Reformed in 1988 after being out of existence for some 5 years when it was disbanded by some thoughtless individuals who didnít want to see local children enjoy themselves playing football in a controlled environment, the BJFL has finally managed to claw back and add to the teams who left in those dark days turning it into the successful league it is today.
Various Chairman and Committee members have come and gone during the last 20 or so years, but following the introduction of Mini or Small Sided Soccer piloted by the current Chairman in the 98/99 Season the league has hardly looked back.
In that season the league had some 37 teams playing Sunday afternoons from ages U12 to15 plus the first U9 Mini Soccer, 16 teams playing 7-a-side all at one venue (Belvedere Park) every Saturday morning.
Since then the committee has been built up into a hardworking unit with 15 people giving up their spare time to devote themselves into ensuring that the children of Burton and the surrounding areaís have one of the best leagues in the Midlands.
The League were awarded The FA Charter Standard in 2010/2011 and now pride itself as one of Birmingham County FA's flagship Leagues.
In the last twelve years the league has continuously grown and now boasts nearly more than 300 teams with almost 4,500 players coming from 45 different clubs from various locations including Ashbourne, Ashby, Derby, Rocester, Uttoxeter, Snareston, Barton and Lichfield to name but a few.
All this activity costs a lot of money to keep it running smoothly and with the hiring of multiple venues for the Saturday morning Mini and 9 v. 9 Soccer we are obviously always looking for NEW Sponsors to help us in our quest to provide all the players with a secure and safe environment for them to play their football.
So letís hope we get our wish with more facilities being made available to us and we secure some new sponsors to help us achieve our goals.
To this end should anyone wish to sponsor the BJFL no matter how small or large the contribution then please contact Mark Jones all details can be found on the contacts page of this Web Site.