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Nailers Stay In East Division For 2024/25

Nailers Stay In East Division For 2024/25

Nigel Oldrini18 May - 20:30
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The Nailers have been placed in the NPL Division One East for the 2024/25 season.

The division will be increased to 22 teams therefore giving a 42-game season and there will be six more new destinations for Belper supporters to look forward to.

Bishop Auckland return to the division after an eighteen-year absence as champions of the Northern League while Emley come up as Northern Counties East League champions and Garforth Town qualified by winning the play offs.

Bradford (Park Avenue) return to Step 4 after sixteen-year absence and Newcastle based, Heaton Stannington make the step up for the first time after gaining promotion from the Northern League through the play offs.

Hebburn and Stockton move up to the Northern Premier League Premier Division, while Grantham Town have been moved to the Midland Division to fill a vacancy caused primarily by league resignations.

Winterton Rangers fall back into the NCEL after finishing bottom of the East Division while Brighouse Town, now managed by former Belper boss Grant Black earned a reprieve from relegation and remain at Step 4.

Sherwood Colliery provide a more local destination following their promotion to the East Division and they arrive as champions of the United Counties Premier Division North.

The allocations have yet to be ratified as clubs are allowed to appeal these decisions if they so wish.

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