Sussex County Football League
Published 7th January 2012
....at Step 5 from fourteen to twelve.
Although there have been no official statements, rumours are rife that the Sussex and ChromaSport Trophies United Counties League are earmarked to be disbanded the season after next, with Sussex clubs being relocated to the Kent League, Wessex League and Combined Counties and UCL sides into the Ridgeons and Molten Spartan South Midlands.
The move may suit clubs to the north of Sussex but it could mean some lengthy journeys for others. Peacehaven & Telscombe, for example, would possibly have to travel to Deal for a game in the Kent League.
There are real fears that the deal may already be done and with no official comments to date, rumours are rife.
The Sussex League and others have been called to a meeting in Burton-on-Trent on Sunday and have convened a meeting of all current Division One clubs for Ringmer on Monday.
Meanwhile, four regional meetings have been called by the FA’s Leagues Committee, with Sussex clubs being invited to send up to two representatives. That meeting is scheduled to be held in Thurrock on Sunday week (January 15th), with others following in Leeds on January 22nd, Leicester on January 29th and Yeovil on February 12th.
Most County League clubs will no doubt be hoping any such plans are shelved as if they go ahead it will mean painful and costly relocation or a drastic scaling down of their status in the National League System.