Wessex Football League

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Wessex Football League
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Founded1986
CountryEngland
DivisionsPremier Division
Division One
Number of teams40
20 (Premier Division)
20 (Division One)
Level on pyramid Levels 9–10
Feeder to Southern League Division One Central or South
Domestic cup(s) FA Cup
FA Vase
Wessex League Cup
Current champions Sholing (Premier Division)
AFC Stoneham (Division One)
(2018–19 Wessex Football League)
Website Official
Current: 2020–21 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.

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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.

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AFC Portchester
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AFC Stoneham
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Alresford Town
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Amesbury Town
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Baffins Milton Rovers
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Bashley
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Bournemouth
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Brockenhurst
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Christchurch
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Cowes Sports
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Fareham Town
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Fleet Town
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Hamble Club
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Hamworthy United
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Horndean
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Lymington Town
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Portland United
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Shaftesbury
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Solent University
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Tadley Calleva
Map showing the location of teams in Wessex Football League, Premier Division in 2019–20

Past winners

SeasonChampions
1986–87 Bashley
1987–88 Bashley
1988–89 Bashley
1989–90 Romsey Town
1990–91 Havant Town
1991–92 Wimborne Town
1992–93 AFC Lymington
1993–94 Wimborne Town
1994–95 Fleet Town
1995–96 Thatcham Town
1996–97 AFC Lymington
1997–98 AFC Lymington
1998–99 Lymington & New Milton
1999–00 Wimborne Town
2000–01 Andover
2001–02 Andover
2002–03 Eastleigh
2003–04 Winchester City

In 2004, the league expanded to three divisions.

SeasonDivision OneDivision TwoDivision Three
2004–05 Lymington & New Milton Lymington Town Colden Common
2005–06 Winchester City Locks Heath Paulsgrove

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

SeasonPremier DivisionDivision OneDivision Two
2006–07 Gosport Borough Hayling United Fleetlands

In 2007, Division Two was discontinued.

SeasonPremier DivisionDivision One
2007–08 A.F.C. Totton Tadley Calleva
2008–09 Poole Town Totton & Eling
2009–10 Poole Town Hamble A.S.S.C.
2010–11 Poole Town Downton
2011–12 Winchester City Verwood Town
2012–13 Blackfield & Langley Brockenhurst
2013–14 Sholing Petersfield Town
2014–15 Petersfield Town Team Solent
2015–16 Salisbury Portland United
2016–17 Portland United Hamble Club
2017–18 Blackfield & Langley Christchurch
2018–19 Sholing AFC Stoneham
2019–20 Season abandoned (coronavirus pandemic)

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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