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)
Congratulations to Long Melford who won the League Challenge Cup for the first time on Bank Holiday afternoon.
They beat Fakenham Town 1-0 with Steve Adams heading the winner in the first half.
Bank Holiday Monday afternoon sees the 2018/19 League Challenge Cup Final between Long Melford and Fakenham Town. The Norfolk v. Suffolk match is at Diss Town, kick off 3pm – admission £6 and £3 for concessions.
First Division Fakenham Town have twice appeared in the final, losing to Halstead Town in 1995/96 and on penalties to Lowestoft Town in 2000/01. Third time lucky? On the way to this final they beat Wisbech St Mary and then won three successive penalty shoot outs against Swaffham Town, Kirkley & Pakefield and Newmarket Town. In the League the Ghosts have finished sixth, losing only twice away from home all season.
It is Premier Division Long Melford‘s debut in the final. In previous rounds they have beaten Woodbridge Town, Stowmarket Town, Hadleigh United and Benfleet. In the League the Villagers have had a challenging season, only confirming their Step 5 status on Saturday but they were one of only three sides to beat Champions Histon.
Should be an interesting final.
Saturday saw various presentations at Hashtag United
|Valter Rocha||Thetford Town||23|
|Josh Mayhew||Stowmarket Town||22|
|Kelsey Trotter||Woodbridge Town||21|
|Jack Friend||WSM/March Town United||32|
|George Smith||Coggeshall United||28|
|Karl Swanborough||Burnham Ramblers||28|
|Elliot Ballard||Stowmarket Town||23|
|Jared Chambers||Witham Town||19|
|Brandon McKay||Haverhill Rovers||17|
The 2018/19 League Season is now all over and final positions settled.
Swaffham Town won 3-0 at Felixstowe & Walton United Reserves to go top of the First Division North for the first time this season – the only time that really matters. They will be playing Step 5 football again next season. Harleston Town, who lifted the First Division KO Cup on Friday evening after swamping Holland 6-0, finish runners-up.
It was Great Yarmouth Town who unfortunately filled the second relegation spot from the Premier Division and will travel in the opposite direction to Swaffham. They drew 1-1 at Godmanchester Rovers but it wasn’t enough, particularly with rivals Long Melford winning 3-1 at Thetford Town.
Hashtag United were presented with the First Division South trophy following their goalless draw with Coggeshall United. The point secured the Weavers runners-up spot after close rivals Halstead Town crashed 4-1 at home to Wormley Rovers in front of a crowd of 342.
Woodbridge Town were presented with the Premier Division Runners-up Shield during half time of the First Division KO Cup Final on Friday evening and showed if off at Ely City on Saturday afternoon