Maccabi London Lions’ first team will return to the Herts County League (Hertsavers Senior County League) Premier Division following the club’s resignation from the Spartan South Midlands League last week.
This was a difficult decision, born out of the difficulty of over 50 games per season, quite often in midweek and stretching as far away as Milton Keynes.
The club feels that 30-40 games in the Herts County league is something which is right for the squad at the moment and enables us to build a greater depth of committed players in what is still a good standard of non-league football.
Chairman Andy Landesberg said: “Pre-season starts on July 7th and I’m delighted we’ll have several key players returning on a full-time basis.
“With the likes of Guy Morris, David Souter, Andy Glynne, Josh Kennet, Charlie Kasler and Jake Furman involved, we’re looking strong.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling to be back at Rowley Lane. The ground improvements are scheduled to begin next week and we hope the work will be completed by the third or fourth week of August.
Lions enjoyed playing in the Herts County Senior League from 1995 until promotion in 2010.
The club has won both the Herts County Division 1 and Premier Division titles in the past and has also won a Reserve League and Cup in their 15 years competing at county level.
The club has not ruled out a return to the South Midlands League, but Landesberg said it would “have to be the right time and circumstances for the team”.
Herts County Premier League Teams 2015/16:
Belstone, Bovingdon, Buntingford Town, Bushey Sports, Chipperfield Corinthians, Cuffley, Evergreen, Hadley Wood & Wingate, Hatfield Social, Letchworth Garden City Eagles, London Lions, Mill End, Old Parmiterians, Sandridge Rovers, Sarratt, Standon & Puckeridge, Ware Sports, Wormley Rovers