Last updated : Wednesday, 10 April 2024


The ELFA Sponsored by Forbes Solicitors is an amateur football league in England. It is the largest amateur football league in the country, with over 219 teams playing across 26 divisions.

The league was founded in 1921 and is affiliated to the Football Association. It is based in the North West of England, but teams from all over the country can compete.

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The league is known for its competitive nature and its commitment to developing young players. Many former ELFA players have gone on to play professional football.


The league is sponsored by Forbes Solicitors, a law firm based in Manchester. The sponsorship deal was announced in 2012 and is worth an undisclosed sum.

ELFA Sponsored by Forbes Solicitors match

Forbes Solicitors is committed to supporting grassroots football. The sponsorship deal with the ELFA is part of the firm's wider commitment to supporting the community.

The sponsorship has helped to improve the facilities and resources available to ELFA teams. It has also helped to raise the profile of the league and attract new players.

League structure

ELFA Sponsored by Forbes Solicitors teams

The ELFA Sponsored by Forbes Solicitors is divided into 26 divisions, ranging from the Premier Division to Division 10. The Premier Division is the top division, while Division 10 is the lowest.

Teams are promoted and relegated between divisions based on their final league position. The top two teams in each division are promoted, while the bottom two teams are relegated.

ELFA Sponsored by Forbes Solicitors coaches

The league season runs from September to May. Each team plays each other team in their division twice, once at home and once away.


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Featured Teams

ELFA Sponsored by Forbes Solicitors teams come from

  • Accrington,
  • Barnoldswick,
  • Brierfield,
  • Burnley,
  • Bury,
  • Leedstown,
  • Padiham,

and other areas within Cornwall, Lancashire, West Sussex.

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