Last updated : Sunday, 26 November 2023
IntroductionThe Swinburne Maddison Durham Sunday Football League is an amateur football league based in County Durham, England. It was founded in 1921 and currently has over 100 clubs competing in its various divisions.
The league is named after Swinburne Maddison, a local businessman who was a keen supporter of Sunday football. The league's headquarters are at Belmont Working Men's Club in Durham.
DivisionsThe Swinburne Maddison Durham Sunday Football League has a total of 10 divisions, ranging from the Premier Division to the Division 5. The Premier Division is the top division, and the Division 5 is the lowest division.
- Premier Division
- Division 1
- Division 2
- Division 3
- Division 4
- Division 5
SeasonThe Swinburne Maddison Durham Sunday Football League season runs from September to May. Each team plays each other team in their division once, home and away. The top two teams in each division at the end of the season are promoted to the next division, and the bottom two teams are relegated to the next division.
Cup CompetitionsThe Swinburne Maddison Durham Sunday Football League also runs a number of cup competitions, including the Durham Senior Cup, the Durham Junior Cup, and the Durham Sunday Cup.
The Durham Senior Cup is the oldest cup competition in the league, and it is open to all teams in the Premier Division and Division 1. The Durham Junior Cup is open to all teams in Divisions 2, 3, 4, and 5. The Durham Sunday Cup is open to all teams in the league.