Wiltshire Football League

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Wiltshire Football League
Wiltshire football logo.jpg
Founded 1976
Number of teams 18
Level on pyramid Level 11
Feeder to Hellenic League
Wessex League
Western League
Promotion to Hellenic League Division One West
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 (Premier)'
(2016–2017)
Website Official Website – TheFA.com

The Wiltshire Football League is a football league based in England. It was initially 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, and since season 2014–15 has operated just one senior division.[1]

Member clubs (2017–18)[edit]

The constitution for season 2017–18 is as follows:[2]

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.

2003-04 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.

2014-15 season[edit]

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

Source:[3]

List of champions[edit]

Season Division One Division Two Division Three Division Four
1976–77 Park Warminster Town Walcot Boys Athletic Devizes Town Reserves
1977–78 Park Penhill YC Shrewton Melksham Town Reserves
1978–79 Park Ferndale Athletic Shrewton Meadowcroft
1979–80 Amesbury Calne Town Sanford Reserves Dorcan
1980–81 Park St Joseph's Shrewton Durrington Sports
1981–82 Park Meadowcroft Moredon EC Calne Town Reserves
1982–83 Penhill Purton Avebury Reserves Kington Langley
1983–84 Penhill Willis Penhill Reserves Plessey Sports
1984–85 Park Wootton Bassett Town Plessey Sports Corsham Town Reserves
1985–86 Purton Ferndale Athletic Calne Town Reserves Walcot
1986–87 Bemerton Athletic Oldacre Purton Reserves Old Manor Reserves
1987–88 Wootton Bassett Town Marlborough Town Aldebourne Park Reserves Chiseldon
1988–89 Ferndale Athletic Devizes Town Reserves Walcot Athletic Wroughton
1989–90 Pewsey Vale Pinehurst Walcot Athletic Wootton Bassett Sports
1990–91 Amesbury Town Wroughton Sunray Badbury Ramsbury
1991–92 Amesbury Town Dorcan Sunray Badbury Plessey Semics
1992–93 Pewsey Vale Marlborough Town Salisbury Manor Dorcan Reserves
1993–94 Melksham Town Bradford Town National Semi-Conductor Ashton Keynes
1994–95 Aldbourne Ferndale Melksham Town Reserves Raychem Sports & Social Shrewton United Reserves
1995–96 Pinehurst Southbrook Walcot Raychem Sports & Social PRC Durrington
1996–97 Shrewton United Raychem Sports & Social Chisledon Raychem Sports & Social Reserves
1997–98 Corsham Town Melksham Town Reserves Down Ampney GPS Reserves
Season Premier Division Intermediate Division Junior Division One Junior Division Two
1998–99 Raychem Mowlem Down Ampney Cricklade Town Reserves Westside United
1999–00 Malmesbury Victoria Trowbridge Town Malmesbury Victoria Reserves Sherston
2000–01 Cricklade Town Wanborough United Ashton Keynes Swindon Eagles
Season Premier Division Intermediate Division Junior Division
2001–02 Shrewton United Stratton Crosslink Reserves Wootton Bassett United
2002–03 Shrewton United Dunbar Westside Cricklade Town Reserves
Season Premier Division Junior Division One Junior Division Two
2003–04 Trowbridge Town Trowbridge Town Reserves Swindon Asians
2004–05 Corsham Town Down Ampney Castle Combe
2005–06 Corsham Town Wroughton Chiseldon Castrol
2006–07 Corsham Town AFC Castrol Lower Stratton
2007–08 Wroughton Minety KC
2008–09 New College Swindon Minety Greenmeadow
2009–10 New College Swindon Minety Wilton Town
Season Premier Division Division One
2010–11 Corsham Town Reserves FC Sanford
2011–12 FC Sanford Box Rovers
2012–13 Wilts Calne Town Madames
2013–14 Soutbrook Melksham Town Reserves
Season Premier Division
2014–15 Malmesbury Victoria
2015–16 Trowbridge Town
2016–17 Wroughton
Source: Wiltshire League,[4] Non-League Matters[5] FA Full Time[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Non League Pyramid - Leagues". Pyramid Passion. Centre Circle Publishing. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Wiltshire Senior League 2017/18". FA Full-Time: Wiltshire Senior League. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Wiltshire Football League History". Wiltshire Football League. Internet Archive. Archived from the original on September 7, 2007. Retrieved 7 Sep 2007. 
  4. ^ 2013/14 Handbook Wiltshire League
  5. ^ Wiltshire League 1992–2004 Non-League Matters
  6. ^ Corsham Print Wiltshire Senior League FA Full Time

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