Somerset County League

The Somerset County League is a football competition based in England. The Premier Division operates at step 7 (or level 11) of the National League System.[1] It is a feeder to the Western League Division One and has promoted nine clubs to it since 2006 – Hengrove Athletic, Portishead Town, Radstock Town, Oldland Abbotonians, Wells City, Cheddar, Ashton & Backwell United, Nailsea & Tickenham and Middlezoy Rovers.

Somerset County League
Number of teams61
Level on pyramidLevel 11 (Premier Division)
Feeder toWestern League
Promotion toWestern League Division One
Relegation toBath and North Somerset District Football League
Mid-Somerset Football League
Perry Street and District League
Taunton & District Saturday Football League
Weston-super-Mare and District Football League
Yeovil and District League
League cup(s)Errea Premier/First Division Cup
Errea Second Division Cup
Current championsMendip Broadwalk
WebsiteOfficial Website

Presently, the league has four divisions. It is fed by the Bath and North Somerset District League, the Mid-Somerset League, the Perry Street and District League, the Taunton & District Saturday League, the Yeovil and District League, and the Weston-super-Mare and District League. It is affiliated to the Somerset County FA which was formed in 1885.[2]



The Somerset County League, also known as the Somerset Senior League, was founded in 1890.

Seven of the current teams in the Somerset County League have competed at a higher level, namely:

Among the clubs that have left the Somerset County League and now compete at a higher level are:

Clandown had three periods in the Western Football League but rejoined the Somerset County League in 1992 before folding in 2004.[3] Westland-Yeovil eventually folded after leaving the County League for the Western League but they subsequently reformed as Westland Sports and now compete in the Dorset Premier League.

2023–24 Members


Premier Division Champions

Season Premier Division
1983–84 Robinsons DRG
1984–85 Robinsons DRG
1985–86 Robinsons DRG
1986–87 Robinsons DRG
1987–88 Robinsons DRG
1988–89 Brislington
1989–90 Bridgwater Town
1990–91 Bridgwater Town
1991–92 Bridgwater Town
1992–93 Long Sutton
1993–94 Portishead
1994–95 Portishead
1995–96 Portishead
1996–97 Street
1997–98 Portishead
1998–99 Clevedon United
1999–2000 Shirehampton
2000–01 Shepton Mallet
2001–02 Brislington Reserves
2002–03 Nailsea United
2003–04 Team Bath Reserves
2004–05 Mangotsfield United Reserves
2005–06 Hengrove Athletic
2006–07 Burnham United
2007–08 Nailsea United
2008–09 Bridgwater Town Reserves
2009–10 Bridgwater Town Reserves
2010–11 Shirehampton
2011–12 Nailsea United
2012–13 Nailsea United
2013–14 Nailsea United
2014–15 Shirehampton
2015–16 Bishops Lydeard
2016–17 Watchet Town
2017–18 Chilcompton Sports
2018–19 Chilcompton Sports
2019–21 seasons curtailed by Covid pandemic
2021–22 Nailsea & Tickenham
2022–23 Chilcompton Sports


  1. ^ "Guide to the Non-League Pyramid". BBC Sport. 31 March 2008. Retrieved 14 November 2010.
  2. ^ "History". Somerset FA. Retrieved 14 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Football Club History Database – Clandown". Retrieved 23 May 2011.