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United Counties Football League
150
Founded
1934
Nation
 England
Feeder To
Southern League
Divisions
Premier Division
Division One
Number of Teams
37
Levels on Pyramid
Levels 9-10
Cups
United Counties League Cup
Current Champions (2008-09)
Stewarts & Lloyds Corby (Premier Division)
Peterborough Northern Star (Division One)
Website
Official

The United Counties Football League (also known after its sponsor as the Hereward Teamwear United Counties League) is an English football league covering Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire, as well as parts of Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. It has a total of four divisions, two for first teams and two for reserve teams. Clubs in the Premier Division are eligible to enter the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round stages. Those clubs in the league with floodlights are eligible for the FA Vase, and there are knockout cups for the Premier/Division One clubs and for the Reserve Divisions clubs.

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Divisions

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Premier Division

The Premier Division is at Level 9 (Step 5) of the National League System, feeding in to the Southern Football League Division One Midlands. It was known as the Northamptonshire League until 1934. There are currently twenty-one clubs in this division, one less than is normal for Leagues at a similar level in the English football league system. The member clubs take part in Cup competitions organised by the County FA to which they are affiliated and other Cup competitions.

Division One

Division One is at Level 10 (Step 6) in the football pyramid above four smaller local leagues at the base of the recognized NLS: the Northamptonshire Combination, Northampton Town League, Bedfordshire Football League, and Peterborough & District League. There are currently sixteen clubs in this division. This is one of the few Step 6 divisions across the country that is not all-floodlit.

Reserve Divisions

The membership of the two reserve divisions (Reserve Division One and Reserve Division Two) is made up largely of the Reserve teams of the clubs in the main United Counties League.

Recent Champions

The recent divisional champions and League Cup winners are as follows:

Season Premier Division Division One Reserves Division 1 Reserves Division 2 League Cup
1980-81 Stamford Stevenage Borough
1981-82 Stamford Newport Pagnell Town
1982-83 Irthlingborough Diamonds Raunds Town
1983-84 Buckingham Town Brackley Town
1984-85 Arlesey Town Northampton Spencer
1985-86 Buckingham Town Kempston Rovers
1986-87 Potton United Baker Perkins
1987-88 Spalding United British Timken Duston
1988-89 Potton United Ramsey Town
1989-90 Holbeach United Daventry Town
1990–91 Bourne Town Daventry Town
1991–92 Northampton Spencer Harrowby United
1992–93 Rothwell Town Ford Sports Daventry
1993–94 Rothwell Town Northampton Vanaid
1994–95 Boston Town St Neots Town
1995–96 Raunds Town Ford Sports Daventry
1996–97 Stamford Yaxley
1997–98 Stamford Higham Town
1998–99 Spalding United Bugbrooke St Michaels
1999–00 Ford Sports Daventry Cottingham Cogenhoe United
2000–01 Boston Town Daventry Town Desborough Town
2001–02 Ford Sports Daventry Newport Pagnell Town Stotfold Holbeach United Raunds Town
2002–03 Holbeach United Northampton Sileby Rangers Bugbrooke St Michaels Olney Town Blackstones
2003–04 Spalding United Potton United Raunds Town Bourne Town Boston Town
2004–05 Cogenhoe United Northampton Sileby Rangers Yaxley Ford Sports Daventry Potton United
2005–06 Woodford United Sleaford Town Bourne Town Woodford United Yaxley
2006–07 Deeping Rangers Whitworths Cogenhoe United St Neots Town Boston Town
2007–08 Stotfold Daventry Town Stotfold Huntingdon Town Desborough Town
2008–09 Stewart & Lloyds Peterborough Northern Star Stotfold Peterborough Northern Star Stotfold

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