Angra do Heroísmo Football Association

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Football Association of Angra do Heroísmo
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Abbreviation AF Angra do Heroísmo
Formation August 4, 1921; 93 years ago (1921-08-04)
Type NGO
Legal status Foundation
Purpose Football Association
Headquarters Rua Recreio dos Artistas, 35-293
Location
Region served Terceira, São Jorge, Graciosa
Official language Portuguese
President Nuno Duarte Pamplona Maciel
Vice-President José Vieira Félix
Vice-President Roldão Jacinto Coelho Duarte
Assembly President Roldão Jacinto Coelho Duarte
Parent organization Portuguese Football Federation
Website www.afah.pt
Formerly called Associação de Futebol de Angra do Heroísmo

The Angra do Heroísmo Football Association (Portuguese: Associação de Futebol de Angra do Heroísmo) is one of the 22 District Football Associations that are affiliated with the Portuguese Football Federation. The AF Angra do Heroísmo administers lower-tier football in the municipalities on the islands of Terceira, São Jorge, and Graciosa, within the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.[1]

Background[edit]

The association, commonly abbreviated as the AF Angra do Heroísmo, is the governing body for football in the former Portuguese district of Angra do Heroísmo. Established in 1921, the Association, which is seated in the municipality of Angra do Heroísmo, on the island of Terceira, regulates football in the three Azorean islands of Terceira, São Jorge, and Graciosa.

Competitions[edit]

Clubs within the Association compete in two of the three levels of the national Portuguese football league in competitions run by the Portuguese Football Federation (Campeonato Nacional de Seniores). In 2013-14, the highest ranked club was Sport Clube Praiense which competed in the Campeonato Nacional de Seniores (the third-tier of the league system).

Below the Campeonato Nacional de Seniores the competitions are organised by districts (known in Portuguese as Distritais) with each District Association organising its competitions according to geography and other factors. Consequently, the AF Angra do Heroísmo runs three island championships for the islands of Terceira, São Jorge, and Graciosa.

In addition, the AF Angra do Heroísmo organizes District Championships for football and Futsal for men and women for all age groups including Senior, Junior, Youth, Beginners, Infants and Schools.[2]

Notable clubs affiliated to AF Angra do Heroísmo[edit]

Current Divisions - 2011–12 Season[edit]

The AF Angra do Heroísmo run the following three island championships covering the fourth tier of the Portuguese football league system.[2]

Former participants[edit]

Other clubs that have competed in the Distritais since the 1992/93 season include:

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List of member clubs[edit]