The Wessex League has announced the league structure for the new season and there has been quite a few changes as you will see below.
Overall, the league has lost 2 teams from last season, but on the flip side there are ten (yes you read that right, 10) new teams. The league looked at lots of different permutations to organise the league to balance the two womens and three open divisions fairly.
There are 16 teams in the Ladies divisions, and they have been split 7 and 9. This means the Storm will play teams in Division 1 three times, for an 18 game season in defence of their league title. The Suns will again play in Division 2 and will play teams in the division home and away, for a 16 game season.
The full list of teams in the Ladies divisions are
|Ladies Division 1||Ladies Division 2|
|Aldworth Arrows||Aldworth Arrows Academy|
|Aztec Storm||Aldworth Darts|
|Chiltern Fusion||Aztec Suns|
|Southampton Sharks||Camberley Goldhawks|
|Winchester Angels||Farnborough Phantoms Academy|
|Woking Blackhawk Ladies||Farnborough Phantoms Ladies|
|Woodley Wildcats||Reading Rockets|
|Yateley Silverbacks Ladies|
There are 31 teams in the Open divisions, and they have been split 9, 10 and 12. In all divisions everyone will play each other home and away. This means that the Jaguars will play a 16 game season in Division 1, Lemmings will play an 18 game season in Division 2 and the Falcons will have be a 22 game season.
The divisions are
|Open Division 1||Open Division 2||Open Division 3|
|Aztec Jaguars||Aztec Lemmings||Aztec Falcons|
|Basingstoke Blizzards 1||Basingstoke Blizzards 2||Bracknell Cobras 2|
|Craftsman LT Utd||Bracknell Cobras 1||Farnborough Phantoms 2|
|Farnborough Phantoms 1||Chiltern Fastbreak||Kennet Kingfishers|
|Slough Scorpions 1||Farnborough Phoenix||Slough Scorpions 2|
|South Bucks Comets||Windsor Warriors 1||Swindon Shock|
|Woking Blackhawk Hunters||Woking Blackhawk Thunder A||Windsor Warriors 2|
|Woodley Thunder||Wolfpack Wolves||Woking Blackhawk Thunder B|
|Yateley Silverbacks 1||Woodley Harriers||Wolfpack Mohegans|
|Yateley Silverbacks 2||Woodley Green Flash|
|Yateley Silverbacks 3|
In addition there will be the cup competitions fixtures.
The first league games will start in late September for all teams. Stay posted as we will be releasing the fixtures as downloadable calendars to your mobile devices in the next few days.