Japan Football League Score
|6||Honda Lock SC||30||10||11||9||0||41|
|9||Mio Biwako Shiga||30||11||7||12||0||40|
|13||Run Mel Aomori||30||9||9||12||0||36|
|15||Matsue City FC||30||5||10||15||0||25|
|16||Ryutsu Keizai University||30||5||6||19||0||21|
Japan Football League
The Japan Football League also known as simply the JFL is the 4th tier of the Japanese association football league system, positioned beneath three divisions of the J.League, and the top tier of amateur football in the country. Despite its officially amateur status the league features fully professional teams that hold J.League associate membership among its ranks. JFL clubs may be affiliated to companies, or be entirely autonomous clubs or reserve teams of these. Until 2010, university clubs (which as a rule do not play in the Japanese football league system) were recommended by the Japan University Football Association and played off against bottom JFL teams for entrance. B-teams are allowed to participate but only A-squads of truly autonomous clubs are eligible for J. League Associate Membership, and with it, promotion to J.League.