Brighton, Worthing & District Football League

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Brighton, Worthing & District Football League
Founded 2014
Country  England
Divisions 4
Number of teams 46
Level on pyramid Levels 12–14
Feeder to Southern Combination League Division Three
Domestic cup(s) Brighton College Cup
President's Cup
A.W. Bridle Knock-Out Trophy
John Whittington Jubilee Cup
Gentry Bowl
Coronation Cup
Supplementary Trophy
Current champions Romans United
(2014–15)
Website www.bhdfl.co.uk

The Brighton, Hove & District Football League is a football competition involving teams in and around Brighton, Hove and Worthing, in England. It was established in 2014 following a full merger between the Brighton, Hove & District League (formed 1903) and the Worthing and District League. It is headed by a combined Brighton and Worthing based Premier Division, with two regional Division Ones (Division One East for Brighton-based teams and Division One West for Worthing-based teams) and an additional Division Two West for Worthing-based teams. Pre-merger with Worthing & district League, the Brighton League used to have a Division Three, Four and Five, but Division Five was disbanded in 2003; Division Four was discontinued in 2009 and Division Three was discontinued in 2012. The decline in numbers is what led the league into amalgamating with the Worthing League, which was also in decline and struggling for numbers. The new league held its level in the pyramid and the winners of the Combined Premier Division may apply for promotion to the Southern Combination League Division Three.

In 2014–15, Romans United won the Premier Division title, but did not apply for promotion.

Recent Divisional Champions[edit]

Season Premier One Two Three Four Five
2001–02 Royal Sovereign Whitehawk Vets South Central Wanderers Lower Bevendean Reserves Marquess of Exeter Shoreham United
2002–03 Old Varndeanians Hanover Brighton Electricity FC Midlothians Shoreham United Master Tiles
2003–04 Hanover Portslade Athletic Master Tiles Brighton 1664 AFC Stadium
2004–05 Hanover Master Tiles Brighton 1664 Blue House Rottingdean United Reserves American Express Reserves
2005–06 Rottingdean Village Blue House Ovingdean Brighton Rangers Reserves American Express Reserves
2006–07 Hanover Real Brunswick Church of Christ the King Teamstats.net Buckingham Arms
2007–08 American Express Church of Christ the King Brighton North End Hikers BHA Crew Club Sports
2008–09 Brighton Electricity Hikers BHA Crew Club Sports Peacehaven Good Companions Orb360
2009–10 Montpelier Villa Falmer Falcons Orb360 Montpelier View Reserves
2010–11 Montpelier Villa Hair Razors Chailey Midway
2011–12 Hair Razors British School of Motoring
2012–13 Hair Razors TMG
2013–14 Hair Razors South Coast City Boys Brigade Old Boys Reserves

The Brighton, Hove & District League and Worthing & District League merged and a new structure was implemented consisting of a combined Premier Division, a Divion One East (for Brighton & Hove based teams ), a Division One West for Worthing-based teams, and a Division Two West (also for additional Worthing based teams).

Season Premier One East One West Two West
2014–15 Romans United Fiveways George & Dragon Worthing Dynamos

Current members 2015–16[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

  • Boys Brigade Old Boys
  • Brighton Electricity
  • Church of Christ the King
  • Fiveways
  • George & Dragon
  • Goring-by-Sea Cricket
  • Ovingdean
  • Romans United
  • Sompting
  • Worthing Boys Club Old Boys
  • Worthing Leisure

Division One East[edit]

  • Hangleton Athletic


  • St. Peters
  • Southwick Rangers
  • The Lectern
  • The View
  • Unity
  • Woodingdean Wanderers

Division One West[edit]

  • Broadwater Athletic
  • Hangleton Athletic Reserves
  • Maybridge
  • Northbrook
  • Real Rustington
  • St Mary's
  • Sompting Reserves
  • Worthing Dynamos
  • Worthing Leisure Reserves

Division Two West[edit]

  • Adur Athletic
  • AFC Broadwater
  • AFC Sparta
  • Del United
  • FC MSRS All Stars
  • George & Dragon Reserves
  • Goring-by-Sea Cricket Reserves
  • Goring St. Theresa's
  • Worthing Boys Club Old Boys Reserves
  • Worthing Town

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