Hinckley LRFC will start life as a Step 4 club competing in the Northern Premier League Midlands Division and will be joined by other clubs automatically promoted from the United Counties Leagues namely, Harborough Town and Gresley Rovers. Boldmere St Michaels who earned promotion via winning the play-offs from the Midland Football League will also join the UCL trio.
Moving laterally into the Northern Premier League Midlands Division are St Neots who finished 10th in the Southern League Division One Central last season and Dereham Town who similarly finished 10th in the Isthmian League Division One North last season. Sutton Coldfield Town earned a reprieve from last season and retain their league status.
Long Eaton also promoted from the UCL have been allocated to the Northern Premier League East whilst Hanley Town from the Midland Football League have been promoted to the Northern Premier League West and will come up against the high profile Macclesfield Town.
Neil Lyne was delighted to receive the allocations update and can now focus on preparing the squad for life in the Northern Premier League against some familiar opposition.
The countdown to the new 2022-2023 season can now begin .....