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 fulfil in order to apply.

Please take note of the following:


  • Applications for membership will only be accepted provided all applicants participate in the national pyramid system laid out by the Football Association. All Clubs must be Regional NLS Feeder League or above (formerly Step 7).
  • Must have a youth development plan
  • England Football Accreditation (if not an England Football Accredited club, you must be prepared to work towards achieving this standard)
  • Must have 2 teams within the league
  • 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 is mandatory) Further meeting to be arranged to inspect playing facility

The League (will)

  • Arrange a formal meeting
  • Provide you with rules (Online)
  • 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 Secretary of the EJAFL by email. sec@eja.org.uk

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