Bedfordshire County Football Association

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Bedfordshire County Football Association
Bedfordshire County FA.png
Purpose Football association
Headquarters Century House
Skimpot Road
Location
Chief Executive Keith Stroud
Website bedfordshirefa.com

The Bedfordshire County Football Association, also simply known as Bedfordshire FA, is the governing body of football in the county of Bedfordshire, England. Founded in 1894, the Bedfordshire FA run a number of cups at different levels for teams across Bedfordshire.

History and Organisation[edit]

The Bedfordshire Football Association was founded in 1894 when an invitation was sent from Mr. G.H. Barford of the Luton Town club to all clubs in the County to attend a meeting at the Cowper Arms Coffee Tavern in Luton.

On 18 January 1894 the ‘Luton News’ newspaper reported that the meeting was attended by "a good muster of young men representing the junior clubs and others interested in the welfare of football" who were in favour of a County Football Association being formed. One month later the Association was officially formed and the first Annual General Meeting was held on 30 August of the same year, electing Mr G.H. Barford as the Associations first President.

The Bedfordshire Football Association has been in existence for over 100 years and nowadays can claim a membership of over 500 clubs in Bedfordshire. The Association has its own Headquarters at Century House, Dunstable and look forward to the years ahead since football has never been so popular.

The Bedfordshire FA recognises that football development and improved governance of the game, including administration improvements, are essential in order that everyone who wants to can become involved in football.[1]

Affiliated Leagues[edit]

Disbanded or Amalgamated Leagues[edit]

A number of leagues that were affiliated to the Bedfordshire County FA have disbanded or amalgamated with other leagues including:

  • Bedford and District League
  • Biggleswade and District League
  • Dunstable and District Youth League (amalgamated with the Luton and District Youth League to become the Chiltern Youth League)
  • Leighton and District League
  • Luton and District League
  • Luton and District Youth League (amalgamated with the Dunstable and District Youth League to become the Chiltern Youth League)
  • Luton Sunday League
  • South Beds Saturday League (now known as the Bedfordshire Youth Saturday League)

Affiliated Member Clubs[edit]

Among the notable clubs that are affiliated to the Bedfordshire County FA are:

County Cup Competitions[edit]

The Bedfordshire County FA run the following Cup Competitions:

Source[3]

List of recent Bedfordshire County Cup Winners[edit]

Season Bedfordshire Premier Cup Bedfordshire Senior Challenge Cup Bedfordshire Senior Trophy Bedfordshire Intermediate Challenge Cup Bedfordshire Junior Challenge Cup
2004–05 Bedford Town Crawley Green Leighton Town Reserves Three Horseshoes (Renhold)
2005–06 Luton Town Biggleswade United Brache Sparta Community Biggleswade United Reserves Henlow
2006–07 Luton Town Dunstable Town AFC Dunstable Bedford Town Reserves Meltis Corinthians (Old Club)
2007–08 Dunstable Town Stotfold AFC Dunstable Stotfold Reserves Meltis Albion
2008–09 Luton Town Dunstable Town The 61 FC (Luton) Dunstable Town Reserves Great Barford
2009–10 Biggleswade Town Arlesey Town Crawley Green Leighton Town Reserves Potton Wanderers
2010–11 Luton Town Arlesey Town Totternhoe AFC Dunstable Reserves Lea Sports P.S.G.

Source[4]

2010–11 County Cup Winners[edit]

Competition 2010–11 Holders
Bedfordshire Premier Cup Luton Town
Bedfordshire Senior Challenge Cup Arlesey Town
Bedfordshire Senior Trophy Totternhoe
Bedfordshire Intermediate Challenge Cup AFC Dunstable Reserves
Bedfordshire Junior Challenge Cup Lea Sports P.S.G.
Bedfordshire Sunday Cup Lawson Park Rangers
Bedfordshire Sunday Junior Cup Broadwalk United
Bedfordshire Sunday Lower Junior Cup St. Johns
Bedfordshire Sunday Centenary Cup Shillington Pirates

Source[5]

Directors & Officials[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bedfordshire County FA – About Us". Bedfordshire County FA. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Bedfordshire County FA – Fixtures & Results – Leagues". Bedfordshire County FA. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Bedfordshire County FA – Fixtures & Results – County Cups". Bedfordshire County FA. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  4. ^ "Bedfordshire County FA – County Cups". Bedfordshire County FA. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  5. ^ "Bedfordshire County FA – Fixtures & Results – County Cups". Bedfordshire County FA. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  6. ^ "Bedfordshire County FA – Officers & Council". Bedfordshire County FA. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  7. ^ "Bedfordshire County FA – Contacts". Bedfordshire County FA. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-14.