The League is relatively young compared to other’s being formed in 1922 as the Bedfordshire County League. With new clubs keen to join from outside the County it was decided in 1929 to change the name to the South Midlands League. The League continued to consolidate and strengthen over the ensuing 70 years or so providing quality football for many teams over a large area of the South Midlands. In 1997 it became apparent that the London Spartan League, which was very much to the South of the League’s geographical footprint, was struggling administratively and, with the full support of the Football Association, the decision was taken to merge the two competitions with the new League being known as the Spartan South Midlands League. The League now covers a wide area from North London in the South to Milton Keynes in the North and from Ware in the East to Aylesbury in the West.
The League is part of the FA’s National League System (NLS) and comprises of three Divisions; Premier at Step 5 of the NLS, Division One at Step 6 and Division Two at Step 7.
The League has a proud record of promoting clubs to Step 4 of the NLS and has also provided 4 FA Vase Finalists including two winners in Arlesey Town and Hoddesdon Town FC.
MANAGEMENT BOARD & COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Brian F Smith
LIFE VICE PRESIDENT:
T Clark, LJG Humm BEM, CMB Moyse
Match Appointments Officer: (Division One & Division Two)
Chris Hartley – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Administration & Registration Secretary:
Louise Condon – email email@example.com (Office) – 01582 567728 (M) – 07984 308550
Management Board Members:
Pat Burns, John Chidley, Peter Clayton, Larry Corkrey, Bob Flight, Tony Forrester, Bill Hamilton, Dave Henman, Mike Taylor, Tony Weight, Alan Banbury, Nigel Hickes, Richard Willson.
FA Charter Standard Co-ordinator:
Larry Corkery – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Referee Observer Co-ordinator:
Roger Abraham – email email@example.com
RESPECT Programme Co-ordinator:
John Chidley – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Membership: Finance & General Purposes:
Pat Burns (Chair), Peter Clayton, Larry Corkrey, Tony Forrester, Dave Henman, Martyn Mitchell, Louise Condon
Discipline, Respect & Referees:
Mike Taylor (Chair), Pat Burns, Bob Flight, John Chidley, Peter Clayton, Bill Hamilton, Tony Weight – Roger Abraham, Pete Hazel (ASSMLMO)
Strategy, Planning & Development:
Tony Weight (Chair), Pat Burns, Peter Clayton, Bob Flight, John Chidley.
The Spartan South Midlands Football League Limited
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