A-Z of Clubs continued: From Castle Vale to Gresley...
#CASTLE VALE (KH) - Entered the Southern Division in 02/03 as Kings Heath (playing at Alvechurch), before changing their name mid-season and relocating to the former Paget Rangers ground in Castle Vale, Birmingham. For the 03/04 campaign they have been placed in the more appropriate Western Division.
CHELTENHAM TOWN - Joined in 89/90 for a four-season stay in the Southern Division. Champions in their first season, they followed up with a League Cup win two year's later in addition to finishing third in the league. Left the MFYL for weekend youth football in the South West Youth League, then returned for a highly successful 01/02 season - winning the Southern Division and reaching the finals of both the Midland Youth Cup and the Herefordshire FA Youth Cup - before pulling out again.
#CINDERFORD TOWN - The Gloucestershire based Dr Martens League club entered the MFYL for the first time for the 2002/03 season, after previous playing in County youth league football.
#COLESHILL TOWN - Another Midland Combination club who chose to groom their future first teamers in the MFYL. In 99/00 they reached the final of the Worcs FA Youth Cup, but after four seasons left the league at the end of the 00/01 season. Are returning to the league for the 03/04 campaign.
COTTESMORE AMATEURS - The Rutland-based Leics Senior League club pushed the league's area out to new boundaries when they spent one season in the Northern Division in 94/95.
COVENTRY CITY - The Sky Blues are another of the Midland Football League clubs to have sampled the MFYL. In their single season, 83/84, they finished in sixth place in the Southern Division.
#COVENTRY SPHINX - This club formerly had the distinction of having had the shortest spell of any club in the MFYL, having pulled out midway through their only season, 97/98. However, they rejoined for the 01/02 campaign and steadily improving results over the season has seen them establish themselves over the last two seasons.
COVENTRY SPORTING - Another name from the past, Sporting joined the league in 84/85 and finished fifth and seventh in their two seasons in the Northern section.
DAVENTRY TOWN - One of two Northamptonshire clubs to have played in the league, they had two seasons propping up the Northern Division between 92 and 94.
#DUDLEY SPORTS - Now in their sixth season, Sports have also found the standard difficult to adjust to, but management and players alike maintain that they thoroughly enjoy their MFYL matches. Spread the name of their club a little further afield in 2001/02 after switching to the Northern Division.
DUDLEY TOWN - The "other" Dudley were one of the original 12 founder members of the league, finishing a creditable fourth in 82/83. The following season they won the League Cup, then in their fourth, and final, campaign they were Southern Division runners up.
ENDERBY RANGERS - Short and sweet... the Leicestershire club had just one season in the MFYL, in 85/86, but carried off both the Northern Division title and the League Cup !
#EVESHAM UNITED - Evesham spent four undistinguished seasons in the Southern section in the early 1990's, but since reviving their youth set up in 97/98 have made steady progress, culminating in a best-ever third spot in 1999/00.
FORD SPORTS - The other Northants club to have played in the MFYL, the United Counties League club had two largely uneventful seasons in the Northern section from 1996 to 1998.
FOREST GREEN ROVERS - Back in their Beazer Homes League days Rovers joined the Southern Division for two seasons in 93/94, finishing eighth both times.
#GLOUCESTER CITY - There was considerable relief when the Tigers youngsters finally lifted the Southern Division trophy at the seventh attempt in 98/99. This followed two runners up spots, a third and fourth place, three League Cup final defeats and a couple of unsuccessful semi finals !
They again took the Southern Division crown in 00/01, and last season lifted the Herefordshire FA Youth Cup by beating local rivals Cheltenham.
#GORNAL ATHLETIC - 03/04 will be their first season with the MFYL, following their move from the West Midlands Youth League.
#GRESLEY ROVERS - After two previous isolated seasons, 85/86 and 88/89, Rovers swept back into the Northern Division in 95/96 on a wave of euphoria, with their first, reserve and youth teams all top of their leagues for the first few weeks and crowds of 200 the norm for MFYL games.
Eventually finished fifth, followed by fourth spot the next season. 02/03 was their tenth season with the MFYL.