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Spartan South Midlands Football League

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Spartan South Midlands Football League
Number of teams58
Level on pyramidLevels 9–11
Feeder toSouthern Football League Division One Central
Isthmian League Division One North
Domestic cup(s)Challenge Trophy
Premier Division Cup
Division One Cup
Division Two Cup
Current championsReal Bedford (Premier Division)
Northhampton ON Chenecks (Division One)
AFC Welwyn (Division Two)
Current: 2023–24 Spartan South Midlands League

The Spartan South Midlands Football League is an English football league covering Hertfordshire, northwest Greater London, central Buckinghamshire and southern Bedfordshire. It is a feeder to the Southern Football League or the Isthmian League, and consists of five divisions – three for first teams (Premier Division, Division One and Division Two), and two for reserve teams (Reserve Division One and Reserve Division Two).

The Premier Division is at step 5 (or level 9) and Division One at step 6 (level 10) of the National League System (NLS) respectively. Division Two, at level 11, and the reserve divisions are not part of the NLS.


The league was formed in 1997 by the merger of the Spartan League and the South Midlands League. It is also known as the Molten Spartan South Midlands Football League after its sponsors.

Current Spartan South Midlands League members[edit]

Divisional champions[edit]


For the league's first "transitional" season, the members of the amalgamating leagues were split into three tiers, "Premier", "Senior" and "Division One". The top and bottom tier were split geographically into North and South Sections.

Season Premier North Premier South Senior One North One South
1997–98 Brache Sparta Brook House New Bradwell St Peter Luton Old Boys Old Roan


In 1998, the geographic sections were abolished, and a simple three-tier structure with promotion and relegation between the divisions was introduced.

Season Premier Senior Division One
1998–99 Barkingside Holmer Green Bridger Packaging
1999–00 Arlesey Town Tring Athletic Dunstable Town
2000–01 Beaconsfield SYCOB Letchworth Pitstone & Ivinghoe


In 2001, the Senior Division and Division One were renamed Divisions One and Two respectively.

Season Premier Division One Division Two
2001–02 London Colney Greenacres Mursley United
2002–03 Dunstable Town Pitstone & Ivinghoe Buckingham Athletic
2003–04 Beaconsfield SYCOB Haywood United Old Dunstablians
2004–05 Potters Bar Town Oxhey Jets Crawley Green Sports
2005–06 Oxford City Colney Heath Aston Clinton
2006–07 Edgware Town Brimsdown Rovers AFC Dunstable
2007–08 Beaconsfield SYCOB Kentish Town Kings Langley
2008–09 Biggleswade Town Royston Town The 61 F.C. (Luton)
2009–10 Aylesbury Holmer Green Berkhamsted
2010–11 Chalfont St. Peter Berkhamsted Padbury United
2011–12 Royston Town London Colney Aston Clinton
2012–13 Dunstable Town London Lions Kent Athletic
2013–14 Hanwell Town Sun Postal Sports Hale Leys United
2014–15 Kings Langley Welwyn Garden City Hale Leys United
2015–16 AFC Dunstable Edgware Town Kent Athletic
2016–17 London Colney Biggleswade Thame Rangers
2017–18 Welwyn Garden City Southall Park View
2018–19 Biggleswade Harefield United Bovingdon
2019–20 Season abandoned due to the coronavirus pandemic
2020–21 Season curtailed due to the local lockdowns
2021–22 New Salamis Stotfold Old Bradwell United
2022–23 Leighton Town Real Bedford Old Bradwell United
2023–24 Real Bedford Northampton ON Chenecks AFC Welwyn

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