*BS*The Ryman League has made the following announcement:*BF*
“The constitution of the Ryman Football league for season 2007/08 has been confirmed by The Football Association’s Leagues Committee at their meeting today (Monday).”
DIVISION ONE SOUTH
Ashford Town (Kent)
Burgess Hill Town
Chatham Town **
Tooting & Mitcham United
Walton & Hersham
** Subject to Chatham Town giving certain assurances by 30th May 2007
There have been five changes to Ryman One South. Maidstone and Hastings were promoted and have been replaced by Worthing and Walton & Hersham from Ryman Premier. Corinthian-Casuals and Godalming were relegated from Ryman South and have been replaced by promoted Whitstable (Kent Senior) and Eastbourne Town (Sussex County). The other change is Fleet have been moved to the Southern League for geographical reasons and have been replaced by promoted Chipstead (Combined Counties).
With more regionalisation in the north and midlands, due to an extra division added at Step 4 for the Unibond League which includes newly promoted FC United of Manchester, there has been an effect on the Southern League and, to a lesser extent, the Ryman League. This has meant that Whites’ overall travelling distance has be reduced for the fourth season in a row.
In other news around non-league, former Dover boss Clive Walker has replaced John Cumberbatch as manager of Ashford. AFC Wimbledon have appointed former Aldershot boss Terry Brown as their new manager.
On the player front, former Whites midfielder Jamie Day has signed for BlueSquare Premier (formerly Conference National) side Grays from Welling, along with striker Danny Kedwell.