Wessex Football League

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Wessex Football League
Wessex badge.png
Country England
Founded 1986
Divisions Premier Division
Division One
Number of teams 37
21 (Premier Division)
16 (Division One)
Levels on pyramid Levels 9–10
Feeder to Southern League
or Isthmian League
Domestic cup(s) FA Cup
FA Vase
Wessex League Cup
Current champions Sholing
(2013–14)
Website Official
2014–15 Wessex Football League

The Wessex Football League is an English association football league formed in 1986, with its premier division currently at the fifth step of the National League System, or the ninth tier of the overall English football league system. The participating clubs are mainly based in Hampshire, but the league also encompasses clubs from adjoining counties such as Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, and the Isle of Wight. Under the terms of a sponsorship contract, the league is officially known as the Sydenhams League.

In 2004, it absorbed most of the clubs from its feeder league, the Hampshire League, which formed a new Division Two and Division Three. In 2006 the divisions were renamed as the Premier Division and Divisions One and Two. At the end of the 2006–07 season, Division Two was disbanded, and most of the clubs formed a new Hampshire Premier League.

Champions of the Wessex League who meet the relevant ground and financial requirements are eligible for promotion to the Southern League or Isthmian League, depending on geographical location.

The area covered by the Wessex League is coloured in yellow.

Past winners[edit]

Season Champions
1986–87 Bashley
1987–88 Bashley
1988–89 Bashley
1989–90 Romsey Town
1990–91 Havant Town
1991–92 Wimborne Town
1992–93 AFC Lymington
1993–94 Wimborne Town
1994–95 Fleet Town
1995–96 Thatcham Town
1996–97 AFC Lymington
1997–98 AFC Lymington
1998–99 Lymington & New Milton
1999–2000 Wimborne Town
2000–01 Andover
2001–02 Andover
2002–03 Eastleigh
2003–04 Winchester City

In 2004, the league expanded to three divisions.

Season Division One Division Two Division Three
2004–05 Lymington & New Milton Lymington Town Colden Common
2005–06 Winchester City Locks Heath Paulsgrove

In 2006, the divisions were renumbered, with the top division being renamed the Premier Division.

Season Premier Division Division One Division Two
2006–07 Gosport Borough Hayling United Fleetlands

In 2007, Division Two was discontinued.

Season Premier Division Division One
2007–08 A.F.C. Totton Tadley Calleva
2008–09 Poole Town Totton & Eling
2009–10 Poole Town Hamble A.S.S.C.
2010–11 Poole Town Downton
2011–12 Winchester City Verwood Town
2012–13 Blackfield & Langley Brockenhurst
2012–13 Sholing Petersfield Town

Wessex League Cup[edit]

The Wessex League Cup, or 'Sydenhams League Cup' for sponsor purposes, is a domestic cup which all the Wessex League teams participate in.

Wessex League Cup winners[edit]

External links[edit]