::Southern Football League


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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The Southern League, currently known as the Evo-Stik League Southern under the terms of a sponsorship agreement with Bostik Ltd,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> is a men's football competition featuring semi-professional and amateur clubs from the South West, 'South Central' and Midlands of England and South Wales. Together with the Isthmian League and the Northern Premier League it forms levels seven and eight of the English football league system.

The structure of the Southern League has changed several times since its formation in 1894, and currently there are 67 clubs which are divided into three divisions. The Premier Division is at step 3 of the National League System (NLS), and is a feeder division, mainly to the National League South but also to the National League North. Feeding the Premier Division are two regional divisions, Division One South & West and Division One Central, which are at step 4 of the NLS. These divisions are in turn fed by various regional leagues.

Southern Football League sections
Intro  History  Southern League clubs  Past Southern League winners  League structure  References  External links  

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