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Announcing the 2015 North Berks League Groundhop Event

The 2015 North Berks League Groundhop Day will occur on Saturday 19th September 2015. This will be the fifth running of this popular event and will visit clubs such as Grove Rangers, East Hendred and Ardington & Lockinge, culminating with Hagbourne United hosting an evening match played under floodlights, where two teams will compete for the second running of the James Rennie Memorial Trophy.

There will be an additional game held at Wallingford Town under lights on the evening of Friday 18th September for those hoppers who like to stay in the area the night before the big day.

More details on actual matches once the 2015/16 league constitution is confirmed.

So pencil this event for 19th September 2015 in your diary, NOW!"

Entry to League Season 2015/16

All Member Clubs are to be reminded that their Entry Forms (Form D) must be forwarded to David Rich (General Secretary) by 1st May 2015.

May 1st is also the deadline for applications for entry from new Clubs, please contact General Secretary David Rich e-mail for the necessary application forms.

Pre-Season Friendlies

Woodley Town FC of the Uhlsport Hellenic League Div 1 East who have finished 8th this season are on the lookout for some friendlies in July/Early August. If you would like to play us and can provide a pitch we are more than happy to split pitch/ref costs etc. Also keen to do some double headers with our reserves side on the same day who will be playing in the Thames Valley Premier league (step 7).

If your club are interested in hosting us or would like to play us but can't guarantee a pitch at this time please get in touch and we will see if we can arrange something.

Send me an email as a starting point EMAIL ME


We have six competition Finals taking place during the coming weeks:
North Berks War Memorial Cup on Friday 10th April 2015
North Berks League Cup on Saturday 11th April 2015
Nairne Paul Cup on Saturday 25th April 2015
North Berks Charity Shield on Saturday 25th April 2015
A G Kingham Cup on Saturday 9th May 2015
North Berks Cup on Saturday 9th May 2015

With the ever increasing costs of staging these matches we would be delighted to hear from any individual or organisation that would like to sponsor or contribute to any aspect of one of the Finals

e.g. programmes, individual players or referees trophies, match ball, etc.

In return we would be pleased to offer an acknowledgement of our grateful thanks, or possible advertisement space, in the match day programme.
Anyone interested, in supporting one of the Finals, should contact David Rich, General Secretary,

telephone: 01793 782270 or 07779 860255.

2015 Cup Finals

The dates for our Cup Finals for the 2014/15 Season have now been confirmed:-
Friday 10th April 2015 WAR MEMORIAL CUP at WANTAGE TOWN FC 7-30 p.m. Kick-Off
Saturday 11th April 2015 LEAGUE CUP at MILTON UNITED FC 7 p.m. Kick-Off
Saturday 25th April 2015 NAIRNE PAUL TROPHY at ABINGDON TOWN FC 2p.m. Kick-Off
Saturday 25th April 2015 CHARITY SHIELD at ABINGDON TOWN FC 7 p.m. Kick-Off
Saturday 9th May 2015 AG KINGHAM CUP at ABINGDON UNITED FC 2 p.m. Kick-Off
Saturday 9th May 2015 NORTH BERKS CUP at ABINGDON UNITED FC 7 p.m. Kick-Off


The North Berks Football League wish to congratulate Steve Mulford of East Hendred FC for being named The Berks & Bucks FA Groundsman of The Year for Step 7 Leagues and below, for the 2014/15 Season.

Well done Steve, your endless hours of dedicated work have been rewarded.

League Management Representatives

We are currently looking for persons to serve on The League Management Committee and there are currently at least two vacancies for League Management Representatives. You with be required to attend bi-monthly meetings throughout the Season, serve on the various Cup Competitions at Semi-Final and Final stages and generally assist with the management of the League.
Should you have a keen interest in North Berks Football and want to get involved in the management of the League then please contact either:-
David Rich (General Secretary)
Tel: 01793 782270 (Home) 07779 860255 (Mobile)
Leroy Paddock (Chairman)
Tel: 01235 768869 (Home)


Though we are better off than most "grass roots" leagues by a long way in terms of coverage of games RESPECT is an important issue for NBFL.

We have our own problems and have lost several good and experienced referees locally due to the attitude of some club players and officials.

The North Berks League and all its clubs are signed up to the RESPECT programme. Clubs are responsible on the pitch and off the pitch.

for NBFL respect programme click here

Pitch Markings

NBFL management committee are concerned about the increasing fines imposed on clubs who fail to mark lines behind their goals.

Your attention is drawn to Rule 10(B) which states "When the playing pitch is not enclosed a white line shall be clearly marked on the ground, a minimum of one yard and a maximum of three yards behind the goal lines extending at least six feet from each side of the goal nets."

We have no wish to increase income from clubs breaching this rule and would urge all clubs to implement it's directive.

Ground Criteria

Most clubs are actively seeking to improve facilities and the North Berks Football League have a suggested mandatory minimum ground criteria for all its clubs that has been agreed.

Clubs should be aware that ground inspections will be continue to be carried out.

ALL clubs must achieve the minimum standard agreed otherwise ground improvement notices will be served and clubs could be excluded from the league if they fail to improve their amenities.

   League Tables
  Division 1
Kintbury Rangers2256
Abingdon Town2236
10 Drayton2219
11 Crowmarsh Gifford2215
12 Watlington Town2212
  Division 2
Lambourn Sports 2256
East Hendred2252
10 Sutton Courtenay2219
11 Faringdon Town Res.2216
12 Saxton Rovers Res.222
  Division 3
Turnpike Sports2050
Hanney United2040
Newbury Reserves2038
Union Street2014
10 Blewbury1912
11 Abingdon Town Reserves209
  Division 4
Ardington Res.2055
Uffington United2043
Long Wittenham Res.2036
Drayton Reserves2019
10 Berinsfield Reserves2017
11 Steventon Res.207
  Division 5
Lambourn Sports Res.1846
Wallingford Town Res1839
Sutton Courtenay Res.1835
Hanney 66 Club1812
Grove Rangers Res.188
10 Hagbourne Utd. Res.187