Bristol Downs Association Football League

Bristol Downs Association Football League


Bristol Downs Association Football League - Estd. 1905

Official site for the Bristol Downs Association Football League; an amateur, grassroots league in Bristol.

The Downs League is the oldest 11-a-side football league in Bristol (founded in 1905) and the only league in the world like it.

Four divisions, all played in the same place each Saturday afternoon at 2pm (on Clifton Down and Durdham Down, a.k.a. The Downs).

There are therefore no away games in the league or league cups, as all fixtures are played on The Downs.

Affiliated to the Gloucestershire FA, but not connected to the league pyramid; a standalone, competitive yet friendly football league all played on the open space at the top of Whiteladies Road.

The 2023/24 season will start with the Charity cup on Wednesday 6th September. League games will start on Saturday September 9th.

Open to new teams (applications for 2024/25 season), players and referees

Current League Tables

Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Division 4

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Bristol Downs Association Football League