Conference South

The Conference South ( also often known in connection with sponsors as Nationwide South ) is a division of the Football Conference on the second level and located directly below the Conference National and parallel to the Conference North. 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 South 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 North, 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 South ascend two teams. The last three clubs from the Conference South League will be relegated to a 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

  • Basingstoke Town
  • Bath City
  • Billericay Town
  • Boreham Wood
  • Bromley FC
  • Chelmsford City
  • Dorchester Town
  • Dover Athletic
  • Eastbourne Borough
  • FC Eastleigh
  • Farnborough FC
  • Havant & Waterlooville
  • Hayes & Yeading United
  • AFC Hornchurch
  • Maidenhead United
  • Salisbury City FC
  • Staines Town
  • Sutton United
  • Tonbridge Angels
  • Truro City
  • Welling United
  • AFC Weston -super -Mare

Winners of the Conference South