A TOTAL of 16 teams will make up the Wiltshire Senior League for the 2018-19 season following the league’s annual general meeting last week.

After Warminster Town saw their relegation from the Toolstation League Division One reversed, they will no longer be dropping down into the Wiltshire League for the coming campaign.

Bassett Bulldogs were another side who were set to feature next season, but they have instead opted to move back to the Swindon & District League after just one year in the Wiltshire League.

The league have also aimed to reduce the number of both ‘Reserve’ and ‘Development’ teams in the league to 25 per cent prior to the 2019-20 season.

In order to achieve this, the league are hoping to see an increase in the number of applicants from the Swindon & District League as well as other feeder leagues in the catchment area.

The 16 teams which will compete for the Wiltshire League Premier Division crown next season are Corsham Town Reserves, Cricklade Town, Devizes Town Reserves, Football ID (formerly called Bremhill), Kintbury Rangers, Ludgershall Sports, Malmesbury Victoria Development, Marlborough Town, Melksham Town Reserves, Pewsey Vale Development, Purton, Royal Wootton Bassett Town Development, Shrewton United, Trowbridge Town, Westbury United Reserves and Wroughton.

The Premier Division is scheduled to commence on Saturday, August 18 and be completed by Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Meanwhile, the U18 Floodlit Division has seen an increase in the number of teams, with Downton, FC Chippenham Youth, Pewsey Vale and the U18 side of FA Vase winners Thatcham Town all joining, while Bradford Town U18s have moved across to the Somerset League.