Last updated : Monday, 18 September 2023
Division 5 Football League
Division 5 is the fifth tier of the English football league system. It is also known as Step 1 of the National League System (NLS).
The league consists of 24 clubs, divided into two divisions of 12 clubs each. The top two clubs in each division are promoted to the National League, while the bottom four clubs in each division are relegated to Step 2 of the NLS.
The Division 5 Football League was founded in 2004, following the merger of the Football Conference and the Isthmian League. The league was originally called the Conference National, but was renamed to Division 5 in 2015.
The current champions of Division 5 are Solihull Moors, who won the title in the 2022-23 season.
Promotion and relegation
The top two clubs in each division of Division 5 are promoted to the National League. The bottom four clubs in each division are relegated to Step 2 of the NLS.
There is also a playoff system for the third-placed clubs in each division. The two winners of the playoffs are also promoted to the National League.