Last updated : Friday, 24 November 2023

Southern Amateur Football League

The Southern Amateur Football League (SAL) is an association football league in England affiliated to the Amateur Football Alliance (AFA). It is based in and around Greater London and caters for 11–a–side men's adult teams.


The SAL was founded in 1907 and is one of the oldest amateur football leagues in England. The league has been divided into different sections over the years, but the current structure consists of four sections: Senior, Intermediate, Junior North, and Junior South.

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The SAL has a long history of producing talented players who have gone on to play professional football. Some of the most notable players to have come through the SAL include:

  • Terry Venables, who played for Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur before becoming a successful manager
  • Glenn Hoddle, who played for Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea before becoming a successful manager
  • Paul Lampard, who played for Chelsea and West Ham United
  • Frank Lampard, who played for Chelsea, West Ham United, and Manchester City
  • John Terry, who played for Chelsea and Aston Villa

Current season

The current season of the SAL is the 2022-2023 season. The Senior Division is currently being led by Polytechnic, while the Intermediate Division is being led by Actonians Association. The Junior North Division is being led by Carshalton, and the Junior South Division is being led by Norsemen.


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