Berks & Bucks Football Association
The Berks & Bucks Football Association is the County Football Association for Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. It is responsible for the development of association football in the two historic counties. It organises cup competitions between affiliated football clubs and the selects two representative teams. It was formed in 1878, with the first president and driving force being Mr J H Clark from Maidenhead.
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The Berks & Bucks FA's administrative headquarters are in Abingdon, which is not in Berkshire or Buckinghamshire. It is affiliated to England's national football association: the Football Association.
The Berks & Bucks FA organises a number of county cup competitions for its members. The flagship event is its Senior Invitation Cup, which was first held in 1878. This is a full list of the 17 cups it organises:
- Senior Cup
- Senior Trophy
- Intermediate Cup
- Junior Cup
- Sunday Intermediate Cup
- Sunday Junior Cup
- Sunday Junior Trophy
- Women's Senior Cup
- Women's Trophy
- Youth Cup
- Minor Under 16 Cup
- Minor Under 14 Cup
- Minor Under 13 Cup
- Minor Under 12 Cup
- Girls' Under 18 Cup
- Girls' Under 16 Cup
- Girls' Under 14 Cup
- Youth under-18 team
- Minor under-16 team
Six leagues in the English football league pyramid are affiliated to the Berks & Bucks FA, all of whose top levels sit just below the bottom of the Football Association's National League System, which covers the fifth to eleventh tiers of football in England. The leagues are self-governing and some members are registered with another county football association. The four leagues are:
- East Berkshire Football League (5 divisions)
- North Berks League (5 divisions)
- North Bucks & District Football League (4 divisions)
- Reading Football League (6 divisions)
Other affiliated men's 11-a-side leagues are the Aylesbury & District League, the Aylesbury Sunday Combination League, the Bracknell Town & District Sunday League, the Chesham Sunday League, the Chiltern Church League, the Grant & Stone High Wycombe Sunday Combination, the Milton Keynes Sunday League, the Newbury & District Sunday League, the Reading & District Sunday League, the Upper Thames Valley League, and the Wycombe & District Football League.
In the women's game in England, the Thames Valley Women's Football League's three divisions, which belong in the sixth and seventh tiers of the league pyramid, are the only competitions in the pyramid which are affiliated to the Berks & Bucks FA.
A number of small-sided, women's football and youth football leagues are also affiliates.
The clubs in The Football League that are located in the Berks & Bucks area are:
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