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Latest News - October 2018


James Staines Memorial Football Tour Chemico fc  Albufiera  Portutgal.


7 Nights - Tuesday 7th May to the Tuesday 14th  May 2019

3 Games Football at lovely Stadiums.

Go Karting.

4 Star Hotel.

Flights out Southend Airport.

£500 00  ALL IN.

£150 Deposits taking Know.

Need a few players to come to make the numbers up.

Call. Colin Staines 07711919568




11/09/2018 - ELM UNITED have folded with immediate effect. 



Congratulations to Basildon Town on achieving ‘Champions of the Champions’ 

Basildon Town 2 – Hullbridge Sports 1. 



Southend Super Club Charity Shield – Sunday 2nd September, 2018 10am KO at the Len Forge Centre, Eastwoodbury Lane




21/8/2018 - The Season will start on the 9th September 2018 




10/8/2018 - Holiday Booking Form added to the Downloads page - Link 




28/5/2018 - We are sorry to announce that former League committee member Trevor Britnell has passed away. 

Funeral will be at Pitsea Crematorium on 8th June 4pm. 

All donations to Southend Hospital critical care unit.  




1/5/2018 - We will be holding an 11-a-side Competition on Sunday 29th July, 2018.  Entry is £50 per team


Contact Dave McCoy on 07804697587




29/03/2018 - Cup Final 


We are pleased to announce the following dates and venues for our Cup -


Friday 30th March Division 4 Final Bowers & Pitsea FC

Friday 6th April Division 3 Final Bowers & Pitsea FC

Friday 20th April Division 1 Final Canvey Island FC

Friday 4th May Malcolm Binsted Charity Cup Final Bowers and Pitsea FC


All 7.45 KO Entrance fee £4 adults and children under 16 and OAP free 




22/02/2018 - James Staines Memorial Football Tour Albufiera  Portutgal.

7 Nights Tuesday 22nd May to 29th May 2018.

3 Games Football at lovely Stadiums.

Go Karting.

4 Star Hotel.

Flights out Southend Airport.

£470 00  ALL IN.

Need a few players to come to make the numbers up.

Call. Colin Staines 07711919568 




21/02/2018 - The AGM will be held on 14th June, 2018 at 7.30 pm at Fords Sports and Social Club, Gardiners Close, Basildon, SS14 3AN




28/01/2018 -


Nigel Purkis funeral details-

Friday 16th February 12.40pm at Basildon Crematorium and afterwards @ Runnymede Hall until 4.30pm. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Fairhavens. 




18/01/2018 -  

It is with great sadness that we have to advise you that Nigel Purkis passed away today after a short illness.

Nigel was a Divisional Officer for many years and also the Manager of Thundersley Rovers for even more years.

The Committee and the Teams of the Sceptre League send sincere condolences to his wife Janet and his 2 sons and grandchildren on their sad loss.



04/11/2017 - Please note that all clubs should be awarding referees marks out of 100, as currently many are awarding out of 10.




01/10/2017 - New League Rules added to the Rules tab for download




Link to the SCEPTRE CONSTITUTION 2017-18


The constitution pages will be updated with the teams details shortly




August 2017 


 Dear Club Colleague,


I would like to thank you for your time earlier this evening. I hope that you found the presentation and demonstration to be useful as you prepare for the opening of the 2017/18 player registration window.


As promised I have attached a set of the slides presented during the session, a recording of which can be found on the following link  As promised I have also attached the printed training PDF  – please share this amongst club colleagues as you feel appropriate. Also attached are the first two editions of the Player Registration Newsletter which includes details of the twice-weekly Player Registration Surgery sessions which continue tomorrow night and an additional training guide relating to Player Consents which Danny took you through during the session. 

Finally, I referenced last night the excellent E-Learning resource that has been developed to assist clubs and leagues through the player registration process – you can access the resource using the following link; I hope that you and your team find it useful.


Please remember that this evening’s session only marks the start of our player registration journey together. I have no doubt that you will come up with a number of questions as we continue to work towards the opening of the window. Please do not hesitate to come back to me or other members of the team who will be delighted to help. Their contact details are printed below;


Claire Davidson

WGS Player Registration Support Team

Danny McConnell


Phil Knight


Andrew Hailwood

FA National Leagues Services Manager


As I said during the webinar, please do not hesitate to come back to me should you require any further clarification or assistance 

Kind regards 


Phil Knight I Technology Department

Business Services Division

The FA Group
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, HA9 0WS

Postal address: Wembley Stadium, PO Box 1966, London, SW1P 9EQ

T +44 (0) 800 169 1863 | (0)7770 642 675




4/4/2017 - Congratulations to Berry FC on winning this years Essex Junior Cup Final 




20/3/2017 - BCM Management are a Business Support and Consultancy company, offering Administration, Website and Office Support, Project Management and Analysis. We currently assist the Sceptre League with their website. Contact Russell on 07811 147389 if you would like to discuss how we can help you and your company.




Can teams please let the league know if they are staying or leaving next season, also if your team wishes to go up or down a division. We are soon to revise the constitution for next season so your updates are appreciated. If you wish to put in an extra team or will be losing a team, please also let us know.

Please email League Chairman, Malcolm Binstead or League secretary, Dave McCoy




1/3/2017 - GM Thursday 22 June 7.30pm @ Ford Sports Club Gardiners Close Basildon SS14 3AN 


Congratulations to Berry FC on Reaching the Essex Junior Cup which will be Sunday 2 April. 




16/2/2017 - Cup Final dates


Friday 31 March Division 2 @ Canvey Island Fc

Friday 7 April Division 4 @ Canvey Island Fc

Friday 14 April Division 1 @ Bowers & Pitsea Fc

Friday 21 April Division 5 @ Bowers & Pitsea Fc

Friday 28 April Division 3 @ Great Wakering Fc

Friday 5 May Colin Tyler Cup @ Great Wakering Fc


Congratulations to Attero &  Berry on making it to the semi-final in the Premier and Junior Essex Cups


And to Pitsea Ath & Eastleigh on making it as far as the quarter-finals


A reminder to all clubs to contact their referee by 9pm Tuesday or you will unfortunately be fined and lose your referee.


As per league rules all clubs next season MUST Pay there league fees (£40) at the AGM or they will not be entered in to the competitions.




25/1/2017 - FREE SPORTS DEVELOPMENT COURSE - Download details  




25/1/2017 - The League are looking for a Computer minded young person to help out with various aspects of the Leagues computer and web-site department.

Interested applicants should apply to League Chairman or League Secretary also stating experience availability and reasons for applying. 




25/1/2017 - The League are looking for a new Divisional Officer to look after two divisions for next season, applicants should apply to League Chairman or League Secretary in writing or email, enclosing details, experience and reasons for application.




13/11/2016 - The FA have made the 2016/17 Discipline Handbook available online. This guide contains details of changes to Disciplinary Regulations for the 2016/17, as well as covering the process for Respect Sanctions, Multi-Player Misconduct charges and lodging an Appeal against a charge, including Mistaken Identity and Wrongful Dismissal claims. Clubs are advised to consult this electronic booklet.