The South East Regional League was started in 2009 and is one of the strongest regional leagues in the country. Many of the clubs involved have 1st teams in the HSKL (Haven Sports Korfball League - the UK's top korfball league) and so bring experience and competitiveness to their 2nd teams in the SERL.

The top placed team in SERL 1 gains a place in the Champions Trophy, where the top regional teams in the country compete to enter the HSKL.