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Heart of England League 2020


After consultation with the Heart of England clubs regarding the continuing uncertainty relating to the Coronovirus pandemic, with people still getting infected and very sadly people still losing their lives, the only realistic decision that could be made is that with regret all HofE matches will be cancelled for 2020

Stay safe

Paul Bearman


About the League

The Heart of England League is known as the "friendly league" and was formed in 1978 to give Midland based clubs local competition to a broader range of athletes including non-scoring Under 11s.

The original 5 clubs that formed the league were: Banbury, Leamington, Rugby, Daventry and Nuneaton.

Today there are 28 clubs competing in 3 matches across 4 divisions with promotion and relegation at the end of the season.

There isn't an elected Management Committee. The league has always been run in a more relaxed, ad hoc, consensus way by the competing clubs.

Paul Bearman (Stratford upon Avon AC) is the Leagues Co-ordinator and has been co-opted to chair the AGM in recent years. Martin Smith (Droitwich AC) is the Treasurer. 

Decisions to change rules or the timetable etc. are suggested by the clubs and any changes are made after consultation and approval (or not) by a majority decision of the clubs.