The Amateur Football Combination comprises more than 1% of 11-a-side adult male football teams in England!
The Amateur Football Combination (AFC) is an adult male league affiliated to the Amateur Football Alliance (AFA), London FA, Middlesex FA and Surrey FA, and was formed in 2002 by the merger of the Old Boys' Football League (1907) and Southern Olympian League (1911) and subsequently merging with the London Financial Football Association (itself comprising the London Banks Football Association, 1900 and the London Insurance Football Association, 1908) in 2006.
In the AFC the emphasis is not only the game, but importantly playing in the Spirit of Football, promoting fair play and respect for all including being sociable and hospitable.
Home clubs are expected to provide hospitality for the opposition and match officials after the game, acknowledging that there should be more to football than simply ninety minutes on the pitch. Everyone knows that they have to go back to work on Monday morning!
The AFC offers players the opportunity to play at a level which suits their ability, providing a competitive but sporting game whether they are in the 1st XI or 9th XI. Our clubs and club members come from all walks - "Old Boys" sides from schools, colleges and universities, local authorities and business houses, as well as social clubs and, of course, Youth Clubs with the league providing an opening for young players to cross the bridge from youth into adult football.
Match officials are an integral part of the game and very much part of the family. There is no "them and us" - officials are treated just as hospitably as the opposition. Anyone interested in officiating in the league will be very welcome.
For more information on the Amateur Football Combination please email Ian Andrews.
Are you a Club, Player or Referee who’d like to join the AFC? If you are click here to find out how!
Easter Saturday (26 March) is a normal playing Saturday and fixtures will be arranged that weekend.
If you want to request a free week (one per team, per season) please get in touch with the relevant League Match Secretary:
Jamie Brunton - Senior Divisions and Intermediate North
James Whitmarsh - Intermediate South - Four South
Mick Kelly - One North - Nine North
James Brickley - Five South - Nine South