Last updated : Thursday, 30 November 2023
The Local League is an amateur football league in the Netherlands. It is the lowest level of football in the country, and is open to all teams, regardless of their level of experience or ability. The league is divided into a number of divisions, each of which is played on a regional basis.
The Local League was founded in 1970, and has grown steadily over the years. It now has over 1,000 teams competing in its divisions. The league is managed by the Dutch Amateur Football Association (KNVB).
The Local League season runs from September to May. Each team plays each of their other teams in the division twice, once at home and once away. The top teams in each division are promoted to the next level, while the bottom teams are relegated to the lower level.
The Local League also has a cup competition, which is open to all teams in the league. The cup competition is played in a knockout format, and the winner of the cup is crowned the Local League Cup Champion.
Rules and Regulations
The Local League is governed by a set of rules and regulations, which are set by the KNVB. The rules cover a variety of topics, including player eligibility, team registration, and matchday procedures.
The Local League is also committed to promoting fair play and sportsmanship. The league has a number of policies in place to discourage cheating and unsportsmanlike conduct.