Wessex Football League

The Wessex Football League is an English association football league formed in 1986, with its premier division currently at the fifth step of the National League System, or the ninth tier of the overall English football league system. The participating clubs are mainly based in Hampshire and Dorset but the league also encompasses clubs from adjoining counties such as Wiltshire, Berkshire, and the Isle of Wight. Under the terms of a sponsorship contract, the league is officially known as the Sydenhams League.

Wessex Football League
DivisionsPremier Division
Division One
Number of teams40
20 (Premier Division)
20 (Division One)
Level on pyramidLevels 9–10
Feeder toSouthern League Division One Central or South
Domestic cup(s)FA Cup
FA Vase
Wessex League Cup
Current championsSholing (Premier Division)
AFC Stoneham (Division One)
(2018–19 Wessex Football League)
2019–20 Wessex Football League

In 2004, it absorbed most of the clubs from its feeder league, the Hampshire League, which formed a new Division Two and Division Three. In 2006 the divisions were renamed as the Premier Division and Divisions One and Two. At the end of the 2006–07 season, Division Two was disbanded, and most of the clubs formed a new Hampshire Premier League.

Champions of the Wessex League who meet the relevant ground and financial requirements are eligible for promotion to the Southern League Division One South & West.

AFC Portchester
Alresford Town
Andover Town
Bemerton Heath Harlequins
Blackfield & Langley
Fareham Town
Folland Sports
Hamworthy United
Lymington Town
Newport (IoW)
Petersfield Town
Totton & Eling
Verwood Town
Whitchurch United
Winchester City
Map showing the location of teams in Wessex Football League, Premier Division in 2014–15

Past winners

1989–90Romsey Town
1990–91Havant Town
1991–92Wimborne Town
1992–93AFC Lymington
1993–94Wimborne Town
1994–95Fleet Town
1995–96Thatcham Town
1996–97AFC Lymington
1997–98AFC Lymington
1998–99Lymington & New Milton
1999–00Wimborne Town
2003–04Winchester City

In 2004, the league expanded to three divisions.

SeasonDivision OneDivision TwoDivision Three
2004–05Lymington & New MiltonLymington TownColden Common
2005–06Winchester CityLocks HeathPaulsgrove

In 2006, the divisions were renumbered, with the top division being renamed the Premier Division.

SeasonPremier DivisionDivision OneDivision Two
2006–07Gosport BoroughHayling UnitedFleetlands

In 2007, Division Two was discontinued.

SeasonPremier DivisionDivision One
2007–08A.F.C. TottonTadley Calleva
2008–09Poole TownTotton & Eling
2009–10Poole TownHamble A.S.S.C.
2010–11Poole TownDownton
2011–12Winchester CityVerwood Town
2012–13Blackfield & LangleyBrockenhurst
2013–14SholingPetersfield Town
2014–15Petersfield TownTeam Solent
2015–16SalisburyPortland United
2016–17Portland UnitedHamble Club
2017-18Blackfield & LangleyChristchurch

Wessex League Cup

The Wessex League Cup, or 'Sydenhams League Cup' for sponsor purposes, is a domestic cup which all the Wessex League teams participate in.

Wessex League Cup winners

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