Last updated : Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Essex Alliance Football League
The Essex Alliance Football League is an English football league for clubs based in Essex and north-eastern Greater London.
It was founded in 1923 and currently has six divisions: Senior, Premier, Divisions One, Two, Three and Four.
The Senior Division sits at 11th level in the English football league system, formerly Step 7 in the National League System, following the Football Association's approval to become a Regional NLS Feeder League (Step 7) from the 2022-23 season.
The league champions are promoted to the Eastern Counties Football League Division One South, while the bottom two teams in the Senior Division are relegated to Division One.
The Essex Alliance Football League was founded in 1923 by a group of clubs who were dissatisfied with the existing football leagues in Essex.
The league initially had four divisions, but this was increased to six in 1972.
The league has been won by a variety of clubs over the years, including Bowers & Pitsea, Canvey Island, Grays Athletic and Leyton Orient Reserves.
The current season, 2022-23, is the 99th season of the Essex Alliance Football League.
The Senior Division is currently being led by Woodford East, with Aveley Under 23s in second place.
The bottom two teams in the Senior Division are Chadwell Heath Spartans and FC Petrocub.