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Promotion Relegation at end 2005/06 season

The FOOTBALL LEAGUE - League 2 (24 Clubs)

RELEGATION 2 Clubs Relegated

STEP ONE

Promotion (2)

2 Clubs Promoted Champion Club plus a 2nd Club via a series of Play-Offs

The FOOTBALL CONFERENCE (24 Clubs)

RELEGATION 2 Clubs Relegated

STEP TWO

Promotion (4)

4 Clubs Promoted - 2 Champion Clubs of North & South plus a 2 further clubs following a series of Play-Offs between 2nd to 5th in North and South

Conference North (22 Clubs)

Conference South (22 Clubs)

RELEGATION 2 Clubs Relegated from North & South (4)

STEP THREE

Promotion (6)

Champion Club plus a 2nd Club via a series of Play-Offs (2)
Champion Club plus a 2nd Club via a series of Play-Offs (2)

 

Champion Club plus a 2nd Club via a series of Play-Offs (2)

NORTHERN Premier League (22 Clubs)

 

SOUTHERN Football League (22 Clubs)

               

ISTHMIAN Football League (22 Clubs)

RELEGATION 3 Clubs Relegated from each Division plus the 19th placed club with the worst playing record (10)

STEP FOUR

Promotion (12)

Champions & 2nd Clubs Promoted plus  a 3rd Club via Play-Offs (3)
Champions & 2nd Clubs Promoted plus a 3rd Club via Play-Offs (3)
Champions & 2nd Clubs Promoted plus a 3rd Club via Play-Offs (3)
Champions & 2nd Clubs Promoted plus a 3rd Club via Play-Offs (3)

NORTHERN PREMIER 1st Div (22 Clubs)

SOUTHERN LEAGUE (W) (22Clubs)

SOUTHERN LEAGUE (E) (22Clubs)

ISTHMIAN LEAGUE 1st Div (23Clubs)

RELEGATION Bottom club relegated from each Division (4) plus the three 2nd bottom clubs with the worst points per game record - total of 7 clubs.

STEP FIVE

Promotion (31)

Northern, North West Counties, Northern Counties East, Midland Alliance, United Counties, Eastern, Essex Senior, Kent, Sussex, Combined Counties, Isthmian Div 2, Spartan South Midlands, Hellenic, Wessex, Western

(15 leagues currently. Possible adjustment to a total of 12 in the future)

This is the proposed procedure for promotion

Phase 2 restructuring. (Details of the FA proposal document here)

The FA are planning to increase the number of step 4 leagues from 4 to 5 each with 22 clubs. This means that 30 clubs from step 5 will be required to move up to step 4. Once all teams are known, then the clubs will be allocated to divisions to give the best geographical fit. The Northern Premier will administer one league and the Southern and Isthmian leagues will each administer two of these leagues

Relegation from Step 4

The clubs occupying the bottom place in the Isthmian League Division One, Northern Premier League Division One, Southern League Division One East, and Southern League Division One West will be relegated together with the three 2nd bottom clubs with the worst points per gane record. These 7 clubs will be placed into a Promotion/Relegation Pool and allocated to the most geographically appropriate league at Step 5.

Promotion from Step 5

The following procedures will apply for season 2005-2006:

a.    Clubs wishing to be considered for promotion from Step 5 to Step 4 must make application to The Football Association by 30th November 2005 in accordance with current National League System Regulations.

b.    Clubs wishing to be considered for promotion must meet a minimum acceptable standard with regard to facilities. Therefore, in order to be considered for promotion, clubs must achieve the proposed new Grading Category E by the 1st April 2006.

c.     Between the 1st December and 1st March all clubs will be graded and advised of any works that need to be carried out.

d.     At the conclusion of Season 2005-2006 a club, in order to be considered for promotion, must finish in 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in their Step 5 League. In certain cases clubs finishing in 4th or 5th places may be considered as being eligible based upon geographical circumstances. 

e.    If there are insufficient step 5 clubs that have applied and met the necessary ground grading requirements, then the clubs in the bottom places of step 4 will be reprieved. This will be done on a points per game basis.

STEP SIX

Promotion & Relegation (Based on Approved Agreements)

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