|Number of teams||22|
|Level 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
|2014–15 Football Conference|
The Conference North 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, Suffolk, the English Midlands and North Wales. As part of a sponsorship deal with Vanarama, the Conference North is now known as the Vanarama Conference North. From the start of the 2015–16 season, the league will be known as the National League North.
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 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.
Current member clubs 2015–16
The current member clubs for the 2015–16 season are as follows:
||Finishing position 2014–15|
|A.F.C. Telford United||22nd (relegated from Conference Premier)|
|Alfreton Town||21st (relegated from Conference Premier)|
|Bradford Park Avenue||13th|
|Corby Town||1st (promoted from Southern Football League)|
|Curzon Ashton||4th (promoted via Northern Premier League Play-Offs)|
|F.C. United of Manchester||1st (promoted from Northern Premier League)|
|North Ferriby United||10th|
|Nuneaton Town||24th (relegated from Conference Premier)|
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 2015–16 season are listed below in capacity order:
|Home Club||Stadium Name||Capacity|
|Stockport County||Edgeley Park||10,841|
|Gloucester City||Whaddon Road||7,066|
|Boston United||York Street||6,643|
|Hednesford Town||Keys Park||6,500|
|Stalybridge Celtic||Bower Fold||6,500|
|AFC Telford United||New Bucks Head||6,300|
|Nuneaton Town||JDRF James Parnell Stadium||4,500|
|FC United of Manchester||Broadhurst Park||4,400|
|Gainsborough Trinity||The Northolme||4,304|
|Tamworth||The Lamb Ground||4,195|
|Chorley||Victory Park, Chorley||4,100|
|Curzon Ashton||Tameside Stadium||4,000|
|Corby Town||Steel Park||3,893|
|Harrogate Town||Wetherby Road||3,800|
|Alfreton Town||North Street||3,600|
|Brackley Town||St. James Park||3,500|
|Bradford Park Avenue||Horsfall Stadium||3,500|
|A.F.C. Fylde||Kellamergh Park||3,180|
|Solihull Moors||Damson Park||3,050|
|Lowestoft Town||Crown Meadow||3,000|
|North Ferriby United||Grange Lane||2,700|
|Record home win||Fleetwood Town 8–0 Redditch United, 14 November 2009, and Altrincham 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 and A.F.C. Fylde 6–4 Gloucester City, 25 April 2015|
|Most points in a season||Chester – 107 points, Season 2012–13|
|Most wins in a season||Chester – 34, Season 2012–13|
|Fewest defeats in a season||Chester – 3, Season 2012–13|
|Most goals scored in a season||Chester – 103, Season 2012–13|
|Best goal difference||Chester – +71, Season 2012–13|
|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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