The SVA are delighted to announce that the Regional League will run from January 2014. After a successful season last year, Dundee University left Linlithgow Academy as the SVA Regional League Champions for the second year in a row.
This year we will be operating both Men’s and Women’s Competitions in all areas (subject to interest).
Regional Leagues will operate in three areas, the North East (from Dundee to Aberdeen, already up and jumping), the East (from Perth, through Fife to Edinburgh and the Borders) and the West (from Stirling across to Glasgow and down as far as Ayrshire). Matches will be played at the home venue of each entrant, and there will be fixtures every month through to the end of April, with an end-of-season tournament at the Finals Weekend.
Although the competition is designed for players below the level of the National League, each team can have up to two NL-registered players on court at any one time, but players registered in the First Division are not eligible. As well as established District League teams, the Regional Leagues may also be of interest to teams in the University League, College teams and Junior National League, as well as groups which are playing recreationally outwith the current organised competition structure.
The Regional League is a fantastic opportunity for clubs who wish to use their training time to play extra matches with the bonus of fixtures being arranged with a play by date.
Entry to the Regional League has been priced at £35, which includes affiliation to the SVA, £15 if already affiliated, and participation in the end-of-season tournament. The deadline for entries into the Regional League will be Friday 20th December 2013.
For further information, or to book a place in the 2014 Regional League, contact the SVA on 0131 556 4633 or e-mail email@example.com.