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Manchester Amateur Sunday Football League

The Manchester Amateur Sunday Football League (MMSFL) is an amateur football league in Manchester, England. It was founded in 1947 and currently has over 100 teams competing in its various divisions.

The MMSL is affiliated to the Manchester Football Association (MFA) and is a recognised amateur football league in England. The league's teams are eligible to enter the FA Sunday Cup, which is the most prestigious amateur football competition in England.


Mmsfl action

The MMSL was founded in 1947 by a group of amateur footballers in Manchester. The league initially had just four divisions, but it has since expanded to include over 100 teams competing in its various divisions.

The MMSL has been home to some of the best amateur footballers in England, including former Manchester United players Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.


Mmsfl match

The MMSL currently has 10 divisions, each of which is played on a Sunday. The divisions are:

  • Mikey Williams Premier Division
  • Mike Goldstone Division 1
  • Division 2
  • Division 3
  • Division 4
  • Division 5
  • Division 6
  • Division 7
  • Division 8
  • Division 9
  • Division 10

The top two teams in each division are promoted to the next division, while the bottom two teams are relegated to the next lower division.

Cup competitions

Mmsfl teams

The MMSL also organizes a number of cup competitions, including:

  • The Joe Kennedy Cup
  • The John Old Cup
  • The Memorial Cup

The Joe Kennedy Cup is the most prestigious cup competition in the MMSL. It is a knockout competition open to all teams in the league.

Mmsfl coaches

The John Old Cup and the Memorial Cup are also knockout competitions, but they are open to teams in specific divisions.


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