East Midlands League adds fourth division ahead of new season

2022 D1 North champions, Arnold Eagles, will play in this seasons Premier Division.
2021-22 D1 North champions, Arnold Eagles, will play in this season’s Premier Division.

The East Midlands Women’s Regional League prepares for its opening day on Sunday 4 September, with a new division announced.

Division One Central is a third feeder into the Premier Division, with the league set to run with thirty-two teams.

Vastly experienced EMWRFL League Chairman, Christopher Roper, had the following to say ahead of the new campaign.

“As Chairman of the EMWRFL and as the new season quickly approaches, I am looking forward to welcoming our new teams who should bolster this league and make it stronger.

“The majority of those teams have been chosen by the FA, in order to allow them to enhance their club in an upwards movement of the women’s national pyramid.

“As a league though, we have been pushing hard for three division one’s since 2019, and we finally got permission to do this, this year.

“This affords a number of positives such as club travel times being reduced, concentration of referees not travelling far to cover games, reduced fuel costs for away matches, and making it attractive for county league sides coming into our league.

“This has been something that was not very well supported in the past few seasons.”

Fixtures, both league, and the first round of the EMWRFL League Cup, for the upcoming season, are now available on Full-Time.

Opening day fixtures (Sunday 4 September):

PREMIER DIVISION – Arnold Eagles v Anstey Nomads, Basford United v Rotherham United, Chesterfield v Oughtibridge War Memorial, Lincoln United v Notts County

DIVISION ONE NORTH – Grimsby Borough v Gainsborough Trinity, Lincoln United v Grimsby Town, SJR of Worksop v Sleaford Town

DIVISION ONE CENTRAL – Asfordby Amateurs v Dronfield Town, Notts County Development v Mansfield Hosiery Mills, Sherwood v Ilkeston Town, West Bridgford v Nottingham Trent University

DIVISION ONE SOUTH – Kettering Town v Coalville Town, Leicester City Ladies v Thrapston Town, Loughborough Foxes Vixens v Roade, Northampton Town Development vs. Peterborough United Development

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