Last updated : Thursday, 30 November 2023
Liverpool Old Boys Football League
The Liverpool Old Boys Football League (LOBAL) is an amateur football league in Liverpool, England. It was founded in 1923 and currently has over 60 clubs competing in four divisions.
The LOBAL was founded in 1923 by a group of former Liverpool players who wanted to continue playing football after they had left the professional game. The league initially had just four teams, but it has grown steadily over the years and now has over 60 clubs.
The LOBAL has been home to some of Liverpool's most famous footballers, including Billy Liddell, Ronnie Moran, and Ian Callaghan. The league has also produced a number of international players, including David Fairclough and Robbie Fowler.
The LOBAL currently has four divisions: Premier Division, Championship, League One, and League Two. The top two teams in each division are promoted at the end of the season, while the bottom two teams are relegated.
The league also has a number of cup competitions, including the Bill Hughes Senior Shield, the Bushell Cup, and the Connerty Cup.
The 2022-23 season is currently underway. The Premier Division is being led by Collegiate Old Boys, while the Championship is being led by Huyton Stanley FC.
The league's cup competitions are also underway. The Bill Hughes Senior Shield is being contested by the top four teams in the Premier Division, while the Bushell Cup is being contested by the top four teams in the Championship.