The Anglian Combination Football League is an English football league that operates in the East Anglia area. The league specifically covers Norfolk and northern Suffolk with rules stating that clubs should be within a 50 miles radius from the centre of Norwich〔http://resources.thefa.com/images/ftimages/data/league4780817/48979.pdf〕
It consists of 112 teams and has seven divisions – the Premier Division, Division 1 to 4 plus the two regionalised divisions, Division 5 North and South. Its top division is currently at step 7 (or level 11) of the National League System. An U19 Development Division has been proposed to start in the 2014–15 season depending on interest.
Each season, the best of the Anglian Combination's footballers are selected to represent the Anglian Combination in the FA Inter-League Cup, a cup competition for the FA's regional leagues.
C.N.S.O.B.U. (City of Norwich School Old Boys Union) were the first ever champions of the Anglian Combination in 1965, winning the Senior A division in the league's transitional season.
Acle United will be the reigning champions for the 2015–16 season after winning the Anglian Combination for the third time, becoming only the second club ever to win three top division titles in a row (the first being Wroxham who won four titles in a row between 1981 and 1985).
The league was formed in 1964, as a merger of the East Anglian League and the Norfolk & Suffolk League (established 1897) and had a transitional season in 1964–65 before settling down to a regular format for the 1965–66 season of four divisions for first teams and three for reserves. A further division for first teams was added for 1966–67, and that format remained unchanged until the previously separate reserve divisions incorporated into the main structure for the 2003–04 season. The winners of the Premier Division are also known as the ''Sterry Cup'' winners and are eligible for promotion to the Eastern Counties League.
After a league meeting of the Anglian Combination clubs on 9 February 2011, it was decided the Anglian Combination would adopt the FA's Respect programme. This included the practice of all players on the two teams and match officials shaking hands before the game.
On 25 June 2012, a proposed trial for rolling substitutions was rejected by Anglian Combination clubs at a league AGM
To try and solve problems with decreasing youth participation, an U19 Development Division was agreed on at a league AGM on 17 June 2013 with the competition expected to start from the 2014–15 season at the earliest.
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