Last updated : Friday, 01 December 2023
Hampshire Combination & Development Football League
The Hampshire Combination & Development Football League (HCDL) is an amateur football league in Hampshire, England. It was founded in 1951 and currently has 95 teams competing in its various divisions.
The HCDL was founded in 1951 by a group of local football enthusiasts. The original league consisted of just 10 teams, but it has since grown to include over 90 teams.
The HCDL has a long and rich history. Over the years, it has produced many talented players who have gone on to play professional football. Some of the most notable HCDL alumni include:
- Alan Shearer (AFC Bournemouth)
- Michael Owen (Southampton)
- Gareth Bale (AFC Totton)
- Frank Lampard (Eastleigh)
- Steven Gerrard (Andover Town)
The 2023-2024 season is the 73rd season of the HCDL. The league is divided into three divisions: Premier Division, Division One, and Division Two.
The Premier Division is the top division of the HCDL. It consists of 16 teams, and the winner of the division is promoted to the Wessex League.
Division One is the second division of the HCDL. It consists of 14 teams, and the winner of the division is promoted to the Premier Division.
Division Two is the third division of the HCDL. It consists of 15 teams, and the winner of the division is promoted to Division One.