Junior Team Regular
- Jan 9, 2020
Wrexham and a general look out for some of the friendly teams I've been observing at around the country.
I was under the impression it was 5 counties, then the competition had to sanctioned centrally by the FA. That was certainly the case when I was running the Inland Revenue competitions with teams coming from all over the country, plus the added complication of teams in Wales, Scotland and N Ireland. I recall one year our Wrexham office tried to use an existing club affiliation to enter but the FAW weren't having any of it.Every League has to be afiiliated to either the FA directly, or to a County.
In the past, any league with teams affiliated to four or more County FAs could affiliate directly to the FA. [This figure was given to me over 20 years ago, so it may have changed].
If I have understood the messages and the FA directive, they now believe all leagues below Step 6 should be affiliated only to a County, and they specifically stated that for the South Midland and Midland Leagues, the Feeder divisions would be treated differently to the Step 5/6 divisions. Hellenic was not mentioned as it was not a Step 7 league
One can imagine that Hellenic Division two might have to affiliate to a different county for each division