Last updated : Wednesday, 29 November 2023
The Staffordshire Girls and Ladies Football League (SGLFL) is an FA Charter Standard football league for girls and women in Staffordshire, England. It was founded in 1970 and currently has over 100 clubs affiliated to it.
The SGLFL offers a variety of leagues for different age groups and abilities, from under-7s to over-35s. It also has a number of cup competitions, including the Nightingale Cup, the Staffordshire Cup, and the County Challenge Cup.
The SGLFL is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for girls and women to play football. It has a number of policies in place to promote equality and inclusion, and it works closely with the Staffordshire FA to develop the women's game in the county.
The SGLFL was founded in 1970 by a group of local football enthusiasts. The league started with just a few teams, but it has grown steadily over the years and now has over 100 clubs affiliated to it.
The SGLFL has played a significant role in the development of women's football in Staffordshire. In the early days, the league was one of the few places where girls and women could play football competitively. The league has also helped to raise the profile of women's football in the county, and it has produced a number of talented players who have gone on to play at the highest level.
The SGLFL is divided into a number of divisions, based on age and ability. The top division is the Premier Division, followed by Division One, Division Two, and so on. There are also a number of cup competitions, including the Nightingale Cup, the Staffordshire Cup, and the County Challenge Cup.
The league season runs from September to May. Each team plays a number of matches against other teams in their division, and the top teams at the end of the season are promoted to the next division. The bottom teams are relegated to the lower division.