MFL Season Start Dates

Midland Football League Fixture Secretary Norman Harvey has confirmed the start dates for the MFL season.

They are as follows:

5 August… Premier Division and Division 1

12 August… Division 2

19 August… all other Divisions

Due to the number of clubs in Division 3 who share with cricket etc it has been decided to start on 19 August to help  alleviate both financial impact and balance of fixtures for those who have pitches available.

 

Uniting Coventry Schoolboys

 

A team of young local footballers has been given the opportunity to continue their football careers, by joining Coventry United’s Under 16 team.

After a very successful season, the former Under 15’s players of Coventry Schools F.A. was without a team, as the Association does not play at Under 16’s level. With this in mind, the players, who have been together for three seasons, and won both the League title and League cup, and with it promotion to the Midland Junior Premier League (MJPL), have joined players from Coventry United’s Under 16’s to form a new MJPL team.

Paul Tierney from the new Coventry United U16’s team, said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to be given the opportunity to play for Coventry United next season and would like to thank all involved with the Club who have given us a tremendous amount of support over the last few weeks to make this happen. We are really looking forward to a competitive and enjoyable season in the MJPL.’

Marcus Green, Director of Coventry United F.C., said: ‘It is really exciting for Coventry United to have these young players joining our growing family, and for us to have the opportunity to play in the MJPL. As well as winning the League and League cup, several of the players were also in the West Midlands County team who won the league title last season.’

Marcus added: ‘When we started Coventry United we had community involvement at our heart and wanted to build our Club on the principles of fairness, equality, innovation, integrity and transparency. We see these young players from the Coventry Schools F.A. joining us as yet another example of how we are achieving this.’

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July Start For MFL Premier

The Football Association have announced that step 5/6 matches will start in July.

The Midland Football League Premier Division which features Coventry Sphinx, Coventry United and Rugby Town and the Midland Football League Division One which includes the likes of Atherstone, Coventry Copsewood, Coventry Alvis, Nuneaton Griff, Racing Club Warwick will start their season on July 29th 2017, a week ahead of the first set of FA Cup ties.

The FA have said that leagues in step five and six will end on May 5th 2018 with leagues in step seven able to finish on or before May 12th 2018.

Name Change For Alvis

Alvis Sporting Club have changed their name for the 2017\2018 season.

The Green Lane based club who will play on the Midland Football League Division One this season, have officially changed their name to Coventry Alvis FC to reflect their long standing presence in the city.

 

 

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South Normanton Into MFL

South Normanton Athletic have been moved into the Midland Football League Premier Division, where they will face the likes of Coventry Sphinx, Coventry United and Rugby Town.

The side from near Alfreton in Derbyshire, are from the East Midlands Counties League and will replace West Bridgford.

South Normanton play at Lees Lane and were founded in 1926.

 

 

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Teams Making Up The Coventry Alliance Divisions

ALLIANCE PREMIER

AEI Rugby F.C.
Brinklow
Christ The King FC
Copeswood(Coventry)
Coventry Colliery
Dunlop
Folly Lane
Hawkesmill Sports
Jet Blades
Peugeot FC
Stockton
Triumph Athletic
Whitnash Town
Woodlands WC

ALLIANCE ONE

AFCWoods United
AEI Rugby Reserves
Ambleside Sports
Balsall & Berkswell
Bedworth Rangers
Bulkington SS
Canley Sports & Social
Christ The King Res
Fillongley
Folly Lane Reserves
Gurdwara GNP
Rugby FC

ALLIANCE TWO

Ambleside Sports Reserves
Brinklow Reserves
Copeswood(Coventry) Reserves
Coundon Court Old Boys
Crick Athletic
Jaguar/Daimler
Jet Blades Reserves
R.S.Sports
Shilton
Stockingford AA Pavilion
Westwood Heath
Woodlands WMC Reserves

ALLIANCE THREE

AFC Binley
Athletic Sparta
Bermuda
Bourton & Frankton
Bulkington S S Res
Coventry Colliery Reserves
Coventry Plumbing
Coventry Sky Blues
Dunlop Reserves
Hawkesmill Sports Reserves
Peugeot FC Reserves
Potters Green FC
Stockton Reserves
Triumph Athletic Reserves

ALLIANCE FOUR

AFC Binley Reserves
Balsall & Berkswell Res
Bourton & Frankton Res
Christ The King FC Thirds
Covent Jag FC
Crick Athletic Res
FC Polonia Cov
Fillongley Res
KD Sporting FC
Kenilworth Town
Prince of Wales
R.S.Sports Reserves
Rugby Reserves
Shilton Reserves