FA Allocations 2022-23: Beckenham Town, Chatham Town and Sheppey United officially welcomed into Isthmian League South East Division

Thursday 12th May 2022

The Football Association have announced club allocations for the 2022-23 season.

Combined Counties League Premier Division South champions Beckenham Town will join Sheppey United and Chatham Town in the Isthmian League South East Division next season.

Relegated pair Phoenix Sports and Whitstable Town drop down into the 20-club Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division, which welcomes promoted amateur sides Stansfeld and Sutton Athletic for the first time.

AFC Croydon Athletic remain in the Combined Counties League Premier Division South, while Crowborough Athletic switch to the Southern Combination Premier, the Sussex County League in old money.

Lordswood have retained their Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division status, despite Richard Dimmock’s side finishing in the relegation zone, while basement side Tower Hamlets leave to join the Eastern Counties Football League at Step Six.

Forest Hill Park and Meridian VP have been reprieved and retain their Southern Counties East Football League First Division status, while Chessington & Hook United have departed and dropped down to Step Seven in their local area, while Westside switch over to the Combined Counties League Division One.

AFC Whyteleafe and Bermondsey Town will be playing in the 18-club Step Six division next season.

AFC Whyteleafe – Whyteleafe’s phoenix club - go into their final game of the season sitting in second-place in the Surrey South Eastern Combination Intermediate Division One table.

Bermondsey Town – who play at the same ground as Fisher in Rotherhithe – finished in fourth-place of eight sides in the Bromley & South London Football League John Cooper Premier Division table in the 2021-22 season - and join the National League System for the first time.

Tooting Bec remain in the First Division despite playing their home games at Chipstead's (Surrey) ground at High Road.

The Football Association say that “each allocation is subject to appeal, with any appeals to be heard weeks commencing 6th and 13th June 2022.”

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