The West Riding County Amateur League has approached the Halifax & District League with a view to a merger at the end of the season. Halifax League clubs have yet to discuss the proposal.
I don’t see any need for this whatsoever.
Firstly, West Yorkshire does not need two Step 7 divisions, that is abundantly clear! And the two that do currently exist, completely overlap and have absolutely no border with each other! They both just exist within the county practically ignoring each other and acting completely autonomous of one another, which has left the territories in a complete mish mash mess!
Secondly – if Golcar depart, and the usual number of the WRCAL clubs fold or move elsewhere over the summer, then how is going to be a merger? At best there will be a band of 5 or 6 loyal clubs that stay with the ‘league’ until its end/transformation….so how exactly is this going to be a merger. The H&DL has 33 members to the WRCAL’s 12 (minus Golcar, its 11).
Just scrap the WRCAL League and be done with it, the Halifax & District League can (and should) just stay where it is. They can just take in some of the WRCAL refugees when the WRCAL Ship sinks beneath the waves.