League Committee 2021/22
Get to Know Us
I've been involved in youth football for over 20 years, first as a manager of 3 teams over the years, then Club Secretary and now as the League Secretary so have seen all side of the equation, both good and bad and understand the frustrations of football! I believe football is a wonderful way for children to remain engaged and develop and we should do all we can to help them. I am very proud of the group of volunteers on my committee who give up their time to help facilitate the running of the league, without whom we would not be able to provide a safe environment for the kids to play in and I also thank all club volunteers for doing the same.
In 1998 while I was Secretary at Heath Park JFC I was asked if I would like to join the Echo League as U13 Divisional Officer. I eventually took over as Chairman until 2011. I then went to the Romford & District adult League for 5 years where I held various posts. In 2016 I was asked if I would consider returning as Chairman, and as a League Life Member I could hardly refuse.
I have been involved in grassroots football now for over 30 years and with 2 grandsons playing, I am out and about most Sundays.
A League as large as ours would not be able to function without its volunteers, and I am so thankful that we have such a fantastic team on this committee.
As a Mum of four Son's I have been around football since they started playing in 2000. I joined the League in 2007 as the U7 & U8 Officer moving on to U10 in 2009. From there to the U12 age group for a couple of seasons before taking on the Treasurer role from Lawrence Segal in 2016, the role I still hold. For me it is all about the Children, their enjoyment and safety being paramount, and always will be
Keith Di Palma
Done a few roles within the league over the years including divisional officer and referee secretary before accepting the role as website administrator on our old league admin system Ourkidssports. Have been involved in grassroots football for 23 years and for the last 16 years as the Chairman of Tigers JFC. Have and always will have the best interests of the youth that are involved in grassroots football to make it as fun and enjoyable as possible and to compete in a safe environment on and off of the pitch.
Fast approaching 69 but still have the passion for the game cant say I can understand the wages be offered in the top flight of football.
I have been at Shield for 12 years as Chairman. I keep saying I am going to retire but dont seem to get around to it, I guess I feel young in heart and still wish to try a make a difference to the local community.
Still working parttime for local authorties . I an BISF of Facilites Manager .
Lisa Di Palma
Temporary Child Welfare Officer
Lisa has stepped in as our Child Welfare Officer until a replacement can be found after the sad loss of Sue Stanfield earlier this year.
If anybody is interested then please email Iris Fraser the general secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been involved with football since 2000 when the first of my 4 Son's started to play, this has continued together with supporting them in other sports they followed. I joined the league in 2009 and undertook the U7 & U8 Officer role until 2013 before moving on to be Chairman of a BMX Club. I re-joined the Echo League in 2020 as Compliance Officer and support a safe, fair and fun environment for the children involved. I am out and about at matches most Sundays so see you around.
Rep Team Officer
Coach/manager at Bealonians FC. Joined the Echo League Committee in 2016 where I have served as a Divisional Officer and more recently running the Echo League rep team programme. Passionate about giving every child an opportunity to play and develop regardless of ability. I love music and going to gigs and I'm a keen golfer
U7/8 Registration Officer
Hi, my name is Sharon and I am the Divisional Officer for the U7 and U8 age groups in the Echo League. This is my 6th year in this role. I started as a parent at Senrab FC around 10 years ago. Since then I have become one of the Welfare Officers for Senrab FC and then took on the role of Club Secretary 5 years ago. I am a friendly and approachable person who wants to ensure that children get to play football in a controlled environment. In the younger age groups I believe it should be fun, enjoyable and fair for all players and will do the best I can achieve this.
U9 Registration Officer
Been involved with the Echo Junior Football League since my eldest son played in 93 -94. Managing and coaching teams and still enjoying it as a licensed fa coach. Wanted to be on the committee to help promote grass roots football.
U10 Registration Officer
Hi my name is Louise and I am the U10 Divisional Officer for the echo league, this is will be my 5th year in the role.
I have been involved with football from 14 years old (many years ago) I played for Romford Ladies, and I am a level one football coach.
I am linked with Romford Colts FC, which I helped start in 2005.
I believe festival football should be fun, enjoyable no matter what their abilities are.
I am a friendly and approachable person that will do all I can to make the season run smoothly. You will see me around on Sundays, I do love watching the games and having a chat with the managers.
U11 Registration Officer
Hi, my name is Sadeem and I am the U11 Divisional Officer for the Echo League. This is my 5th year in this role. I have been linked to West Essex FC for the past 15 years and have been involved in football all my life. I am a qualified referee and level 1 coach. I like to think of myself as a friendly approachable person who wants to ensure that children get to play football in a controlled fun environment.
U12 Registration Officer
I'm the under 12 and Under 18 Divisional Officer for the echo league this will be my 9th year on the league. I've been in grassroots for over 15 years I've run 2 teams in my time at grassroots I also hold my coaching badges. Now I enjoy being a parent on the Sideline watching my daughter play. You will see me most Sundays on the sideline watching Echo games . I wish you all good luck for the current season and I see you on the the pitches.
U13 Registration Officer
Hello my name is Amanda, I joined the Echo League in 2019 as a U13s Divisional officer.
I am hoping to complete a season as the last two seasons were voided.
I am also connected to Flyers FC as a welfare officer and treasurer.
I have been involved with grassroots football for the past ten years as my son was a player for flyers.
U14 Registration Officer
I joined the Echo League committee in June 2019 as one of the U9’s officer. After two years at U9’s this will be my first looking after the U14’s.
I have been involved in grassroots football for almost 20 years. Firstly, as a player and for the last 10 as Manager and CWO of my club, Leys Park FC. I am also a qualified Level 2 coach.
I have a passion for grassroots football and I want the best for all the players out there to be enjoying their football in a fun, enjoyable and safe manner. I look forward to seeing all of you once the season starts up again.
Lisa Di Palma
Temporary U15/16 Registration Officer
Lisa has stepped in for the remainder of the 2021/22 season as the u15,s & 16's Divisional Officer.
If yu are interested in taking a role with us at The Echo Junior Football League then please contact Iris Fraser the Leagues General Secretary on email@example.com
U18 Registration Officer
I'm the u12 and u18's Divisional Officer for the echo league, this will be my 9th year on the league. I've been in grassroots for over 15 years I've run 2 teams in my time at grassroots, I also hold my coaching badges. Now I enjoy being a parent on the Side-line watching my daughter play. You will see me most Sundays watching Echo games . I wish you all good luck for the current season and hope to see you on the the pitches.
I have been involved in grass roots football for 12 years, I am the Chigwell FC Club Secretary and also the Essex County Women’s Football League Welfare Officer. I hold a FA Level 2 qualification, FA Youth Module 3 and FA Level 1 Goalkeeping, last season saw me take my U18s from U7s through the Echo League. I coach our U16s Spitfires, Manage Chigwell Ladies and this season taken on the role of Player/Manager of our Over 45s. I also am the lead coach at Chigwell’s FA Wildcats centre. In the past I have been awarded the Essex FA Volunteer of the year and Essex FA Club Secretary.
Football for me is about Equality, Inclusion, Development and Enjoyment in a safe environment, without the effort, time and organisation given by the Echo League committee playing football would be so much harder to do.
I have been involved in grassroots football for 30 years, first as a manager.
I am also co-founder of the Bealonians FC youth section and have been youth secretary for over 20 years.
I was invited onto the Echo League committee by the late Lawrence Segal in 2007, I am a club rep for the league.
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