Fixtures for the Premier Division, the two First Divisions and the Reserve League have been released and are available on the Full Time website (accessible by a link from the Tables, Fixtures and Results tab on this website.
As the non-league structure moves towards a more symmetrical pyramid for season 2020-21 the following promotions and relegations will apply for Season 2019-20:-
Top team automatically promoted to Step 4.
Second placed team will be promoted to Step 4 if one of the 4 highest positioned teams (on a points per game basis) across the 11 most southerly based Step 5 leagues. If not one of the 4 highest positioned teams then the second paced team will have a play-off match against one of the bottom placed Step 4 teams with the winner securing a Step 4 place and the loser to play at Step 5 in 2020-21.
The bottom team will be relegated unless it is one of the two highest positioned teams (on a points per game basis) across the 14 Step 5 leagues.
First Division North and South
Top 4 teams from each division automatically promoted to Step 5. This can probably be defined as top 4 eligible teams.
Bottom 2 teams in each division liable to relegation to Step 7.
With an increase in the number of Step 5 leagues from 2020-21 and a decrease in the number of Step 6 leagues it is likely that the footprints of the Thurlow Nunn League divisions will be slightly changed.
The Thurlow Nunn League AGM was informed that the 2019/20 constitutions for the Premier and the two First Divisions remain as previously advised by the FA but were subject to clarification on some outstanding issues.
The 2019/20 constitutions for the Reserve and Youth Leagues were agreed as follows:-
|Saffron Walden Town|
|Walsham le Willows|
|YOUTH LEAGUE CENTRAL DIVISION|
|Felixstowe & Walton United|
|YOUTH LEAGUE EAST DIVISION|
|Great Yarmouth Town|
|Kirkley & Pakefield|
|YOUTH LEAGUE NORTH DIVISION|
|Easton & Otley College|
|North Walsham Town|
|YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION|
|Saffron Walden Community Youth|
|Walsham Le Willows|
|YOUTH LEAGUE SOUTH DIVISION|
|YOUTH LEAGUE WEST DIVISION|
|Kings Lynn Town|
|March Town United|
|St Ives Town|
|St Neots Town|
|Wisbech St Mary|
Pictures from the League’s recent Dinner and Dance Presentations are below, with presentations being made by Simon Grylls of Thurlow Nunn.
Pictures by Andy Bourne Photography
The following document about Mental Health Awareness in Sport may well be of help. A link to the document has been added to the League Documents page
The FA have announced club allocations for Season 2019/20 (subject to any appeals).
The Premier Division sees the return of three teams – Mildenhall Town (from the Bostik League), Swaffham Town (promoted from First Division North) and Stanway Rovers (from the Essex Senior League).
First Division North sees one new team – Sheringham – from the Anglian Combination and two teams relegated from the Premier Division – Great Yarmouth Town and Framlingham Town. Harleston Town have not been included as they did not meet the Ground Grading requirements within the stipulated time period, although it is understood that they will be appealing the FA’s decision.
First Division South includes two teams new to the league. Barkingside and Leyton Athletic are both joining from the Essex Senior League
Congratulations to AFC Sudbury Youths who won the Thurlow Nunn Youth League Championship for the third successive season after defeating Walsham le Willows 2-0 in the final at Diss Town on Friday evening.
Two late goals from Freddie King and Nathan Read secured the trophy.
Friday sees the final match of the season when AFC Sudbury and Walsham le Willows play each other in the Youth Championship Final at Diss Town FC.
Th two Suffolk sides topped their respective Youth League Divisions and have won through to the Championship Final at the expense of the other divisional winners Dereham Town, Gorleston, Peterborough Sports and St Neots Town
Kick off at Brewers Green Lane is 7.30pm.
The FA have confirmed the dates for next season’s FA Cup and FA Vase. Details below.
With the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup scheduled for Saturday 10 August the 2019/20 Thurlow Nunn League season will commence on Saturday 3 August (with the possibility of a couple of curtain raisers on Friday 2 August)