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15th June 2003 11:44


Pontin's has been confirmed as the new sponsors of The Central League and The Football Combination. The holiday company, which previously sponsored The Central League between season 1989/90 and season 1999/2000, has signed a two year deal with an option for a third year, to become title sponsors of the two leagues.

The Central League and Football Combination, which were previously sponsored by Avon Insurance, administer reserve team leagues for clubs from The Football League, Football Conference and, from next season, the Premier League, following agreement by Newcastle United to field a side. The two leagues will now be called the Pontin's Holidays League and the Pontin's Holidays Combination. David Cookson, Secretary of The Central League, said: “ We are absolutely delighted to welcome Pontin's back as sponsors. The company was the first ever sponsors of the Central League and provided excellent support for a decade. We look forward to another strong partnership over the coming seasons.” And Derryck Daughtery, Secretary of the Football Combination, added: “I am delighted that Pontin's has returned to football sponsorship and agreed to expand its involvement to include The Football Combination.”

...The Central League is the oldest and most established reserve team football competition in the country having been formed in 1911....The Football Combination, initially know as the London Combination, was formed in 1915....The structure of the Pontin's Holidays League next season will be...

...Premier Division: Barnsley, Bradford City, Burnley, Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Preston North End, Rotherham United, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Stoke City, Tranmere Rovers, Walsall.
...Division One (West): Blackpool, Bury, Carlisle United, Macclesfield Town, Oldham Athletic, Rochdale, Shrewsbury Town, Stockport County, Wigan Athletic, Wrexham.
...Division One (East): Boston United, Darlington, Doncaster Rovers, Grimsby Town, Hartlepool United, Lincoln City, Newcastle United, Notts County, Scunthorpe United, York City

...The structure of the Pontin's Holidays Combination next season will be...

...Central & East Division: Aldershot Town, Brentford, Brighton & Hove Albion, Cambridge United, Colchester United, Crystal Palace, Gillingham, Luton Town, Millwall, Northampton Town, Norwich City, Peterborough United, Queens Park Rangers, Southend United, Wycombe Wanderers.
...Wales & West Division: AFC Bournemouth, Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, Cardiff City, Cheltenham Town, Oxford United, Plymouth Argyle, Reading, Swansea City, Swindon Town.

Source: http://www.football-legue.co.uk


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