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League Constitution - Season 2019/20

By Simon Harrison

Following the AGM which took place last week, The Manchester Football League can confirm the constitution for the upcoming 2019/20 season.

This season sees the numbers increase again as we welcome new clubs to the MFL plus a host of new teams from our existing member clubs.

We are joined by newcomers Bolton United and FC Unsworth plus the return of AFC Monton following their early departure in the 2018/19 campaign. We also welcome additional reserve teams and development squads which has meant the introduction of an extra division, taking the total up to six divisions.

Invitational Cups
This year’s Norman Noden Cup will be contested between Hindsford and Rochdale Sacred Heart as the Premier Division winners host the Gilgryst Cup winners.

The Terry Wood Cup will be played between Division One winners, Heywood St James and Murray Trophy winners, Avro Res.

Both ties will be played on Saturday 3rd August 2019.

Kick Off
The 2019/20 campaign will kick off on Saturday 10th August for the teams in the Premier Division, Division One and Division Two whilst the teams in Divisions Three, Four and Five will have to wait until Saturday 7th September to get their season underway.

Fixtures
Currently there is no confirmed date for when we can release the first batch of fixtures. As we have clubs in our league who have teams that compete in the North West Counties, we have to wait on the confirmation of their fixtures and the release of the cup dates for the County competitions before ours can be put together. Thanks for your patience with this.

Constitution - Season 2019/20

Premier Division
Beechfield United, Bolton County, Chadderton Res, Dukinfield Town, Heyside, Heywood St James, Hindsford, Manchester Central, Manchester Gregorians, Old Altrinchamians, Pennington, Rochdale Sacred Heart, Royton Town, Springhead, Stockport Georgians, Walshaw Sports.

Division One
Altrincham Hale, Atherton Town, Bolton Lads and Girls, Boothstown, East Manchester, Elton Vale, Govan Athletic, Leigh Athletic, Middleton Colts, Moorside Rangers, Radcliffe Juniors, Tintwistle Athletic, Uppermill, Wilmslow Albion.

Division Two
Avro Res, AFC Monton, Astley & Tyldesley, Bolton United, Breightmet United, FC Unsworth, Hindley Juniors, Hindsford Res, Hollinwood, Irlam Steel, Rochdale Sacred Heart Res, Wythenshawe Amateurs Res.

Division Three
Atherton Town Res, Bolton County Res, Chadderton EDS, Dukinfield Town Res, East Manchester Academy, Elton Vale Res, Manchester Gregorians Res, Rochdale Sacred Heart A, Springhead Res,
Stockport Georgians Res, Uppermill Res, Walshaw Sports Res.

Division Four
Altrincham Hale Res, Boothstown Res, Dukinfield Town A, Heyside Res, Heywood St James Res, Leigh Athletic Res, Moorside Rangers Res, Old Altrinchamians Res, Pennington Res, Royton Town Res, Tintwistle Athletic Res, Wilmslow Albion Res.

Division Five
AFC Monton Res, Atherton Town A, Beechfield United Res, Bolton Lads and Girls Res, Dukinfield Town Development, Govan Athletic Res, Hindsford Development, Irlam Steel Res, Moorside Rangers Development, Uppermill Development.

Where next?

Cup Competitions - 2019/20 The draws for the first round of the Gilgryst Cup and Murray Trophy are announced.
Results Round-Up | 04.05.19 We cover off all the results from Saturday afternoon in the penultimate weekend of the 2018/19 Manchester Football League campaign.

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