Chester and Wirral Football League pre-season update

The CWFL Queensferry Premier Division kicks off this weekend, 13 August. Last season’s Premier Division champions Unitor have folded and players and management have moved to Ashville Reserves.

Higher Bebington Kelma who finished second have moved into the West Cheshire 3rd Division as have Hooton and Helsby Reserves. The CWFL Committee has wished all well for the future in their new ventures.

The departure of last season’s top three has opened the door for Waggon & Horses, Blacon Reserves, Shaftsbury, or Black Horse to mount a title bid.

With momentum on their side Championship winners Groves FC MKS will attempt to win back-to-back titles as they kick off the season with a tough home game against Waggon & Horses who will also be aiming to kick on after a good season last time out.

Helsby 3rd entertain Shaftsbury Youth in a 1pm kick off, whilst newcomers Lockdown FC travel to Neston Nomads Reserves.

In the CWFL Olympic Trophies Championship, which kicks off a week later on 20 of August, relegated Cestrian Alex FC will be looking to bounce back up as will Upton JFC Youth who have dropped down a league.

Newcomers, Newton Athletic have moved over from the Cheshire League two. Meanwhile, Sutton Rangers and FC Farndon have made the switch from the Monday night Flexi 11’s to play on Saturdays.

Whilst the open age leagues have come down in numbers the CWFL Tarvin Precision Vets leagues are looking strong this season with four divisions holding eight teams each.

A league spokesperson said, “The CWFL Committee are currently working extremely hard to finalise the Vets league and the proposed kick off date is Saturday 3 September.

“More Information regarding the final tables and fixtures will be published in the coming weeks. Another new feature this season will be the tracking of the Top Scorers for all league with regular tables posted each week on all social media platforms and newspaper outlets.

“The CWFL would like to thank all our Sponsors for their continued support to our league.”

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