Colchester and District Youth Football League

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Important Notice Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Updated 16th March 2020

Following the notifications received 16th March 2020 from the Government, in line with the current situation in regards to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and their advise, the Essex County FA are suspending all affiliated football in Essex for the foreseeable future.

“We (ECFA) would like to make you aware of the following advice, issued by Essex County FA via our website and social media channels yesterday evening.

Following the Government’s announcement on Monday about the Coronavirus outbreak, recommending for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, and in-line with Football Association advice, the Essex County FA are suspending all affiliated football in Essex for the foreseeable future.

This suspension includes all matches (including friendlies) and training sessions until further notice. Throughout this recent period since COVID-19 has affected England, The FA and the Essex County FA have taken Government advice, with the priority being the health and wellbeing of all.

Both will continue to work closely with the grassroots game during this time. The FA are in regular communication with the Government and the situation within English football at all levels remains under regular review.”

We will continue to monitor the advice given by the Government and The FA, and will notify you of any updates. Further local updates will also follow from the Essex County FA, as needed, via their website,, via @EssexCountyFA on Twitter and by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.

The Colchester & District Youth Football League offers young footballers throughout north Essex and the surrounding areas the opportunity to play regular, competitive football in order to develop both their footballing talent and build friendships on a weekly basis.

With almost forty different divisions spanning across eleven age groups, youngsters from the ages of six to eighteen can join one of the many clubs that compete within them, playing matches each weekend and competing in the league’s various cup competitions.

Affiliation Number V-ESS-0210

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