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League History

The Staffordshire County League was formed in 1900 and remained as that until mid 1970 when teams from the South of the County wished to form a Saturday adult League.

It was agreed that the Staffordshire County League would have “North” after its title and the new League from the South became known as the Staffordshire County League South.

In the mid 1980s the Staffordshire County League South folded and so the Staffordshire County League North reverted to it’s original title.

For the start of Season 1984/85 the Football Association agreed that the top tier of football clubs in the Staffordshire County League could form a new League and be known as the Midland League with the remainder of teams staying with the Staffordshire County League.

These two leagues continued until the end of season 2004/05 when the two Leagues combined to form the Staffordshire County Senior League.

So, the Staffordshire County Senior League was formed in 2005 with the former Midland League clubs becoming the new Premier Division, placed at Step 7 of the National League System. The former Staffordshire County League sides formed the Division One and Division Two of the new SCSL.

The following teams have progressed to Step 6 from the Staffordshire County Senior League

  • Alsager Town to the North West Counties League
  • Brocton to the Midland Football League
  • Eccleshall to the North West Counties League
  • Rocester to the Midland Football League
  • Stone Dominoes to the North West Counties League
  • Norton United to the North West Counties League
  • Stretton Eagles to the Midland Football League
  • Hanley Town to the North West Counties League
  • Abbey Hulton United to the North West Counties League
  • Stafford Town to the Midlands League

The Staffordshire County Senior League still has the three divisions it started with in 2005. The Premier Division, still sits at Step 7 of the National League System and although there have been years when Division One and Two have been split across the North & South of Staffordshire, they have been single divisions since 2017–18.

In season 2019/20 the Premier Division comprised of 14 Teams following the early season resignations of Stone Dominoes FC and Tunstall Town FC.
Division 1 and 2 comprised of 13 & 10 clubs respectively, making a total of 37 teams whose affiliations vary to include the Staffordshire FA, Derbyshire FA, Shropshire FA, Birmingham FA & Cheshire FA. The 2019/20 season was cancelled and all League and Cup Competitions results expunged following decisions made by the Football Association in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic and subsequent Government restrictions.

For season 2020/21, the National League System restructuring, will see the SCSL fall under the governance of the Staffordshire County Football Association, although the Premier Division will still retain its status as a Step 7 League, to enable Clubs to progress to Step 6 where they meet the criteria.

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