An Edmonton-based Sunday league that claims to be the “oldest in England” is hoping to recruit new teams and talent.

The Edmonton & District Sunday Football League (EDSFL), which has hosted games for local teams for almost 100 years, says it is constantly looking to add new 11-a-side teams to its membership as well as new players.

Founded in 1925, the EDSFL boasts that it is the “oldest Sunday league in England” and it currently hosts 15 clubs within its two divisions.

Among its teams is Earlsmead FC, which was formed in 1944.

The club has recently been promoted to division two champions and is among the most successful clubs in the league.

Other standout teams include Rio FC and FA accredited club Haringey Athletic FC.

General Secretary John Mills said: “Sunday league football is one of the great traditions of UK sport, however with so many distractions in the modern world - many of them digital - participation numbers have been dropping of late.

“Yet it succeeds in so many ways, not all of them obvious.

“The multiple benefits include natural fresh air, physical and mental fitness, resting from the computer screen, new friends, and the pride of achievement.”

He added: “Who knows, the next Harry Kane could be out there somewhere.”

All games are played within the areas of Edmonton and Enfield with a qualified referee and an affiliation to the London FA.

The adult open-age league says it is looking for existing clubs or anyone striving to run a new club and needs some guidance for the 2022/23 season.

Anyone wishing to take part is asked to visit to download a membership form or to call Mr Mills on 07792 2755871.