Western Football League

The Western Football League is a football league in South West England, covering Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, western Dorset, parts of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. The league's current main sponsor is Toolstation, so it is also known as the Toolstation League.

Western Football League
Founded1892; 129 years ago (1892)
Other club(s) fromWales
DivisionsPremier Division
Division One
Number of teams40
19 (Premier Division)
21 (Division One)
Level on pyramidLevels 9–10
Feeder toSouthern League Division One South
Relegation toDorset Premier League
Gloucestershire County League
Somerset County League
Wiltshire League
South West Peninsula League

Only relegated from &
 promoted to Premier Division
Domestic cup(s)Les Phillips Cup
Current championsWilland Rovers (Premier Division)
Keynsham Town (Division One)
Current: 2021–22 season

Recent restructuring of the English football league system has placed the two divisions, known as the Premier Division and Division One (each a maximum of twenty-two clubs) at the ninth and tenth tiers overall, known as Step 5 and Step 6 of the National League System.

The champion club may apply for promotion to a Step 4 league, which in practice will almost certainly be the Southern League Division One South and West. Below the Western League are four local leagues covering smaller areas, the Gloucestershire County League, the Somerset County League, the Dorset Premier League and the Wiltshire League.[1] The South West Peninsula League Premier Divisions East and West are also feeders to the Western League but due to having Step 6 status (the same level as the Western League Division One), they feed directly into the Western League Premier Division.