CFC Shalford
Formed in 1985 by a group of cricketers from Braintree Cricket Club who wanted to keep fit during the winter, CFC stands for Cricket Football Club. Originally CFC Braintree the club progressed from division 4 of the Braintree & North Essex Sunday League to the premier division in successive seasons.

Premier Division champions on 3 occasions and have always been a strong member of the Braintree league, this is borne out by the fact that the first team have been runners-up 6 times, have won the Premier Division Cup 5 times and have also picked up the Charlie Turnbull Memorial Trophy on 4 occasions, Have also collected the Team of the year award 3 times. The highlight being the Essex County Sunday Junior Cup victory in 2003/04.

One of the founders and a stalwart, Jim Gibbs sadly passed away some years ago and the club now award a Clubman shield each season in his memory to acknowledge hard work and commitment, something Jim epitomized.

The club have always also run a reserve team. They currently play in Division 2 of the BNESL. Over the past few seasons players from this side have always acquitted themselves admirably when asked to step up to the first team, They have also had there successes along the way winning the Malcolm Foy Reserve Trophy on 3 occasions and 3 Divisional championships.

The Club also has an 'A' team which started in 2011-12, finishing their first season in Division Three of the BNESL in second place.

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The club celebrates its 30th year in 2016, a game between some of the original & former teams and the current squad followed by a get together is currently being planned, more details to follow in due course.

13-09-15: The first team lost 3-1 at home against premier division newcomers Witham United, we took the lead through James Chalk but our visitors ran out deserved winners in the end.

The 'A' team let a 2-1 lead slip away against Silver End Social losing 3-2 after goals from Dan Reeves and Richard Wood had put us in front.

06/09/15: The new season got underway today in the Braintree Sunday League, the new look first team suffered defeat in a difficult first game in the premier division against last season's champions Western Arms going down 6-1 with Jake Shuttlewood scoring the only goal on his debut.

The 'A' got their division two campaign off to a winning start coming back from 3-1 down at one stage to win 5-4 with the winner coming right on the final whistle. Josh Jenkins scored a brace with Bradley Keefe, Jack Gilgrist and Dean Marange also on target.