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Ashtree RockBee
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Apr 24, 2017, 10:47 PM

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Virginia Water (groundsharing at Windsor) should get promotion to CCFL1 next season, and there may be the odd move across from other leagues if the FA feel like it, but no idea who.

As for the three teams you mentioned, Horsley aren't quite ready yet (but give them a few more years and I reckon they'll make the grade), Coulsdon Town folded some years back if memory serves me right, and Cranleigh have dropped too far down the intermediate pyramid to be voted back in - shame, as they were a friendly and game bunch in the CCFL with a more than adequate floodlit ground at the time.


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ComradeBT
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Apr 25, 2017, 8:17 AM

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As per the situation with Bagshot, the promotion of Virginia Water via a groundshare and lack of supporting infrastructure as a result is questionable to say the least.



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acmold
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Apr 25, 2017, 8:24 AM

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The Co Co is surrounded by other step 6 leagues so can always take in clubs from other leagues. Also clubs in the Slough area seem to want to go CoCo instead of Hellenic and at least one East Berks club has plans in the pipeline to step up.


Robert Kilcoyne
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Apr 25, 2017, 1:30 PM

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As Slough is only separated from the Windsor area by the M4 (and Windsor is in the CCL), and is less than 10 miles from both the M25 and the border with Surrey, where many CCL teams are based, it would make sense for the Slough area clubs to apply to join the CCL. There would be some lengthy journeys in the Hellenic, particularly to Gloucestershire at step 5.


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Eastbourne
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Apr 26, 2017, 6:55 PM

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Dorking Wanderers Reserves won't be returning to the Combined Counties Division 1 next season.

Might mean that Dorking FC withdraw their resignation?


Unless something has changed Dorking FC would not exist next season as they were merging with Dorking Wanderers, hence the speculation that Wanderers Reserves may take Dorking's place.

Dorking Wanderers Reserves will not be returning to Division One


The League will not be able to restore Dorking Wanderers Reserves to Division One next season, despite their application being approved by the Management Committee.





This is because the Football Association turned down their application as it was not received until after the deadline of 1 February, as stated in the regulations that govern the non-league system. This is in respect of clubs wishing to enter the non-league system at Step 6.

An appeal against the FA’s decision was lost at an appeal hearing at the FA on Thursday 20 April 2017. The following points were made in support of the appeal:

1. Dorking Wanderers could not have made the application any earlier than they did because Dorking’s decision to fold had only happened after the deadline.

2. Two seasons ago the original application from Dorking Wanderers Reserves was nodded through by the FA a week before the 2015 AGM, so there was a clear precedent.





3. The regulations speak of clubs applying to join the NLS. It was argued that an application from a club on behalf of its reserve side was different, in that the club making the application was already in the system.

The FA seemed to accept the points made but did not agree that they overrode the deadline date for applications and, therefore, the appeal was refused. It is the intention though to recommend to the Leagues Committee that some alteration is made to the regulation in question for future seasons that would allow for greater flexibility.

It would, of course, be open for Dorking FC to withdraw their resignation if that was seen to be the way forward and if they did, this would be considered by the League Management Committee.

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