The 'Central Midlands Football League is an English football league covering the northeast-central part of England. Formed in 1971 as the South Derbyshire League, changing name initially to the Derbyshire League before taking on its current name in 1983, it covers Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire. Since the 2004-05 season, their principal sponsor has been Abacus Lighting.
The number of divisions has varied over time as follows
1983–84 - three divisions: Supreme, Premier First and Premier
1984–85 - three divisions: Central, Premier First and Premier
1985–86 - two divisions: Central and Premier
1986–87 - three divisions: Supreme, Premier and First
1987–88 to 1989–90 - two divisions: Supreme and Premier
1990–91 - three divisions: Supreme, Premier and First
1991–92 - three divisions: Supreme, Premier North and Premier South
1992-93 to 2010-11 - two divisions: Supreme and Premier
2011–12 to present - two divisions: North and South
Within the English football league system, the Central Midlands League's two divisions, called the North Division and South Division, are considered part of the National League System (at Step 7), while the two reserve divisions are not. Four clubs from the previously-named Premier Division had the distinction of being the lowest-ranked clubs, and only ones outside the NLS, accepted for the 2006–07 FA Vase.
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