Dandy Town will look to retain their title when the Expansion League Festive Tournament starts on Monday.
Town, who beat North Village 3-1 on penalties in last year’s final, when the tournament was named the Development League, are in group A with BAA and X-Roads.
PHC Zebras, Southampton Rangers and Devonshire Colts make up group B, while Somerset Trojans, North Village and Devonshire Cougars will play in group C. The opening matches will be played at three venues, with the holders facing BAA at Goose Gosling Field, while PHC and Colts play at BFA Field, and Somerset host Devonshire Cougars at Somerset Cricket Club.
Further matches will be played on December 14, 18 and 19 before a play-off match on December 21 to determine the final team for the quarter-finals, set for Saturday, December 23. The semi-finals will be played on December 29 at Goose Gosling Field, and the final on Tuesday, January 2 at the same venue.