Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior Football League

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Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior Football League
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Country  England
Founded 1983
Divisions Premier Division (step 7)
Division One
Division Two
Number of teams 41
14 (Premier Division)
14 (Division One)
13 (Division Two)
Level on pyramid 11–13
Feeder to Northern Counties East League
Website Official site

The Sheffield and Hallamshire County Senior Football League is a football competition for clubs in the South Yorkshire area of England. The competition is administered by the Sheffield and Hallamshire Football Association.

It has a total of three divisions, with the highest, the Premier Division, lying at Step 7 (level 11 overall) of the English football league system.

Under the terms of a sponsorship deal, the league is currently named the Pete's Patisserie County Senior Football League.[1]

History[edit]

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 the summer of 1983 the two competitions decided to join forces and merge, opting to retain the Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League name.

In 2011 the Football Association awarded the league's top division Step 7 status (level 11 overall) in the English football league system.[2]

Format[edit]

For the first nine seasons of its existence the league ran with four divisions, but since 1992 there have been three divisions. For the 2015-16 season there were 41 member clubs.

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.

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

The league also runs the Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League Cup, a cup competition open to all clubs in the league, and an U21 league.[3] Uniquely, U21 teams are also allowed to enter the League Cup.

Current member clubs (2015–16)[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

Division One[edit]

Division Two[edit]

Honours[edit]

League champions[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
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

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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 finals[edit]

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 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

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