Leicestershire Senior League

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The Leicestershire Senior League (currently sponsored by Everards Brewery) is a football competition based in Leicestershire, England.

History[edit]

The league was formed in 1896,[1] had a two year hiatus between 1901 and 1903, and has run continuously since 1903 apart from during the two world wars and a four-year spell in the 1930s.[2] A second division was added in 1948.[1]

The longest serving team in the league was Holwell Sports, who completed 76 seasons in the league, 60 of them in the top division[3] but left in 2008 to join the new East Midlands Counties Football League.

Current structure[edit]

The league currently has two divisions, the Premier Division and Division One, and is a feeder to the East Midlands Counties Football League. The Football Association classifies the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division as Step 7, due to the quality of football played and the standard of the grounds on which teams play. The First Division is therefore not part of the NLS, meaning that clubs in that division are not eligible to take part in the FA Vase. An application to re-grade the Premier Division to Step 6 was turned down by the FA in 2006.

For the 2008–09 season, eight of the leading sides left the league to join forces with eight clubs from the Central Midlands League to form a new league, the East Midlands Counties Football League, at Step 6 of the National League System.

Champions[edit]

The champions of the league's top division since its creation have been as follows:[4]

  • 1896–97 Leicester Fosse Reserves
  • 1897–98 Hinckley Town
  • 1898–99 Swadlincote Town
  • 1899–1900 Hinckley Town
  • 1900–01 Gresley Rovers
  • 1903–04 Loughborough Corinthians
  • 1904–05 Leicester Fosse Reserves
  • 1905–06 Leicester Fosse Reserves
  • 1906–07 Leicester Fosse Reserves
  • 1907–08 Coalville Town
  • 1908–09 Hinckley United
  • 1909–10 Hinckley United
  • 1910–11 Shepshed Albion
  • 1911–12 Holwell Works
  • 1912–13 Loughborough Corinthians
  • 1913–14 Hinckley United
  • 1914–15 Whitwick Imps
  • 1915–16 Coalville Swifts
  • 1918–19 Coalville Swifts
  • 1919–20 Whitwick Imps
  • 1920–21 Shepshed Albion
  • 1921–22 Whitwick Imps
  • 1922–23 Whitwick Imps
  • 1923–24 Ashby Town
  • 1924–25 Whitwick Imps
  • 1925–26 Barwell United
  • 1926–27 Mountsorrel Town
  • 1927–28 Burton Town Reserves
  • 1928–29 Burton Town Reserves
  • 1929–30 Burton Town Reserves
  • 1934–35 New Lount Colliery
  • 1935–36 HM Mansfields Sports
  • 1936–37 Loughborough Brush
  • 1937–38 HM Mansfields Sports
  • 1938–39 Donisthorpe
Season Winners
Season Winners
Season Winners

2014–15 Members[edit]

The member clubs in the 2014–15 season are as follows:

Premier Division[edit]

Division One[edit]

References[edit]