Gloucestershire Northern Senior League

The Gloucestershire Northern Senior League is a football competition based in England founded in 1922. The league is affiliated to the Gloucestershire County FA. It has two divisions, Division One and Division Two, with Division One sitting at level 12 of the English football league system. This league is a feeder to the Gloucestershire County League. The Cheltenham League, Stroud and District League and North Gloucestershire League are feeders to the GNSL.

Gloucestershire Northern Senior League
Number of teams32
Level on pyramidLevels 12 to 13
Feeder toGloucestershire County League
Promotion toGloucestershire County League
Relegation toCheltenham Association League Division One
North Gloucestershire League Premier Division
Stroud and District League Division One
League cup(s)Reg Davis Memorial Cup
Current championsSharpness
WebsiteOfficial Website

In the 2018–19 season, Sharpness won the Division One title, while Woolaston were top of Division Two.


The league was formed in 1922 and the founder members included Cheltenham Town, Gloucester City and Forest Green Rovers.

A number of clubs in the NSL have played in the Gloucestershire County League or higher but have dropped back into lower tier football. Notable clubs include:

Among the clubs that have left the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League and now compete at a higher level are:


Sources [3][4]

Members 2019–20



  1. "Football Club History Database – Harrow Hill". Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  2. "Football Club History Database – Stonehouse". Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  3. "Gloucestershire Northern Senior League – Previous NSL Seasons". Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  4. "Gloucestershire Northern Senior League". FA (Full-Time League). 2016–17. Retrieved 29 July 2018.CS1 maint: date format (link)

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