The Leicestershire Senior League
(currently sponsored by Everards Brewery) is a football
competition based in Leicestershire
The league was formed in 1896,
The longest serving team in the league was Holwell Sports
, who completed 76 seasons in the league, 60 of them in the top division but left in 2008 to join the new East Midlands Counties Football League
The league currently has two divisions, the Premier Division and Division One, and is a feeder to the East Midlands Counties Football League
. The Football Association
classifies the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division as Step 7, due to the quality of football played and the standard of the grounds on which teams play. The First Division is therefore not part of the NLS, meaning that clubs in that division are not eligible to take part in the FA Vase
. An application to re-grade the Premier Division to Step 6 was turned down by the FA in 2006.
For the 2008-09 season, eight of the leading sides left the league to join forces with eight clubs from the Central Midlands League
to form a new league, the East Midlands Counties Football......