Guernsey Priaulx League
The Priaulx League is the highest level of league based on the island of Guernsey. It was formed in the late 19th century and, due to the size of the island and its population, has never had a large number of clubs. For most of the period since the second World War, the constitution has been either 7 or 8 teams, playing each other three times
Below the Priaulx League, a second tier called the Jackson League is mainly made up of reserve teams of the Priaulx League, and there is a third tier (again mostly populated by sides from Priaulx League clubs) called the Railway League. There has often been a club from Alderney present in one of the lower tiers and for 2015-16 a side bearing the name of Herm Island joined the Railway League.
Some Guernsey clubs have tried their luck in mainland cups - Vale Recreation played 4 seasons in the FA Vase from 1987-91 (getting to the 4th Round in their first attempt) while St Martins did likewise a decade or so earlier, with their best attempt being reaching the Third Round in 1978-79. Several of the clubs have made guest appearances in English County Cups and there are a number of competitions where teams from Guernsey and Jersey meet competitively. Outside the Priaulx structure, a wider Guernsey club was formed in 2011 to play in the English pyramid, rising through the two divisions of the Combined Counties League at the first attempt and reaching the Isthmian League in 2013.
The F.C.H.D. does not have the complete set of final tables for this league, only tables from 1973 to date are available. Most of those are thanks to John Treleven, without whom this part of the site would not have been possible.
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