The 90's and beyond - updated Aug 20.
The 90s was a mix of winners as a generation of players were lost and Oakhill were about to make their mark eventually. After Manchester Maccabi 2nd retained the title at the start of the decade, 2 titles went to Merseyside whilst Armyfields became the new kids on the block, a club that rose out of Manchester Maccabi but took 3 titles in 5 years.
When Oakhill took their 2nd title in 1997, they actually made it 4 on the bounce in 2000, their source of players were students residing in Manchester and was in itself a new innovation at the time and the club, although appearing under several guises and variations of the name continued to play their active part within the MJSL ranks for another 20 years!
Over the next decade, the pendulum shifted with 2 years to Haroldeans followed by another 3 in favour of Oakhill. Then there was a selection of title wins for Roy’s Rovers, Leeds J-Uni twice, Haroldeans and Maccabi Mcr 3rd. From 2011, Haroldeans took 3 accolades, Maccabi Mcr 2nd and 3rd, Republic of Flixton, Leeds Maccabi, Oakhill and Maccabi Yellow complete our historical team journey so far ... with 2019-20 being declared null and void due to the global pandemic.
There are far too many teams to mention and apologies to those that have been missed - here are a few more to jog a few memories.... Children Aid, Dunbar Dodgers, North Manchester, Broughton Park, Hakoah, Prestwich Devils, Not Roy Rovers, Southport AJEX, Hamiltons, Raiders, Elmgate, Sale, Sedgley Park Celtic, Melchester, Jacksons Row, Sunnybank Celtic, Sporting Albion, Leeds Judeans, Hale Madrid, Westdene, Sporting, Crumpsall... the last six to be consigned to the treasure trove are Broughton, FC Cosmos, Republic of Mancunia, Heaton Park Rovers, South Manchester and Reich 1st.