Southend Borough Combination

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The Southend Borough Combination is a football competition. It has a total of five divisions. The top division, which is called the Premier Division, sits at level 17 of the English football league system. Whilst it is not a feeder to the Essex Olympian Football League, recently several teams wanting to play at a higher level have been successful in applying to that division.

History[edit]

The competition was founded in 1920 by G.Somerville as an alternative to the Southend & District League. In the competition's 87-year history, there have only been five chairmen. Current chairman is Gary White, who is also secretary of Southend Collegians. He replaced Len Forge OBE who emigrated to France in 2004 after giving over 50 years service to the League both as chairman and secretary. The secretary position is held by Sheryl MacRae who is also the Secretary of Railway Academicals F.C.

At the beginning of the 2012–13 season the League took in many clubs from the now defunct Southend & District League and in doing so extended its playing area to all SS postcodes.

Member clubs 2015-16[edit]

  • Premier Division

Ashingdon | Christchurch | Corinthians | Earls Hall United | Hadleigh & Thundersley | Laindon Orient | Leigh Town | Railway Academicals | Shoebury Town | Southend Collegians | Southend Sports Reserves | Wakering Wanderers

  • Division One

Ashingdon Reserves | Bridgemarsh | Brit Academicals | Elmwood | Hadleigh & Thundersley Reserves | Leigh Town Reserves | Old Southendian 'A' | Rochford Town Reserves | Shoebury Town Reserves | White Ensign 'A'

  • Division Two

Ashington 'A' | BKS Sports | Catholic United 'A' | Corinthians Reserves | Laindon Orient Reserves | Papillon | Shoebury Town 'A' | Southend Collegians Reserves | Southend Rangers | Weir Sports | Westcliff United

  • Division Three

Benfleet Amateurs | Earls Halls United Reserves | Ekco Whitecaps | Leigh Town 'A' | Old Southendian 'B' | Parkway Sports | Pitsea Athletic | Rayford Athletic Reserves | Rochford Town 'A' | Southend Collegians 'A' | Southend Sports 'A'

  • Division Four

Ashington 'B' | BKS Sports Reserves | JMC Athletic | Laindon Orient 'A' | Landwick | Leigh Town 'B' | Railway Academicals Reserves | Southend Collegians 'B' | Southend Rangers Reserves | Southend Sports 'B' | Westcliff United Reserves

Champions[edit]

Season Premier Division
2003–04 Shoebury Town
2004–05 Ekco/ Thames Park
2005–06 Ekco/ Thames Park
2006–07 Exhibition United
2007–08 Rochford Town
2008–09 Old Southendian
2009–10 Railway Academicals
2010–11 Rochford Town
2011–12 L.O.S.S.
2012–13 Rochford Town
2013–14 Railway Academicals
2014-15 Christchurch

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