U16 Stripes V Basildon Boys Club U16 Black

12/11/2018 07:49:41


For season 2018/19, all clubs are required to purchase Personal Accident Insurance as a condition of their affiliation with Essex FA, whilst Public Liability Insurance continues to be subsidised by Essex FA for grassroots clubs.

In 2013, The FA introduced a rule making it mandatory for adult eleven-a-side teams to have personal accident insurance in place each season. This was extended in 2017 to additionally cover youth teams. Public liability insurance is also mandatory, and all clubs should carry a limit of indemnity of no less than £10,000,000 for any one occurrence.

Club secretary's will be able to provide details on Personal Accident Insurance cover for each club.

23/10/2018 17:45:09

Provisional Cup Final Dates 2018/2019

Please see below provisional cup final dates & venues for this season.

Date                    Day            KO            Age    Competition                                                       Venue

28/04/19Sunday10.00amU13League Trophy FinalGreat Wakering Rovers FC
12.45pmU14League Trophy FinalGreat Wakering Rovers FC
3.30pmU15League Trophy FinalGreat Wakering Rovers FC
30/04/19Tuesday7.30pmU16Southend & Chelmsford PremierHullbridge Sports Fc
2/5/2019Thursday7.30pmU17League Trophy FinalGreat Wakering Rovers FC
4/5/2019Saturday10.00amU13 League Shield FinalGreat Wakering Rovers FC
12.45pmU14League Shield FinalGreat Wakering Rovers FC
3.30pmU15League Shield FinalGreat Wakering Rovers FC
5/5/2019Sunday9.30amU11League Cup FinalSouthend United FC
  11.00amU12League Cup FinalSouthend United FC
ROOTS HALL 12.30pmU17League Cup FinalSouthend United FC
  3.00pmU18League Cup FinalSouthend United FC
7/5/2019Tuesday7.30pmU16League Trophy FinalHullbridge Sports FC
9/5/2019Thursday7.30pmU16League Shield FinalGreat Wakering Rovers FC
11/5/2018Saturday 10.00amU11Thames Medal Final9x9Great Wakering Rovers FC
12.30pmU11Mersey Medal9x9Great Wakering Rovers FC
3.00pmU11Humber Medal9x9Great Wakering Rovers FC
12/5/2019Sunday9.30amU11Avon Final9x9Great Wakering Rovers FC
11.45amU12League Vase9x9Great Wakering Rovers FC
2.00pmU12League Shield9x9Great Wakering Rovers FC
4.15pmU12League Trophy9x9Great Wakering Rovers FC
14/05/19Tuesday7.30pmU18 League Trophy FinalHullbridge Sports FC
5/19/2019Sunday9.30amU13League Cup FinalSouthend United FC
  11.00amU14League Cup FinalSouthend United FC
ROOTS HALL 1.00pmU15League Cup FinalSouthend United FC
  3.00pmU16League Cup FinalSouthend United FC
22/10/2018 07:37:23

Setting up managers contacts for teams in Full Time

Previous the League entered all the managers/Team admin Secs details this included  E mail address / mobile number for SMS results text .

Unfortunately we as a league are no longer able to set contacts up in Full Time . These now need to be done by the clubs .

The league do however need to issue the invite to join FT but can only do this once ythe club secretary has  completed the manager registration.

The league will also set up the SMS for text   , so if you need any of the Invitations or SMS set up please contact the relevant fixtures secretary and we will complete this for you

Also some of your managers may have noticed that they can enter a venue / kick off time as the home club .  At the moment we have not accepted this and therefore we would ask you to advise the relevant fixtures secretary as previously advised.

18/09/2018 08:56:42

New track suits for ball boys get's first appearence

On Sunday 4th August Trinity Youth under 14's Red were ball boys for SUFC v Doncaster.

Before the game the boys had a photo opportunity in the new track suits.

08/08/2018 08:10:15

2018 Cup Final Summary

Below is the summary of all results and Trophy's presented.

The Graham Palmer Memorial Shield was awarded to Young referee of the year Matthew Pointer

For each of our Cup Final games The Nobby Johnson Man of the Match award is presented. Today’s awards went to

  • U11 Lenny Pownceby
  • U12 Toby Dickinson
  • U13 NIall Attwood
  • U14 Samuel Toyin Adebanjo
  • U15 Bradley Penn
  • U16 Harry Cowper

Basildon United Lions1 V 5Leighwood United Cardinals

Canvey Island Yellow
0 V 4Leighwood United Orange

Benfleet Youth Blue
3 V 4Leighwood United  Purple

Basildon United Lions
0 V 1Canvey island Yellow

Runwell Sports Yellow
0 V 4Leigh Ramblers Red

Canvey Island Blue
3 V 4

Basildon United Lions

23/05/2018 07:15:35

Before you order your team kit for next season read this...

We have this season had issues with teams wearing primarily black kit --- As per league rule 9A this is not allowed , therefore if you are considering your kit for next season and you have any doubts about its suitability please either show
our referees secretaries , Carol Henwood or Barry Farmer at the AGM in June or E mail them with an image of what what you propose and you will get a decision .

We are allowing teams to wear them this season because of the costs involved in replacing them but next season they will not be permitted and therefore your club could waste a lot of money.

If in any doubt ask!

19/02/2018 08:09:48

Pitch Finder App

The League have agreed to work with a company called CSP who produce an App called "Pitch Finder"

This "App" is free to use on Android and IOS smartphones. From the "App" you can select our league & opposition team and select "Take me there". You will be provided with full voice navigation to the venue.

Apart from the pitch finder App there are other benefits for the League which will become more apparent next season. For more information goto www.pitchlocator.co.uk

23/11/2017 08:25:19

Calling all qualified referee's

The Southend & District Junior Sunday League are looking to increase the number of Qualified Referees in our League List.

If you are aged Fourteen Plus we would like to hear from you.

The League covers Youth games from the ages of Under 11 through to Under 18's.

The only requirement is that you have to be registered with Essex County FA for the current Season 2017-18 and If you are aged 16 Plus you must hold a current FA Criminal Record (DBS) Certificate.

For further information Contact Carol Henwood League Referees Secretary.

07557 965080 / carolhenwood49@aol.com

23/11/2017 08:23:45