Conference North

The Conference North (often known in connection with sponsors as Nationwide North ) is a division of the Football Conference on the second level and directly below the Conference National and located parallel to the Conference South. It is also the second highest league within the National League System and the sixth highest league in English football as a whole.

The Conference North was introduced ( the so-called Non -League Football) in 2004 as part of a major restructuring of the English amateur football. The Master rises at the end of a season in the Conference National on automatically. In addition, initially allowed the playoff winner, who had finished the season between the second and fifth position and won two qualifying matches and was then able to defeat the analog determined playoff winners from the Conference South, also rise in the Conference National. Since the Conference National was increased from 22 to 24 teams in 2006, up to the end of the 2005/06 season on both playoff winner. Also in the future seasons this scheme is maintained, so that from the Conference North ascend two teams. The last three clubs from the Conference North descend in a league of the third level, which was reduced to one-time two clubs due to the restructuring in the season 2005/ 06.

Teams in the 2012/13 season

  • Altrincham FC
  • FC Bishop 's Stortford
  • Boston United
  • Brackley Town
  • Bradford Park Avenue
  • Chester FC
  • FC Colwyn Bay
  • Corby Town
  • Droylsden FC
  • FC Halifax Town
  • Gainsborough Trinity
  • Gloucester City
  • Guiseley AFC
  • Harrogate Town
  • Hinckley United
  • FC Histon
  • Oxford City
  • Solihull Moors
  • Stalybridge Celtic
  • Vauxhall Motors
  • Worcester City
  • Workington AFC

Winners of Conference North