Hellenic Football League

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Hellenic Football League
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Founded1953
CountryEngland
Divisions2 (first teams)
4 (reserve teams)
3 (veteran teams)
Number of teams38 (plus reserve and veteran teams)
Level on pyramid Levels 9–10, 12
Feeder to Southern League
Promotion to
Relegation to
Domestic cup(s) FA Cup
FA Vase
League:
Challenge Cup
Supplementary Cup
Floodlit Challenge Cup
Premier Division Benevolent Challenge Cup
Division 1 Benevolent Challenge Cup
Current championsPremier: Wantage Town
East: Burnham
West: Easington Sports
(2018–19)
Website Official website
Current: 2021–22 Hellenic Football League

The Hellenic Football League is an English men's football league covering an area including the English counties of Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, southern Buckinghamshire, southern Herefordshire and northern Wiltshire. There were also teams from Berkshire and one each from Hampshire and Northamptonshire.

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History

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The area covered by the Hellenic Football League is coloured in pink.

The league was established in 1953. In the 2000–01 season, the Hellenic League absorbed the Chiltonian League and now has a Premier Division, Division One East, Division One West and Division Two East, Division Two West feeding into them. In the 2006–07 season the Hellenic League absorbed the Banbury District and Lord Jersey FA Veterans League with three Divisions now under the Hellenic Veterans League title.

Starting with the 2004–05 re-organisation the Hellenic League became a step 5 and 6 league in the National League System. Premier Division clubs play at Step 5 level, which offers progression to the Southern Football League Division One (Step 4) for Premier Division winners who have the required ground status.

Hellenic League Division One teams play at Step 6 level, promotion to the Step 5 Premier Division can be gained by clubs finishing in the top two of Division One dependent on required ground facilities as specified by The Football Association. Acceptance to HL Division One is offered to teams playing in the various Step 7 county leagues of the related Hellenic League area or by finishing in the top two of Division Two (level 12) with correct ground grading.

38 teams play in the Hellenic Premier and Division One. 18 teams play at Veterans level (players aged 35 or over).

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Bishop's Cleeve
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Bradford Town
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Brimscombe & Thrupp
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Calne Town
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Chipping Sodbury Town
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Corsham Town
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Cribbs
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Fairford Town
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Hallen
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Hereford Lads Club
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Longlevens
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Lydney Town
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Malvern Town
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Roman Glass St George
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Royal Wootton Bassett Town
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Shrivenham
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Thornbury Town
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Tuffley Rovers
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Westbury United
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Westfields
Map showing the location of teams in Hellenic Football League, Premier Division in 2021–22

Champions

The league started with only a Premier Division, before Division One was added in 1956.

SeasonPremier Division [1] Division One [2]
1953–54 Didcot Town
1954–55 Witney Town
1955–56 Headington United reserves
1956–57 Abingdon Town Luton Town Colts
1957–58 Witney Town Aylesbury Town Corinthians
1958–59 Abingdon Town Thatcham
1959–60 Abingdon Town Hazells
1960–61 Bicester Town Chipping Norton Town
1961–62 Thame United Botley United
1962–63 Yiewsley reserves Amersham Town
1963–64 Amersham Town Henley Town
1964–65 Witney Town Thatcham
1965–66 Witney Town Princes Risborough Town
1966–67 Witney Town Pinehurst
1967–68 Hazells Henley Town
1968–69 Wallingford Town Oxford City reserves
1969–70 Thame United Clanfield
1970–71 Witney Town Hungerford Town

For the 1971–72 season, Division One was split into Division One A and B.

SeasonPremier Division [1] Division One A [2] Division One B [2]
1971–72 Witney Town Fairford Town Chipping Norton Town

The following season, Division One A and B were merged.

SeasonPremier Division [1] Division One [2]
1972–73 Witney Town Thatcham
1973–74 Moreton Town Cirencester Town
1974–75 Thatcham Town Maidenhead Town
1975–76 Burnham Abingdon Town
1976–77 Moreton Town Didcot Town
1977–78 Chipping Norton Town Bicester Town
1978–79 Newbury Town Northwood
1979–80 Bicester Town Hazells
1980–81 Newbury Town Wantage Town
1981–82 Forest Green Rovers Lambourn Sports
1982–83 Moreton Town Rayners Lane
1983–84 Almondsbury Greenway Morris Motors
1984–85 Shortwood United Pegasus Juniors
1985–86 Sharpness Viking Sports
1986–87 Abingdon Town Bishops Cleeve
1987–88 Yate Town Cheltenham Town reserves
1988–89 Yate Town Almondsbury Picksons
1989–90 Newport Carterton Town
1990–91 Milton United Cinderford Town
1991–92 Shortwood United Wollen Sports
1992–93 Wollen Sports Tuffley Rovers
1993–94 Moreton Town Carterton Town
1994–95 Cinderford Town Endsleigh
1995–96 Cirencester Town Purton
1996–97 Brackley Town Ardley United
1997–98 Swindon Supermarine Ardley United
1998–99 Burnham Pegasus Juniors
1999–2000 Banbury United Cheltenham Saracens

In 2000, the league absorbed the Chiltonian League and Division One was regionalised into East and West.

SeasonPremier Division [1] Division One [2]
EastWest
2000–01 Swindon Supermarine Henley Town Gloucester United
2001–02 North Leigh Finchampstead Hook Norton
2002–03 North Leigh Quarry Nomads Slimbridge
2003–04 Brackley Town Wantage Town Purton
2004–05 Highworth Town Eton Wick Shrivenham
2005–06 Didcot Town Hounslow Borough Winterbourne United
2006–07 Slimbridge Bisley Sports Lydney Town
2007–08 North Leigh Chalfont Wasps Winterbourne United
2008–09 Hungerford Town Binfield Hardwickes
2009–10 Almondsbury Town Thame United Slimbridge
2010–11 Wantage Town Holyport Headington Amateurs
2011–12 Oxford City Nomads Newbury Tytherington Rocks
2012–13 Marlow Rayners Lane Brimscombe & Thrupp
2013–14 Wantage Town Milton United Tytherington Rocks
2014–15 Flackwell Heath Wokingham & Emmbrook Longlevens
2015–16 Kidlington Penn & Tylers Green Carterton
2016–17 Thame United Penn & Tylers Green Fairford Town
2017–18 Thatcham Town Virginia Water Ardley United
2018–19 Wantage Town Burnham Easington Sports
2019–20 Competition abandoned (coronavirus pandemic)
2020–21 Season abandoned (coronavirus pandemic)

In 2021, Division One East and West were merged again.

Cup winners

The Hellenic League football cups are the Floodlit Cup until 2018–19, the Supplementary Cup and the Challenge Cup. [3]

SeasonFloodlit CupSupplementary CupChallenge Cup
1994–95 Cinderford Town
1995–96 Bicester Town
1996–97 Abingdon United
1997–98 Swindon Supermarine
1998–99 Burnham Highworth Town Tuffley Rovers
1999–2000 Swindon Supermarine Carterton Town Swindon Supermarine
2000–01 Swindon Supermarine Cancelled Carterton Town
2001–02 Gloucester United Purton Fairford Town
2002–03 Tuffley Rovers Didcot Town Yate Town
2003–04 Slimbridge Brackley Town Didcot Town
2004–05 Almondsbury Town Hungerford Town Didcot Town
2005–06 Didcot Town Badshot Lea Didcot Town
2006–07 Wantage Town Ardley United Hungerford Town
2007–08 Kidlington Shortwood United Hungerford Town
2008–09 Marlow United Cancelled Almondsbury Town
2009–10 Shortwood United Cancelled Ardley United
2010–11 Holyport Kidlington Holyport
2011–12 Binfield Reading Town Highworth Town
2012–13 Ardley United Headington Amateurs Oxford City Nomads
2013–14 Brimscombe & Thrupp Brimscombe & Thrupp Ascot United
2014–15 North Leigh United Hook Norton Ardley United
2015–16 Ascot United Fairford Town Flackwell Heath
2016–17 Lydney Town Ardley United Bracknell Town
2017–18 Binfield Holyport Bracknell Town
2018–19Ardley United Thornbury Town Ascot United
2019–20Cancelled
SeasonSupplementary CupChallenge Cup
2020–21 Abingdon United Kidlington Reserves

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