KDFL Presentation – End of a chapter
On Friday 30th May, Fulham Deaf Chairman Nick Beese and Manager Ayad Sarraf attended the Kingston & District Football League end of season presentation dinner and dance, and collected the KDFL Division 1 Winners Cup.
Despite the 1st Team winning promotion to the KDFL Premier Division after five years in the league constitution, which has seen us win promotion three times including winning the league this year, and two cup titles, which is a very good record and one to be immensely proud of, the club has decided to move both mens squads to the Surrey South East Combination League. The 1st Team will go straight to Junior Division One, which is the equivalent of the KDFL Premier Division, and the reserves to Division Five.
The Surrey South Eastern Combination is one of the two intermediate association football leagues in the English county of Surrey (the other is the Surrey County Intermediate League (Western)). It comprises clubs from the east of Surrey and parts of Middlesex and London.
While the league is situated at the 11th level of the English football league system, it has not yet been incorporated into the National League System as a Step 7 league, unlike most other level 11 leagues. In practice, it acts as a feeder to the Combined Counties League. Warlingham have recently been promoted from the Combination to the CCL, with Hersham RBL and Cranleigh relegated in the opposite direction. In 2008/09 the introduction of the Surrey Elite Intermediate League is hoped to fill the gap between this league and the Combined Counties League.
Currently the league has seven divisions – Intermediate Divisions One and Two, as well as five Junior Divisions (One to Five).
The deaf whites very much look forwards to the new season, when they will face new teams, and have a new challenge to fight for promotion to the Intermediate Level at Division Two, where our friends and rivals, Westminster Casuals FC now play their football.
SSEC Website : http://www.leaguewebsite.co.uk/ssecfl/index.cgi