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 intentions are to provide competitive opportunities with no contact between its players. Good sportsmanship is expected from all involved: the players, coaches, our Referees and spectators. In this regard the EWFL has a zero tolerance policy with regards to physical contact that can cause injury, dissent, abuse argumentative behaviour, swearing, and sarcasm towards our match officials. It expects these principles to be strongly enforced.
From Season 2018, which starts on 1st March 2018 and is to finish on 31st October 2018 you will need to register with the EWFL as a EWFL Referee. From Season 2019 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 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 Results & Fixture Secretary prior to the start of the season.
NB: All Referees validated during Season 2017 and all new applicants are being asked to complete a validation test. This is due to the match day rule changes for Season 2018. The validation test can be taken here. It is recommended that you download and read the Rules before taking the test.
Before kick-off, you will:
During a game, you will:
After a game, you will:
A EWFL validated Referee is approved and appointed by the League's Referee Development Officer 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 20 minutes in length. NB: 15 minutes is the minimum for a EWFL match and 20 minutes is the maximum..
Once a Referee has been validated they will receive an identity validation badge and a copy of the current EWFL Rules. The League reserves the right to remove validation from a EWFL Referee for a reported instance of misconduct, lack of professional behaviour, not keeping his or her engagement and failing to give a satisfactory explanation as to their non-appearance,
EWFL Referees contact details appear here:
|Location||Contact Number||EWFL Ref:|
|Graham Tyrrell||Harwich||07990 firstname.lastname@example.org||007|
|Hayden Ranken||Southend||07891 email@example.com||019|
Essex Walking Football League
16 St. Denis Close
We are a not-for-profit community-based organisation and welcomes 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!"