West Riding County Football Association

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West Riding County Football Association
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West Riding County FA logo
Purpose Football association
Location
Coordinates 53°44′59″N 1°26′25″W / 53.749789°N 1.440151°W / 53.749789; -1.440151Coordinates: 53°44′59″N 1°26′25″W / 53.749789°N 1.440151°W / 53.749789; -1.440151
Chief Executive Miss H Simpson
Website http://www.wrcfa.com/

The West Riding County Football Association is the governing body of football in the area covered by the administrative county of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Its headquarters are in the village of Woodlesford, six miles south west of Leeds.[1] Affiliated members pay a fee commensurate to the level of competition they play in. Affiliated members benefit from access to support and guidance on such areas as health and safety and access to finance or grants. The County FA is directly responsible for the governance of County Cup competitions.

Membership[edit]

Clubs located within the geographical area of the old West Riding of Yorkshire boundaries are eligible for affiliation to the Association, including those participating at the higher levels of the Football League System in England. Clubs who enter teams into Saturday and Sunday competitions are required to have a separate affiliation for each. The Association is divided into thirteen District Associations covering the old West Riding of Yorkshire.[2]

  • Barkston Ash District Association.[3]
  • Bradford District Association[4]
  • Castleford District Association[5]
  • Craven District Association.[6]
  • Goole & Thorne District Association
  • Halifax District Association
  • Harrogate District Association
  • Heavy Woollen District Association
  • Huddersfield District Association[7]
  • Keighley District Association
  • Leeds District Association[8]
  • Wakefield District Association
  • Wharfedale District Association[9]

League competitions[edit]

There is no County league competition, instead there are forty league competitions at all levels within the thirteen District Associations. The County FA has direct governance of the rules of the competitions run by the affiliated districts. Of the Open Age leagues, there are 13 for men, 1 for women and 12 men's played on Sundays.[10] There are 12 Junior Boy's Leagues and 2 Junior Girl's Leagues.[11] There are 4 divisions of men's pan-disability leagues as well as one for under 16's and one for women.[12] Where appropriate, the relevant level in the English Football League System of the league in the lists below are shown in brackets.

Senior Leagues[edit]

Most of the Senior Mens Leagues are part of the Football League System, of which the West Yorkshire Association Premier Division is the highest represented of the County Association.

Junior Leagues[edit]

  • Calderdale Junior Football League
  • Charles Rice Junior & Minor League
  • Craven Aire & Wharfe Junior League
  • Garforth Junior League
  • Harrogate Development League
  • Harrogate & Wharfedale Friendly League
  • Huddersfield & District Junior League
  • Keybury Youth League
  • Leeds Junior League
  • Nidderdale Mini-Soccer League
  • Selby District Junior League

Women's & Girls Leagues[edit]

  • Harrogate & District Girls Junior League
  • West Riding Girls League
  • West Riding Women's League

Sunday Leagues[edit]

  • Bradford Sunday Alliance League
  • Bridge Balti Halifax Sunday Football League
  • Castleford & District Sunday League
  • Claro Sunday League
  • Goole & District Sunday League
  • Heavy Woollen Sunday League
  • Kirklees Sunday League
  • Leeds Combination League
  • Leeds Sunday Alliance Football League
  • Leeds Sunday Leagues
  • Wakefield & District Sunday League
  • Wharfedale Triangle League

Friendly Competition[edit]

  • Yorkshire Old Boy's Shield

Cup competitions[edit]

All the above leagues and District Associations run a variety of knockout competitions. In addition, the County Association also run the knockout competitions listed below for affiliated clubs. The West Riding County FA ran a Senior Cup competition from 1919 until 1999 that featured affiliated clubs that were in the highest levels of the football league system, such as Leeds United. In eight out of the last 12 years of its existence, there was no competition and was a contributing factor to its demise.[2]

  • County FA County Cup - First competition was in 1927 won by Leeds United Reserves. Clubs are selected to compete by the Council of the County FA.[2]
  • County FA Challenge Cup - Affiliated clubs enter the competition by application for their senior side. The first competition was in 1900 and was won by Hunslet.
  • County FA Challenge Trophy - Affiliated clubs enter the competition by application for their reserve sides. The first competition was in 1998 and was won by Ossett Common Rovers.
  • County FA Sunday Cup - Affiliated clubs enter the competition by application for their senior side. The first competition was in 1969 and was won by Old Bank W.M.C.
  • County FA Sunday Trophy -Affiliated clubs enter the competition by application for their reserve sides. The first competition was in 1998and was won by Illingworth.
  • County FA u16 Junior Cup - Affiliated clubs enter the competition by application. The first competition was in 1949 and won by Whitwood Juniors.
  • County FA u14 Junior Trophy - Affiliated clubs enter the competition by application. The first competition was in 1998 and won by Rothwell Town Juniors.
  • County FA u12 Junior Shield - Affiliated clubs enter the competition by application. The first competition was in 2002 and won by Farsley Celtic Juniors.
  • County FA Women's County Cup - Affiliated clubs enter the competition by application. The first competition was in 2000 and won by Doncaster Belles.
  • County FA Minor Cup - This is an inter-district association representative competition open to all affiliated District Associations. The first competition was in 1929 and won by Craven Minor F.A.
  • County FA Girls u16 Junior Cup - Affiliated clubs enter the competition by application. The first competition was in 2009 and won by Lepton Highlanders.
  • County FA Girls u14 Junior Trophy - Affiliated clubs enter the competition by application. The first competition was in 2009 and won by Batley Juniors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Riding County Football Association: About us". West Riding County Football Association. Retrieved 8 July 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c West Riding County FA - Handbook 2012-2013. West Riding County FA Ltd. 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Barkston Ash District Football Association
  4. ^ Bradford District Football Association
  5. ^ Castleford District Football Association
  6. ^ Craven District Association
  7. ^ Huddersfield District Football Association
  8. ^ Leeds District Football Association
  9. ^ Wharfedale District Football Association
  10. ^ "West Riding County FA Open Age Leagues". Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "West Riding County FA Youth Leagues". Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "West Riding County FA pan-disability leagues". Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "Craven & District Football League". Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "Halifax and District Association Football League". Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  15. ^ "Harrogate and District Football League". Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  16. ^ "Huddersfield and District Association Football League". Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  17. ^ "Huddersfield and District Works and Combination League". Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  18. ^ "Leeds Red Triangle Invitation League". Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  19. ^ "Selby & District Invitation League". Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  20. ^ "Spen Valley & District League". Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  21. ^ "Wakefield & District League". Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  22. ^ "West Riding County Amateur Football League". Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  23. ^ "West Yorkshire Association League". Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  24. ^ "Wharfedale Triangle League". Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  25. ^ "Yorkshire Christian Football League". Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  26. ^ "Yorkshire Amateur League". Retrieved 28 April 2013. 

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