Developing football at grass roots level

The Eastern Junior Alliance (or EJA as it’s abbreviated too) is the South East Of England’s leading youth development football league, established in 1987 at just Under 18 level it has now progressed to age levels U13 to U18, with 6 age levels in total now, and great success at each level, with some players achieving success at professional level.

The EJA is the stepping stone between the academy levels of the professional ranks and the regular youth level in all counties. Spread over 9 counties in the South of England with approximately 70 clubs and 175 teams, the EJA gives youth players the chance to progress their game to a better level on and off the pitch: With higher standards of coaching, behaviour and conduct, by teaching youth players what to expect, and what will be expected of them in their future football careers.

Generally the EJA is seen as the higher standard youth league, only clubs of step 5 and above qualify to compete in this league. Statistics show that those sides who use the EJA league in their own development plan progress better and many players eventually progress into first team squads and quite often a lot higher too.

We hope you enjoy checking out the site, and if you need any more details or information then please use the Contact Us page and we will get back to you asap.

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Any players out there who are interested in joining any of our teams next season (whenever that might be) then email baldocktowneja@gmail.com for more information

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We have been working hard to reduce the cost of affiliation for 2020/21 season. We are close to finalising the discounted price list and will be sharing this on our website and Twitter. Further details will be released in the coming days. Please Stay Safe!

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Our EJAFL Goalkeeper is signed to Aston Villa

New EJA Signing!

Our EJA U15 Rep Team goalkeeper just signed on a 2 year with Aston Villa. Filip Marshall from Cambridge City.

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MEET OUR OFFICERS

Steve Bennett

STEVE
BENNETT
League
Secretary

Ian Ansell

IAN
ANSELL
Chairman

Mark Williams

MARK
WILLIAMS
Twitter
Coordinator

Peter Cline

PETER
CLINE
Treasurer

Brenda Nicholls

BRENDA
NICHOLLS
Assistant League Secretary

LESLEY
BENNETT
Registration Secretary

Grace Harding

GRACE
HARDING
Midweek Cups Fixture Secretary

Female

MADELINE
NORTHWOOD
Child Welfare Officer

male Member

TONY
McGRATH
Fixtures Secretary U13 to U15

MAUREEN
LAMBERT
Fixtures Secretary
U17 to U18

Simon Marzell

SIMON
MARZELL
Vice
Chairman

male Member

PAUL
IVORY
Fixtures Secretary U16 to U18

DEREK
HORNSEY
Referees
Secretary

Neville Haynes

NEVILLE
HAYNES
Technology
Secretary

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⚽️For all EJA u13s 20/21 Trial inquiries⚽️
Please contact
lucan.neal@jci.com or 07980716291
kind regards
Lucan Neal
Holland FC
Col.Utd TIO
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9 months ago

For such an elite league the standard of refereeing is shambolic. ... See MoreSee Less

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10 months ago

I raised a formal complaint on Sunday afternoon via the web site messaging yet still to recieve even a aknowledgement ,almost 48hrs after, when my sons team announced they where joining the EJA league i honestly thought their would be a lot more proffesionalism within the league management than local area leagues, OH HOW wrong was i !!!!! After travelling from the East Coast of Suffolk during the heavy rain and numerous accidents delaying us on the road we arrived in North London after 3 and a half hour travelling for a leauge cup Game, only to be told by the venue there was no pitch booked ?? ,an other parent relayed this to the team manager who was travelling on the team mini bus , who subsequently phoned the opposing team to be told the game is cancelled hmmm, there was no contact or messages, ref this prior to us leaving Lowestoft, from either the team or league, the manager actually recieved an email cancelling the game 2 hrs after we should have kicked off!!!, a complaint was put into the league who stated they did not want to get involved ?????? even though we travelled through horrendous weather to full fill the cup commitment and on average spent circa £80-£100 per car load(x6 cars) to support our children, we requested under a respect motion for the game to be rescheduled as a home fixture for ourselfs as we had already travelled to North London at great expense or as a last resort at least award us the game due to not being informed of the game being cancelled ,but all we recieve back is i quote WE DONT WANT TO GET INVOLVED, absolute disgusting attitude to have you are the management of the league you have now set a PRECEDENT that any club can do what they want and get away with it, and guess what we are expected to yet again travel to North London on Sunday due to no fault of our own, it seems anarchy rules the league due to your absolute inaction , and to put it politely one of many very disgusted parents . ... See MoreSee Less

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Want to volunteer for the Eastern Junior Alliance Football League?

Do you enjoy youth football? How about donating some of your time by volunteering for the Eastern Junior Alliance Football League. We have various roles
we need people to fill to help youngsters in their football development- today’s youngsters could be tomorrow’s football stars! With your help we can continue to maintain
the high standards we have already set- all in the name of youth football!

CONTACT THE EJAFL

EJAFL Noticeboard

Whether you're looking for a new team, new players or holding training sessions, our noticeboard is the place to look.

Calling all clubs!

For players, clubs, teams and more, find what you need right here!

NOTICEBOARD

Eastern Junior Alliance Handbook

Questions about the league? Read our handbook online or download.

Find The Answers

The handbook is the place to find just about anything you need to know about our league.

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