With a full complement of 20 teams, CCL Premier South looks a strong division with some fascinating new additions from the Southern Counties East League and division
12 clubs remain from last season and the close season vibe is that Badshot Lea and Guildford City are moving forward and should be respected.
Based on last season, Knaphill should be fine and Sheerwater as well if they settle into their new ground. Improvement will be needed fro Cobham, Camberley
Town, Redhill and Raynes Park Vale but it is interesting to see so many changes and ground improvements happening as membership of the league becomes more difficult.
Molesey struggled last season and they are looking for a new manager who will need to bed in quickly. Banstead Athletic are a bit of a dark horse and their working relationship with Sutton United should help their cause. Frimley Green will need further
Of the three promoted sides, Farnham Town look very progressive as do Walton & Hersham and it would be no surprise if they are nearer the
top of the league.
Most people, however, believe Jersey Bulls will go through this division thus emulating their island rivals Guernsey and we can't
argue with that at all.
Four clubs move across from the Southern Counties East and in Balham, Horley Town and AFC Croydon Athletic it is a welcome return
to the CCL.
Balham will be there or thereabouts while Horley look to be improving. Croydon will need a good start to ease any nerves. The other newcomer
is Beckenham Town, a lovely enclosure and a quality pitch and, therefore, a welcome addition and they should go well.
As with Premier North, a sole club
has joined from the Wessex League in Fleet Town and they will spend a lot of time whizzing up the A3. It may have been more sensible geographically letting them join Tadley Calleva in the north division making two divisions of 19 sides but at least this way,
no CCL premier club should have a free Saturday!
That leaves just Colliers Wood United with their new manager and squad.
It is difficult to predict how we will go without sounding arrogant but we are hopeful of a settled side under our new management team and the ongoing improvements at Wibbandune are a testament
to our plans for the future.
Add to that two new under 18 teams and a full colts section now on board and there are optimistic aspirations around SW20.
We expect Balham and Badshot Lea to be the closest challengers to Jersey Bulls.