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.


Good to see player progression/ opportunities at Hornchurh fc. u15 playing for u16, u16 playing for u18 , u18 playing for first team future looking good. @HornchurchFC @EJALeague good luck to ted u16 being included in the squad tonight, and the u18 in the fa youth cup. 🔴⚪️

Looking for a friendly around Essex/London. Willing to split cost @EJALeague @EssexCountyFA @fffinderuk ( under 16s ) looking for midweek fixtures preferably.

This should be some evening @sturmerhall a first class venue for a first class evening. Tickets can be purchased from this Friday for @HaverhillRovers first Annual Gala Ball Dinner & Dance from @TheNewCroft offices, contact Barbara or @gardz86 for further information 💃 🍸

Load More...


Unable to display Facebook posts.
Show error

Error: An access token is required to request this resource.
Type: OAuthException
Code: 104
Please refer to our Error Message Reference.

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!


Eastern Junior Alliance Handbook

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

Find The Answers

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

View/download EJAFL Handbook

Follow Us!

Like us on social media today, we're one of the leading progressive youth development football leagues.


EJA on Twitter
EJA on Facebook