Tuesday, 20 June 2017
PROPOSED SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE CONSTITUTION FOR 2017/18
Here is the proposed constitution for the Spartan South Midlands League for the 2017/18 campaign to be ratified and confirmed at the league's forthcoming AGM.
Biggleswade FC - promoted from Division One
Harpenden Town - promoted from Division One
Welwyn Garden City
Biggleswade FC and Harpenden Town are promoted after finishing first and second in Division One last season. Champion's London Colney declined promotion as previously reported with runner's up Hertford Town taking their place. Ware were originally placed in the SSMFL Premier after relegation from Division One (North) of the Ryman League - they have since received a reprieve.
Enfield Borough - promoted from Division Two
FC Broxbourne Borough - relegated from Division One
London Lions - promoted from Herts Senior County Premier
New Bradwell St Peter - promoted from Division Two
Rayners Lane - sideways move from Hellenic League Division One (East)
Woodford Town - will be ground-sharing at FC Broxbourne Borough
Enfield Borough and New Bradwell St Peter move up from Division One along with Hertfordshire Senior County League Champion's London Lions who make a welcome return to the league after dropping out in 2015.
Rayners Lane move across from the Hellenic League Division One (East) with Woodford Town returning after dropping out at the end of the 2015 season.
AFC Southgate - new club
Berkhamsted Raiders - new club
Old Bradwell United
Park View - new club
Pitstone & Ivinghoe
St Neots Town Reserves
The 61FC (Luton)
Tring Town AFC
Unite MK FC
Three new clubs are scheduled to join Division Two. AFC Southgate were formed in 2011 and have a hugely successful youth section running sides from 4 to 18 year olds. This is their first foray into Adult Saturday/Senior football where they will groundshare at Hadley's Brickfield Lane ground. The new teams first pre-season friendly will be held on Saturday 1st July at 4pm against Arsenal Community to be held at the Market Road pitches in Islington.
Berkhamstead Raiders are another club with a successful youth section with 78 teams and over 1,000 boys, girls and adults playing last season. They did enter a team in the Hertfordshire Senior County League Reserve and Development league last season but didn't complete the season unfortunately.
Park View FC will be playing their home games at The New River Sports Centre on White Hart Lane in Wood Green, North London. They won the Amateur Football Combination Division One last season and have been members of the Middlesex County League in the past. They draw many of their players from the local Ghanaian community in London.
U25 DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
AFC Dunstable Development
Ampthill Town Development
Aylesbury United Development (Provisional)
Biggleswade United Development
Buckingham Athletic Development
Colney Heath Development
Harpenden Town Development
Hertford Town Development
Hoddesdon Town Development
Holmer Green Development
Leighton Town Development
Risborough Rangers Development
St Margaretsbury Development
Welwyn Garden City Development
Winslow United Development