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Inner London Football League

The Inner London Football League (ILFL) is an amateur football league based in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It was founded in 1972 and currently has over 100 teams competing in its Sunday, Monday, and Thursday leagues.


The ILFL was founded in 1972 by a group of local football enthusiasts. The league initially consisted of just a few teams, but it has since grown to become one of the largest amateur football leagues in London.

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The ILFL has a long history of promoting social inclusion and community cohesion. The league is open to all teams, regardless of their age, gender, or ethnicity. The ILFL also runs a number of initiatives to encourage young people to get involved in football.


The ILFL currently has three divisions: the Premier Division, Division One, and Division Two. The Premier Division is the top division and is contested by the best teams in the league. Division One is the second tier, while Division Two is the third tier.

Inner London Football League match

The ILFL also runs a number of cup competitions, including the Challenge Cup, the League Cup, and the Floodlit Cup. The Challenge Cup is the most prestigious cup competition in the league and is open to all teams. The League Cup is open to teams in the Premier Division and Division One, while the Floodlit Cup is open to teams in the Premier Division and Division Two.


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