Sunday 22nd June 2003

Ryman League News
The Ryman League welcomes Kettering Town for the first time following their relegation from the Nationwide Conference last season and the Poppies will be playing in the Premier Division.  The League have allowed troubled club Kingstonian to keep their Premier Division status despite their financial problems.

Relegated clubs Enfield, Boreham Wood and Chesham United will play Division One North football and Hampton & Richmond Borough will play in Division One South following their relegation.  Slough Town and Marlow have moved from Division One North to Division One South.

Slough Town will be groundsharing at neighbours Windsor & Eton’s Stag Meadow ground.

There will be two new names in the Ryman League this season.  Division One North outfit Leyton Pennant have changed their name to Waltham Forest, and Premier Division side Purfleet have changed their name to Thurrock.

No clubs have been promoted from the Essex Senior League or Combined Counties League but Dunstable Town have been promoted to Division One North from the Spartan South Midlands League.

One rule change will enable clubs to have eight loan players a season whilst squad numbering will also be introduced.