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Following meetings of both the Alliance and Leagues Committees the club allocations for season 2008/2009 have been agreed.
It should be noted that in arriving at these allocations the following have been taken into account:
- It has been assumed that Halifax Town FC has been expelled from the Football Conference. This has in turn provided for Altrincham FC, Hucknall Town FC, Borehamwood FC and Slough Town FC to be reprieved from relegation from their respective Steps.
- Should Cambridge City FC be unsuccessful in their Appeal against the decision of the Football Conference to relegate them, then will be placed at Step 3 (Southern League Premier Division) thereby reprieving Weston Super Mare FC from relegation.
- Following the demise of Edgware Town FC at Step 4, Ilford FC has been reprieved from relegation
There may be other issues that arise in the near future that will be dealt with by the Leagues Committee as and when they arise.
Clubs relegated from Step 4 have been allocated as follows:
Alsager Town FC (to North West Counties League)
Bridlington Town FC (to northern Counties East League)
Berkhamsted Town FC (to Spartan South Midlands League)
Wivenhoe Town FC (to Eastern Counties League)
Horsham YMCA FC (to Sussex County League)
Molesey FC (to Combined Counties League)
Newport IOW FC (to Wessex League)
The Leagues Committee also confirmed that there will be new competitions at both Step 6 and 7 next season. The East Midlands Counties Football League will comprise of clubs from the Central Midlands, Leicestershire Senior and Northern Counties East Leagues and will operate at Step 6. The Hampshire Premier League will operate at Step 7. They may be joined by the Surrey Elite Intermediate League although this is yet to be confirmed.
It was further agreed that there would be a review of the current geographical boundaries during the course of the season with a view to recommending changes, if any, for season 2009/2010.