Silsden F.C.

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Full name Silsden Association Football Club
Nickname(s) The Cobbydalers
Founded 1904
Ground The Asda Foundation Stadium, Keighley Road, Silsden BD20 0EH
Ground Capacity 2,300
Chairman Sean McNulty

Andy Geary

league = North West Counties Premier Division
2013–14 North West Counties League
Premier Division, 15th

Silsden A.F.C. are a football club that play in Silsden, West Yorkshire, England.


The club was formed in 1904. In 2004–05, they reached the second round of the FA Vase. They are currently members of the North West Counties League Premier Division.

They are one of only two teams ever to win the West Riding County FA Cup three years on the trot - 2001, 2002 and 2003 before joining the NWCFL the season after and gaining promotion to the Premier Division (along with Cammell Laird) at their first attempt.

For the 2014-2015 season; Silsden AFC will field a Development Squad to compete in the Lancashire Galaxy League


During their earlier years in the North West Counties League they played their home games at Cougar Park, home of the rugby league club Keighley Cougars. However, in early 2010 plans were put in place to upgrade their former ground in Silsden. With the help of the Football Foundation, Sports England and Asda Foundation, committee of the club, players and the generosity of sponsors and local businesses, their dream came true when they returned in time for the start of the 2010–11 season. Floodlights, a stand, new dugouts, coffee hut, pay-hut, walkway, perimeter fencing and barriers were all put in place to complement the newly erected £1.2m Sports Club which houses 6 changing rooms, two referees' rooms, a physiotherapy room and a function room.

For the start of the 2012-13 season saw the name of stadium change to Angel Telecom Stadium following a five-year sponsor package with the Bradford-based telecommunications company.

Current squad[edit]

Correct as per 31 October 2010[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Phil Rishton
England GK Danny Thorpe
England GK Wayne Mahomet
England DF Matthew Moses
England DF Ben Crabtree
England DF Peter Gavin Hanson
England DF Josh Brown
England DF Ben Geary
England DF Danny Fagan
England DF Danny Gleave
England DF Richard Geoheghan
England DF James Nettleton
England MF Andy Hill
England MF Joe Mitchell
England MF Tom Sowerbutts
England MF Zach Dale
England MF Will Storrie
England MF Tom Henderson
England MF Joe Jalil
England FW Dale Feather
England FW Nick McNally
England FW Kevin Ryan
England FW Craig Nicholls
England FW Chris Wademan
England FW Josh McNulty


  • FA Cup best performance: first qualifying round replay – 2004–05
  • FA Vase best performance: second round proper – 2004–05


Craven League[edit]

  • 1996–97
    • Northern Plant Hire Cup Winners
    • Division Two Runners Up
  • 1997–98
    • Division One Runners Up
  • 1998–99
    • Premier Division Champions
    • Premier League Cup Winners
    • Northern Plant Hire Cup Winners

West Riding County Amateur League[edit]

  • 1999–2000 Division Two Champions
  • Division Two League Cup Winners
  • 2000–01 Division One Champions
    • Division One League Cuo Winners
    • Keighley & District Challenge Cup Winners
    • Division Two (reserves) League Cup Winners
  • 2001–02
    • West Riding County Cup Winners
    • Keighley & District Cup Winners
    • Reserve Division Two Winers
    • Premier Division Runners-up
  • 2002–03
    • West Riding County Cup Winners
    • Keighley & District Cup Winners
    • Premier Division Champions
    • Charity Shield Winners
    • Premier League Cup Winners
    • Keighley & District Supplementary Cup Winners


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°54′25″N 1°56′36″W / 53.906952°N 1.943401°W / 53.906952; -1.943401