Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior Football League

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Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior Football League
Country England
Number of teams40
16 (Premier Division)
13 (Division One)
12 (Division Two)
Level on pyramid11 to 13
Promotion toLevel 10
Northern Counties East League
Relegation toLevel 14
Doncaster & District Senior League
Huddersfield & District League
Wakefield & District League
Domestic cup(s)National
FA Vase
League Cup
Current championsNorth Gawber Colliery (Premier Division)
Burngreave (Division One)
Wombwell Town (Division Two)
WebsiteResults site

The Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior Football League is an English football league that was founded in 1983 by the merger of the former Sheffield Association League and Hatchard League. The league has three divisions – the Premier Division (which stands at level 11 of the English football league system), Division One and Division Two.


The competition was formed in 1983 as the result of a merger between two long standing competitions -

- The Hatchard League, formed in 1894 and named after a local politician who donated the trophy to the Sheffield & Hallamshire FA. It disbanded in 1923 but reformed after the Second World War.

- The Sheffield Association League, formed in 1897. In 1960 the league was renamed the Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League, a name that was retained by the new competition.

In 2011 the Football Association awarded the league's top division Step 7 status (level 11 overall) in the English football league system.[1]


For the first nine seasons of its existence the league ran with four divisions, but since 1992 there have been three divisions.

Teams play each other twice a season, and there is promotion and relegation between each division at the end of the season. As a Step 7 league, one Premier Division club per season can gain promotion to Step 6 (usually the Northern Counties East League), but the applying club must finish inside the top five at the end of the season and achieve the required ground grading standard.

There are three feeder leagues sitting below the County Senior League in the pyramid - the Doncaster & District Senior League, Huddersfield & District League and Wakefield & District League, although promotion and relegation between the competitions is rare.

Reserve teams of clubs higher up the league pyramid play in the league, but only a maximum of three are allowed to play in the step 7 Premier Division.

Current member clubs (2019–20)[edit]

Premier Division[edit]


Season Premier Division Division One Division Two Division Three
1983–84 Windsor Crookes Woodsetts Stella
1984–85 Ecclesfield Red Rose Firparnians Brunsmeer Staveley Works reserves
1985–86 BSC Parkgate Reserves Oxley Park Worsbrough Bridge Miners Welfare reserves Bradley
1986–87 Mexborough Main Street Maltby Miners Welfare reserves Parramore Sports Denaby & Cadeby Miners Welfare
1987–88 Ash House Ecclesfield Red Rose Denaby & Cadeby Miners Welfare Caribbean Sports
1988–89 Ash House Denaby & Cadeby Miners Welfare Goldthorpe Colliery Wath St. James
1989–90 Ash House Caribbean Sports Wath St. James Treble
1990–91 Ash House Wath Saracens Athletic Thurcroft Ivanhoe High Green Villa
1991–92 Phoenix Frecheville Community Association High Green Villa Staveley Miners Welfare
Season Premier Division Division One Division Two
1992–93 Frecheville Community Association High Green Villa Staveley Miners Welfare
1993–94 Mexborough Main Street Penistone Church Grimethorpe Miners Welfare
1994–95 Frecheville Community Association Grimethorpe Miners Welfare Davy
1995–96 High Green Villa Ecclesfield Red Rose Wickersley Old Boys
1996–97 Denaby & Cadeby Miners Welfare Swinton Athletic Wombwell Main
1997–98 Phoenix The Wetherby Athersley Recreation
1998–99 Wombwell Main Hare & Hounds Norton Woodseats
1999–00 Athersley Recreation Wickersley Old Boys Grapes Roy Hancock
2000–01 The Wetherby Penistone Church South Kirkby Colliery
2001–02 Wombwell Main Wickersley Old Boys Elm Tree
2002–03 Wombwell Main Elm Tree Edlington Working Mens Club
2003–04 Athersley Recreation Hollinsend Amateur AFC Barnsley
2004–05 Athersley Recreation Edlington Working Mens Club Dodworth Miners Welfare
2005–06 Mexborough Main Street Sheffield Lane Top Parkgate reserves
2006–07 Athersley Recreation Davy Worsbrough Bridge Athletic reserves
2007–08 Wombwell Main Handsworth Millmoor Juniors
2008–09 Athersley Recreation Sheffield reserves Aston
2009–10 Sheffield reserves Ecclesfield Red Rose Frecheville Community Association
2010–11 Swallownest Miners Welfare Handsworth reserves Houghton Main
2011–12 Athersley Recreation Houghton Main Athersley Recreation reserves
2012–13 Shaw Lane Aquaforce Oughtibridge War Memorial Jubilee Sports
2013–14 Handsworth Jubilee Sports North Gawber Colliery
2014–15 Swinton Athletic North Gawber Colliery Denaby Main
2015–16 Frecheville Community Association Denaby United Hemsworth Miners Welfare reserves
2016–17 Swallownest Grimethorpe Sports North Dodworth Miners Welfare
South Sheffield Medics
2017–18 Swinton Athletic Dodworth Miners Welfare Burngreave
2018–19 North Gawber Colliery Burngreave Wombwell Town


Since the league's formation in 1983, the following clubs (with their league position in brackets) have won promotion to the Northern Counties East League -

League Cup[edit]

The league also runs a League Cup competition, which is open to all clubs in the league.[2]


Season Winner Result Runner-up Venue
1983–84 Swinton Athletic 3 – 1 Rotherham Club Roundwood Sports Complex
1984–85 Arthur Lee 3 – 2 BSC Parkgate reserves Sandygate Road
1985–86 BSC Parkgate reserves 2 – 1 Crookes Silkstone Road
1986–87 Maltby Miners Welfare reserves 1 – 1p Mexborough Main Street Prince of Wales Road
1987–88 Sheffield reserves 1 – 0 Mexborough Main Street Silkstone Road
1988–89 Aurora United 2 – 1 Woodsetts Welfare Silkstone Road
1989–90 Mexborough Northgate 3 – 2 Wath Saracens Athletic Roundwood Sports Complex
1990–91 Woodsetts Welfare 3 – 1 Ecclesfield Red Rose Roundwood Sports Complex
1991–92 Ash House 1 – 0 Phoenix Bracken Moor
1992–93 Frecheville Community Association 5 – 4 Goldthorpe Colliery Bracken Moor
1993–94 Mexborough Main Street 3 – 2 Frecheville Community Association Park Road
1994–95 Ash House Awarded to Ash House - semi-finalists disqualified
1995–96 Worsbridge Bridge Athletic reserves 3 – 2 Grimethorpe Miners Welfare Bracken Moor
1996–97 Swinton Athletic 2 – 1 Wath Saracens Bracken Moor
1997–98 Athersley Recreation 2 – 0 Ecclesfield Red Rose Bracken Moor
1998–99 Frecheville Community Association 1 – 0 Phoenix Bracken Moor
1999–00 Frecheville Community Association 2 – 0 Athersley Recreation Bracken Moor
2000–01 Worksop Town reserves 3 – 2 The Wetherby Bracken Moor
2001–02 Wombwell Main 1 – 0 Hallam reserves Bracken Moor
2002–03 Edlington Working Mens Club 1 – 0 Penistone Church Bracken Moor
2003–04 AFC Barnsley 4 – 0 Elm Tree Bracken Moor
2004–05 Sportsman Roy Hancock 5 – 0 Handsworth Bracken Moor
2005–06 Athersley Recreation 2 – 0 Thorpe Hesley Bracken Moor
2006–07 Stocksbridge Park Steels reserves 1 – 0 Wombwell Main Bracken Moor
2007–08 Wombwell Main 4 – 0 Caribbean Sports Bracken Moor
2008–09 Athersley Recreation 3 – 1 Thorpe Hesley Bracken Moor
2009–10 Stocksbridge Park Steels reserves 1 – 0 Dinnington Town reserves Bracken Moor
2010–11 Athersley Recreation 1 – 0 Sheffield reserves Bracken Moor
2011–12 Penistone Church 2 – 0 Thorpe Hesley Sandy Lane
2012–13 Wombwell Main 3 – 0 High Green Villa Sandy Lane
2013–14 Penistone Church 3 – 1 Houghton Main Sandy Lane
2014–15 Oughtibridge War Memorial 3 – 0 Joker Sandy Lane
2015–16 Jubilee Sports 5 – 4 Grimethorpe Sports Sandy Lane
2016–17 Swallownest 5 – 1 Brinsworth Whitehill Memorial Ground
2017–18 Swinton Athletic 3 – 2 Sheffield Medics Memorial Ground
2018–19 North Gawber Colliery 2 – 1 Grimethorpe Sports Bracken Moor


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