1) FC Baresi
It makes sense to start off with the current division leaders FC Baresi (during Lockdown 2). Named after the famous defender himself Franco Baresi, the East London based club has set their bar extremely high if their name is anything to go by.
Current BIG scalps include AFTV with the stunner of a free-kick that sent that definitely put the rest of the teams on notice.
2) DT FC
Right behind FC Baresi is DT FC lead by the man himself DT from AFTV (formerly Arsenal Fan TV). DT certainly has imprint on the team with his son enrolled in a talent squad filled with ballers.
DT has his expectations set on more than just winning the Essex Alliance Premier Division after revealing to us in an interview that he would like to see DT FC v Hashtag United in the near future.
3) Jolof Sports
Jolof Sports Club started in 2012 founded by semi-pro footballer Ahmadou Seye who has dedicated all his work & success to his father Doudou Seye, his source of inspiration, who past away in March 2012 (R.I.P).
With "Healthy Spirit in a Healthy Body" being their motto and their life time values reading "RESPECT - DISCIPLINE - HARDWORK" it's no wonder Jolof Sports are a force to be reckoned with.
The term 'JOLOF' comes from an Empire situated in West Africa (Senegal 1549-1875), where lived Great Kings, Warriors & Wrestlers Champions.
Jolof Official Logo meaning:
Tree = Baobab Tree, mainly found in dry & hot countries is a Source of Life. It symbolises Strength, Power and Abundance (Food, Fruits, Medicines, Shelter).
Green Colour = Forests & Vegetation
Yellow Colour = Wealth of Treasured Heritage Red Colour = Memorial to the Blood Shed by Ancestors
Last year was a successful one for Jolof, completing the treble which included a 1-0 win in the Fenton Cup against ACD United.
4) Chigwell Town FC
Originally established in 1969, Chigwell Town FC underwent a transformation this season with the same team and management but a new-look badge after three years of running under Chigwell FC.
The Royal Blue Charter Standard club went into lockdown 2 on a high after a 9-1 mauling against CSM London.
5) West Essex Reserves
Established in 1989, the Charter Standard Club looks to be firing on all fronts this season from juniors all the way to the senior team.
'Passion. Respect. Identity' are their three pillars of success which plays hand in hand with their silverware collection. In 2013/14 the clubs won Alec Smith Premier Division Cup and then gained promotion to their current league from MCFL Premier Division in 2015/16/