Football News

A multi-million-pound nationwide plan has been launched to help “unlock the power of football pitches in England” and allow more people to play the game as well as “improving their physical and mental health, empowering young people and strengthening communities”.

The FA has confirmed that all “non-elite football” has been suspended until December – with the Essex Senior League and youth football among those included.

The leaders of Thaxted Rangers Football Club described the vandalism of their venue as a “devastating blow”, but praised the community, who raised nearly £4,000 in six days to help.

Takeley produced the performance of the week and made the longest trip of the season seem totally worthwhile – as they thumped Southend Manor 7-0 in the Essex Senior League.

High Easter’s first adventure into the Essex Sunday Junior Trophy ended in a 5-2 defeat at Haver Town.

Other Sport News

Felsted School students, both past and present, have been making waves in their respective sports.

Max Malins is in line for a first England cap after being named on the bench for England’s first Autumn Nations Cup match against Georgia at Twickenham.

Dunmow TaeKwon-Do had a very special visitor prior to the latest government restrictions – a current world champion.

The RFU has opted to cancel all competitive rugby for the season outside of the top two leagues for men and the Premier 15s for women.

A netball club from Great Dunmow is celebrating after four of their young stars were selected to represent Essex.

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