Following discussions over recent weeks the League can confirm that Tooting & Merton Wandsworth have withdrawn from the League with immediate effect. The club was ultimately unable to continue their project, which involved joining the SAL, and so decided it was in the best interests of the League and the club that they discontinue their SAL membership.
The SAL Senior Cup 1st Round tie between Cambridge Heath and Tooting & Merton Wandsworth has been awarded to Cambridge Heath, who progress to face Weirside Rangers.
We wish the club all the best for the future.
In a statement to full council this evening the Redbridge council Leader, Jas Athwal, has revealed that the Inspector's pre-advice on the local plan is that "we will be able to achieve our housing targets without the need to use the proposed site at Oakfield".
The draw for the SAL Senior Cup has been released with the two newest teams in the Senior Section meeting in Round 1. Cambridge Heath are due to host Tooting & Merton Wandsworth at Victoria Park on 7 October with the prize of a trip to Weirside Rangers at stake for the winner.
The Second Round is scheduled for 4 November with last season's finalists, Crouch End Vampires, visiting north London rivals Broomfield. A south-eastern derby pits HSBC against AFC Oldsmiths while Actonians vs Norsemen promises to b an interesting encounter between last season's run away Third Division champions (Norsemen) and an Acton side who have been knocking on the door of Division 1 for a couple of seasons now.
The Third Round takes place on 9 December and the draw for that round will be released on 5 November at midday.
The draw for the SAL Intermediate Cup has been released with 29 entrants from Intermediate Divisions 1, 2 and 3. The holders, Ibis Eagles Reserves, are exempt to Round 3 but new boys Hampstead Heathens travel to Northaw to face Old Owens Reserves in their very first SAL Cup tie. Another 1st XI - St. James' Old Boys - host Weirside Rangers Reserves in Round 1 while Tooting & Merton Wandsworth are down to travel to Edmonton to take on Norsemen Reserves.
The competition begins on 30 September with five First Round ties, followed by the Second Round on 11 November.
The draw for the SAL Junior Cup 1st and 2nd Rounds was released today with new boys City of London drawn at home to Winchmore Hill 4th in Round 1. Tooting & Merton Wandsworth have yet to confirm their entry, but have been provisionally drawn at home to Alleyn Old Boys 4th.
The competition is open to teams from Intermediate Division 4 and Junior Divisions 1 North and 1 South and has attracted over 30 entries this season. Round 1 is scheduled for 30 September with the 2nd Round two weeks later on 14 October.
The draw for the SAL Minor Cup has been released today, with 20 entrants from Junior Divisions 3 North and 3 South. New club Tansley feature in Round 1 with an 'away' trip to Old Owens 3rd, with whom they ground-share. In Round 2 2017 runners-up Weirside Rangers 3rd travel to Old Parkonians 4th - some reward for last season's efforts!!!
Aside from the 'Northaw derby' between Tansley and Owens, there are other local match-ups for Ibis Eagles 3rd, who host Civil Service 4th and Alexandra Park 6th, who host Crouch End Vampires 4th.
The competition begins on 21 October with the 2nd Round due to take place on 25 November.
The draw for the Senior Novets Cup has been released today, featuring teams from Junior Divisions 3 North and 3 South. There are a total of twenty teams including new boys City of London Reserves, who host East Barnet Old Grammarians 4th in Round 1, and holders Carshalton 5th who receive a bye to Round 2 where they host Norsemen 5th. Their opponents in last season's final - Old Finchleians 6th - also begin in Round 2 where they will travel to meet the winner out of Winchmore Hill 7th and HSBC 4th.
The competition begins on 11 November with Round 2 on 2 December.
The draw for the Intermediate Novets Cup has been released with 29 teams in this season's draw. City of London 3rd travel to Polytechnic 8th in their first appearance in the competition after joining the League this season. The rest of the draw threw up some long journeys for Norsemen 6th at Merton 5th, Kew 3rd at Winchmore 8s, HSBC 5th at Broomfield 3rd, Salesians Reserves at Owens 4th and Merton 6th at Parkonians 8th.
The competition gets underway on 11 November with 13 ties, with Parkonians 7th, Alexandra Park 7th and Polytechnic 7th being drawn byes to Round 2 which takes place on 2 December.
The draw for the SAL Junior Novets Cup has been released, with 22 participants allocated to six qualifying groups. The competition is for teams in Junior Division 5 North and Junior Division 6 South. In addition, Old Parkonians 9th - who will not be playing league football this season - have entered along with Corinthian-Casuals U21 and Old Parkonians U21 who will be participating in the new SAL U21 League.
The opening group games will be scheduled for 9 September, with fixtures due to be released along with the opening league fixtures on Wednesday 30 August.
The constitution for the coming season has been confirmed by the Constitution Committee. Large changes have been made since last season with an additional Intermediate division brought in and the Junior and Minor sections merged to form a new, regionalised, Junior Section. Teams can now be promoted between all divisions except Senior, which continues to be restricted to 1st XIs.
JUNIOR SECTION (NORTH)
JUNIOR SECTION (SOUTH)