EJAFL Football

Development – Want to join the EJA?

See if the new club applicant criteria suits you:

New Club Applicant Criteria

We welcome applications for clubs to join our league, however, there are certain criteria that you must fulfill in order to apply.

Please take note of the following:


  • Must be Step 5 or higher
  • Must have a youth development plan
  • Charter Standard (if not a charter standard club, you must be prepared to work towards achieving this standard)
  • Must have 2 teams within the league within 2 seasons
  • Must have Coaching Qualifications
  • Must have a Code of conduct for both players and parents
  • Standard of facility you intend to use (must meet leagues requirements, providing hospitality in line with league requirements in mandatory) Further meeting to be arranged to inspect playing facility

The League (will)

  • Arrange a formal meeting
  • Provide you with a current handbook
  • Talk you through the criteria
  • Answer any queries you may have
    All Applicants will be  judged on merit

– Final acceptance will be made by the membership at the AGM

The Next Steps

If you feel you meet the criteria and want to apply, please contact the EJAFL using the form below.


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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2 months ago

⚽️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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8 months ago

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

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9 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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9 months ago

Do you want to take your game to a new level???
Is it your dream to make it as a footballer???
Are you willing to push yourself to get there???
Come and train with a former Tottenham FC Coach who has worked along side elite international and premier league footballers!
Contact for more info ⚽️👍🏻🔥💸🗝
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1 years ago

This Saturday 27th, open training session for next season Under 13 EJA squad.

Great opportunity to develop with FA coaches in the EJA league.

Look forward to hearing from you
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