Last updated : Wednesday, 04 October 2023
The H.W.S.L. (Harrow & Wealdstone Sunday League) is an amateur football league in England. It was founded in 1922 and currently consists of 10 divisions, with over 200 teams. The league is affiliated to the Middlesex County Football Association.
The H.W.S.L. was founded in 1922 by a group of local football enthusiasts. The first season consisted of just 8 teams, but the league has since grown to become one of the largest amateur football leagues in England.
The H.W.S.L. has been home to some notable players over the years, including former England internationals Gary Neville and David Beckham. Neville played for his local team, Burnden United, in the H.W.S.L. before moving on to Manchester United. Beckham played for Ridgeway Rovers in the H.W.S.L. before joining Manchester United's youth team.
The H.W.S.L. is divided into 10 divisions, with each division consisting of 10-12 teams. The top two teams in each division at the end of the season are promoted to the next division, while the bottom two teams are relegated to the next lower division.
The league season runs from September to May. Each team plays each other team in their division twice, once at home and once away. The team with the most points at the end of the season is crowned champions.
The H.W.S.L. also runs a number of cup competitions, including the League Cup, the Challenge Cup, and the Charity Cup. The League Cup is open to all teams in the league, while the Challenge Cup and the Charity Cup are open to teams in certain divisions.