The Liverpool Business Houses Football League and the Liverpool and District Sunday Football League are delighted to announce their new initiative – Sunday Football At Its Best!
From the start of the new 2020/21 football season, the 41 teams from the Liverpool Business Houses Football League will welcome over two dozen teams from the Liverpool and District Sunday Football League to the new league structure, which will see the development of what is expected to be one of the best Sunday leagues in England.
In addition to the existing members of the leagues, at least 11 new clubs will be competing for the first time; creating six divisions with 12 to 14 teams in each league. The top two divisions, the Premiership and Championship, will be capable of competing regionally in the Liverpool County FA Cups, and nationally in the FA Sunday Cup, as well as weekly league fixtures. Teams in the other four divisions will have weekly league fixtures and the opportunity to compete in Liverpool County FA Cups.
Commenting on the new arrangements, Peter Morton, Chairman of the LBHFL said: “This is a really exciting development for Sunday football teams in Liverpool and the surrounding area. With over 80 teams, involving over 1,700 players, we believe this will be seen as one of the best Sunday leagues in England offering appropriate levels of competitive football at venues across the city of Liverpool and beyond.”
On behalf of the Liverpool and District Sunday Football League, Secretary Ian Dibbert said: “We are really looking forward to seeing the new league structure in play. We set out to create a structure that would be among the best in the country allowing all teams to play in quality competitive games every week as well as retaining the history and traditions of both the Liverpool and District Sunday Football League and the Liverpool Business Houses Football League. We believe we that this will be will achieved through this new league structure.”
Ian Wild, Chairperson of the Liverpool County Football Association commented: “We are delighted to see this new development, which we know will secure the long-term future for Sunday football and encourage many players to participate in competitive football in our area. A key part of our strategy is ensuring that as many as people as possible participate in active sport – and the tradition of successful Sunday football leagues is secured with this new arrangement.”
Given the challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic, the start date for the new season has yet to be confirmed, but it is hoped that fixtures can be arranged from the autumn of 2020 and continue through to May or June next year.
Anyone wishing to find out more about the Liverpool Business Houses Football League should contact John Milligan, League Secretary, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07983 574116, or Ian Dibbert, Assistant League Secretary, on 07734 448548.