Berks County FC learn opponents for 2016/17 Thames Valley Premier League

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The Thames Valley Premier Football League constitution has been revealed with Bracknell based Berks County Football Club continuing in the John Dell Premier Division for 2016/17.

The Thames Valley League – previously know as the Reading Football League – is one step below the Hellenic Football League and the division is made up primarily with clubs from the Berkshire area.

County – who were saved by a new sponsor earlier in the season – will face several trips to Reading and West Berkshire while there will be tough games at reigning champions Reading YMCA and runners-up Marlow United.

Related: Important dates for the 2016/17 season, including the Thames Valley Premier League

The league has a healthy history of promoting clubs to the Hellenic League with Ascot United and Highmoor-IBIS both well established in the Premier Division.

In addition, County’s Rovers side will play in Division 4 while their reserves have been promoted to Division 3.

The league will be made up of five divisions of between 11 and 14 teams.

The full league line-up was ratified at the recent league AGM and is as follows:

John Dell Premier Division

  1. Berks County FC
  2. Cookham Dean
  3. Highmoor Ibis Res
  4. Hurst
  5. Marlow United
  6. Mortimer
  7. Newbury FC
  8. Reading YMCA
  9. Rotherfield United
  10. Taplow United
  11. Unity
  12. Woodcote Stoke Row
  13. Woodley United Res
  14. Wraysbury Village (Re-entering the League)

Thames Valley Football League Division One

  1. AFC Corinthians (Retained in Division One)
  2. Cookham Dean Res
  3. Eldon Celtic (Promoted from Division Two)
  4. FC Imaan Lions (Elevated from Division Two)
  5. Frilsham & Yattendon
  6. Maidenhead Magpies
  7. Maidenhead Town (Transferred from East Berks League Division One)
  8. Mortimer Res
  9. Reading YMCA Rapids
  10. Westwood United
  11. Winnersh Rangers

Thames Valley Football League Division Two

  1. Barkham Athletic
  2. Burghfield FC (Elevated from Division Four)
  3. Finchampstead Res. (Promoted from Division Three)
  4. Goring United
  5. Highmoor U21 (Relegated from Division One)
  6. Maidenhead Magpies Res (Elevated from Division Four)
  7. S.R.C.C. (Promoted from Division Three)
  8. Taplow United Res (Elevated from Division Three)
  9. Wargrave
  10. Westwood United Res
  11. White Eagles (Promoted from Division Three)
  12. Woodcote Stoke Row Res

Thames Valley Football League Division Three

  1. AFC Corinthians Res (Elevated from Division Four)
  2. Ashridge Park (Relegated from Division Two)
  3. Baughurst & Brimpton (New club name)
  4. Berks County Res (Promoted from Division Four)
  5. Harchester Hawks (Elevated from Division Four)
  6. Hurst Res (Elevated from Division Four)
  7. Maidenhead Town Res (Transferred from East Berks League Division Three)
  8. Newbury Res (Transferred from North Berks League Division Three)
  9. Rotherfield United Res (Elevated from Division Four)
  10. Unity Res
  11. White Eagles Reserves (New team)
  12. Woodley United “A”
  13. Young Promises (New club)

Thames Valley Football League Division Four

  1. AFC Corinthians “A” (New team)
  2. Berks County FC Rovers
  3. Braybrooke (Transferred from East Berks League Division Two)
  4. Goring Utd Res
  5. Harchester Hawks Reserves (New team)
  6. Hurst “A”
  7. South Reading (New club)
  8. Taplow United “A”
  9. The Hop Leaf
  10. Twyford & Ruscombe
  11. Wargrave Res
  12. Woodley United “B”

Promotions and withdrawals

AFC Aldermaston promoted to Hellenic Football League
Theale has withdrawn
FC Reading Dons have withdrawn
Sonning Sports has withdrawn
Highmoor Knights have withdrawn
Shinfield Rangers Men have withdrawn
TDC Knights have withdrawn
Baughurst AFC Reserves have withdrawn
Sonning has withdrawn
AFC Aldermaston Reserves have withdrawn
Marlow United Reserves have withdrawn

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