New Saturday football league set to start in county

Worcester News: Saturday football league set to start in county Saturday football league set to start in county

PLANS for a new Saturday league for amateur football teams in the county have been put in motion by the Worcestershire FA.

The organisation have decided to press ahead with their competition for the start of the 2014-15 season following a successful meeting with clubs.

It is hoped to feature teams currently in the Worcester and Kidderminster leagues as well as reserve teams from bigger clubs such as Worcester City and under 21s sides.

Saturday participation levels in Worcestershire have dropped off in recent years and some teams have joined the Midland Combination and West Midlands League.

The new league, which would also aim to reduce travelling costs for teams, would slot in at step seven of the non-league pyramid, the next level down from Midland Combination Division One and West Midlands League Division One.

Andy Norman, development manager at the Worcestershire FA, said: “After a very encouraging meeting with adult football teams who currently play on Saturday afternoons, the WFA is proceeding with its project to offer a county league in Worcestershire.

“The league will look to accommodate reserve teams from our senior clubs, existing Saturday adult and under 21 teams as well as clubs who currently have teams playing on a Sunday.”

Anyone interested in entering a team should contact Norman on 01905-827137 extension 204.

Meanwhile, a dedicated veterans league is set to be introduced by the Worcestershire FA.

Consultation is currently ongoing with clubs to establish the demand for this format. For further information, e-mail football development officer Ollie Williams on ollie.williams@worcester shirefa.com

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5:30pm Thu 19 Dec 13

old misery says...

I certainly wish the County luck with this new league but in reality cannot see how this would be of advantage to local football overall. Clubs are now having problems especially on a Saturday to get players the cost of pitches is bordering on the ridiculous . If the senior sides enter their reserves this will in effect end up some what like the Premier league also what facilities would clubs have to have to enter this league.Having been involved in grass roots football for nearly sixty years would like to see the return of the under 18 leagues such as Evesham and Worcester used to have great days they were, lost forever
I certainly wish the County luck with this new league but in reality cannot see how this would be of advantage to local football overall. Clubs are now having problems especially on a Saturday to get players the cost of pitches is bordering on the ridiculous . If the senior sides enter their reserves this will in effect end up some what like the Premier league also what facilities would clubs have to have to enter this league.Having been involved in grass roots football for nearly sixty years would like to see the return of the under 18 leagues such as Evesham and Worcester used to have great days they were, lost forever old misery

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