|Other club(s) from||North Wales|
|Number of teams||22|
|Levels on pyramid||6
Step 2 (National League System)
|Promotion to||Conference Premier|
|Relegation to||Northern Premier League Premier Division
Southern League Premier Division
|Domestic cup(s)||FA Cup
Conference League Cup
|2013–14 Football Conference|
The Conference North also known as The Skrill North for sponsorship reasons, is a division of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference Premier. Along with the Conference South. It is at Step 2 of the National League System and the sixth overall tier of the English football league system. It consists of teams located in northern England, the English Midlands and North Wales.
The Conference North was introduced in 2004 as part of a major restructuring of English non-League football. The champions are automatically promoted to Conference Premier. A second promotion place goes to the winners of play-offs involving the teams finishing in second to fifth place. The winners of the play-offs are also promoted to Conference Premier. The three bottom clubs are relegated to Step 3 leagues. Teams from this division, as well as from the Conference South, enter the FA Cup at the Second Qualifying Round. On the last day of the 2010–11 season, Eastwood Town set a new record of 19 games unbeaten in the league, passing Southport and Solihull Moors previous joint record of 18 games.
Current member clubs 2013–14
The current member clubs for the 2013–14 season are as follows:
||Finishing position 2012–13|
|A.F.C. Telford United||24th in Conference National|
|Barrow||22nd in Conference National|
|Bradford Park Avenue||7th|
|Hednesford Town||2nd in Northern Premier League Premier Division (won play-offs)|
|Leamington||1st in Southern League Premier Division|
|North Ferriby United||1st in Northern Premier League Premier Division|
|Stockport County||21st in Conference National|
All the winners of the league title and winners of the play-off final since the league's formation in 2004 are as follows:
Current league stadia
The stadiums of all teams in the league for the 2012–13 season are listed below in capacity order:
|Home Club||Stadium Name||Capacity|
|F.C. Halifax Town||The Shay||14,061|
|Stockport County||Edgeley Park||10,841|
|Gloucester City||Whaddon Road||7,066|
|Boston United||York Street||6,643|
|Stalybridge Celtic||Bower Fold||6,500|
|Worcester City||St Georges Lane||4,850|
|Hinckley United||Greene King Stadium||4,429|
|Gainsborough Trinity||The Northolme||4,304|
|Bishop's Stortford||Woodside Park||4,000|
|Corby Town||Steel Park||3,893|
|Harrogate Town||Wetherby Road||3,800|
|Brackley Town||St. James Park||3,500|
|Bradford Park Avenue||Horsfall Stadium||3,500|
|Vauxhall Motors||Rivacre Park||3,300|
|Solihull Moors||Damson Park||3,050|
|Droylsden||Butchers Arms Ground||3,000|
|Colwyn Bay||Llanelian Road||2,500|
|Oxford City||Court Place Farm||2,000|
|Record Home Win||Fleetwood Town 8–0 Redditch United, 14 November 2009||Altrincham FC 8–0 Hinckley United, 17 November 2012|
|Record Away Win||Redditch United 0–9 Boston United, 21 August 2010|
|Highest Scoring Game||Stalybridge Celtic 3–7 Hyde, 1 January 2007|
|Most Points in a Season||Chester – 107 points, Season 2012–2013|
|Most Wins in a Season||Chester – 34, Season 2012–2013|
|Fewest Defeats in a Season||Chester – 3, Season 2012–2013|
|Most Goals Scored in a season||Chester – 103, Season 2012 – 2013|
|Best Goal Difference||Chester – +71, Season 2012 – 2013|
|Most League Titles||2 – Southport|
|Most Consecutive Wins||15 games (21 Feb 2006 to 22 Apr 2006) – Northwich Victoria|
|Most Consecutive Clean Sheets||10 games (30 Aug 2010 to 09 Nov 2010) – Boston United|
|Longest Unbeaten Run||30 games (15 Sep 2012 to 06 Apr 2013) – Chester|
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