Norfolk FA Veterans League available for new
Norfolk County FA can confirm that the Norfolk FA Veterans Football
League, currently known as the Leathes Prior Veterans League is available for
sponsorship for the 19/20 season.
The news comes after a successful
three year partnership with Norwich based law firm Leathes Prior that has seen
the league grow substantially in that time.
Photo Credit: David Richardson
Since its inception in 2010, the league has more than doubled in
size, going from 2 divisions with 10 total teams, to this season hosting 5
divisions and 36 competing teams. In addition the 18/19 season has seen the
introduction of a new league cup competition in which Cosstessey and Fakenham will
face off on the 19th of May.
Norfolk FA hope to see further growth ahead of the 19/20 campaign
and are also working to introduce a Walking Football division to the league,
another area of the game which has seen huge growth in the last 5 years.
Matt Carpenter, Chairman of the league
commented on the fantastic growth that Norfolk FA has seen in the last nine
years: “We are delighted with the growth of the Veterans league over the
past few seasons and we have already had a number of enquiries from teams
looking to join the league next season.
“With the continuing growth of veterans’ football
I am confident the League will continue to flourish. On behalf of the League,
we are extremely grateful to the support that Leathes Prior have offered us
over the past three seasons and I now look forward to an exciting future ahead.”
Two teams that are high flyers in the league faced off in the
Norfolk Veterans Cup Final on Friday night at theFDC, Bowthorpe.
Horsford are currently sitting pretty in the Premiership having
won the league at the beginning of April, with their opponents Tavern Old Boys
runners up to them in second. It was an entertaining fixture which took extra
time to separate the teams.
A Grant Holt header and Roy Bevis brace helped Horsford to come
out on top winning 4-3; meaning a new name etched onto the trophy, with the
competition having previously been dominated by Darren Huckerby’s Cringleford
for the past two seasons.
Chief Executive of Norfolk FA, Gavin Lemmon spoke of the brilliant
opportunity for another legal firm or any local business to get involved in a
rapidly growing area of football: “Two
of the league’s top teams battling it out through extra time in the County Cup
is testament to the growth and quality of Vets Football in Norfolk.
commitment and camaraderie displayed at this level, along with some well-known
names gaining appearances, both the Veterans League and Veterans Cup represent
a fantastic prospect for any organisation to get involved in what’s an exciting
and developing area of Norfolk Football.”
For more information about the Norfolk FA Veterans Football
League, please click here.
To express an interest in supporting Veterans’ Football in 19/20
and beyond, please email Marketing@NorfolkFA.com.