Plymouth and West Devon Football League

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Plymouth and West Devon Football League
Country  England
Divisions 7 (4 for Saturday, 3 for Sunday)
Level on pyramid Levels 12-15
Feeder to South West Peninsula League

The Plymouth and West Devon Football League is a football competition based in Devon, England. The league's top division, Premier Division, sits at level 12 of the English football league system.

In Plymouth, between World War I and Two there was a United Churches League – which was the origin of the Plymouth Combination League. It later amalgamated with the Plymouth and District League to become the Plymouth and District Combination League, and then amalgamated with Plymouth's two Sunday leagues to become the Plymouth and West Devon Combination Football League. It is thus one of the few leagues in England to administer both Saturday and Sunday competitions. Because of this, many clubs have both Saturday and Sunday teams under the same name.

Since 1904 a youth league, the Devon Junior and Minor League, has existed as a platform for teams with age ranges of U9s to U18s in Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall. Numerous clubs in the Plymouth and West Devon Football League have youth teams in the DJM, such as Tavistock Community, Hooe Rovers, Activate and Signal Box Frankfort, to name a few. This is more common with fully fledged sports clubs, and less common with 'pub teams'. [1]

The league (currently known under a sponsorship arrangement as the Optimus Performance Marketing Plymouth and West Devon Football League) is currently a feeder to the South West Peninsula League, and has four Saturday divisions – Premier Division, Division One, Division Two & Division Three, along with 3 Sunday League divisions.

2016–17 Saturday Member Clubs[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

  • Bluebird United
  • Chaddlewood Miners Old Boys
  • Maristow
  • Millbridge
  • Mount Gould
  • Plympton Athletic
  • Roborough
  • Tavistock Community
  • The Navy Inn
  • The Windmill
  • University of Plymouth
  • Weston Mill Oak Villa DRDE Trust

Division One[edit]

  • Belgrave
  • DC Auto Repairs
  • Hooe Rovers
  • Lakeside Athletic
  • Millbridge Reserves
  • Morley Rangers
  • Pennycross Sports Club
  • Plymouth Hope
  • Plympton Athletic Reserves
  • Princetown
  • Signal Box Frankfort

Division Two[edit]

  • Chaddlewood Inn
  • Kitto
  • Melbourne Inn
  • Millbridge Thirds
  • Signal Box Frankfort Reserves
  • Staddiscombe Colts
  • Weston Mill Oak Villa DRDE Reserves
  • Woodford

Division Three[edit]

  • Belgrave Reserves
  • Devonport
  • Friary Vaults
  • Lakeside Athletic Reserves
  • Maristow Reserves
  • Princetown Reserves
  • Signal Box Frankfort Thirds
  • Tavistock Rovers
  • University of Plymouth Reserves
  • Victoria Park Rangers

2016–17 Sunday Member Clubs[edit]

Division One[edit]

  • Activate
  • Athletico Oak Villa
  • Horrabridge Rangers
  • Kings Tamerton Community Association
  • Lakeside Athletic
  • Queen & Constitution
  • The Navy Inn
  • The Windmill

Division Two[edit]

  • Bull Point Athletic
  • Headways
  • Hedges
  • Plymouth United
  • Princetown
  • Revelstoke Rangers
  • Riverside Saints
  • Seymour Arms
  • Team Carpy
  • The Southway
  • Valentis

Division Three[edit]

  • Armstrong Reivers
  • Barbican Pirates
  • Central Park Rangers
  • Chaddlewood Miners
  • Plymouth Armada
  • Plymouth Athletic
  • Plymouth United Reserves
  • Riverside Saints Reserves
  • Signal Box Frankfort
  • South Brent
  • Tamar View

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