Last updated : Friday, 15 September 2023
The A League is an amateur football league in the Netherlands. It is the highest level of amateur football in the country, and is made up of 34 teams divided into a Saturday and Sunday league, each containing 18 teams.
The league was founded in 2016, and is currently sponsored by Derde Divisie. The champions of the Saturday and Sunday leagues compete for the overall title of national amateur champion.
The A League is a popular league, and attracts a number of talented players who are not good enough to play professional football. The league is also a good way for players to develop their skills and experience, and to get noticed by professional clubs.
The A League was founded in 2016, as part of a restructuring of the Dutch football league system. The league was created to provide a higher level of competition for amateur teams, and to give players who are not good enough to play professional football a chance to continue playing at a high level.
The A League has been successful since its inception, and has attracted a number of talented players. The league has also been praised for its high standard of competition.
The A League is divided into two leagues, a Saturday league and a Sunday league. Each league contains 18 teams, and the teams play each other twice, once at home and once away.
The top two teams from each league at the end of the season qualify for the promotion playoffs. The winners of the promotion playoffs are promoted to the Eerste Klasse, the second tier of amateur football in the Netherlands.
The bottom two teams from each league at the end of the season are relegated to the Tweede Klasse, the third tier of amateur football in the Netherlands.