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Midland Amateur Alliance to merge with Notts Amateur Alliance

 



ON THE BUSES
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Apr 4, 2018, 10:47 PM

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Notice on the NAA Facebook site -

Please see below a Joint Communique from The Midland Amateur Alliance Chairman, Andrew H Hughes, The Notts Amateur Alliance Chairman, Alec Thomson and The Notts FA Football Development Officer, Callum Convery

Following positive feedback from all Committee members of the above Leagues, in principle we agreed to combine our respective Leagues in an effort to stabilise Saturday 11 v 11 adult football in the County and it was initially proposed to amalgamate for the season 2019/20.

However, during discussions at a further meeting held on Thursday 29th March, it became apparent that there was an urgent and compelling case to bring this unification forward from its initial projected date to this coming season, 2018/2019. It will be a bold move forward but all attendees from both Leagues agreed it is in all our best interests to make this happen.


shimtoan
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Apr 5, 2018, 6:22 AM

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Both leagues cover the same area, so it makes sense geographically.

Currently they have a combined total of 39 clubs, so keeping 4 divisions would work, as would having 3 slightly larger divisions.

However, the Notts AA finished last season with 27 teams (3 of which were reserves), and are currently at 19 (2 reserves). 10 years ago they were running 4 divisions with 46 teams (14 reserves). No past seasons for the MAA, but I'm guessing it'll be a similar story, as it is with the rest of the country.



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windydcfc
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Apr 5, 2018, 6:33 AM

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The two leagues also cover the same area as the NSL & parts of the CMLís. Iím sure the two leagues are worried about the CML expanding its Div1.



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kivo
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Apr 5, 2018, 10:23 AM

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A friend of mine plays for United Worksop - apparently they're looking at moving into Sheffield football next year, in either the Fair Play League or County Senior League


royboy
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Apr 5, 2018, 1:32 PM

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I've long been puzzled by why the NAA even exists. After all the NSL has 3 divisions and seems to have a wide variety of clubs.

Is there something in the leagues' constitutions which make them different?


Northumbrian
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Apr 17, 2018, 3:59 PM

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Probably both leagues have decided to merge due to many clubs tendering end of season resignations.
Hopefully itís because the clubs are joining other leagues and not just folding.
Itís alarming the amount of grass roots clubs folding over the last few years!


Reborn Yellow
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Apr 2, 2019, 1:01 PM

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Was the Notts Amateur Alliance itself a merger between the Notts Senior Alliance and the Notts Amateur League, after the Notts Senior League was created? (I was out at the time?)


nico
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Apr 3, 2019, 12:15 AM

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Was the Notts Amateur Alliance itself a merger between the Notts Alliance and the Notts Amateur League, after the Nottinghamshire Senior League was created?


Yes, the season 2004/05 handbook states...
Notts Amateur Alliance F.L. established in 2004,
incorporating the Notts Alliance F.L. {founded in 1894}
and the Notts Amateur F.L. {founded in 1907}



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Reborn Yellow
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Apr 3, 2019, 7:14 AM

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I have just noticed that, https://www.nonleaguematters.co.uk/...egs_2_M/Notts97.html has the NSL as a name change from the Notts Senior Alliance.


nico
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Apr 3, 2019, 2:23 PM

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That site is a great resource for old tables, but it contains many inaccuracies.

The Nottinghamshire Senior League was a new competition, formed in 2004, by people who were unhappy at the way the Notts Alliance was being run - and the people who were running it! IIRC Dick Durrant, of Boots Athletic FC, was one of the chief instigators of the uprising.

The Notts Alliance had three divisions in season 2003/04, but the NSL started with just two divisions in 2004/05, leaving a division's worth of clubs {including my old club, Retford Town FC} to find a new league to play in - hence the merger with the Notts Amateur League.



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rainworthgord
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Apr 3, 2019, 8:53 PM

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That site is a great resource for old tables, but it contains many inaccuracies.

The Nottinghamshire Senior League was a new competition, formed in 2004, by people who were unhappy at the way the Notts Alliance was being run - and the people who were running it! IIRC Dick Durrant, of Boots Athletic FC, was one of the chief instigators of the uprising.

The Notts Alliance had three divisions in season 2003/04, but the NSL started with just two divisions in 2004/05, leaving a division's worth of clubs {including my old club, Retford Town FC} to find a new league to play in - hence the merger with the Notts Amateur League.


Thatís not strictly true, mate. The driving force behind the Notts Senior League was Alan Wright, secretary of Rainworth MW and chairman of the Notts Alliance. He wanted to give Notts clubs a route to the NCEL without first having to go through the Central Midlands which at that time had a much bigger catchment area than it has even now. But the CML clubs who he thought would come on board to cut travelling didnít, so it effectively became the Notts Alliance under another name.
Alan did not live to see the new league born, having suffered a fatal heart attack, and indeed his Rainworth never became members, after his death electing instead to join the CML and begin the climb up to the Evo-Stik League.


shimtoan
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Apr 4, 2019, 2:27 PM

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That site is a great resource for old tables, but it contains many inaccuracies.

The Nottinghamshire Senior League was a new competition, formed in 2004, by people who were unhappy at the way the Notts Alliance was being run - and the people who were running it! IIRC Dick Durrant, of Boots Athletic FC, was one of the chief instigators of the uprising.

The Notts Alliance had three divisions in season 2003/04, but the NSL started with just two divisions in 2004/05, leaving a division's worth of clubs {including my old club, Retford Town FC} to find a new league to play in - hence the merger with the Notts Amateur League.

The First Division was, for a few seasons, purely reserve sides of the Premier Division clubs



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