The St. Lucia Football Association consists of nineteen (19) affiliates. Five (5) of these are what is termed football leagues, twelve (13) of them are Youth and Sports Councils and one (1) is a Committee established to run football in that area.
COMMENCEMENT AND CLOSING OF FOOTBALL SEASON
The National football season will typically be of seven months duration from May to December. The seven-month period will sufficiently cater for the number of tournaments being played under the new structure.
Clubs or Districts seeking to attain and maintain membership of the Association must subscribe to the following:
The opportunity to apply for full membership status will be granted on the following basis:
The playing structure of the Association shall consist of:-
The proposed playing structure for Football in St. Lucia aims to harness the potential of
footballers, through a system of divisions for clubs, and a system of zone for the District
Team and for the age group female. These structures will foster a more competitive environment.
In the Gold division - all clubs shall participate in a round robin format, with the top four (4) teams advancing to the semi-finals stage and then to the finals.
In the Silver division - all clubs shall participate in a round robin format, with the top four (4) teams advancing to semi-finals stage and then to the finals stage.
In the Bronze division - all clubs participating in the playoff shall participate in a round robin , or in 4 group format, with the top (4) four or (8) club advancing to the semi-finals stage and to the finals stage. The semi-finals stage shall be played on a knock-out basis.
CLUB Senior Male
The Club competition will be for all the Clubs on the Island. The Clubs will be admitted to the Club Competition as follows: - (1) the clubs in the Gold Division in 2006 will form the Gold Division; (2) the clubs in the Silver Division in 2006 will form the Silver Division with the relegations and promotions.
The Bronze Division shall be one of the competitions of each of the Districts. The top team of that competition will play in a play off to determine the two teams of the Bronze Division. This division shall be played in their respective district. The District shall administer this division for the SLFA and all registration monies shall belong to the league.
A Premier League shall be created: -
RELEGATION AND PROMOTION
The proposed Club competition offers the clubs participation at the national level; an extra incentive to perform through the system of relegation and promotion.
Clubs will be rewarded for their outstanding performance through promotion to a higher division, while clubs failing to perform will be relegated.
The two (2) bottom teams in the Gold Division will automatically be relegated to Silver division and the two (2) top teams form the Silver Division will be promoted to the Gold Division.
The two bottom team of the Silver division shall be automatically relegated to the Bronze division.
The top team in each district will compete in a promotional competition on a home and away knockout and the top two in each clubs will be promoted automatically to the silver division and the bottom two in the silver will be automatically relegated to their respective league where they last played.