Last updated : Saturday, 25 November 2023


The Russell Foster League is an amateur football league in the North East of England. It was founded in 1968 and currently has over 200 clubs affiliated to it. The league runs competitions for boys and girls of all ages, from Under-7s to Under-18s.

The league is named after Russell Foster, a local businessman who was a keen supporter of youth football. The league's headquarters are located at the Russell Foster Football Centre in Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear.


  • The league runs a number of competitions for boys and girls of all ages, from Under-7s to Under-18s.
  • The most popular competition is the Premier League, which is divided into two divisions for boys and girls.
  • The league also runs cups and leagues for younger age groups, as well as a disability football league.

Venues Russell Foster League action

The league's matches are played at a variety of venues across the North East of England. The majority of matches are played on 3G artificial pitches, but there are also a number of matches played on grass pitches.

The league also has a number of dedicated training facilities, which are used by the clubs affiliated to the league.


Russell Foster League match

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