Ashby & District Football League

This was one of the first Junior football leagues to be set up in Leicestershire. Formed for the 1895/96 season (along with the Leicester & District, Hinckley & District, and North Leicestershire Football Leagues). The league went close to folding at the end of the 1898/99 season before being restructured and continuing until the end of the 1900/01 season.

The initial teams were Ellistown, Gresley Swifts, Ibstock Albion, Measham Wanderers, Moira Rovers, Overseal Town & Pool Village Wanderers, plus the reserve teams of Ashby Albion, Coalville Albion, Hugglescote Robin Hoods & Whitwick Town.

What do we know about this league ?

All participating teams are known, but I only have full final tables for two of the seasons.

WinnersRunners Up
1895/96Moira RoversIbstock Albion
1896/97Swannington St. George’sAshby Town
1898/99Boundary Albionunknown
1899/00Woodville TownBoundary Albion
1900/01Boundary AlbionAlbert Village

At the end of the 1900/01 season most of the teams moved to other leagues, Albert Village & Boundary Albion to the Burton & District League and Ibstock Wanderers, Measham Wanderers & Moira United to the Measham & District League.