New team applications

Starting a new team?
Want a fresh challenge with a different league?

The Essex Alliance Football League is now inviting new clubs and teams to apply to join us for what we hope will be an exciting 2021/22 season ahead.

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Why the Essex Alliance Football League?

We believe we offer a competitive and well-run football league that provides football for open-age (16+) teams in the areas of Havering, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, Newham, Waltham Forest, Harlow and Epping Forest.

Following our approval to join the National League System at Step 7 of the non-league football pyramid, we are now positioned to be able to offer a full pathway for our clubs to progress through.

We have a number of divisions offering sides of all abilities the chance to take to the field on a Saturday afternoon. There is 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.

With an impressive website and social media presence, add this to cup finals exclusively being played at a National League football stadium, we believe we offer a very competitive experience!

After a difficult couple of seasons recently due to the pandemic, we remain as eager as always to ensure our clubs enjoy the experience of getting out onto the pitch each Saturday afternoon.

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  • Part of the National League System at Step 7
  • Wide range of divisions/abilities
  • Low annual subscription fees
  • Excellent referee coverage
  • Cup finals played at top quality professional stadium
  • Prominent media coverage
  • Supporters of FA Respect campaign

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New teams wishing to apply for League membership for the following season should complete the form below as fully and accurately as possible. Following this application, you will be invited to an interview evening to discuss your application further and where we will need to collect an application fee of £50.00.


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