Hellenic Football League

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Hellenic Football League
Hellenic football league.jpg
Divisions3 (first teams)
2 (reserve teams)
3 (veteran teams)
Number of teams53 (plus reserve and veteran teams)
Level on pyramidLevels 9–10
Feeder toSouthern League
Promotion to
Relegation to
Domestic cup(s)FA Cup
FA Vase
Challenge Cup
Supplementary Cup
Floodlit Challenge Cup
Premier Division Benevolent Challenge Cup
Division 1 Benevolent Challenge Cup
Current championsPremier: Wantage Town
East: Burnham
West: Easington Sports
WebsiteOfficial website
2019–20 Hellenic Football League

The Hellenic Football League is an English men's football league covering an area including the English counties of Worcestershire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, southern Buckinghamshire, southern Herefordshire and northern Wiltshire. There is also one team each from Hampshire and Northamptonshire.


The area covered by the Hellenic Football League is coloured in pink.

The league was established in 1953. In the 2000–01 season the Hellenic League absorbed the Chiltonian League and now has a Premier Division, Division One East, Division One West and Division Two East, Division Two West feeding into them. In the 2006–07 season the Hellenic League absorbed the Banbury District and Lord Jersey FA Veterans League with three Divisions now under the Hellenic Veterans League title.

Starting with the 2004–05 re-organisation the Hellenic League became a step 5 and 6 league in the National League System. Premier Division clubs play at Step 5 level, which offers progression to the Southern Football League Division One (Step 4) for Premier Division winners who have the required ground status.

Hellenic League Division One teams play at Step 6 level, promotion to the Step 5 Premier Division can be gained by clubs finishing in the top two of Division One East and West dependent on required ground facilities as specified by The Football Association. Acceptance to HL Division One is offered to teams playing in the various Step 7 County Leagues of the related Hellenic League area or by finishing in the top two of Division Two with correct ground grading.

53 teams play in the Hellenic Premier and Division Ones. 18 teams play at Veterans level (players aged 35 or over)

Hellenic Football League is located in Southern England
Ardley United
Ardley United
Bishop's Cleeve
Bishop's Cleeve
Brackley Town
Brackley Town
Brimscombe & Thrupp
Brimscombe & Thrupp
Easington Sports
Easington Sports
Fairford Town
Fairford Town
Flackwell Heath
Flackwell Heath
Holmer Green
Holmer Green
Lydney Town
Lydney Town
Reading City
Reading City
Royal Wootton Bassett Town
Royal Wootton Bassett Town
Tuffley Rovers
Tuffley Rovers
Virginia Water
Virginia Water
Map showing the location of teams in Hellenic Football League, Premier Division in 2019–20


The league started with only a Premier Division, before Division One was added in 1956.

Season Premier Division[1] Division One[2]
1953–54 Didcot Town
1954–55 Witney Town
1955–56 Headington United
1956–57 Abingdon Town Luton Town Colts
1957–58 Witney Town Aylesbury Town Corinthians
1958–59 Abingdon Town Thatcham Town
1959–60 Abingdon Town Hazells
1960–61 Bicester Town Chipping Norton Town
1961–62 Thame United Botley United
1962–63 Yiewsley Amersham Town
1963–64 Amersham Town Henley Town
1964–65 Witney Town Thatcham Town
1965–66 Witney Town Princes Risborough Town
1966–67 Witney Town Pinehurst
1967–68 Hazells Henley Town
1968–69 Wallingford Town Oxford City Reserves
1969–70 Thame United Clanfield
1970–71 Witney Town Hungerford Town

For the 1971–72 season, Division One was split into Division One A and Division One B.

Season Premier Division[1] Division One A[2] Division One B[2]
1971–72 Witney Town Fairford Town Chipping Norton Town

The following season, Division One A and B were merged.

Season Premier Division[1] Division One[2]
1972–73 Witney Town Thatcham Town
1973–74 Moreton Town Cirencester Town
1974–75 Thatcham Town Maidenhead Town
1975–76 Burnham Abingdon Town
1976–77 Moreton Town Didcot Town
1977–78 Chipping Norton Town Bicester Town
1978–79 Newbury Town Northwood
1979–80 Bicester Town Hazells
1980–81 Newbury Town Wantage Town
1981–82 Forest Green Rovers Lambourn Sports
1982–83 Moreton Town Rayners Lane
1983–84 Almondsbury Greenway Morris Motors
1984–85 Shortwood United Pegasus Juniors
1985–86 Sharpness Viking Sports
1986–87 Abingdon Town Bishops Cleeve
1987–88 Yate Town Cheltenham Town reserves
1988–89 Yate Town Almondsbury Picksons
1989–90 Newport Carterton Town
1990–91 Milton United Cinderford Town
1991–92 Shortwood United Wollen Sports
1992–93 Wollen Sports Tuffley Rovers
1993–94 Moreton Town Carterton Town
1994–95 Cinderford Town Endsleigh
1995–96 Cirencester Town Purton
1996–97 Brackley Town Ardley United
1997–98 Swindon Supermarine Ardley United
1998–99 Burnham Pegasus Juniors
1999–2000 Banbury United Cheltenham Saracens

After the 1999–2000 season, Division One was regionalised into East and West.

Season Premier Division[1] Division One[2]
East West
2000–01 Swindon Supermarine Henley Town Gloucester United
2001–02 North Leigh Finchampstead Hook Norton
2002–03 North Leigh Quarry Nomads Slimbridge
2003–04 Brackley Town Wantage Town Purton
2004–05 Highworth Town Eton Wick Shrivenham
2005–06 Didcot Town Hounslow Borough Winterbourne United
2006–07 Slimbridge Bisley Sports Lydney Town
2007–08 North Leigh Chalfont Wasps Winterbourne United
2008–09 Hungerford Town Binfield Hardwickes
2009–10 Almondsbury Town Thame United Slimbridge
2010–11 Wantage Town Holyport Headington Amateurs
2011–12 Oxford City Nomads Newbury Tytherington Rocks
2012–13 Marlow Rayners Lane Brimscombe & Thrupp
2013–14 Wantage Town Milton United Tytherington Rocks
2014–15 Flackwell Heath Wokingham & Emmbrook Longlevens
2015–16 Kidlington Penn & Tylers Green Carterton
2016–17 Thame United Penn & Tylers Green Fairford Town
2017–18 Thatcham Town Virginia Water Ardley United
2018–19 Wantage Town Burnham Easington Sports
2019–20 Competition abandoned (coronavirus pandemic)

Cup winners[edit]

The Hellenic League football cups are the Floodlit Cup, the Supplementary Cup and the Challenge Cup.[3]

Season Floodlit Cup Supplementary Cup Challenge Cup
1994–95 Cinderford Town
1995–96 Bicester Town
1996–97 Abingdon United
1997–98 Swindon Supermarine
1998–99 Burnham Highworth Town Tuffley Rovers
1999–2000 Swindon Supermarine Carterton Town Swindon Supermarine
2000–01 Swindon Supermarine Cancelled Carterton Town
2001–02 Gloucester United Purton Fairford Town
2002–03 Tuffley Rovers Didcot Town Yate Town
2003–04 Slimbridge Brackley Town Didcot Town
2004–05 Almondsbury Town Hungerford Town Didcot Town
2005–06 Didcot Town Badshot Lea Didcot Town
2006–07 Wantage Town Ardley United Hungerford Town
2007–08 Kidlington Shortwood United Hungerford Town
2008–09 Marlow United Cancelled Almondsbury Town
2009–10 Shortwood United Cancelled Ardley United
2010–11 Holyport Kidlington Holyport
2011–12 Binfield Reading Town Highworth Town
2012–13 Ardley United Headington Amateurs Oxford City Nomads
2013–14 Brimscombe & Thrupp Brimscombe & Thrupp Ascot United
2014–15 North Leigh United Hook Norton Ardley United
2015–16 Ascot United Fairford Town Flackwell Heath
2016–17 Lydney Town Ardley United Bracknell Town
2017–18 Binfield Holyport Bracknell Town
2018–19 Ardley United Thornbury Town Ascot United
2019–20 Cancelled


  1. ^ a b c d "Uhlsport Hellenic Football League | Premier Division Honours". Hellenicleague.co.uk. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Uhlsport Hellenic Football League | League Division One Honours". Hellenicleague.co.uk. Archived from the original on 20 July 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Uhlsport Hellenic Football League | Cup Winners". Hellenicleague.co.uk. Archived from the original on 20 July 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012.

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