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West of Scotland Amateurs

The West of Scotland Amateurs is an amateur football league competition, primarily for amateur clubs in the west of Scotland.

It was formed in 1898 and claimed to be the oldest amateur league in world football. The association was affiliated to the Scottish Amateur Football Association.

History

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The West of Scotland Amateurs was founded in 1898 by a group of amateur footballers in the west of Scotland. The league's first season consisted of just six teams, but it quickly grew in popularity and by the early 1900s, it was one of the most competitive amateur leagues in the world.

The league has been home to some of the best amateur footballers in Scotland, including players who have gone on to play professional football. In recent years, the league has also seen an increase in the number of foreign players, with teams now fielding players from all over the world.

Current Structure

West Of Scotland Amateurs match

The West of Scotland Amateurs currently consists of two divisions, the Premier Division and the First Division. The Premier Division is the top flight of the league and is contested by 12 teams. The First Division is the second tier of the league and is contested by 10 teams.

The league season runs from August to May, with each team playing each other twice, once at home and once away. The top two teams in the Premier Division are promoted to the Scottish Amateur Football Association's National League, while the bottom two teams are relegated to the First Division.

Cup Competitions

West Of Scotland Amateurs teams

The West of Scotland Amateurs also organizes a number of cup competitions, including the West of Scotland Amateur Cup, the Alona Hotel West of Scotland Amateur Cup, and the Only Sport Sunday West of Scotland Amateur Cup.

The West of Scotland Amateur Cup is the oldest cup competition in the league and is contested by all teams in the Premier Division and the First Division. The Alona Hotel West of Scotland Amateur Cup is a knockout competition for teams in the Premier Division, while the Only Sport Sunday West of Scotland Amateur Cup is a knockout competition for teams in the First Division.

Sources

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