Last updated : Wednesday, 29 November 2023

Essex Sunday Corinthian League

The Essex Sunday Corinthian League (ESCFL) is an amateur football league in Essex, England. It was founded in 1922 and currently has 106 clubs competing in 7 divisions.


The ESCFL was founded in 1922 by a group of amateur footballers who wanted to create a league that was more competitive than the existing Sunday leagues. The league initially had just 10 clubs, but it has grown steadily over the years and now has over 100 clubs.

Essex Sunday Corinthian League action

The ESCFL has a long and proud history. In 1978, one of its clubs, Upminster, won the FA Vase, the national cup competition for amateur clubs. The league has also produced a number of professional footballers, including former England internationals David Beckham and Paul Scholes.

Current Structure

The ESCFL currently has 106 clubs competing in 7 divisions:

  • Senior Division
  • Division One
  • Division Two
  • Division Three
  • Division Four
  • Division Five
  • Division Six
  • Division Seven
Essex Sunday Corinthian League match

The top two teams in the Senior Division are promoted to the Essex Olympian League, while the bottom two teams are relegated to Division One. The bottom two teams in Division One are relegated to Division Two, and so on.

Cup Competitions

The ESCFL also runs a number of cup competitions, including:

  • Corinthian Cup
  • Trophyland Cup
  • Senior Division Cup
  • Division One Cup
  • Division Two Cup
  • Division Three Cup
  • Division Four Cup
  • Division Five Cup
  • Division Six Cup
  • Division Seven Cup
Essex Sunday Corinthian League teams

The Corinthian Cup is the most prestigious cup competition in the league. It is open to all clubs in the ESCFL. The Trophyland Cup is open to all clubs in the ESCFL and the Essex Olympian League.


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    Napier FC

    Wanstead, England

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