Northern Football Alliance


Northern Football Alliance
Northern Football Alliance
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Founded
1890
Nation
 England
Promotion To
Northern League Division Two
Divisions
Premier Division
Division One
Division Two
Relegation To
Tyneside Amateur League Division One
North Northumberland League Division One
Number of Teams
43
Level on Pyramid
Level 11 to 13
Cups
Challenge Cup
Stan Seymour League Cup
Current Champions (2010–11)
Ponteland United (Premier)
Hebburn Reyrolle (Division One)
Newcastle Chemfica Independent Division Two)

The Northern Football Alliance is a football competition based in the Northeast of England and Cumbria. It has three divisions headed by the Premier Division, which sits at step 7 (or level 11) of the National League System. Under a sponsorship agreement it is billed as the Pin Point Recruitment Northern Football Alliance.

The top club in the Premier Division is eligible for promotion to the Northern League Division Two. The top clubs in the First and Second Divisions get promoted to the Premier and First Divisions respectively. The bottom club in the Second Division may get relegated to either the North Northumberland League Division One, or the Tyneside Amateur League Division One, depending on which is more geographically appropriate.

The Northern Football Alliance was founded in 1890 as a single league, with a membership of seven teams. In 1926 it became the Second Division of the North Eastern League, but it split away again in 1935. It disbanded in 1964 due to lack of membership, but reformed just one season later, in 1965-66.

In 1988 the Northern Amateur League and the Northern Combination League combined with the Northern Football Alliance (all under the name Northern Football Alliance) to create a three-division format, which still exists today, currently with 46 member teams.

Contents

Member teams, 2011-12 season

Premier Division

  • Ashington Colliers
  • Blyth Town
  • Carlisle City
  • Gateshead Rutherford
  • Harraby Catholic Club
  • Heaton Stannington
  • Hebburn Reyrolle
  • Killingworth Sporting
  • Murton
  • Percy Main Amateurs
  • Ponteland United
  • Seaton Delaval Amateurs
  • Shankhouse
  • Stocksfield
  • Walker Central
  • Whitley Bay Reserves

Division One

  • Amble United
  • Cramlington Town
  • Cullercoats
  • Forest Hall
  • Gosforth Bohemians
  • Heddon
  • Morpeth Sporting Club
  • Newcastle Chemfica Independent
  • Newcastle University
  • Wallington
  • Wallsend Town

Division Two

  • Alnwick Town Reserves
  • Alston
  • Bedlington Terriers Reserves
  • Cramlington United
  • Harton & Westoe Colliery Welfare
  • Hexham
  • New Fordley
  • North Shields Athletic
  • Northbank Carlisle
  • Red House Farm
  • Seaton Burn
  • Swalwell
  • Wallsend Boys Club
  • Whickham Lang Jacks
  • Wideopen & District
  • Willington Quay Saints

Champions (1890-1988)

  • 1890-91 - Sunderland "A"
  • 1891-92 - Sunderland "A"
  • 1892-93 - Shankhouse
  • 1893-94 - Sunderland "A"
  • 1894-95 - Sunderland "A"
  • 1895-96 - Sunderland "A"
  • 1896-97 - Hebburn Argyle
  • 1897-98 - Newcastle United "A"
  • 1898-99 - Jarrow
  • 1899-00 - Willington Athletic
  • 1900-01 - Newcastle United "A"
  • 1901-02 - Newcastle United "A"
  • 1902-03 - Morpeth Harriers
  • 1903-04 - Wallsend Park Villa
  • 1904-05 - Willington Athletic
  • 1905-06 - Willington Athletic
  • 1906-07 - North Shields Athletic
  • 1907-08 - North Shields Athletic
  • 1908-09 - Blyth Spartans
  • 1909-10 - Willington Athletic
  • 1910-11 - Newburn
  • 1911-12 - Newburn
  • 1912-13 - Blyth Spartans
  • 1913-14 - Ashington
  • 1914-15 - Spen Black & Whites
  • 1915-19 - Not competed for due to World War I
  • 1919-20 - Annfield Plain
  • 1920-21 - Chopwell Institute
  • 1921-22 - Felling Colliery
  • 1922-23 - Annfield Plain
  • 1923-24 - Birtley
  • 1924-25 - Ashington Reserves
  • 1925-26 - Chilton Colliery Recreation
  • 1926-27 - Consett
  • 1927-28 - Washington Colliery
  • 1928-29 - North Shields
  • 1929-30 - Walker Celtic
  • 1930-31 - Chopwell Institute
  • 1931-32 - Crawcrook Albion
  • 1932-33 - Eden Colliery Welfare
  • 1933-34 - Throckley Welfare
  • 1934-35 - Newbiggin West End
  • 1935-36 - Hexham Town
  • 1936-37 - Stakeford Albion
  • 1937-38 - Alnwick
  • 1938-39 - Newcastle United "A"
  • 1939-46 - Not competed for due to World War II
  • 1946-47 - Newburn
  • 1947-48 - Hexham Hearts
  • 1948-49 - Cramlington Welfare
  • 1949-50 - West Sleekburn
  • 1950-51 - Cramlington Welfare
  • 1951-52 - Newburn
  • 1952-53 - Whitley Bay Athletic
  • 1953-54 - Whitley Bay Athletic
  • 1954-55 - Amble
  • 1955-56 - Ashington Reserves
  • 1956-57 - Amble
  • 1957-58 - Newcastle United "A"
  • 1958-59 - Amble
  • 1959-60 - Amble
  • 1960-61 - Amble
  • 1961-62 - Newburn
  • 1962-63 - Alnwick Town
  • 1963-64 - Alnwick Town
  • 1964-65 - not competed
  • 1965-66 - Alnwick Town
  • 1966-67 - Bedlington Colliery Welfare
  • 1967-68 - Alnwick Town
  • 1968-69 - Alnwick Town
  • 1969-70 - Alnwick Town
  • 1970-71 - Alnwick Town
  • 1971-72 - Alnwick Town
  • 1972-73 - Marine Park
  • 1973-74 - Marine Park
  • 1974-75 - South Shields Mariners
  • 1975-76 - South Shields
  • 1976-77 - Wallington
  • 1977-78 - Brandon United
  • 1978-79 - Brandon United
  • 1979-80 - Guisborough Town
  • 1980-81 - Percy Main Amateurs
  • 1981-82 - Percy Main Amateurs
  • 1982-83 - Darlington Cleveland Bridge
  • 1983-84 - Morpeth Town
  • 1984-85 - Dudley Welfare
  • 1985-86 - Gateshead Tyne Sports
  • 1986-87 - West Allotment Celtic
  • 1987-88 - Seaton Delaval Seaton Terrace

Divisional Champions (1988-date)

Season Premier Division Division One Division Two
1988-89 Seaton Delaval Seaton Terrace Ashington Premier Blyth Kitty Brewster
1989-90 Seaton Delaval Amateurs Westerhope Hillheads Heaton Corner House
1990-91 West Allotment Celtic Blyth Kitty Brewster Procter & Gamble
1991-92 West Allotment Celtic Carlisle City St Columbas
1992-93 Seaton Delaval Amateurs Longbenton Amble Town
1993-94 Morpeth Town Amble Town Ashington Hirst Progressive
1994-95 Newcastle Benfield Park Amble Town Walker Ledwood
1995-96 Seaton Delaval Gosforth Bohemians Walbottle Masons
1996-97 Lemington Social Ryton Northbank
1997-98 West Allotment Celtic Shankhouse Coxlodge S C
1998-99 West Allotment Celtic Percy Main Amateurs Amble Vikings
1999-00 West Allotment Celtic Coxlodge S C Harraby Catholic Club
2000-01 Walker Central Amble Vikings Wallington
2001-02 West Allotment Celtic Bedlington Terriers "A" Haydon Bridge
2002-03 Newcastle Benfield Saints Chopwell Top Club Blyth Town
2003-04 West Allotment Celtic Heddon Alnmouth
2004-05 Shankhouse Alnmouth Ashington Colliers
2005-06 Team Northumbria Wallsend Whitley Bay "A"
2006-07 Harraby Catholic Club Gillford Park Spartans Westerhope
2007-08 Walker Central Wark Killingworth Y P C
2008-09 Walker Central Killingworth Y P C Amble United
2009-10 Harraby Catholic Club Gateshead Rutherford North Shields Athletic
2010-11 Ponteland United Hebburn Reyrolle Newcastle Chemfica Independent

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