New format for Mid-Norfolk Sunday League

The Mid-Norfolk Sunday League is one of the biggest in the country, with 56 teams.
Picture: MARK B

The Mid-Norfolk Sunday League is one of the biggest in the country, with 56 teams. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE - Credit: Archant

The Mid-Norfolk Sunday League has been extensively revamped for the new season.

Officials of the 56-strong set-up have decided to go with six regionalised sections, with only the Shield Premier Division being county-wide.

Explaining the reasoning behind the change, chairman Colin King said: 'The way that promotion and relegation worked out at the end of last season meant many clubs were facing a great deal of travelling. Four clubs would have had journeys in excess of 80 miles. This was clearly unacceptable and we had to act decisively.

'We decided to create two first divisions and then four second divisions. The only division that was left unchanged was the Shield Premier.

'The League has been regionalised since 2002 but this has enabled us to create tighter groupings.'


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The league season begins on Sunday May 7 while the first round of the Challenge League Cup is on April 30.

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