East and West of Scotland Leagues confirm boundary areas for new applications

The East and West of Scotland Football League structures have agreed a boundary for new member applications.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 10:15 am
The East and West of Scotland Football League set-ups look likely to only grow further and now of boundary areas for new applications has been confirmed. Pic by Blair Smith

It’s been just a few years since several clubs left the junior ranks to join the senior EoSFL set-up in this part of the country.

Kelty Hearts were the first to depart the juniors to become part of the pyramid and were then followed in the months after that by a further 24 sides.

Since then the likes of Glenrothes, Kennoway Star Hearts and Newburgh have all joined the EoSFL set-up.

Those numbers are only likely to go up in the coming seasons so now the EoSFL and the WoSFL have agreed a boundary for new member applications which is based on local authority areas.

Clubs in Stirling, Falkirk and West Lothian Council areas who wish to join the pyramid will be directed to apply to the EoSFL while clubs in North and South Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire will be directed to apply to the WoSFL.

A joint statement from both leagues, released on Monday, said: “These local authority boundaries will not affect any club already in membership of either league.

"Once a club is admitted to a league, any application to switch leagues will not be entertained except with the prior approval of both leagues.”

Entry criteria and application forms for membership of the East of Scotland Football Association and the East of Scotland Football League can be accessed from the league’s website and, when completed, should be submitted by March 31.