Brighton, Hove & District Football League

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Brighton, Hove & District Football League
Country  England
Founded 1903
Divisions 4
Number of teams 46
Level on pyramid Levels 12–14
Feeder to Sussex County League Division Three
Domestic cup(s) Brighton College Cup
President's Cup
A.W. Bridle Knock-Out Trophy
John Whittington Jubilee Cup
Gentry Bowl
Coronation Cup
Supplementary Trophy
Current champions Hair Razors
(2013–14)
Website www.bhdfl.co.uk

The Brighton, Hove & District Football League is a football competition involving teams in and around Brighton, Hove and Worthing, in England. It was established in 1903 and amalgamated in 1919. In 2014 it incorporated the Worthing and District League. and now has four divisions, headed by a combined Brighton and Worthing based Premier Division, with two regional Division Ones (Division One East for Brighton-based teams and Division One West for Worthing-based teams) and an additional Division Two West for Worthing-based teams. Pre-merger with Worthing & district League, the Brighton League used to have a Division Three, Four and Five, but Division Five was disbanded in 2003; Division Four was discontinued in 2009 and Division Three was discontinued in 2012. The decline in numbers is what led the league into amalgamating with the Worthing League, which was also in decline and struggling for numbers. The new league held its level in the pyramid and the winners of the Combined Premier Division may apply for promotion to the Sussex County League Division Three.

In 2013–14, Hair Razors won the Premier Division title, but did not apply for promotion.

Recent Divisional Champions[edit]

Season Premier One Two Three Four Five
2001–02 Royal Sovereign Whitehawk Vets South Central Wanderers Lower Bevendean Reserves Marquess of Exeter Shoreham United
2002–03 Old Varndeanians Hanover Brighton Electricity FC Midlothians Shoreham United Master Tiles
2003–04 Hanover Portslade Athletic Master Tiles Brighton 1664 AFC Stadium
2004–05 Hanover Master Tiles Brighton 1664 Blue House Rottingdean United Reserves American Express Reserves
2005–06 Rottingdean Village Blue House Ovingdean Brighton Rangers Reserves American Express Reserves
2006–07 Hanover Real Brunswick Church of Christ the King Teamstats.net Buckingham Arms
2007–08 American Express Church of Christ the King Brighton North End Hikers BHA Crew Club Sports
2008–09 Brighton Electricity Hikers BHA Crew Club Sports Peacehaven Good Companions Orb360
2009–10 Montpelier Villa Falmer Falcons Orb360 Montpelier View Reserves
2010–11 Montpelier Villa Hair Razors Chailey Midway
2011–12 Hair Razors British School of Motoring
2012–13 Hair Razors TMG
2013–14 Hair Razors South Coast City Boys Brigade Old Boys Reserves

Current members 2014–15[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

  • Boys Brigade Old Boys
  • Brighton Electricity
  • Church of Christ the King
  • Goring-by-Sea Cricket
  • Ovingdean
  • Romans United
  • Rottingdean Village Reserves
  • Sompting
  • South Coast City
  • Worthing Boys Club Old Boys
  • Worthing Leisure

Division One East[edit]

  • Ark
  • Boys' Brigade Old Boys Reserves
  • Church of Christ the King Reserves
  • Fiveways
  • Hangleton Athletic
  • Lansdowne United
  • Midway
  • Montpelier Villa Reserves
  • Racing Palmeira
  • Southwick Rangers
  • Southwick Rangers Reserves
  • The Lectern
  • The View
  • Unity

Division One West[edit]

  • Broadwater Athletic
  • Del United
  • George & Dragon
  • Lancing United Reserves
  • Maybridge
  • Real Rustington
  • Sompting Reserves
  • St Mary's
  • Worthing Leisure Reserves
  • Worthing Town

Division Two West[edit]

  • Adur Athletic
  • Angmering
  • AFC Broadwater
  • AFC Sparta
  • Goring-by-Sea Cricket Reserves
  • Goring St. Theresa's
  • Northbrook
  • Worthing Boys Club Old Boys Reserves
  • Worthing Dynamos
  • Worthing Rebels
  • Worthing Town Reserves

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