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Conference North

Founded 2004
Nation England
Feeder To Conference National
Relegation To Northern League Premier, Southern League Premier
Number of Teams 22
Level on Pyramid Level 6
Cups FA Cup (Qualification Needed), FA Trophy, Conference League Cup

Official Website

The Conference North (currently billed as Blue Square North for sponsorship reasons) is a division of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference National. Along with Conference South it is at Step 2 of the National League System and the sixth overall tier of the English football league system. It consists of teams located in northern England and the English Midlands.

Conference North was introduced in 2004 as part of a major restructuring of English non-League football. The champions are automatically promoted to Conference National. A second promotion place goes to the winners of play-offs involving the teams finishing in second to fifth place. The winners of the play-offs are also promoted to Conference National. The three bottom clubs are relegated to Step 3 leagues.

Starting in 2007-08, and for the next three years, it will be known officially as the Blue Square North.

Conference South

Founded 2004
Nation England, Wales
Feeder To Conference National
Relegation To Isthmian Premier Division, Southern League Premier
Number of Teams 22
Level on Pyramid Level 6
Cups FA Cup (Qualification Needed), FA Trophy, Conference League Cup
Current Champions (2006/07) Histon
Official Website

Conference South (currently billed as Blue Square South for sponsorship reasons) is one of the second divisions of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference National. Along with Conference North it is at the second level of the National League System, and at the sixth tier overall of the English football league system.

The Conference South was introduced in 2004 as part of a major restructuring of English non-League football. The champions are automatically promoted to Conference National. A second promotion place goes to the winners of play-offs involving the teams finishing in second to fifth place. The three bottom clubs are relegated to Step 3 leagues.

From the 2007-08 season it will be known as Blue Square South.