The August Bank holiday is on its way which means we will be switching from Monday Night Summer club to regular Wednesday Night Club Night from next week (29th of August).
The league formation was sent out last time, and the changes mean that there are just 4 divisions and we have a team in each one. The first week of fixtures all look strangely similar as they feature three St Andrews vs Evergeens match ups.
Matches start week beginning the 17th of September.
League Formation 2018-2019
||Preston College A
||St. Andrews D
|St. Andrews A
||St. Andrews B
||St. Andrews C
Message From Paul Eastham:
The fixtures committee met in July to form the league.
As every year, we are always challenged in what we should do and the way forward.
We had a great format last year with the season and a half with great feedback and we wanted to continue with the same format this season but it meant that 2 teams that had gained promotion would not have been allowed to earn their just rewards due to us losing 3 teams ( MGS E, Whittle A, Clayton E) and trying to balance out all the divisions evenly.
Therefore after a lot of deep discussion, we had to take the very harsh decision to drop down to 4 divisions.
We will now revert back to just a full season again as we have 9 teams in divisions 1 & 2 and 10 teams in divisions 3 & 4. (Assuming we have no other teams withdrawing!)
One saviour is that we have a new team in the league, Mythop B.
Having 4 divisions will have implications on the cups and we will seek approval from an EGM at the registration meeting to introduce a new cup competition that will mean that each division will now hold their own handicapped cup.
The EGM & registration meeting will take place at St. Andrews on Monday 10th September at 7.30pm. A reminder will be sent out!
(Preston College B dropped out after Formation meeting so only 9 teams in D4)