Last updated : Friday, 01 December 2023

St Helens Combination

The St Helens Combination is an amateur football league in St Helens, Merseyside, England. It was founded in 1917 and currently has 15 clubs competing in three divisions.


The league was founded on 4 August 1917 by Ernest Worrall, who distributed notices to several of his friends and colleagues calling a meeting in the old LMS Club now known as The British Rail Club, Penlake Lane, Sutton. A league was formed but was initially known as The St Helens & District Junior Football League. The officers were Harry Thompson (Chairman), John Marsh (President) & Ernest Worrall (Gen Secretary). The League Championship Cup dates back to the year 1917 but in 1919, Mr John Martin, a town centre hairdresser, presented the “Martin Cup” to the league.

St Helens Combination action

The league has gone through a number of changes over the years, including a name change in 1974 to the St Helens & District Football Combination. In 2016, the league folded due to lack of teams, but it was reformed in 2018.

Current Structure

The St Helens Combination currently has 15 clubs competing in three divisions:

  • Premier Division
  • Division One
  • Division Two
St Helens Combination match

The top two teams in the Premier Division are promoted to the Liverpool County Combination at the end of the season, while the bottom two teams are relegated to Division One. The top two teams in Division One are promoted to the Premier Division, while the bottom two teams are relegated to Division Two.


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