Birmingham & District Football League

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Birmingham & District Football League
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Country  England
Founded 1908; 108 years ago (1908)
Domestic cup(s) Bill Cup
Holder Cup
Intermediate Cup
Jeffs Cup
Junior Cup
Minor Cup
Senior Cup
Vetrans Cup
Junior Cup
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Website Official website

The Birmingham & District Football League (formerly the Birmingham & District Amateur Football Association and often referred to as the Birmingham AFA) is an amateur association football competition covering the city of Birmingham, England, and the surrounding area, for football teams playing on a Saturday.

The association is not part of the English football league system, however the league is affiliated to the Birmingham County Football Association.[2] The league is composed of eight divisions,[3] containing around 100 teams.[4]

Cup competitions[edit]

The Birmingham Football League currently hosts nine cup competitions which consist of the following:[5]

  • Bill Hill Cup
  • Holder Cup
  • Intermediate Cup
  • Jeffs Cup
  • Junior Cup
  • Minor Cup
  • Senior Cup
  • Veterans Cup
  • Youth Cup

History[edit]

The Association was formed in 1908 with friendly games and a knock-out competition (Chatrian Cup). It was not until 1922 that a league competition was introduced, originally with three Senior Divisions and two Junior Divisions. This has grown to the current Premier Division and a further 8 lower Divisions. While there is promotion and relegation between Divisions One to Seven, the four teams that finish at the bottom of the Premier Division instead have to apply for re-election, and any team from a lower division can in theory apply to replace them as long as they meet facilities criteria. After 108 years as the Birmingham AFA a vote was taken by the Association's members for the 2015-16 season to end the Association status and change the name of the organisation to the Birmingham & District Football League.

Past presidents[edit]

Below is a list of past presidents of the Birmingham & District AFA:[6]


Member clubs 2015–16[edit]

Premier Division
AFC Somers
Athletic Sparkhill
BT
CPA
Crusaders
FC Premier
Handsworth Grammar School Old Boys
Kings Heath Old Boys
Old Hill
Parkfield Amateurs
Silhill
Village
Wake Green Amateurs
Division One
Alvechurch Reserves
Birmingham Irish
BNJS Mann & Co.
Coldlands
CT Shush
Flamengo
Old Wulfrunians Reserves
Silhill Reserves
Sutton United 'A'
Two Gates
Village Reserves
Wake Green Amateurs Reserves
Division Two
Bearwood Athletic
Birmingham University Medics
Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons Reserves
Calthorpe United
Castlecroft Rangers
Desi
Dosthill Rovers
Pilkington XXX Reserves
St. George's Warriors
St. Paul's
Shere Punjab
Division Three
Amanah
Aston
Cresconians
FC Premier Reserves
Halesowen Zion
Kinver
Lodgefield Park
Parkfield Amateurs Reserves
Rubery
Sportsco
Wake Green Amateurs 'A'
Division Four
Birmingham Citadel
Birmingham Tigers
CPA Reserves
Hall Green United
Old Wulfrunians 'A'
Real Riverside
Silhill 'A'
Sutton United 'B'
Village 'A'
Wake Green Amateurs 'B'
West Hagley
Wood Wanderers
Division Five
AFC Glebe United
AFC Vesey
Birchmoor United
Coldfield Rangers
Crown FMN
Dudley Athletic
Kingstanding Allstars
Lapal Athletic
RL
Silhill 'B'
Division Six
Birmingham University Medics Reserves
Boldemre Sports & Social Falcons 'A'
Chelmsley Wood Reserves
Coleshill North Warwick
Garden House Rangers
Hampton Reserves
Handsworth Grammar School Old Boys Reserves
Norton Canes
Walsall Phoenix 'A'
Wednesbury Athletic
Whittington Reserves
Division Seven
Blue Pool
FC Birmingham
Handsworth Grammar School Old Boys 'A'
Manchester Wanderers
Real Riverside Reserves
Rest
Silhill 'C'
Sporting Sandwell
Village 'B'
Wake Green Amateurs 'C'

Former champions[edit]

  • 1922–23 – Wolverhampton Amateurs [A]
  • 1923–24 – Walsall Phoenix
  • 1924–25 – Wolverhampton Amateurs [A]
  • 1925–26 – Headlingley
  • 1926–27 – Wolverhampton Amateurs [A]
  • 1927–28 – Wolverhampton Amateurs [A]
  • 1928–29 – Old Wulfrunians [B]
  • 1929–30 – Wolverhampton Amateurs [A]
  • 1930–31 – Birmingham Gas Officials
  • 1931–32 – Erdington House
  • 1932–33 – Erdington House
  • 1933–34 – Erdington House
  • 1934–35 – Walsall Jolly
  • 1935–36 – Moor Green
  • 1936–37 – Boldmere St Michaels
  • 1937–38 – Walsall Jolly
  • 1938–39 – Walsall Jolly
  • 1939–47 – Not held during the Second World War
  • 1947–48 – Holly Lodge Old Boys
  • 1948–49 – Hay Green
  • 1949–50 – Walsall Phoenix
  • 1950–51 – Staffordshire Casuals [A]
  • 1951–52 – Staffordshire Casuals [A]
  • 1952–53 – Staffordshire Casuals [A]
  • 1953–54 – Old Wulfrunians[7]
  • 1954–55 – Walsall Phoenix
  • 1955–56 – Cresconians
  • 1956–57 – Cresconians
  • 1957–58 – Aston Villa Amateurs
  • 1958–59 – Aston Villa Amateurs
  • 1959–60 – Aston Villa Amateurs
  • 1960–61 – Silhill
  • 1961–62 – Cresconians
  • 1962–63 – Handsworth GSOB
  • 1963–64 – Dudley Old Boys
  • 1964–65 – Dudley Old Boys
  • 1965–66 – Dudley Old Boys
  • 1966–67 – Penncroft
  • 1967–68 – Penncroft
  • 1968–69 – Penncroft
  • 1969–70 – Penncroft
  • 1970–71 – Cradley Chain & Castings[8]
  • 1971–72 – Walsall Phoenix
  • 1972–73 – Silhill
  • 1973–74 – Cradley Chain & Castings[8]
  • 1974–75 – Hall End Amateurs
  • 1975–76 – Old Throstles
  • 1976–77 – Cresconians
  • 1977–78 – Cresconians
  • 1978–79 – Old Dudleians
  • 1979–80 – Old Wulfrunians[7]
  • 1980–81 – Old Throstles
  • 1981–82 – Wolverhampton Casuals [A]
  • 1982–83 – Sutton United
  • 1983–84 – Sutton United
  • 1984–85 – Sutton United
  • 1985–86 – Staffordshire Casuals [A]
  • 1986–87 – Colinthians[9]
  • 1987–88 – Wake Green Amateurs
  • 1988–89 – Wake Green Amateurs
  • 1989–90 – Wake Green Amateurs
  • 1990–91 – Wake Green Amateurs
  • 1991–92 – Old Wulfrunians[7]
  • 1992–93 – Dunlop Sports
  • 1993–94 – Wake Green Amateurs
  • 1994–95 – Dunlop Sports
  • 1995–96 – Wake Green Amateurs
  • 1996–97 – Causeway United
  • 1997–98 – Causeway United
  • 1998–99 – Smethwick Hall Old Boys
  • 1999-00 – Village
  • 2000–01 – Old Wulfrunians[7]
  • 2001–02 – New Fullbrook
  • 2002–03 – Old Wulfrunians[7]
  • 2003–04 – Old Wulfrunians[7]
  • 2004–05 – Old Wulfrunians[7]
  • 2005–06 – Lakin Rangers
  • 2006–07 – Sutton United
  • 2007–08 – Village[10]
  • 2008–09 – Shirley Athletic[11]
  • 2009–10 – Sutton United
  • 2010–11 – Sutton United
  • 2011–12 – Sutton United
  • 2012–13 – Village
  • 2013–14 – Old Wulfrunians
  • 2014–15 – Old Wulfrunians

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Notes[edit]

  • A. ^ Wolverhampton Amateurs became Staffordshire Amateurs in 1946. In 1981–82 the club's first team joined the West Midlands (Regional) League as Wolverhampton Casuals but three teams continued playing in the Birmingham AFA as both Wolverhampton Casuals and Staffordshire Casuals.[13]
  • B. ^ A different Old Wulfrunians (1908–39) from the current Old Wulfrunians (1926– ) playing in the Birmingham AFA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birmingham AFA Cups". Birmingham & District AFA. 
  2. ^ "Birmingham County FA League Contacts". BCFA. 
  3. ^ "Birmingham & District AFA homepage". Birmingham & District AFA. 
  4. ^ "Birmingham Football League Club Contacts.pdf". Birmingham & District AFA. Retrieved May 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "Birmingham AFA Cups". Birmingham & District AFA. 
  6. ^ "Birmingham & District AFA Handbook 2013-14" (PDF). Birmingham & District AFA. Retrieved May 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Old Wulfrunians website
  8. ^ a b "Sent off to Cradley Chain & Castings FC". Black Country Bugle. 21 May 2009. p. 31. 
  9. ^ Colinthians website
  10. ^ Village FC website
  11. ^ "Results Service – Miscellaneous Final Tables". The Non-League Paper. 31 May 2009. p. 36. 
  12. ^ "Birmingham AFA Premier Division 2013-14". Birmingham & District AFA. 
  13. ^ "Wolverhapton Casuals History". Wolverhampton Casuals. 

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