Leeds Combination to launch Saturday league

Mick Druce
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THE THRIVING Leeds Combination League is to launch an exciting new Saturday league for season 2015-16.

The leading Sunday league in Leeds has grown in size and stature in recent years and general secretary Mick Druce says a gap has been left on the Saturday front by the folding of the Leeds Red Triangle League.

And now it’s all systems go towards launching a new Combination Saturday league for the Leeds area next term, with initial popularity so high that Druce says there could be three divisions instead of the initially planned one.

Druce said: “With the collapse of the Leeds Red Triangle league at the end of last season there has been a void left in the local amateur football community, as for the first time since 1920 there is not a Saturday league in Leeds.

“So to fill this gap in the market the Leeds Combination League will be launching a new Saturday League for the season 2015-16. It does not seem right that a city the size of Leeds does not have its own Saturday league and after a very soft launch on twitter we already have interest from around eight sides. These are a mix of brand new sides, Sunday sides starting up Saturday sides and existing sides looking to play nearer home.

“Jack Stott, the secretary of the Leeds and District FA is very supportive of the launch as is Hannah Simpson the CEO of the West Yorkshire County FA.

“They like us believe there is a real need for a Leeds based Saturday league, though of course we will be more than happy to accept application from outside the cities boundaries as we do for Sundays.”

Application forms for both Saturday and Sunday sides are available at http://full-time.thefa.com/Index.do?league=7654141. Alternatively, in confidence, email mickjdruce@gmail.com or call 07765 791211.