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Encyclopedia > Northern Premier League
The Northern Premier League logo.
The Northern Premier League logo.

The Northern Premier League, known in recent years as the UniBond League under a title sponsorship contract, is one of the regional English football leagues which sits directly below the regional conference. Due to restructuring, from 2005 onwards its champions have been promoted to the Conference North division rather than the Conference National. Image File history File links Unibond_league_logo. ... Image File history File links Unibond_league_logo. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Football Conferences logo Conference North (often referred to as Nationwide North for sponsorship reasons) is a division of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference National. ... Football Conference logo Conference National (often referred to as the Nationwide Conference for sponsorship reasons) is the top division of the Football Conference. ...


The Northern Premier League was founded in 1968, decades after the other two leagues at what is now the seventh tier of the English football league system - the Southern League and Ryman Isthmian League. At that time it was considered to share the fifth tier with these leagues as well as the established Northern League. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The English football league system, otherwise known as the football pyramid, is a series of interconnected leagues for club football in England (although for historical reasons a small number of Welsh clubs also compete). ... Southern League logo The Southern League is an English football league for semi-professional and amateur teams. ... The Isthmian League is a regional football league covering London and South East England. ... Official logo The Northern League (currently sponsored by the Arngrove Insurance and known as the Arngrove Northern League) is a football league in North East England for semi-professional and amateur teams. ...


Over the next two decades, the NPL successfully displaced its older rival to become the preminent regional competition in northern England, with the Northern League eventually forced to accept status as feeder league to the NPL. The creation of what is now the Conference in 1979 and the Conference's addition of regional divisions in 2004 have effectively "demoted" the NPL by two tiers. A sign on the A1 road near London points to The NORTH. Such signs continue for the length of the road. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The League has two divisions. The Premier Division has 22 clubs. The champions of this division together with the winner of a playoff between the second to fifth place finishers will be promoted to Conference North. The bottom three teams are relegated to the first division, or another division at the same level in the pyramid. The First Division has 24 clubs. For the First Division, the champions will be promoted to the Premier Division, along with the winner of a playoff between the second to fifth place clubs. The bottom two clubs of the First Division will be relegated to one of the three feeder leagues. Promotion to the First Division is possible from each of these three leagues covering smaller sections of northern England, the Albany Northern League, the Northern Counties East League, and the 'Moore & Co. Solicitors North West Counties League. The Northern Premier League logo. ... The Northern Premier League First Division is an football league covering the north of England. ... Official logo The Northern League (currently sponsored by the Arngrove Insurance and known as the Arngrove Northern League) is a football league in North East England for semi-professional and amateur teams. ... The Northern Counties East League is an English association football league that was founded in 1982 by the merger of the former Yorkshire League and Midland Counties League. ... The North West Counties Football League is a football league in the north west of England. ...


Previous Winners

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Recent Champions

Northern Premier League Premier Division 2006/07

AFC Telford United | Ashton United | Burscough | Fleetwood Town | Frickley Athletic | Gateshead | Grantham Town | Guiseley | Hednesford Town | Ilkeston Town | Kendal Town | Leek Town | Lincoln United | Marine | Matlock Town | Mossley | North Ferriby United | Ossett Town | Prescot Cables | Radcliffe Borough | Whitby Town | Witton Albion     edit Colne Dynamoes F.C. was a football club based in England. ... Witton Albion F.C. is a football club based in England. ... Stalybridge Celtic are an English semi-professional football club from the North western town of Stalybridge in Greater Manchester. ... Southport Football Club are an English football club, based in Southport, Merseyside. ... Marine Football Club are a football club who play in Crosby, Merseyside. ... Marine Football Club are a football club who play in Crosby, Merseyside. ... Club logo Bamber Bridge Football Club are an English football team based in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire. ... Leek Town F.C. are a football club who play in Leek, England, in the Unibond Northern Premier League. ... Barrow A.F.C. are a football team based in the town of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, England. ... Altrincham F.C. are a football club from Altrincham, Greater Manchester. ... Leigh Railway Mechanics Institute Football Club, usually known as Leigh RMI, are an English football team currently playing in the Nationwide Conference. ... Stalybridge Celtic are an English semi-professional football club from the North western town of Stalybridge in Greater Manchester. ... Burton Albion F.C. are an English football team currently playing in the Nationwide Conference. ... Accrington Stanley are a football club from Accrington in Lancashire, formed in 1968 in the north-west of England. ... Hucknall Town F.C. are an English association football team founded in 1945 and based in the town of Hucknall in Nottinghamshire. ... Hyde United Football Club are a semi-professional team from Hyde in the Borough of Tameside, Greater Manchester, England. ... Blyth Spartans F.C. are a football club based at Croft Park in Blyth, Northumberland, UK, currently playing in the Conference North. ... The Northern Premier League logo. ... The 2006-2007 season is the 127th season of competitive football in England. ... A.F.C. Telford United are an English football club based in Telford, Shropshire, playing in the Northern Premier League Premier Division. ... Founded in 1878 as Hurst F.C., Ashton made their first appearance in a league in 1909, in the Manchester League. ... Burscough FC are a football team from Burscough, Lancashire formed in 1946 and play in the Unibond Northern Premier League. ... Fleetwood Town F.C. is a football club based in Lancashire, England. ... Frickley Athletic F.C. is a football club based in South Elmsall, England. ... Gateshead F.C. are a football team based in Gateshead, England, who currently play in the Northern Premier League. ... Grantham Town is a football club currently playing in the Southern League. ... Guiseley AFC are a football club from Guiseley near Leeds, West Yorkshire. ... Hednesford Town Football Club are an association football team based in Hednesford, Staffordshire, England. ... Ilkeston Town F.C. are an English football club based in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. ... Kendal Town F.C. is a football club based in Kendal, Cumbria. ... Leek Town F.C. are a football club who play in Leek, England, in the Unibond Northern Premier League. ... Lincoln United F.C. is an English football team which plays in the Northern Premier League. ... Marine Football Club are a football club who play in Crosby, Merseyside. ... Matlock Town F.C. is a football club based in Matlock, United Kingdom. ... Mossley Association Football Club are an English football club from the town of Mossley, currently playing in the Northern Premier League First Division. ... North Ferriby United A.F.C. is a football club based in North Ferriby in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. ... History - Ossett Town Football Club Website (Unofficial: http://OssettTown. ... Prescot Cables F.C. is a football club based in England. ... The Club was formed on the 24th April 1949 at the Owd Tower Inn in Radcliffe by Mr. ... Whitby Town F.C. is a football club based in North Yorkshire, England. ... Witton Albion F.C. is a football club based in England. ...

Northern Premier League First Division 2006/07

Alsager Town | Bamber Bridge | Belper Town | Bradford Park Avenue | Bridlington Town | Brigg Town | Buxton | Cammell Laird | Chorley | Clitheroe | Colwyn Bay | Eastwood Town | Goole | Gresley Rovers | Harrogate Railway | Kidsgrove Athletic | Ossett Albion | Rossendale United | Shepshed Dynamo | Skelmersdale United | Stocksbridge Park Steels | Wakefield | Warrington Town | Woodley Sports    edit The Northern Premier League First Division is an football league covering the north of England. ... The 2006-2007 season is the 127th season of competitive football in England. ... Alsager Town is a football club based in Alsager, Cheshire, England. ... Club logo Bamber Bridge Football Club are an English football team based in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire. ... Belper Town F.C. is a football team based in Derbyshire, England. ... Bradford A.F.C. (almost always referred to as Bradford (Park Avenue) A.F.C.) is a football (soccer) team based in Bradford, England. ... Bridlington Town F.C. based in Bridlington in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. ... Brigg Town Football Club are the oldest association football team in Lincolnshire, England, dating to 1864. ... Buxton F.C. is a football club based in Buxton, England. ... Official club logo. ... Chorley F.C. was founded as a rugby club in 1875 but switched to association football in 1883. ... Clitheroe F.C. is an English football club playing in the Northern Premier League First Division. ... Colwyn Bay F.C. are a Welsh football club who, nonetheless, play in English football, currently in the Northern Premier League First Division. ... Eastwood Town F.C. is an English football club playing in the Northern Premier League First Division. ... Goole A.F.C. is a semi-professonal English football club based in the town of Goole, East Yorkshire. ... Gresley Rovers Football Club is an English football club based at The Moat Ground, located in the village of Church Gresley, near Swadlincote, South Derbyshire. ... Harrogate Railway Athletic F.C. is a football club based in Harrogate, England. ... Kidsgrove Athletic F.C. is a football club based in England. ... Ossett Albion F.C. are an English football team who play in the Northern Premier League First Division. ... Rossendale United F.C. is a football club based in England. ... Overview Shepshed Dynamo F.C. is a Football Club based in the small town of Shepshed in the North West of Leicestershire, England. ... skemersdale f c ... Stocksbridge Park Steels F.C. is a football club based in England. ... Wakefield F.C. is a football club based in Yorkshire, England. ... Warrington Town F.C. is a football club based in England. ... Woodley Sports F.C. is a football club based in Stockport,England. ...

English football league system - Level 7 & 8
Promotion to: Conference North
Relegation to: Northern League, Northern Counties East League, North West Counties League
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England - Northern Premier League (11328 words)
SOURCES: All tables have been taken from numerous sources throughout the years: (Rothmans Football Yearbooks) (BBC Ceefax) all info on namechanges and merges is taken from the Football Club History Database.
Clubs in Northern Premier League: --------------------------------- Level 1 : 1968/69 - 2004/05 (81 clubs).
Gateshead played among others in the Football League and NP 68/69 and 69/70.
Non-League North (218 words)
The North West Counties Football League (currently known as the Moore and Co Construction Solicitors League because of a sponsorship arrangement) is a football league in the north west of England.
The league was formed in 1982 by the merger of the Cheshire County League and the Lancashire Combination.
At the same time, promotion and relegation between the two leagues were introduced, with either the first or second placed club in the North West Counties Football League being entitled to a place in the NPL, subject to their ground meeting that league's requirements.
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