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Promotion Relegation at end 2007/08 season

FOOTBALL LEAGUE - League 2 (24 Clubs)

RELEGATION (2)


 

STEP ONE

PROMOTION (2)

2 Clubs Promoted Champion Club plus a 2nd Club via a series of Play-Offs

The FOOTBALL CONFERENCE (24 Clubs)

RELEGATION 4 Clubs


 

STEP TWO

Promotion (4)

Champion Club plus a 2nd Club via a series of Play-Offs (2)
Champion Club plus a 2nd Club via a series of Play-Offs (2)

Conference North (22 Clubs)

Conference South (22 Clubs)

RELEGATION 3 Clubs from each division (6)


 

STEP THREE

Promotion (6)

Champion Club plus a 2nd
Club via a series of
Play-Offs (2)
Champion Club plus a 2nd
Club via a series of
Play-Offs (2)
Champion Club plus a 2nd
Club via a series of
Play-Offs (2)

NORTHERN Premier League (21 Clubs) 

SOUTHERN Football League (22 Clubs)

ISTHMIAN Football League (22 Clubs)

RELEGATION 4 Clubs from each of Southern & Isthmian. 3 clubs from Northern Premier (11)


 

STEP FOUR

Promotion (12)

Champion Club plus a 2nd Club via a series of Play-Offs (2)
2nd placed club plus a 2nd Club via a series of Play-Offs (2)
NB Retford United (Champions) have not met the required ground grade for promotion.
Champion Club plus a 2nd Club via a series of Play-Offs (2)
Champion Club plus a 2nd Club via a series of Play-Offs (2)
Champion Club plus a 2nd Club via a series of Play-Offs (2)
Champion Club plus a 2nd Club via a series of Play-Offs (2)

NORTHERN PREMIER Div1N (18 Clubs)

NORTHERN PREMIER Div1S (18 Clubs)

SOUTHERN LEAGUE (Mid) (21 Clubs)

SOUTHERN LEAGUE
(S & W) (22 Clubs)

ISTHMIAN LEAGUE Div1N (22 Clubs)

ISTHMIAN LEAGUE Div 1S  (22 Clubs)

RELEGATION 2 Clubs from SLSW, IL1N, IL1S, 1 club from SL1M, NP1N, NP1S (9)


 

STEP FIVE

Promotion (12)

Northern, North West Counties, Northern Counties East, Midland Alliance, United Counties, Eastern Counties, Essex Senior, Kent, Sussex, Combined Counties, Spartan South Midlands, Hellenic, Wessex, Western

(14 leagues currently. Possible adjustment to a total of 12 in the future)

Promotion from Step 5

The following will operate at the end of season 2007/08.
     * 4 from the top 6 will be promoted from the Northern League.
     * The top 2 from the Midland Football Alliance will be promoted.
     * 9 further clubs from the other 12 step 5 leagues as detailed in the rules below.
     * Always assuming that the eligible clubs have applied and meet the ground grading requirements.

Original rules for promotion from Step 5 as published by the FA

Each of the step 5 leagues will nominate the club finishing in 1st position subject to meeting the entry criteria and wishing to be considered for promotion.  In the event of the 1st placed club not being nominated, the club finishing in 2nd position can be nominated subject to the same criteria. Both the clubs relegated from Step 4 and the clubs to be promoted from Step 5 will be placed in a feeder pool and allocated to the most geographically appropriate league.

In the event that there are more clubs qualifying for promotion than spaces available, priority will be given to the Champion clubs in Step 5 leagues.  If there remains vacancies, clubs finishing in 2nd place in Step 5 leagues will be ranked according to the average number of points gained per games played.

Clubs seeking promotion from Step 5 to Step 4 must make application in writing to The Football Association, copied to their existing league, by 31st December in the relevant year.  The application must be accompanied by the agreed grading fee, as determined by the LC, which is non refundable.  The Football Association will arrange for ground grading visits to take place before 31st March in the relevant year.  A final list of clubs eligible to be considered for promotion will be published by 15th April.

 

 

STEP SIX & SEVEN

Promotion & Relegation (Based on Approved Agreements)


 

BELOW STEP SEVEN

RECOGNISED COMPETITIONS within COUNTY ASSOCIATIONS

 


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