Last updated : Saturday, 16 September 2023
The Croydon Secondary Schools Football League is an amateur football league for secondary schools in the London Borough of Croydon. The league was founded in 1921 and currently has 93 teams playing across 13 divisions.
The league is affiliated to the Football Association and its teams compete in the FA Vase and the FA Schools' Cup. The league's current champions are Archbishop Tenison's School.
The Croydon Secondary Schools Football League was founded in 1921 by a group of teachers who wanted to provide a competitive footballing environment for their students. The league began with just six teams, but it has grown steadily over the years and now has over 90 teams.
The league has been home to some of the best young footballers in Croydon, including former England internationals David Beckham and Ashley Cole. The league has also produced a number of other professional footballers, including Jermain Defoe, Andros Townsend, and Ryan Bertrand.
The Croydon Secondary Schools Football League is divided into 13 divisions, each of which is played on a home and away basis. The top two teams from each division are promoted to the next division, while the bottom two teams are relegated to the next lower division.
The league also has a cup competition, the Croydon Schools Cup. The cup is open to all teams in the league and is played in a knock-out format.