The Essex Walking Football League (’EWFL’) believes that as an adult ‘grassroots’ football league walking football is a community recreational sport and it will have a positive impact on a player’s health, well-being and social needs.
The EWFL will provide competitive opportunities based upon the following principles and that it expects them to be strongly enforced:
The EWFL has a zero tolerance policy with regards to dissent, abuse, argumentative behaviour, swearing, and sarcasm towards match officials. If you are interested in becoming a EWFL referee please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Season 2017, which started on 11th February 2017 and is to finish on 25th November 2017 you will need to register with the EWFL as a EWFL Referee. From Season 2018 onwards you will also need to register with the Essex County FA and complete a FA basic referee's course that will be specifically designed for walking football.
You will need to have:
Before you are able to officiate at a EWFL fixture you will:
Once you have been confirmed as being able to officiate at EWFL fixtures by the League Secretary all we ask is that you let us know when you are not available. Full details of all EWFL tournaments and venues will supplied by the EWFL Fixture Secretary.
Before kick-off, you will:
During a game, you will:
After a game, you will:
A EWFL Referee is to be appointed by the EWFL League Secretary and will be paid no more than £30 for officiating at a EWFL tournament. A tournament may last between 2 to 3 hours and will have multiple matches. Each EWFL match is expected to be no longer than 15 minutes in length. NB: 15 minutes is the minimum for an EWFL match.
Once you have been validated you will receive a identity verification badge on a lanyard and a copy of the current EWFL Rules handbook.
The EWFL Referees contact details will appear here
Essex Walking Football League
16 St. Denis Close
We are a non-profit organisation and welcome any kind of support. If you would like to support us, please check out the support us page for more information.
"We all should find something we love and enjoy doing – walking football is an excellent recreational sport and joining a team in the Essex Walking Football League may provide that opportunity to re-live some of those childhood memories!"