History of the Boston & District Football LeagueBoston & District Saturday Football League - Formed 1898
2016 - The League were joint winners of a National Award in The FA Respect and Fair Play Awards 2015/16 for the grassroots league category.
- Loggerheads Inn, South End - until the late 1940's - now demolished and currently being used as a car park
- The Falcon Inn (now Argos)
- The Rumpunchion Inn (near Assembly Rooms, now Stump & Candle)
- The Ram Inn, Wide Bargate (now flats)
- The Eagle, West Street
- The Mill Inn, Spilsby Road
- Wyberton Sports & Social Club
1898 - 1899
12 teams formed one Division - Names of known teams: G N Beaulahs, St James, Boston Swifts, Boston Albion, Skirbeck and Boston Butchers
1906 - 1907
12 teams formed one Division
1932 - 1939
1939 - 1947
12 teams only, due to World War II. As the War ended the League started to reform slowly, building up to 43 teams formed into three Divisions, then 48 teams formed into four Divisions, then 56 teams, beating the previous high of 48, forming five Divisions with 18 Reserve sides, then 56 teams formed into five Divisions with 22 Reserve sides, then 56 teams formed into five Divisions with 21 Reserve sides, then 52 teams formed into four Divisions with 18 Reserve sides, until:
1995 - 1997
54 teams formed four Divisions with 17 Reserve sides
1997 - 1998
56 teams formed four Divisions with 18 Reserve sides
1998 - 1999
Centenary Year. A group photograph of Sponsors, League Officers and Club Secretaries was taken. There was also a presentation by Mr R Tinkler, LFA Representative, at the Football Association in Soho Square to the League of a commemorative whiskey decanter, which is to be passed on to each reigning Chairman
1998 - 2001
53 teams formed four Divisions with 17 Reserve sides
2001 - 2002
52 teams formed four Divisions with 15 Reserve sides
2002 - 2004
47 teams formed four Divisions with 13 Reserve sides
2004 - 2005
49 teams formed four Divisions with 10 Reserve sides
2005 - 2006
The League Badge was introduced
2006 - 2007
The launch of the League Website: www.bostonanddistrictfootball.co.uk
2007 - 2008
Main Ridge Take-Away have been Sponsors of the Reserve Cup and League Handbook for 25 years. The League presented a Certificate in recognition to them.
2008 - 2009
The League became a Respect League signing-up to The Football Association Respect Programme.
2009 - 2011
52 teams formed four Divisions with 17 Reserve sides.
2011 - 2012
The League was awarded with their Respect Certificate by The Football Association.
2012 - 2013
53 teams formed four Divisions with 17 Reserves sides.
2013 - 2014
Sixteen Clubs have attained The Football Association Charter Standard Adult Club status.
2014 - 2015
The League presented a certificate in recognition andappreciation of 25 years as League Handbook Advertisers to Boston Electrical Services, Fenland Fastenings, Nimmo School of Motoring, Thompson & Richardson.