As mentioned elsewhere, the Non League Pyramid of the National Game structure is nothing if not complicated. In the National Game structure, the Premiership is Step 1; The Championship is Step 2; and Leagues One and Two, Steps 3 and 4 respectively.
The Football Conference, which is Step 1 of the Non League Pyramid, is therefore Step 5 of the National Pyramid. There, clear as mud isnít it.
Below are links to various Leagues. It is by no means comprehensive and if you know of a League that has a website that is not listed, please let me know. I have separated the big four - namely the Conference, Northern Premier, Southern and Isthmian - from the rest of the pack, which are listed alphabetically.
Further down the page I have made an attempt at listing the various Leagues / Divisions as they currently (as of August 2006) sit within the Non League Pyramid, and you may be surprised that some Leagues - the South Western League for example - arenít higher up the ladder. This listing was taken from the 2006/07 edition of the Sussex County Football League Handbook.
I am sure there are omissions (and maybe even errors) so again, please let me know. Finally, much as it pains me to do so, I have included sponsorsí names here for the simple reason that some leagues - the Ryman & Unibond for example - are better known by those names than by their proper titles! I am in the process of amending League sposnors but if you can fill any gaps, please let me know.
Those seeking even more - and probably more accurate - information are advised to check out the following sites ...
Tony Kempsterís site
An absolutely brilliant labour of love, and an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to find out anything about the Non League Pyramid in England. Essential - what would we do without Tony?
The Pyramid Info
An equally mind-boggling site by Tom Willis, and another invaluable resource. Goes right down to Level 15 (Level 11 of the Non League Pyramid).