Provisional Wiltshire Senior League constitution announced

Saturday 08 June 2019 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 09 June 2019 at 13:17)

The draft constitution for the 2019-20 Wiltshire Senior League was published this week, with the likely opponents announced for Royal Wootton Bassett Town's Development and Under 18 Floodlit League teams.

Development team

Development team joint managers Steve Chadwick and Andy Mullen, who took over the reins partway through last season, will be hoping to improve on their eleventh-place finish in the Wiltshire Senior League Premier Division last season.

The competition will again comprise sixteen teams, with the Development side set to face three new opponents.

Joining the competition are Frome Collegians, Holt and Stratton Juniors. They replace Football ID and Devizes Town Reserves, both of who were relegated, with a third vacancy having been available after Westbury United Reserves withdrew from the Wiltshire League towards the end of the 2018-19 campaign.

Both Frome and Holt have been promoted after title winning seasons. The former finished top of the Mid Somerset League Premier Division for the second season in a row, while the latter were champions of the Trowbridge and District League. Meanwhile, Stratton, who lifted the Wiltshire Junior Cup in 2018-19, earned promotion by virtue of finishing runners-up in the Swindon and District League.

The full provisional constitution for the 2019-20 Wiltshire League Premier Division is as follows:

Corsham Town Reserves
Cricklade Town
Frome Collegians
Kintbury Rangers
Ludgershall Sports
Malmesbury Victoria Development
Marlborough Town
Melksham Town Reserves
Pewsey Vale Development
Royal Wootton Bassett Town Development
Shrewton United
Stratton Juniors
Trowbridge Town

Under 18 Senior team

Royal Wootton Bassett Town are set to again run a team in the Under 18 Floodlit League, having last done so in the 2016-17 season. The team is set to be managed Shane Saunders, who oversaw the Under 16 Blue youth side last year.

Twelve teams are currently set to run in the Floodlit League, which Bassett won in 2010-11 before finishing as champions of the League's North Division in 2015-16.

The proposed constitution for the league is as follows:

Calne Town
Chippenham Town
FC Chippenham Youth
Marlborough College
Melksham Town
New College Swindon
Pewsey Vale
Radstock Town
Royal Wootton Bassett Town

Recent Headlines

This month

Soccer Skills Academy and Footy Tots – free taster sessions available (09/02)

Bassett storm past Cleeve with Impressive second half treble (08/02)

January Youth Section Player of the Month - Sam McGeoch (02/02)

Comeback specialists do it again (02/02)

Scrappy contest ends in loss (01/02)


Dramatic comeback sends Bassett into third County Cup final in a row (26/01)

Slow start spells defeat as Brimscombe exact revenge (25/01)

RWBTFC Ladies Team of the Decade (16/01)

Veterans set for latest RAF meeting (13/01)

Soccer Skills Academy February Holiday Camp (12/01)

Eagles preys on Gulls in routine Ladies win (12/01)

Brad back with a bang as Bassett do the double over Levens (11/01)

Bad day at the office spells defeat (05/01)

Bassett push leaders all the way in narrow defeat (04/01)

A win for all ages (28/12)

RWBTFC Team of the Decade (28/12)

Mid-season review: a tale of mixed fortunes (23/12)

December Youth Section Player of the Month – Thomas Cooper (19/12)

RWBTFC to host Wiltshire Premier Shield semi final (17/12)

Free Saturday Skills and SSE Wildcats Girls' Football Sessions (17/12)

Ruthless Waters expose Bassett’s frailties (14/12)

National Representative honours for Ladies’ Smith (11/12)

Under 12 Whites off the mark (11/12)

Two more Parents' Workshops this week (09/12)

Defence make their case in complete performance (07/12)

Veterans to do battle with Army Masters (01/12)

Sports Association seek bar staff (01/12)

Late drama as comeback takes Ladies to the top (01/12)

Seven up as Bassett finally double up (30/11)

Under 12 Blues experience first win of the season! (27/11)

Quality victory ends home hex (23/11)

Noah helps Under 13 Blues sail to win (20/11)

Derby disappointment continues (19/11)

Lucky thirteen as Ladies cruise past Melksham (17/11)

Soccer Skills Academy Christmas Tournament Day (16/11)

First team assistant manager to run London Marathon (13/11)

Personalised club merchandise (13/11)

November Bingo Fundraiser (11/11)

Race Night Fundraiser (10/11)

All tied at the top (10/11)

Home hurt continues (09/11)

Cup quarter final exits for Under 16 and 18 Yellows (07/11)

Patient Bassett bide their time to beat Bideford (03/11)

First half misery condemns Bassett to heavy defeat (02/11)

Bassett slip to another derby defeat (29/10)

Ladies survive Keynsham scare in game of two halves (27/10)

Out of luck (26/10)

Under 16 Yellows keep rolling (23/10)

Bassett Tuff out a draw (22/10)

Ladies net seven in Devon (20/10)