Last updated : Thursday, 22 February 2024
Lichfield & District Recreational League
The Lichfield & District Recreational League (LDRL) is an amateur football league based in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. It was founded in 1922 and currently has over 100 teams competing in divisions from Under-7s to Under-21s.
The LDRL was founded in 1922 by a group of local football enthusiasts. The first season consisted of just four teams, but the league has since grown to become one of the largest amateur football leagues in Staffordshire.
The LDRL has a long history of producing talented players. In recent years, several players who have played in the LDRL have gone on to play professional football, including Michael Owen, who played for the Lichfield City Juniors team before joining Liverpool.
The LDRL is divided into a number of divisions, each of which is further subdivided into a number of leagues. The top division is the Premier Division, which is followed by the First Division, the Second Division, and so on.
The teams in each division play each other home and away, and the winners of each division are promoted to the next division, while the bottom teams are relegated to the next lower division.
In addition to the league competitions, the LDRL also runs a number of cup competitions, including the Challenge Cup, the League Cup, and the Floodlit Cup.
The Challenge Cup is the oldest cup competition in the LDRL, and is open to all teams in the league. The League Cup is open to teams in the Premier Division and First Division, and the Floodlit Cup is open to teams in the Premier Division.