Mercian Regional Football League

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The Mercian Regional Football League
Mercian Regional Football League.jpg
Country  England
Founded 2012
Divisions Premier Division
Division One
Division Two
Number of teams 37
Level on pyramid 13, 14 and 15
Feeder to West Midlands (Regional) League Division Two
Domestic cup(s) Premier Division Cup
Division One Cup
Division Two Cup

SFA:
Challenge Cup
Junior Challenge Cup
Current champions Oakengates Athletic
(2013-14)
Website League website

The Mercian Regional Football League is an English association football league based in the county of Shropshire. It was formed for the 2012-13 season, with all member clubs of the dissolved Shropshire County Premier Football League (except for Newport Town who were promoted) transferring membership across.[1][2] Several teams from the Telford Combination, which also folded at the end of the 2011-12 season, also became members of the Mercian League and joined either Division One or Two.

The league sits at the same levels of the English football league system as the previous Shropshire County and Telford Combination leagues did (levels 13, 14 and 15). It does not however form part of the National League System, though the longer-term aim of the league's organisers is to have the highest division of the league at Step 7 of the System (level 11).

All scores of the league's Saturday afternoon games are read out on BBC Radio Shropshire, around an hour after full-time.

The league is named after the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, which covered this area of England. In both seasons so far, all teams have their home grounds in Shropshire.

Member clubs 2014-15[edit]

In the current season, the Premier Division consists of 14 teams, Division One 11 teams, and Division Two has 12 teams.

Premier Division[edit]

Russell's Meadow, Church Stretton
Team name Home ground
Allscott Allscott Sports & Social, Allscott
AFC Bridgnorth Reserves Crown Meadow, Bridgnorth
Childs Ercall FC Jubilee Hall Playing Fields, Eaton Road, Child's Ercall
Church Stretton FC Russell's Meadow, Church Stretton
FC Hodnet Hodent Social Club, Hodnet
Ketley Bank United Ketley Recreation Ground, Bank Way, Ketley Bank, Telford
Madeley Sports Bluebell Park, Sutton Way, Madeley
Oswestry Town The Venue, Park Hall Stadium, Oswestry
Prees United Prees Cricket and Recreation Club, Brades Road, Prees
Shifnal United Phoenix Park, Coppice Green Lane, Shifnal
Telford Juniors Doseley Road, Dawley
Wellington Amateurs Reserves School Grove, Oakengates
Whitchurch Alport Yockings Park, Black Park Road, Whitchurch
Wroxeter Rovers Unison Sports Club, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury

Division One[edit]

Team name Home ground
AFC Broseley Birchmeadow, Cockshutt Lane, Broseley
AFC Wellington Bowring Park, Haygate Road, Wellington
Bishop's Castle Town F.C. Community College, Bishop's Castle
Brown Clee Hall Meadow, Cleobury North
Claverley Claverley School, Claverley
Clee Hill United Knowle Sports Ground, Knowle
Donnington Community Sports & Social Club Hadley Learning Centre, Telford
Oakengates Rangers Oakengates Leisure Centre, New Rd, Wrockwardine Wood, Telford
Rock Rovers Sports Village, Sundorne, Shrewsbury
Wrockwardine Wood New Road, Wrockwardine Wood, Telford
Wrockwardine Wood Juniors New Road, Wrockwardine Wood, Telford

Division Two[edit]

Team name Home ground
AFC Broseley Reserves Birchmeadow, Cockshutt Lane, Broseley
Albrighton Juniors FC Loak Road, Albrighton
Belvidere Springfield Recreation Ground, Shrewsbury
Denso DENSO Manufacturing, Hadley Park, Telford
Gobowen Celtic Gobowen Playing Fields, Gobowen, Shropshire
Highley Miners Welfare The Severn Centre, Highley
Riverside Oldbury Wells School, Bridgnorth
Shifnal Harriers Idsall Sports Centre, Shifnal
Spalaig Britannia Phoenix Sports Centre, Dawley
St Martins Village FC Overton Road Playing Fields,Oswestry
Stoke Heath Warrant Road, Market Drayton
Whitchurch Alport Reserves Yockings Park, Whitchurch

League champions[edit]

The following teams have won the Premier Division, gaining promotion to West Midlands (Regional) League Division Two.

Season Team
2012-13 AFC Ludlow
2013-14 Oakengates Athletic
2014-15 Telford Juniors

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FA Full Time Dissolution of the Shropshire County Premier Football League
  2. ^ Shropshire Star Big shake-up of Shropshire football league system (10 March 2012)

External links[edit]