Last updated : Thursday, 30 November 2023
Hampshire School League
The Hampshire School League (HSL) is an amateur football league for schools in Hampshire, England. It was founded in 1921 and currently has over 100 member schools. The league runs competitions for boys and girls of all ages, from under-7s to under-18s.
The HSL was founded in 1921 by a group of schoolmasters who wanted to provide a competitive footballing environment for their pupils. The league initially had just a few teams, but it has grown steadily over the years and now has over 100 member schools.
The HSL has a long and proud history of producing talented footballers. Some of the players who have come through the league include:
- Alan Shearer
- Michael Owen
- David Beckham
- Frank Lampard
- Steven Gerrard
The HSL runs competitions for boys and girls of all ages, from under-7s to under-18s. The competitions are divided into divisions based on the age and ability of the players.
The top division for boys is the Hampshire Cup, which is played in a knockout format. The winners of the Hampshire Cup qualify for the FA Vase, which is a national competition for amateur clubs.
The top division for girls is the Hampshire Schools' Cup, which is also played in a knockout format. The winners of the Hampshire Schools' Cup qualify for the FA Women's Cup, which is a national competition for amateur and semi-professional clubs.