West Riding County Amateur Football League

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West Riding County Amateur Football League
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Country England
Founded 1922
Divisions Premier Division
Division One
Division Two
Number of teams 39
14 (Premier Division)
13 (Division One)
12 (Division Two)
Levels on pyramid 11th–13th
Feeder to Northern Counties East League Division One
Relegation to Craven and District
Halifax and District
Huddersfield and District
Spen Valley and District
Wakefield and District
Yorkshire Amateur League
Domestic cup(s) Premier Division Cup
Division One Cup
Division Two Cup
Current champions Ovenden West Riding (Premier Division)
Hunsworth (Division One)
Dudley Hill Rangers (Division Two)
(2013–14)
Website Official website

The West Riding County Amateur Football League is a football competition based in Yorkshire, England. Formed in 1922, it has three divisions which includes a number of reserve teams.

The top division, the Premier Division, sits at level 11 of the English football league system. Silsden, Brighouse Town and Hemsworth Miners Welfare were the most recent teams to move up from the league. Silsden were promoted in 2004 after winning the Premier Division in successive seasons but chose to play their football in the North West Counties League whereas Brighouse Town and Hemsworth Miners Welfare went up in 2008 to the Northern Counties East League Division One.

The league operated with only one division until the 1953–54 season, but has expanded over time to reach the current size.

Each division has its own divisional league cup, the Premier Division Cup, the Division One Cup and the Division Two Cup.

Members 2014–15 season[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

  • Bay Athletic
  • Campion
  • Golcar United
  • Halifax Irish
  • Huddersfield YMCA
  • Hunsworth
  • Kirkburton
  • Littletown
  • Lower Hopton
  • Ovenden West Riding
  • Salts
  • Steeton
  • Storthes Hall
  • Tyersal

Division One[edit]

  • Bradford Horton Sports
  • Campion Reserves
  • Dalton, Rawthorpe & Moldgreen
  • Dudley Hill Rangers
  • Lepton Highlanders
  • Overthorpe Sports
  • Steeton Reserves
  • Storthes Hall Reserves
  • Thornes
  • Ventus & Yeadon Celtic
  • Wakefield City
  • Westbrook YMCA
  • Wibsey

Division Two[edit]

  • Bay Athletic Reserves
  • Bradford
  • Gildersome Spurs Old Boys
  • Golcar United Reserves
  • Honley
  • Kirkburton Reserves
  • Littletown Reserves
  • Lower Hopton Reserves
  • Ovenden West Riding Reserves
  • Salts Reserves
  • The Hunslet Club & Parkside
  • Tyersal Reserves

Recent divisional champions[edit]

Season Premier One Two Three
1986–87 Ovenden West Riding Halifax Irish V.A.W. Low Moor Collingham Reserves
1987–88 Ovenden West Riding V.A.W. Low Moor Colton Bradley Rangers Reserves
1988–89 V.A.W. Low Moor Altofts Steeton Gatehouse
1989–90 V.A.W. Low Moor Ferrybridge Amateurs Campion Tyersal
1990–91 Brighouse Town Aberford Albion Tyersal Ferrybridge Amateurs Reserves
1991–92 Field Tyersal Otley Town Field Reserves
1992–93 Aberford Albion Campion Brighouse Town Reserves Phoenix
1993–94 Marsden Otley Town Phoenix Heckmondwike Town
1994–95 Brighouse Town Farnley W.M.C. Greetland Holmewood Athletic
1995–96 Brighouse Town Storthes Hall Overthorpe S.C. Keighley Shamrocks
1996–97 Ovenden West Riding Hemsworth Miners Welfare Bay Athletic Field Reserves
1997–98 Marsden Phoenix Hall Green United Phoenix Reserves
1998–99 Storthes Hall Bay Athletic Lower Hopton Trinity Athletic
1999–2000 Keighley Phoenix Stump Cross Silsden Campion Reserves
2000–01 Brighouse Town Silsden Steeton
2001–02 Brighouse Town Tyersal Wakefield City
2002–03 Silsden Hall Green United Salts
2003–04 Silsden Ardsley Celtic Halifax Irish Club
2004–05 Golcar United Eastmoor South Bradford
2005–06 Bay Athletic Hall Green United Meltham Athletic
2006–07 Wibsey Meltham Athletic Bronte Wanderers
2007–08 Bay Athletic Kirkburton Brighouse Town Reserves
2008–09 Bay Athletic Tyersal Bronte Wanderers
2009–10 Bay Athletic Steeton Bay Athletic Reserves Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
2010–11 Bay Athletic Littletown Lepton Highlanders Albion Sports Reserves
2011–12 Ovenden West Riding Lepton Highlanders Campion Reserves Littletown Reserves
2012–13 Bay Athletic Huddersfield Y.M.C.A. Bay Athletic Reserves
2013–14 Ovenden West Riding Hunsworth Dudley Hill Rangers

Cups[edit]

Premier Division Cup[edit]

Season Winners Score Runners-Up
2004–05 Ovenden West Riding 2–1 Tyersal
2005–06 Campion 2–1 Brighouse Town
2006–07 Campion 4–0 Golcar United
2007–08 Campion 2–0 Lower Hopton
2008–09 Meltham Athletic 5–3 Bay Athletic
2009–10 Albion Sports 4–2 Storthes Hall
2010–11 Tyersal 1–0 Ovenden West Riding
2011–12 Ovenden West Riding 3–2 Bay Athletic
2012–13 Ovenden West Riding 3–0 Steeton
2013–14 Ovenden West Riding 2–0 Campion

Division One Cup[edit]

Season Winners Score Runners-Up
2004–05 Littletown 5–2 Lower Hopton
2005–06 Steeton 4–1 Wakefield City
2006–07 Kirkburton 2–1 Littletown
2007–08 Kirkburton 5–0 Wakefield City
2008–09 Tyersal 3–1 Hunsworth
2009–10 Ventus/Yeadon Celtic 1–0 Littletown
2010–11 Bay Athletic Reserves 5–0 Overthorpe Sports Club
2011–12 Lepton Highlanders 4–1 Tingley Athletic
2012–13 Halifax Irish Club 4–1 AFC Emley Reserves
2013–14 Wakefield City 4–2 Hunsworth

Division Two Cup[edit]

Season Winners Score Runners-Up
2004–05 Kirkburton 3–1 Barclays
2005–06 Meltham Athletic 7–1 Crag Road United
2006–07 Storthes Hall Reserves 4–3 Tyersal Reserves
2007–08 Brighouse Town Reserves 4–2 Storthes Hall Reserves
2008–09 Storthes Hall Reserves 2–1 Rawdon Old Boys
2009–10 AFC Emley Reserves 2–0 Rawdon Old Boys
2010–11 Long Lee 1–1, 5p4 Lepton Highlanders
2011–12 Ovenden West Riding Reserves 4–3 Albion Sports Reserves
2012–13 Ovenden West Riding Reserves 3–0 Salts Reserves
2013–14 Golcar United Reserves 3–1 Littletown Reserves

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