25 May 2023
The Motor Source ESFL final matches will be played on Sunday 4 June at Broadhurst Stadium, home of FC United of Manchester, welcoming hundreds of teams’ supporters, and members of the local communities in and around Manchester.
The Motor Source ESFL was established in 2019 by Detective Constables Andy Smurthwaite and Pete Overton of West Yorkshire Police with the aim to bring together the police service, the fire service, the NHS, and the prison service in a competitive UK wide one-of-its-kind football event.
During their involvement in the running of the West Yorkshire Police’s football team, the two officers realised how limited fixtures were and the difficulties in arranging games. They found that each of the respective emergency services had their own competition but, surprisingly, there was none that brought the 999 community together. It was from here the idea of the Emergency Services Football League was born.
DC Overton said: “Our original aim of the Emergency Services Football League was to help improve the health and wellbeing of those individuals serving in the UK’s emergency services.
“Title sponsors of the league, Motor Source Group, offer new car discounts for emergency services
personnel, saving them on an average £6,019 each on their new cars, and have been supporting the ESFL from its initial days.”
Steve Thornton, CEO of Motor Source Group, said: “It is well documented that emergency services professions, although rewarding, are highly stressful roles with significant risks associated with their undertaking, and so when we heard about the aims and benefits of the ESFL we knew instantly that we wanted to help and support.”
After a second successful season, the 2023 Motor Source Emergency Services Football League finals are to take place on Sunday 4 June 2023 at Broadhurst Park Stadium, home of FC United of Manchester, welcoming teams’ supporters, and members of the local communities in and around Manchester.
With 96 teams taking part in this season across three competitions, including Women’s League, Men’s Open Age League, and Veteran’s League, it has been an exciting season for all.
After a combined total of more than 400 hours of football played through 270 games and over 850 goalsscored, details of the final matches is as below:
Teams competing in the finals are:
Women’s Final - West Midlands Police Vs London Fire (kick off at 12pm)
Men’s Open Age - North Wales Police Vs Thames Valley Police (kick off at 3.30pm)
Men’s Vets - London Fire Vs Met Police (kick off at 7pm)
Tickets are available for £5 for adults and £2.50 for children under 16 years of age. You can watch all the three final matches on your ticket.
You can get your tickets here.
For more information, contact:
Pete Overton, ESFL Founder - Email: email@example.com
Zoe Critchley, Motor Source Group - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org