Leicestershire Senior League

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Leicestershire Senior League
Founded1896
CountryEngland
DivisionsPremier Division
Division One
Division Two
Number of teams40
Level on pyramidLevels 11 (Premier Division)
Feeder toEast Midlands Counties League
United Counties League
Promotion toEast Midlands Counties League
United Counties League Division One
Domestic cup(s)FA Vase
Current championsIngles (Premier Division)
Rugby Borough (Division One)
(2017–18)
WebsiteFA Full-Time

The Leicestershire Senior League (currently sponsored by Everards Brewery) is a football competition based in Leicestershire, England.

History[edit]

The league was formed in 1896,[1] had a two-year hiatus between 1901 and 1903, and has run continuously since 1903 apart from during the two world wars and a four-year spell in the 1930s.[2] A second division was added in 1948.[1]

The longest serving team in the league was Holwell Sports, who completed 76 seasons in the league, 60 of them in the top division[3] but left in 2008 to join the new East Midlands Counties Football League.

Current structure[edit]

The league currently has three divisions, the Premier Division, Division One and Division Two (increased from 2 divisions ahead of the 2018-19 season), and is a feeder to the East Midlands Counties Football League. The Football Association classifies the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division as Step 7, due to the quality of football played and the standard of the grounds on which teams play. The First Division is therefore not part of the NLS, meaning that clubs in that division are not eligible to take part in the FA Vase. An application to re-grade the Premier Division to Step 6 was turned down by the FA in 2006.

For the 2008–09 season, eight of the leading sides left the league to join forces with eight clubs from the Central Midlands League to form a new league, the East Midlands Counties Football League, at Step 6 of the National League System.

Champions[edit]

The champions of the league's top division since its creation have been as follows:[4]

2018–19 Members[edit]

The constitution for season 2018–19 was ratified at the league's AGM, and is as follows :

Premier Division (16 teams)[edit]

Division One (13 teams)[edit]

Division Two (11 teams)[edit]

  • Allexton & New Parks Reserves
  • Blaby & Whetstone Reserves
  • Cottesmore Amateurs Reserves
  • Desford Development
  • FC GNG Development
  • Friar Lane & Epworth Reserves
  • Ingles Reserves
  • North Kilworth Sports FC
  • Saffron Dynamo Reserves
  • Sileby Town Reserves
  • Thingstone Miners Welfare FC

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