The Essex Walking Football League has teamed up with Age UK Essex to hold an annual charity tournament. This first one was held on Sunday 16th July 2017 at the Memorial Ground, Little Oakley, Essex CO12 5ED, the home of Little Oakley FC. The crystal trophy being kindly donated by the current EWFL Chairman, Derek Murr. NB: The Rules Committee reserves the right to change the format of this event each season.
The Rules Of The Charitable Trophy Competition
All matches will be played under the Essex Walking Football League rules. These are based on the FA's original LOTG template and our competition rules have been adjusted to ensure that no physical contact is made in order to win the ball or gain an advantage without taking the ball cleanly and thereby ensuring all game play is fair.
A club can enter teams of NINE players consisting of three over 50's, three over 60's and three over 65's for an entry fee of £50.00 per team. It is strictly three of each age group and the starting line up is to be two from each age group. We want to make this inclusive as possible for all ages.The tournament principles are based on fair play and obviously this includes the physicality of the players.
All proceeds inc. entry fees (less matchday fees) from the event are to be donated to Age UK Essex. The competition entry fee must be made by bank transfer to 'Essex Walking Football League' no later than the 30th June 2018. All clubs can make further donations to Age UK Essex on the day. NB: All donations and competition entry fees (less matchday fees) will be donated to Age UK Essex after the competition. The competition is also open to non-EWFL clubs.
The format of the tournament is as follows:
** Being dependant on amount of teams entering the competition.
The winners for 2017 were Walton Swifts and they played Little Oakley Acorns in the Charitable Trophy Final. A sum collected at the event was £306, which was donated to Age UK Essex.
|The teams for the 2018 event were:|
|Walton Swifts (Current holders of the trophy)|
|Eastwood Falcons Yellows|
|Eastwood Falcons Blues|
|Leyton Orient A|
|Leyton Orient B|
The Season 2018 tournament was be held at the Len Forge Centre, home of Eastwood Falcons on Sunday 15th July 2018. Number of competing teams was restricted to sixteen teams of which, thirteen played on the day. The 2018 winners were Leyton Orient WF and the Runners-Up, Chemico FC.
The Essex Walking Football League donated £500.00 to the charity from the tournament fees received. Further individuals donations were also made on the day.
The Season 2019 tournament is expected to be held at the Len Forge Centre, home of Eastwood Falcons on Sunday 14th July 2019. Number of competing teams will be restricted to sixteen clubs/teams. The League are looking for a sponsor this year so that a higher amount can be donated to Age UK Essex.
The registered charity details are: Registered charity number 1091058. Company number 4309519. Registered in England & Wales ® Age UK Essex 2018.
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