Last updated : Friday, 17 November 2023


A District League is an amateur football league that covers a specific geographic area, such as a city, county, or region. District Leagues are typically organized by local football associations and provide a competitive environment for amateur players of all levels.


The first District Leagues were formed in England in the late 19th century. The Birmingham and District Football League was founded in 1888, and the London League was founded in 1891. District Leagues quickly spread to other parts of the world, and today there are thousands of them in operation.


District League action

The structure of a District League varies depending on the size of the area it covers and the number of teams participating. However, most District Leagues have a pyramid structure with promotion and relegation between divisions. The top division in a District League is typically called the Premier Division, and the bottom division is called the Division One.


District Leagues are typically very competitive, with teams vying for promotion to the next division or avoiding relegation to the lower division. The competition is often fierce, and teams can spend many years trying to achieve their goals.

Benefits of Playing in a District League

  • Opportunity to play competitive football
  • Chance to improve your skills
  • Make new friends
  • Get fit and healthy
  • Have fun


District League match

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