The formation of the Midland Alliance rationalised the pyramid in the West Midlands below the Southern League, then known as the Beazer Homes League. It brought together leading clubs from the West Midlands (Regional) League and the Midland Football Combination which until then fed directly into the Beazer Homes League but thereafter became feeder leagues to the new competition. Selection of the founder members was based mainly on ground facilities with each league providing ten clubs. In 1996-97 the Leicestershire Senior League formally joined the Pyramid as a feeder to the Midland Alliance although as yet there has been no promotion to or from this league until clubs in that league can meet the necessary ground grading.
|From West Midland (Regional) League||Brierley Hill Town, Chasetown, Halesowen Harriers, Hinckley Athletic, Knypersley Victoria, Oldbury Town, Paget Rangers, Rocester, Rushall Olympic (replaced Ilkeston Town who were elected to the Beazer Homes League), Willenhall Town|
|From Midland Football Combination||Barwell, Boldmere St. Michaels, Bolehall Swifts, Pershore Town '88, Sandwell Borough, Shepshed Dynamo, Shifnal Town, Stapenhill, Stratford Town and West Midlands Police|
The Midland Alliance covers the West Midlands and extends into South Staffordshire, Gloucestershire and Leicestershire.
1 division, 20 clubs.
Barwell, Boldmere St. Michaels, Bridgnorth Town, Chasetown, Halesowen Harriers, Kings Norton Town, Knypersley Victoria, Oldbury United, Pelsall Villa, Pershore Town, Rocester, Rushall Olympic, Sandwell Borough, Shifnal Town, Stapenhill, Stourport Swifts, Stratford Town, Wednesfield, West Midlands Police, Willenhall Town.
Note that Pershore Town have merged with Worcester Atletico (Endsleigh Midland Combination champions) as Pershore Town
Promoted from Banks's Brewery West Midlands (Regional) League: Stourport Swifts
Promoted to Southern League Midland Division: Bloxwich Town
|1999||Rocester or Kings Norton Town|
Dr Martens League
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