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Richard Rundle
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Jul 2, 2010, 6:13 PM

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From a post on the league's website

"There have been numerous changes during the season but the most significant one came last night when Wortley FC were expelled from the League under rule 17 of our constitution by more than the required two-thirds majority and the exclusion is encapsulated with the words "undesirables conduct". Thus for this season Senior A and Senior B will have 11 teams but return to 12 in 2011/12.

We mentioned changes. Leeds University OB, the YOBL connection goes back 60 years, have sadly folded. However the good news is that this has given Shire Academcis the promotion chance they deserve as they missed out originally by two goals. FC Headingley have bounced straight back from Senior B and Mods return after a five year absence. Leeds Medics now become the longest serving side in Senr A and all four Medics clubs are now based at Leeds University Playing Fields at Boddington Hall.

No teams coming down to Senior B but Collegians and Sandal Ath have gone down to Div 1. Bainbridge, Collingham Jun OB, Centralians and Thornesians are promoted. Thornesians return after an absence of 11 seasons. For Bainbridge and Collingham it is undoubtedly the promotion these ambitious clubs sought but for Centralians a surprise leap into Senior B but surely a benefit to the club providing an added incentive to succeed. Bainbridge will play at the Leeds Independent facility at Gledhow Lane.

Sad that Leeds Independent first have folded but circumstances dictated this had to happen but a decision not taken lightly and will have pained club secretary Gary. An unprecedented number of 6 sides promoted from Division 2 but if the form of the six clubs concerned carries on into this season then this wil be a hightly cometitive division. Both Collegians and Sandal Ath have the drive and management that suggests they will do well with only East Ardsley Wdrs, Medics III, Shadwell and Western Juniors of last years Division one still competing in that division.

Division 2 will be an unknown quantity. We first of all welcome North East Leeds as a new club that play at Soldiers Field. Wortley III jumped to the Wakefield League with Colton FC, Woodhouse Moor and Leeds Medics IV promoted. Colton Academcials and Colton Juniors have merged to become Colton FC which is superb news and we can expect the club to thrive. East Leeds were relegated to Div 2. Last but by no means least is the loud fanfare of vuvuzelas for three new sides Calverley Res, Collingham Jun OB Res and the returning Stannngley OB Res.

Division three is fascinating with seven of last seasons team ready to compete again. Bramley Juniors III, Leeds City OB, Mods III and Sandal Wdrs are promoted with Ealandians Res and Heckmondwike GSOB making the short journey from Division 2. All very straight forward but again expect a closely fought competition with at least half of the sides capable of finishing in the top two.

Twelve sides in Division 4 as we welcome back Almondurians and say "Hello" to new boys Norristhorpe. Eight of last seasons' teams continue with promoted sides Centralians III, Batelians III and Leeds City OB Res definitely keen to impress. Norristhorpe hope to play at Crawshaw St playing fields in Dewsbury with Almondburians playing at the School in Almondbury (details later).

Division 5 has 13 clubs with a warm welcome to new teams Beeston OB Res, Leeds City OB III and Bramley Jun IV. Wheelwright Res fell apart and the team now in Division five is, save for a couple of players, the same Wheelwright III squad from last season. Thus nine teams remain from last season whilst Ealandians III join the Division from Division 4. Once again expect an intruiging struggle for the top two places."

A fairly comprehensive statement!

Senior A

Alwoodley OB
Ealandians
FC Headingley
Gildersome Spurs OB
Huddersfield Amateur
Leeds Medics & Dentists
Old Modernians
Shire Academics
St Nicholas
Stanningley OB
Trinity OB

Senior B

Bainbridge
Bramley Juniors OB
Calverley
Collingham Juniors FC OB
Gildersome Spurs OB Res
Leds Medics & Dentists Res
Old Batelians
Old Centralians
Old Thornesians
St Bedes OB
Wheelwright OB


Division 1

Beeston OB
Bramley Juniors OB Res
East Ardsley Wdrs
East Leeds Trinity OB
Grangefield OB
Huddersfield Amateur Res
Leeds Medics & Dentists III
Old Collegians
Old Modernians Res
Sandal Athletic
Shadwell
Western Juniors OB

Division 2

Alwoodley OB Res
Calverley Res
Collingham Juniors FC OB Res
Colton FC
East Leeds
Farnley Sports
Gildersome Sports OB III
Leeds Medics & Dentists IV
North East Leeds
Shire Academics Res
Stanningley OB Res
Trinity OB Res
Woodhouse Moor Meths

Division 3

Bramley Juniors III
Colton FC Res
Ealandians Res
Grangefield OB Res
Heckmondwike GSOB
Leeds City OB
Leeds Independent
Old Batelians Res
Old Centralians Res
Old Collegians Res
Old Modernians III
Sandal Wanderers
St Bedes OB Res

Division 4

Almondburians
Colton FC III
East Ardsley Wanderers Res
Huddersfield Amateur III
Leeds City OB Res
Norristhorpe
Old Batelians III
Old Centralians III
Old Modernians IV
Old Thornesians Res
Sandal Athletic Res
Shadwell Res

Division 5

Alwoodley OB III
Beeston OB Res
Bramley Juniors OB IV
Ealandians III
Huddersfield Amateur IV
Leeds City OB III
Old Centralians IV
Old Collegians III
Old Modernians V
Old Thornesians III
Shadwell III
St Bedes OB III
Wheelwright OB Res

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Richard

 
 


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