Last updated : Saturday, 09 December 2023
Colchester & District Sunday League
The Colchester & District Sunday League is an amateur football league in Colchester, Essex, England. It was founded in 1922 and currently has over 100 teams competing in 11 divisions. The league is affiliated to the Essex County Football Association.
The Colchester & District Sunday League was founded in 1922 by a group of local football enthusiasts. The first season consisted of just 4 teams, but the league quickly grew in popularity and now has over 100 teams competing.
The league has been home to some of the best amateur footballers in Essex over the years, including former England internationals Paul Scholes and David Beckham.
The Colchester & District Sunday League currently has 11 divisions, ranging from the Premier Division to Division 11. The Premier Division is the top division in the league and is contested by the best teams in the area.
The other divisions are split into two groups, North and South. The teams in each group play each other twice, once at home and once away. The top teams in each division at the end of the season are promoted to the next division, while the bottom teams are relegated to the next division.
The Colchester & District Sunday League also runs a number of cup competitions, including the League Cup, the Challenge Cup, and the Floodlit Cup. The League Cup is the most prestigious cup competition in the league and is contested by all teams in the Premier Division and Division 1.
The Challenge Cup is open to all teams in the league, while the Floodlit Cup is only open to teams in the Premier Division and Division 1.