The West Midlands (Regional) League was formed as the Birmingham & District League on 31 May 1889 which makes it one of the oldest leagues in existence. It was renamed the West Midlands (Regional) League in 1962 to reflect the wider area from which it drew member clubs.
Aston Victoria, Great Bridge Unity, Hednesford Town, Ironbridge, Kidderminster Harriers, Kidderminster Olympic, Langley Green Victoria, Oldbury Town, Smethwick Carriage Works, Unity Gas Department, Wellington St. George's, Willenhall Pickwick.
The league covers the West Midlands and includes clubs from South Staffordshire, NorthWorcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire.
3 divisions, 50 clubs
Premier Division (21 clubs)
Division One (North) (15 clubs)
Division One (South) (14 clubs)
Bandon, Brierley Hill Town, Bustleholme, Cradley Town, Darlaston, Dudley Town, Ettingshall Holy Trinity, Gornal Athletic, Kington Town, Ludlow Town, Lye Town, Malvern Town, Smethwick Rangers, Stafford Town, Star, Tipton Town, Tividale, Walsall Wood, Westfields, Wolverhampton Casuals, Wolverhampton United.
Promoted from Division One (North): Bandon, Star (previously Lawdon Mardon
Promoted from Division One (South): Smethwick Rangers, Tipton Town.
Relegated from Southern League Midland Division: Dudley Town (inactive during season 1997-98).
Promoted to Interlink Express Midland Alliance: Stourport Swifts (champions
Lye Town didn't meet ground criteria)
Defunct: Bloxwich Strollers.
Brereton Social, Cannock Chase, Corestone Services, Great Wyrley, Heath Hayes, Little Drayton Rangers, Lucas Flight Controls, Morda United, Newport Town, Sedgley White Lions, Shifnal Town Reserves, Walsall Wood Reserves, Wolverhampton Casuals Reserves, Wolverhampton Town, Wyrley Rangers.
Local Leagues: Little Drayton Rangers, Sedgley White Lions, Shifnal Town Reserves, Wolverhampton Town, Wyrley Rangers.
Promoted to Premier Division: Bandon, Lawson Mardon Star (now known as Star)
Transferred to Division One (South): Sikh Hunters (now known as Hunters)
Not known: Blakenall Reserves, Brereton Town.
Newport Town to Newport WM
Borgfeld Celtic, Bromyard Town, Causeway United, Cradley Town Reserves, Halesowen Harriers Reserves, Hinton, Hunters, Leominster Town, Lye Town Reserves, Mahal, Malvern Town Reserves, Pershore Town Reserves, Tividale Reserves, Wellington.
Transferred from Division One (North): Hunters (previously Sikh Hunters)
Not known: Causeway United, Borgfeld Celtic, Lye Town Reserves.
Promoted to Premier Division: Smethwick Rangers, Tipton Town
Not known: Birmingham College Of Food, Gornal Athletic Reserves.
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