Leicestershire Senior League


Leicestershire Senior League

The Leicestershire Senior League (currently sponsored by Everards Brewery) is a football competition based in Leicestershire, England.

History

The league was formed in 1896, [http://www.leicsfootball.co.uk/league-lsfl.html Leicestershire Football History] ] had a two year hiatus between 1901 and 1903, and has run continuously since 1903 apart from during the two world wars and a four-year spell in the 1930s. [http://www.leicsfootball.co.uk/const-lsfl.html Leicestershire Football History] ] A second division was added in 1948.

The longest serving team in the league was Holwell Sports, who completed 76 seasons in the league, 60 of them in the top division [http://www.leicsfootball.co.uk/leaguestats-lsfl.html Leicestershire Football History] ] but left in 2008 to join the new East Midlands Counties Football League.

Current structure

The league currently has two divisions, the Premier Division and Division One, and is a feeder to the East Midlands Counties Football League. The Football Association classifies the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division as Step 7, due to the quality of football played and the standard of the grounds on which teams play. The First Division is therefore not part of the NLS, meaning that clubs in that division are not eligible to take part in the FA Vase. An application to re-grade the Premier Division to Step 6 was turned down by the FA in 2006.

For the 2008-09 season, eight of the leading sides have left the league to join forces with eight clubs from the Central Midlands League to form a new league, the East Midlands Counties Football League, at Step 6 of the National League System.

Champions

The champions of the league's top division since its creation have been as follows: [http://www.leicsfootball.co.uk/leaguediv-lsfl-1.html Leicestershire Football History] ]
*1896-97 Leicester Fosse reserves
*1897-98 Hinckley Town
*1898-99 Swadlincote Town
*1899-00 Hinckley Town
*1900-01 Gresley Rovers
*1903-04 Loughborough Corinthians
*1904-05 Leicester Fosse reserves
*1905-06 Leicester Fosse reserves
*1906-07 Leicester Fosse reserves
*1907-08 Coalville Town
*1908-09 Hinckley United
*1909-10 Hinckley United
*1910-11 Shepshed Albion
*1911-12 Holwell Works
*1912-13 Loughborough Corinthians
*1913-14 Hinckley United
*1914-15 Whitwick Imps
*1915-16 Coalville Swifts
*1918-19 Coalville Swifts
*1919-20 Whitwick Imps
*1920-21 Shepshed Albion
*1921-22 Whitwick Imps
*1922-23 Whitwick Imps
*1923-24 Ashby Town
*1924-25 Whitwick Imps
*1925-26 Barwell United
*1926-27 Mountsorrel Town
*1927-28 Burton Town reserves
*1928-29 Burton Town reserves
*1929-30 Burton Town reserves
*1934-35 New Lount Colliery
*1935-36 HM Mansfields Sports
*1936-37 Loughborough Brush
*1937-38 HM Mansfields Sports
*1938-39 Donisthorpe
*1946-47 Gresley Rovers (Central Division) and Moira United (Western Division)
*1947-48 Gresley Rovers (Central Division) and Moira United (Western Division)
*1948-49 Coalville Town
*1949-50 Nuneaton Borough reserves
*1950-51 Quorn Methodists
*1951-52 Anstey Nomads
*1952-53 Measham Imps
*1953-54 Anstey Nomads
*1954-55 Leicester City 'A'
*1955-56 Whitwick Colliery reserves
*1956-57 Leicester City 'A'
*1957-58 Leicester City 'A'
*1958-59 Stapenhill
*1959-60 Stapenhill
*1960-61 Whitwick Colliery
*1961-62 Syston St. Peters
*1962-63 Enderby Town
*1963-64 Oadby Town
*1964-65 Enderby Town
*1965-66 Newfoundpool WMC
*1966-67 Enderby Town
*1967-68 Oadby Town
*1968-69 Oadby Town
*1969-70 Newfoundpool WMC
*1970-71 Friar Lane OB
*1971-72 Friar Lane OB
*1972-73 Oadby Town
*1973-74 Friar Lane OB
*1974-75 Friar Lane OB
*1975-76 Friar Lane OB
*1976-77 Friar Lane OB
*1977-78 Friar Lane OB
*1978-79 Shepshed Charterhouse
*1979-80 Shepshed Charterhouse
*1980-81 Shepshed Charterhouse
*1981-82 Anstey Nomads
*1982-83 Anstey Nomads
*1983-84 Melton Town
*1984-85 Thringstone
*1985-86 Thringstone
*1986-87 Stapenhill
*1987-88 Holwell Works
*1988-89 Stapenhill
*1989-90 St. Andrews SC
*1990-91 Lutterworth Town
*1991-92 Holwell Sports
*1992-93 Holwell Sports
*1993-94 St. Andrews SC
*1994-95 Oadby Town
*1995-96 St. Andrews SC
*1996-97 Oadby Town
*1997-98 Oadby Town
*1998-99 Oadby Town
*1999-00 Highfield Rangers
*2000-01 Quorn
*2001-02 Coalville Town
*2002-03 Coalville Town
*2003-04 Loughborough Dynamo
*2004-05 Thurnby Rangers
*2005-06 Friar Lane & Epworth
*2006-07 Stapenhill
*2007-08 Kirby Muxloe SC

2008-09 Members

The member clubs in the 2008–09 season are as follows:

Premier Division

Anstey Nomads
Asfordby Amateurs
Ashby Ivanhoe
Aylestone Park
Birstall United
Blaby & Whetstone Athletic
Cottesmore Amateurs
Highfield Rangers | Leicestershire Constabulary |
Ratby Sports
Rothley Imperial
Saffron Dynamo
Thurmaston Town
Thurnby Rangers

Division One

Anstey Town
Barlestone St Giles
Dunton & Broughton Rangers
Earl Shilton Albion
Evington
FC Dynamo
FC Khalsa
Friar Lane & Epworth Reserves
Hathern
Lutterworth Athletic
Lutterworth Town
Narborough & Littlethorpe
Ravenstone
Sileby Town

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