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National League South
Nationalsouth
Country England.png England
Founded 2015
Number of teams 22
Promotion to National League
Relegation to Isthmian League Premier Division
Southern League Premier Division
Levels on pyramid 6
Step 2 (National League System)
Domestic cup(s) FA Cup
FA Trophy
FA Challenger Shield
International cup(s) Europa League
(via FA Cup)
Current champions Wealdstone (2019–20)
Website Official website
Football current event 2020-21

The National League South, formerly Conference South (billed as The Vanarama National League South for sponsorship reasons), is one of the second divisions of the National League in England, taking its place immediately below the top division National League. Along with National League North it is at the second level of the National League System, and at the sixth tier overall of the English football league system.

It was introduced in 2004 as part of a major restructuring of the National League System. The champion team each year is automatically promoted to the National League. A second promotion place goes to the winners of play-offs of the teams finishing in second place to fifth place. The three bottom clubs are relegated to Step 3 leagues.

For sponsorship reasons it has been known as Blue Square South (2007–2010), Blue Square Bet South (2010–2013), Skrill South (2013–2014) and the Vanarama Conference South following a new three-year sponsorship deal announced in July 2014. From the start of the 2015–16 season, the league is known as the National League South. The current champions are Maidenhead United.

The National League South will expand to 24 teams in 2020, when the bottom two clubs will be relegated and four promoted from Step 3. Four will be relegated starting in 2021.

Current member clubs, 2019–20

The current member clubs for the 2019–20 season are as follows:

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Aldershot Town AldershotRecreation Ground 7,200
Bath City Bath (Twerton) Twerton Park 8,840
Billericay Town Billericay New Lodge 3,500
Braintree Town BraintreeCressing Road 4,085
Chelmsford City Chelmsford Melbourne Stadium 3,019
Chippenham Town Chippenham Hardenhuish Park 3,000
Concord Rangers Canvey Island Thames Road 3,300
Dartford DartfordPrinces Park 4,100
Dorking Wanderers Dorking Meadowbank Stadium 2,000
Dulwich Hamlet London (East Dulwich) Champion Hill 3,000
Eastbourne Borough EastbournePriory Lane 4,151
Hampton & Richmond London (Hampton) Beveree Stadium 3,500
Havant & Waterlooville Havant West Leigh Park 5,300
Hemel Hempstead Town Hemel Hempstead Vauxhall Road 3,152
Hungerford Town Hungerford Bulpit Lane 2,500
Maidstone United MaidstoneGallagher Stadium 4,200
Slough Town Slough Arbour Park 2,000
St Albans City St AlbansClarence Park 4,500
Tonbridge Angels TonbridgeLongmead Stadium 3,000
Wealdstone London (Ruislip) Grosvenor Vale 3,607
Welling United London (Welling) Park View Road 4,000
Weymouth WeymouthBob Lucas Stadium 6,600

2020–21 League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bath City 0 00 Promotion to the
National League
2 Billericay Town 0 00 Qualification to the
National League South play-offs
3 Braintree Town 0 00
4 Chelmsford City 0 00 Qualification for the National League South play-off qualifying round
5 Chippenham Town 0 00
6 Concord Rangers 0 00
7 Dartford 0 00
8 Dorking Wanderers 0 00
9 Dulwich Hamlet 0 00
10 Eastbourne Borough 0 00
11 Ebbsfleet United 0 00
12 Hampton & Richmond Borough 0 00
13 Havant & Waterlooville 0 00
14 Hemel Hempstead Town 0 00
15 Hungerford Town 0 00
16 Maidstone United 0 00
17 Oxford City 0 00
18 Slough Town 0 00
19 St Albans City 0 00
20 Tonbridge Angels 0 00 Relegation to Northern Premier League,
Southern Football League or Isthmian League
21 Welling United 0 00
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament


League winners

SeasonWinnerPlayoff Winner
2004–05Grays AthleticEastbourne Borough **
2005–06WeymouthSt Albans City
2006–07HistonSalisbury City
2007–08LewesEastbourne Borough
2008–09 AFC Wimbledon Hayes & Yeading United
2009–10 Newport County Bath City
2010–11 Braintree Town Ebbsfleet United
2011–12 Woking Dartford
2012–13 Welling United Salisbury City
2013–14 Eastleigh Dover Athletic
2014–15 Bromley Boreham Wood
2015–16 Sutton United Maidstone United
2016–17 Maidenhead United Ebbsfleet United
2017–18 Havant & Waterlooville Braintree Town
2018-19 Torquay United Woking
2019–20 Wealdstone Weymouth

** Not promoted. In 2004–05 only three promotion places were available to the Conference National. The third place was decided in a Playoff at Stoke's Britannia Stadium, which Eastbourne lost 2–1 to the Conference North Playoff winners, Altrincham.

External links

National League South seasons

2000-01 · 2001-02 · 2002-03 · 2003-04 · 2004-05 · 2005-06 · 2006-07 · 2007-08 · 2008-09 · 2009-10 · 2010-11 · 2011-12 · 2012-13 · 2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 · 2020-21 ·

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