With the FAs introduction of small sided games, the East London & Essex Junior Football league near Stapleford Abbotts launched in 1998, co founded by Joe Long & former QPR player Peter Hucker.

We have teams travel from all over Essex & London including Stapleford Abbotts.

Initially launched as a 7Aside League the ELE League progressed into 11Aside games in 2000, known as the league with a difference as all League and Cup Fixtures are played from the same venue each week of the football season.

Currently operating and running Leagues from Under 7s through to Under 16/17s based at Wanstead Flats and Ford Sports Club, Newbury Park near Stapleford Abbotts.

The concept of the League makes Junior Football hassle free for all involved, providing one venue, neutral officials, fixtures, governance & management along with training and coach development.

Endorsed by former England International Rio Ferdinand. so if you require Youth Football League in Stapleford Abbotts you have come to the right place!

Stapleford Abbotts is a village and civil parish in the Epping Forest district of Essex, approximately 5.5 mi (9 km) SW of Ongar, 4.5 mi (7 km) N of Romford and 5 mi (8 km) SSE of Epping. The whole parish is within the M25 motorway. The village covers 957 hectares (2,360 acres) and had a population of 959 in 2001, increasing to 1,008 at the 2011 Census.

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