Last updated : Sunday, 26 November 2023
The Leicestershire and Rutland Football League is an amateur football league in England. It is affiliated to the Football Association and is based in Leicestershire and Rutland. The league was founded in 1896 and currently has 15 divisions, ranging from the Premier Division to Division 10.
The Leicestershire and Rutland Football League was founded in 1896. The original format of the league was a single division with 12 clubs. The league expanded in the early 20th century and by 1920, it had four divisions. The league continued to expand in the following decades and by 1970, it had 10 divisions. The league has remained at 10 divisions since then.
The Leicestershire and Rutland Football League currently has 15 divisions, ranging from the Premier Division to Division 10. The Premier Division is the highest division in the league and is currently contested by 16 clubs. The bottom two clubs in the Premier Division are relegated to Division 1 at the end of each season. The top two clubs in Division 1 are promoted to the Premier Division.
The other divisions in the league are structured in a similar way, with the bottom clubs in each division being relegated to the division below and the top clubs being promoted to the division above.