League in good health, says chairman

THE Ipswich-based Licensed Trades Sunday League have reduced their number of divisions from four to three for the 2008/09 season.But chairman Ray Wright says that the league - formed in 1964 - is still in good health.

Elvin King

THE Ipswich-based Licensed Trades Sunday League have reduced their number of divisions from four to three for the 2008/09 season.

But chairman Ray Wright says that the league - formed in 1964 - is still in good health.

The recent annual general meeting was told that five clubs had left since last season - with four new clubs coming in.


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“Despite rumours to the contrary the LTL is up and running and raring to go,” said Wright.

“Clubs that have left made the point that they were not leaving because of any arguments or problems. It was because they felt they wanted different sides to compete against.”

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The move to three divisions will ensure teams play a full quota of league games, plus various internal cup competitions.

League make-up 2008/09

Premier Division: Brantham Athletic Colts, Ipswich Thistle (were Premier Pool Thistle ), Shotley Rose, Man on the Moon, GLC United, Ipswich Postals, Kitcheners Taverners, Sophtlogic FC, Northgate and Old Ipswichians, GLC FC.

Division One: Ipswich Magpies, Rosary CC, Mendlesham Albion, Ipswich Thistle Reserves, Kitcheners Reserves, Kesgrave Exiles, Stow Queens Head, Stone Lodge Community Centre, John Bull Exiles, Shotley Rose Reserves, Clapgate Lane CC.

Division Two: Red Star UK, Brewers Arms, Bramford Cock, Shiplaunch, John Bull Exiles Reserves, The Pickerel, Chantry Athletic (new team), Stow Excelsior (new team), AFC Claydon (new team), Onehouse Shepherd and Dog (new team).

The season starts on September 7.

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