1984

8 teams by the end of the year

Season

Seniority Rank

Club Name

Status

Club Name Previous Season or Other Origin

Colours Shirts/Shorts

Field

Years in the League

Spring

1

Clinton SC

 

 

Red/White

Elliot School, Clinton

5.5

2

North Branford

 

 

Yellow/Black

North Branford High School

3.5

3

Cheshire SC

 

 

Red/Red

La Sallete, Cheshire

2.5

5

Wallingford Bolios

 

 

Blue/White

Woodhouse Avenue, Wallingford

2.5

6

Hamden

 

 

Red/Black

Dock's Field, Hamden

2

7

Waterbury Portuguese

 

 

Blue/White

?, Waterbury

1.5

Fall

1

Clinton SC

 

 

Red/White

Joel School, Clinton

6

2

North Branford

 

 

Yellow/Black

North Branford High School

4

3

Cheshire SC

 

 

Red/Red

La Sallete, Cheshire

3

5

Wallingford Bolios

 

 

Blue/White

Woodhouse Avenue, Wallingford

3

6

Hamden

 

 

Red/Black

Dock's Field, Hamden

2.5

7

Waterbury Portuguese

 

 

Blue/White

?, Waterbury

2

8

Milford Tuesday

New Team

Milford Rangers

Blue/White

Foran High School, Milford

0.5

8

Wallingford Portuguese

New Team

 

Red/Green

Pragman Park, Wallingford

0.5

The Wallingford team pick up sponsorship from Bolios sports shop in Wallingford. The team were affectionately known as "The Bolios" for the next several years. Waterbury were also affectionately known as simply "The Portuguese."

In the Fall, however, another Portuguese club joined the League. It was another Wallingford team who had heard about the League from their friends playing for The Bolios.

New team Milford Tuesday take their name from "The Tuesday Night Soccer Club" reminiscent for the same reasons Sheffield Wednesday in England obtained their name. Ex-patriots from around the world, but mostly engineers from the UK working at the aircraft factories in Stratford (Sikorsky and Avco-Lycoming), would meet in Milford on Tuesday nights to play an organised pick-up game. The TNSC has existed as such since the at least the early 1960s. Milford heard about the League from Garry Archer who regularly used to play at the TNSC in the early 1980s.