Outlaws Join Midlands Premier League

Nottingham Outlaws are delighted to announce their plans for its men’s teams ahead of the looming 2024 season and they can now reveal some radical changes for the new campaign.

After eight years of Yorkshire League action the committee has taken the decision to move across to the newly revamped Midlands Premier League in 2024.  The men’s Development squad will continue to play matches in the Midlands Merit League but will also, for the first time, join the expanded Yorkshire Merit League to diversify its fixture list.

Club Chairman Richard Johnson was quick to support the switch to the Midlands Premier, adding “moving into the Midlands offers our players and supporters a chance to see us play many of the teams we locked horns with prior to us heading north in 2015. This will open up the door for us to play against some of our local rivals in a competitive league fixture as well as giving us the chance to progress at a national level”.

Indeed, being members of the Midlands Premier could enable the club to enter the Harry Jepson Trophy, which it won back in 2009, and with it the chance to enter the game’s biggest competition, The Challenge Cup.

Outlaws Head Coach Joe Shepherd, was also excited by the prospect of playing in the new competition adding “It’s really exciting to be rejoining the revamped Midlands premier division. The calibre of teams that have entered the league means that it will be a really tough competition, and it will be great to renew some old rivalries.”

The Club will be announcing updates on the start of pre-season training, as well as the new fixture list in the near future.