Last updated : Tuesday, 19 September 2023
Gilprem is an amateur football league based in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1972 and currently has over 100 teams competing in various divisions.
The league is named after its founder, Gil Prentiss. Prentiss was a keen amateur footballer who wanted to create a league that would provide opportunities for players of all abilities to enjoy the game.
Gilprem is a non-profit organization and all of its proceeds are used to support the league and its teams.
Gilprem has a total of 10 divisions, each of which is divided into two groups. The top division is the Premier Division, followed by the First Division, the Second Division, and so on.
The teams are promoted and relegated between divisions based on their results at the end of each season.
Gilprem follows the official rules of football. However, there are a few minor variations that have been introduced to make the game more suitable for amateur players.
For example, the offside rule is slightly relaxed in Gilprem. This means that players are allowed to be in an offside position as long as they are not interfering with play.
The Gilprem season runs from September to May. Each team plays each of the other teams in their division twice, once at home and once away.
The top two teams in each division at the end of the season are promoted to the next higher division, while the bottom two teams are relegated to the next lower division.