The Essex Alliance Football League is looking to build on another successful season and invite new clubs to join us for an exciting 2018/19 season ahead.
Formed through the alliance of two local leagues in 2014, the new competition has gone from strength to strength with tremendous competition throughout the divisions culminating in our end of season cup finals to be held at Dagenham & Redbridge FC in May.
We are a Saturday afternoon league which hopes to continue providing a link for clubs looking to progress into the National League System at Step 7 and above with neighbouring league competitions.
At present, the league will consider applications from clubs based in the boroughs/authorities of Havering, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, Thurrock, Brentwood, Harlow, Newham, Waltham Forest and Epping Forest.
Applications will need to be supported by an entry-fee/deposit which is payable within 7 days of submitting the application. This fee is returnable should your application not be successful.
So why should we join your League ahead of the others?
Well first and foremost, we believe we offer the most competitive and well-run football league in the areas we cover. We honestly believe that being part of our League will be an exciting prospect for you no matter which division you join. We have a great network of clubs and referees within our League along with a strong committee of individuals that work tirelessly to support the running of this League in a smooth fashion.
There are other unique selling points such as the quality of our website and social media integration as well as hosting all of our cup finals in a Football League stadium at Dagenham & Redbridge. You won't find many leagues able to offer that experience!
At the end of the day, we know that clubs just want to play a form of football that is both enjoyable and competitive. We are here to promote that ethos and work with clubs who want to progress.
What happens next?
If you haven't already done so, you will need to affiliate your Club with the Essex County FA. This is mightily important as it secures your name and provides you with the necessary insurances to allow you to play football.
You will also need to fill in our short application form confirming your interest in joining our League. You are not tied into anything by filling in the form, it is merely our way of knowing that you are interested and getting the ball rolling.
Interviews will be held between April and June of each season to discuss your application further and to guage the best division for you to be placed.
We are completely open to questions at any stage so if you are not sure of something, get in touch with us and we will get back to you with an answer as quickly as possible.