Developing football at grass roots level

The Eastern Junior Alliance League (or EJA as it’s abbreviated to) 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 5 age levels in total now. Success has been great at each level, with some players achieving success at professional level.

High standards

Our league is the stepping stone between the academy levels of the professional ranks and the regular youth level in all counties. Spread over 13 counties in the South of England with approximately 88 clubs and 284 teams, the Eastern Junior Alliance gives youth players the chance to progress their game to a better level on and off the pitch. The higher standards of coaching, behaviour and conduct, teaches youth players what to expect, and what will be expected of them in their future football careers.

Youth Development

Generally the Eastern Junior Alliance is seen as the higher standard youth league, only clubs of step 7 and above qualify to compete in this league. Statistics show that those sides who use the Eastern Junior Alliance league in their own development plan progress better and many players eventually progress into first team squads and quite often a lot higher too.

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Eastern Junior Alliance Rules

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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!

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