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Chester & District Football League

The Chester & District Football League is an amateur football league in Cheshire, England. It was founded in 1894 and currently has 48 teams competing in four divisions. The league is affiliated to the Cheshire County Football Association.

History

The Chester & District Football League was founded in 1894 as the Chester Saturday Football League. The league initially had 12 teams, and the first champions were the Railway Tavern. The league expanded in the early 20th century, and by 1914 it had 24 teams. The league was suspended during World War I, but resumed after the war.

Chester & District Football League action

The league was renamed the Chester & District Football League in 1963. The league also introduced a Sunday league in 1963, which currently has 40 teams.

Current Structure

The Chester & District Football League currently has four divisions:

  • Premier Division
  • Division One
  • Division Two
  • Division Three
Chester & District Football League match

The top two teams in the Premier Division are promoted to the North West Counties League Division One, while the bottom two teams are relegated to Division One. The top two teams in Division One are promoted to the Premier Division, while the bottom two teams are relegated to Division Two. The top two teams in Division Two are promoted to Division One, while the bottom two teams are relegated to Division Three. The top two teams in Division Three are promoted to Division Two, while the bottom two teams are relegated to the Chester & District Sunday League.

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