Jul 23, 2017, 3:32 PM
Location: Outer Cheltenhamshire
Team(s): Cheltenham Town
National - 20 teams
Bastia (provisional, relegated from Ligue 1, and then demoted)
Red Star, Stade Lavallois - relegated from Ligue 2.
I believe Red Star will return to their iconic Stade Bauer
Berrichonne Chateauroux and US Quevilly-Rouen Metropole promoted to Ligue 2
Epinal, CA Bastia, Sedan and Belfort relegated
Cholet, Entente SSG, Grenoble and Rodez promoted from CFA2, Cholet were runners-up to Rennes II. All the others were champions.
National 2 - 4 groups of 16
Stade Montois, Frejus St-Raphael, Toulon, Colomiers, Hyeres, Monaco II, Marignane-Gignac, Tarbes, O. Marseilles II, Martigues, Nice II, Sete, Paulhan-Pezenas (all from Group D of CFA 2 last season, the last named club appears to be a reprieve from relegation - hence not in National 3 list). Montpellier II and Le Pontet relegated
Bergerac from Group A of CFA transfer in.
Grasse promoted from CFA2, Group G as champions, Stade Bordelais from CFA2, Group H as Champions.
Epinal and Belfort relegated from National
Le Puy, Annecy, O. Lyon II, Jura Sud, Villefranche, Andrezieux, Raon l'Etape, Chasselelay, Yzeure, St Louis-Neuweg, Montceau from CFA2, Group C.
Paris St. Germain II from CFA, Group A
St. Priest from Group F of CFA2 promoted as Champions
Schiltigheim from Group Dof CFA2 promoted, with the champions (Strasbourg II) ineligible for promotion
Sedan from National
Reims II from CFA, Group C
Fleury, St Maur Lusitanos, Arras, RC Lens II, Drancy, Lille II, Croix, Viry Chatillon, Amiens, Poissy from CFA, Group B
Beauvais from Group C of CFA2, promoted as Champions
Sainte Genevieve from Group E of CFA2, promoted as Champions
Furiani-Agliani from Group G of CFA2, promoted as runners-up
Bastia-Borgo: I can only guess at this one, but probably a merger between CA Bastia (relegated, but financially troubled) and Borgo who finished 4th in CFA2, Group F. They will play in Borgo/ Hence Borgo in National 3 are listed as Borgo II.
Boulogne-Billancourt and Le Havre II from CFA, Group B
Rennes II, Granville, Trelissac, Vitre, Romarantin, Fontenay Vendee, Saint-Malo, Lorient II, Chartres, Mantes from CFA, Group A
Saint Pryve Saint Hilaire and Le Mans promoted as first and second from CFA 2, Group B
Limoges promoted as runners-up from CFA2, Group H
Stade Briochin (Saint Brieuc) promoted as Champions of CFA2, Group A
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