Mid Sussex Football League

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The Mid Sussex Football League is an association football league formed in 1900. The league is headed by the Premier Division which is at level eleven of the English football league system and member clubs are based in East Sussex, West Sussex and south-eastern Surrey. Current sponsors are Gray Hooper Holt LLP and the league is currently known as the Gray Hooper Holt LLP Mid Sussex League.

Mid Sussex Football League
Mid Sussex Football League logo.png
Founded1900
Country England
Divisions13
Number of teams130
Level on pyramidLevels 11 to 17
Feeder toSouthern Combination Football League
Promotion toSouthern Combination Football League Division One
Current championsHollington United
(2020–21)
Websitehttps://midsussexfl.co.uk/

HistoryEdit

The league was founded in 1900 made up of seven founder clubs Ardingly, Burgess Hill, Crawley, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, Hurstpierpoint and Three Bridges. League rules stipulated clubs had be from within a twelve mile radius of Haywards Heath, where the league was founded. In 1903 a second division was formed and the league was accepting membership from clubs based on the south coast. A third division was formed in 1921 and divisions four and five formed in the 1950s.[1]

The Premier Division was formed in 1974 to replace Division One as the top division and another four divisions were added throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In 2002 the league took over management of the Mid Sussex Football Association Senior and Junior Charity Cups following the disbandment of the Mid Sussex Football Association. The Championship Division was formed in 2010.[1]

Current clubsEdit

Recent ChampionsEdit

Season Premier Division Division One Division Two Division Three Division Four Division Five Division Six
2002–03 Lewes Bridgeview East Grinstead United Reserves Jarvis Brook Maresfield Village Reserves Lewes Rovers Reserves Crawley Down 'A' Lingfield 'A'
2003–04 Old Varndeanians Jarvis Brook Sporting Lindfield Rotherfield Horsted Keynes Ardingly Reserves Chailey
2004–05 Wisdom Sports Willingdon Athletic Uckfield Town Reserves Horsted Keynes Willingdon Athletic Reserves AFC Ringmer Keymer & Hassocks
2005–06 East Grinstead United Felbridge Horsted Keynes Willingdon Athletic Reserves AFC Ringmer Keymer & Hassocks Wisdom Sports Reserves
2006–07 Old Varndeanians Hartfield Uckfield Town Reserves AFC Ringmer Keymer & Hassocks Lingfield 'A' Antsy Sports & Social
2007–08 Lindfield Uckfield Town Reserves AFC Ringmer Roffey Lindfield Reserves Danehill Copthorne
2008–09 Old Varndeanians Crawley Down 'A' Roffey Dormansland Rockets Uckfield Town 'A' Barcombe East Grinstead Wanderers
2009–10 Lindfield Roffey Dormansland Rockets Framfield & Blackboys United Barcombe Copthorne Balcombe Reserves

Championship Division formed ahead of the 2010–11 season.

Season Premier Division Championship Division Division One Division Two Division Three Division Four Division Five Division Six
2010–11 Maresfield Village Dormansland Rockets AFC Grinstead Keymer & Hassocks Copthorne Roffey Reserves Fairwarp Halsford Lions
2011–12 Dormansland Rockets Rotherfield Peacehaven United Ditchling Cuckfield Town Reserves Wivelsfield Green Furnace Green Galaxy Reserves United Services
2012–13 Dormansland Rockets Burgess Hill Albion Smallfield East Court Roffey Reserves Copthorne Reserves DCK Copthorne Nutley
2013–14 East Grinstead United Smallfield Furnace Green Rovers Ashurst Wood Copthorne Reserves DCK Copthorne Nutley Hydraquip Reserves
2014–15 Peacehaven United Portslade Athletic Dormansland Rockets Barcombe AFC Haywards United Services Copthorne 'A' DCK Copthorne
2015–16 Jarvis Brook Dormansland Rockets Nutley Copthorne II DCK Maidenbower Eastbourne Rangers II AFC Haywards II Ridgewood
2016–17 Lindfield Sporting Lindfield Burgess Hill Albion West Hoathly Jarvis Brook II Ridgewood Burgess Hill Rhinos Bolney Rovers
2017–18 Lindfield Copthorne II Charlwood Balcombe II Willingdon Athletic II Chagossian & Mauritian Association AFC Bolnore Crawley Panthers

Lower divisions regionalised.

Season Premier Division Championship Division Division One Division Two North Division Two South Division Three North Division Three South Division Four North Division Four South Division Five North Division Five South
2018–19 Cuckfield Rangers Charlwood Hurstpierpont Holland Sports Lindfield II Galaxy Fletching East Grinstead Town III Burgess Hill Albion II Balcombe III Horsted Keynes
2019–20 None Sidley United Holland Sports Godstone Cuckfield Town DCK Maidenbower Burgess Hill Albion II Ifield Sports Newick Hartfield Keymer & Hassocks

Division Five regionalised into North East, North West and South Divisions.

Season Premier Division Championship Division Division One Division Two North Division Two South Division Three North Division Three South Division Four North Division Four South Division Five North East Division Five North West Division Five South
2020–21 Hollington United Southwick 1882 Buxted Ifield Sports Cuckfield Rangers II Pound Hill FC Sporting Ifield Albion Barcombe Old Oxted Town Furnace Green United Scaynes Hill II

Recent Cup winnersEdit

Season MSFL Senior Charity Cup MSFL Junior Charity Cup Montgomery Challenge Cup Mowatt Challenge Cup Edgar German Challenge Cup Stubbins Challenge Cup Somerville Challenge Cup Stratford Challenge Cup Malins Challenge Cup Parsons Challenge Cup Tester Challenge Cup Brian Hall Challenge Cup Allan Washer League Challenge Trophy
2002–03 Hassocks Reserves Virgin Reserves Newick Lewes Rovers Wivelsfield Green Lindfield Reserves Wealden 'A' East Court
2003–04 Franklands Village Rotherfield Hassocks 'A' Newick Horsted Keynes Hartfield Horley Athletico East Court
2004–05 Crawley Down Reserves Willingdon Athletic Reserves Old Varndeanians Uckfield Town Reserves Hartfield Hartfield Willingdon Athletic Reserves
2005–06 Ifield Edwards Willingdon Athletic Reserves Willingdon Athletic Hartfield Hartfield AFC Ringmer AFC Ringmer
2006–07 Pease Pottage Village Franklands Village Balcombe Ashurst Wood Franklands Village Keymer & Hassocks Ansty Sports & Social
2007–08 Three Bridges Reserves Copthorne Lindfield Rotherfield AFC Ringmer East Grinstead Town 'A' Barcombe
2008–09 Lindfield Ifield Edwards 'B' Uckfield Town Reserves Dormansland Rockets Dormansland Rockets Dormansland Rockets Uckfield Town 'A'
2009–10 Cowfold Newick Lindfield Cuckfield Town Burgess Hill Albion Burgess Hill Albion Copthorne
2010–11 Pease Pottage Village Maresfield Village Reserves Lewes Bridgeview AFC Grinstead Peacehaven United Plumpton Athletic Wivelsfield Green Copthorne II United Services Plumpton Athletic II Copthorne III Lindfield
2011–12 Pease Pottage Village Village of Ditchling Balcombe Ditchling Ditchling Plumpton Athletic Halsford Lions United Services Felbridge II Copthorne IV AFC Haywards Lewes Bridgeview
2012–13 Hassocks Reserves Sporting Elite Peacehaven United Lindfield Reserves Furnace Green Rovers Wivelsfield Green DCK Copthorne Framfield & Blackboys United II Keymer & Hassocks II Dormansland Rockets
2013–14 Balcombe AFC Haywards Peacehaven United Framfield & Blackboys United Sporting Elite DCK Copthorne Nutley Peacehaven United
2014–15 Roffey Wivelsfield Green Pilgrim Smallfield Dormansland Rockets Ansty Sports & Social Club Handcross Village Lindfield III Lindfield III DCK Copthorne II AFC Ringmer II Cuckfield Rangers III Cuckfield Rangers Development Peacehaven United
2015–16 Copthorne United Services Lindfield Framfield & Blackboys United Handcross Village Burgess Hill Albion Montpelier Villa III Fletching Ridgewood Ridgewood East Grinstead Meads Jarvis Brook III Smallfield
2016–17 Lindfield Cuckfield Town Willingdon Athletic Copthorne II DCK Maidenbower Jarvis Brook II Jarvis Brook II Ifield Albion Bolney Rovers Bolney Rovers AFC Bolnore Crawley Panthers Lindfield
2017–18 (no winner) Ansty Sports & Social Cuckfield Rangers West Hoathly Hurstpierpont Lindfield II Burgess Hill Rhinos AFC Ringmer II AFC Bolnore Crawley United East Grinstead Town III Ashurst Wood III Willingdon Athletic
2018–19 Charlwood Cuckfield Rangers II Cuckfield Rangers Charlwood Hurstpierpont AFC Hurst Holland Sports Forest Row II Galaxy Polegate Town II Polegate Town II Keymer & Hassocks Cuckfield Rangers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "MSFL-History" (PDF). Retrieved 8 August 2021.

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