East Sussex Football League

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East Sussex Football League
Esfl logo.png
Country England
Founded 1896
Divisions 6
Number of teams 58
Level on pyramid Levels 12–17
Feeder to Southern Combination Division Two
League cup(s) Blacklands Finance Challenge Cup
ADA Challenge Cup
Wisdens Sports Challenge Cup
Eastbourne Coach Finishers Challenge Cup
Current champions Peche Hill Select (Premier Division)
Sidley United (Division One)
Northia, 75 (Division Two)
St Leonards Social reserves (Division Three)
Bexhill Rovers (Division Four)
Parkfield (Division Five)
Website www.esfl.org.uk

The East Sussex Football League is an English football competition located in East Sussex and south-west Kent. The league has a total of 6 divisions, headed by the Premier Division, which sits at level 12 of the national league system.

Current structure[edit]

The most senior division in the league is the Premier Division, the top two teams of this division can apply to enter into Division Two of the Southern Combination League formerly the Sussex County League, subject to ground grading. The most recent team to successfully apply are Langney Wanderers, other successful applicants include Little Common, Westfield, Seaford Town and Wadhurst United.

The league does accommodate reserve and third teams from clubs in higher leagues, currently third teams from Battle Baptists, Little Common, St. Leonards Social, Sedlescombe Rangers and Westfield are entered into the league. There are currently no reserve teams from higher league clubs, though in previous seasons Little Common and Rye & Iden United had entered reserve teams into the league, the most recent being from Langney Wanderers.

The vast majority of clubs in the league are based in East Sussex, however teams from Kent are allowed and are normally based in locations close to the Sussex-Kent border.

Recent divisional champions[edit]

Season Premier One Two Three Four Five Six Seven
2003–04 Hollington United Bodiam JC Tackleway Sedlescombe Castleham United Battle Rangers reserves Wadhurst United "A" N/A
2004–05 Little Common Eastbourne W.M.C. Heathfield Hotspurs Old Hastonians Crowhurst Little Common Bexhill United N/A
2005–06 Hawkhurst United Hollington United Icklesham Casuals Athletico Hastings Rangers Eastbourne Fishermen Panako N/A
2006–07 Hawkhurst United Punnetts Town Hastings Rangers Little Common Robertsbridge United Cinque Ports Pelham N/A
2007–08 Hollington United Sedlescombe Wheatsheaf Benbow Cinque Ports The Wilton Nelson Tigers N/A
2008–09 St Leonards Social Q Ball Wadhurst United Hurst Nelson Tigers Travaux Guestling Rangers N/A
2009–10 St Leonards Social Wadhurst United AFC Peasmarsh & Iden Eastbourne Dynamos Eastbourne Fishermen Orington Wadhurst United Reserves Magham Down
2010–11 St Leonards Social White Knight Eastbourne Galaxy St Helens Orington Burwash AFC Sidley Eastbourne Rangers
2011–12 Hollington United Ninfield United Ore Athletic Orington Sedlescombe Rangers Reserves AFC Sidley Eastbourne Rangers Battle Baptists Reserves
2012–13 Langney Wanderers Hollington United Reserves Crowborough Athletic "A" JC Tackleway Eastbourne Rangers Bexhill AAC Reserves Herstmonceux "A" N/A
2013–14 Hollington United Sedlescombe Rangers Little Chelsea Old Hastonians Bexhill-on-Sea Little Common "A" Catsfield Reserves N/A
2014–15 St Leonards Social Hakwhurst United Eastbourne Rangers Sovereign Saints Peasmarsh United Mayfield Orington N/A
2015–16 Peche Hill Select Sidley United Northiam 75 St Leonards Social reserves Bexhill Rovers Parkfield N/A N/A

2016–17 members[edit]

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