Next season’s Maccabi GB Southern Football League will consist of the lowest amount of teams in 45 years after Redbridge C withdrew from Division Two.

The club will still have two sides competing in the League – the ‘A’ side in the Premier Division and ‘B’ side in Division One, with the club’s vice-chair and secretary Richard Bronzite confirming the ‘C’ side folded due a “loss of playing staff”.

With the format for the new campaign – which gets underway on 3 September – having only been announced last week, the east London side’s demise means there will now be 29 teams competing across the three divisions, which is the lowest amount for more than 45 years.

2017/18 LEAGUE FORMAT:
PREMIER DIVISION:
Brady Maccabi
Camden Park
Hendon United Sports A
Maccabi London Lions A
Maccabi London Lions B
North London Raiders A
Oakwood A
Redbridge Jewish Care A

DIVISION ONE:
Faithfold A
L’Equipe
Los Blancos
North London Raiders B
Oakwood B
Redbridge Jewish Care B
Scrabble
Temple Fortune A
Woodford Wanderers

DIVISION TWO:
Bayern Mincha
Boca Jewniors
Catford & Bromley Maccabi
Fairlop
Faithfold B
FC Team
Hertswood Vale
Mill Hill Dons
North London Raiders C
Real Hendon
Straw Hat Pirates
Temple Fortune B