Wiltshire Football League

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Wiltshire Football League
Wiltshire football logo.jpg
Founded 1976
Number of teams 15
Level on pyramid Level 11
Feeder to Hellenic League
Wessex League
Western League
Promotion to Hellenic League Division One
Wessex League Division One
Western League Division One
Relegation to Salisbury & District League
Swindon & District League
Trowbridge & District League
Domestic cup(s) Corsham Print Senior KO Cup
Current champions Wroughton FC (Premier)'
(2016-2017)
Website Official Website – TheFA.com

The Wiltshire Football League is a football league based in England. It has one division and was set up to consist of no more than 56 clubs. All clubs are affiliated to an affiliated County Football Association. The area covered by the competition is within the County of Wiltshire or within 15 miles of the Wiltshire County boundary. The league sits at Step 7 of England's National League System pyramid.[1]

List of Current Clubs[edit]

  • Bromham FC
  • Chippenham Park FC Development
  • Corsham Town FC Reserves
  • Cricklade Town FC
  • Devizes Town FC Reserves
  • Ludgershall Sports FC
  • Lydiard Millicent FC
  • Malmesbury Victoria FC Development
  • Marlborough Town FC
  • Melksham Town FC Reserves
  • Pewsey Vale FC Development
  • Royal Wootton Bassett Town FC Reserves
  • Shrewton Utd FC
  • Trowbridge Town FC
  • Wilts Calne Town FC
  • Wroughton FC

Source: http://full-time.thefa.com/Index.do?league=8864128#Gesz9FsR0teBKQLO.99

History[edit]

The formation of the Wiltshire County Football League resulted from the amalgamation of the Wiltshire Combination and Wiltshire Leagues. The following Officers and Committee were elected at the inaugural meeting held in Devizes: J R Nunn (Chairman), W L Miles (Vice-Chairman), E S M Ashman (Secretary), F E Jones (Assistant Secretary), C G Scott (Treasurer), P J Ackrill (Registration Secretary), K J Mulraney (Referees' Appointments Secretary) and a Management Committee of C W Cousins, D B Cradock, T K Dowty, G A Highmore, D C Kilford and I K Strange. There were fourteen Vice-Presidents: H Beattie, A E Beavis, W H Brown, M A Cutforth, T Gillingham, Mrs E T Mills, D S Mills, E G Newman, F J Oatridge, W A Shail, W W Sherwood, H J Stevens, P E Stone and H W Todd.

1976 League Constitution[edit]

  • Senior Division 1 - Amesbury, Malmesbury Victoria, Avon (Bradford), Park YC, Bemerton Athletic, Salisbury City Res, Bromham, Sanford, Calne Town, St Joseph's YC, Chippenham Town Res, Vickers (South Marston), Ferndale Athletic, Westbury Utd, Highworth Town, Wootton Bassett Town
  • Senior Division 2 - Avebury, Pewsey Vale, Burbage Sports, Purton, Corsham Town, Rowde, Lawn (Swindon), Warminster Town, Ludgershall, West Lavington, Marlborough Town, Wroughton
  • Junior Division (Section A) - Box Rovers, Sarsen Utd, Corsham Town Res, Sherston, Croft, Shrewton, Frogwell, Sutton and Seagry, Highworth Town Res, Trowbridge Youth, Laverstock and Ford, Walcot Boys Athletic, Park YC Res, West Lavington Res, Penhill YC, West Swindon
  • Junior Division (Section B) - Amesbury Res, Malmesbury Victoria Res, Avon (Bradford), Marlborough Town Res, Bemerton Athletic Res, Pewsey Vale Res, Bromham Res, Purton Res, Calne Town Res, Sanford Res, Devizes Town Res, St Joseph's YC Res, Ferndale Athletic Res, Vickers (South Marston) Res, Lawn (Swindon) Res, Wootton Bassett Town Res

1990-91 Season[edit]

The Cup Competitions had new sponsors and were renamed the Addkey Senior KO Cup and the Fountain Trophies Junior KO Cup.

1991-92 Season[edit]

The League extended its boundaries this season and changed its name to The Wiltshire Football League. This season saw the League enter into a Pyramid of Football Agreement with the Western and Hellenic Football Leagues.

1994-95 Season[edit]

A new logo was introduced, changing the design for the first time since the League was formed.

1998-99 Season[edit]

With the introduction of new Senior Status standards by the Wiltshire County Football Association, an Intermediate Status was introduced and the League amended its Rules accordingly. Division 1 became the Premier Division, Division 2 the Intermediate Division, Division 3 became Junior Division 1 and Division 4 became Junior Division 2. The Intermediate Division was sponsored by Plaister Auto Services.

2003-2004 Season[edit]

There were an insufficient number of Clubs at Intermediate Status this season, so the League reverted to two Junior Divisions. The League had new sponsors this season in Plaister Auto Services and changed their name accordingly.

2014-2015 Season[edit]

There were an insufficient number of Clubs at Intermediate Status this season, so the League closed the Junior Division.

Source:[2]

List of champions[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

Division 1[edit]

Source:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Non League Pyramid - Leagues". Pyramid Passion. Centre Circle Publishing. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Wiltshire Football League History". Wiltshire Football League. Internet Archive. Archived from the original on September 7, 2007. Retrieved 7 Sep 2007. 
  3. ^ "Wiltshire Football Handbook 2013/14" (PDF). Full-Time League Websites. The Football Association. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 

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