West Riding County Amateur Football League

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West Riding County Amateur Football League
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Founded 1922
Country England
Divisions Premier Division
Division One
Number of teams 27
14 (Premier Division)
13 (Division One)
Level on pyramid Level 11 (Premier Division)
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
Current champions Lower Hopton(Premier Division)
Thornton United (Division One)
TVR United (Division Two)
(2016–17)
Website Official website

The West Riding County Amateur Football League is a football competition based in Yorkshire, England. Formed in 1922, it has two 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, Hemsworth Miners Welfare and Campion 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, Hemsworth Miners Welfare and Campion went up to the Northern Counties East League.

The league operated with only one division until the 1953–54 season, then expanded over time to reach five[1] divisions for a while, but is now operating with two.

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

Member clubs 2017–18[edit]

The constitution for the 2017–18 season is as follows:[2]

Premier Division[edit]

  • Britannia Sports
  • Campion
  • DRAM Community
  • Golcar United
  • Holmfirth Town
  • Honley
  • Lepton Highlanders
  • Littletown
  • Lower Hopton
  • Route One Rovers
  • Salts
  • Steeton
  • Thornton United
  • Wakefield City

Division One[edit]

  • Bradford
  • Golcar United Reserves
  • Hunsworth
  • Lower Hopton Reserves
  • Ovenden West Riding
  • Overthorpe Sports
  • Salts Reserves
  • Steeton Reserves
  • Tingley Athletic
  • TVR United
  • UNITA
  • West Horton
  • Wibsey

Recent divisional champions[edit]

Season Premier Division Division One Division Two Division Three
1986–87[1] Ovenden West Riding[3] Halifax Irish V.A.W. Low Moor Collingham Reserves
1987–88 Ovenden West Riding[4] V.A.W. Low Moor[4] Colton Bradley Rangers Reserves
1988–89[5] V.A.W. Low Moor Altofts Steeton Gatehouse
1989–90 V.A.W. Low Moor[6] Ferrybridge Amateurs Campion Tyke Tyersal
1990–91[7] Brighouse Town Aberford Albion Tyersal Ferrybridge Amateurs Reserves
1991–92[8] Field Tyersal Otley Town Field Reserves
1992–93[9] Aberford Albion Campion Brighouse Town Reserves Phoenix
1993–94[10] Marsden Otley Town Phoenix Heckmondwike Town
1994–95[11] Brighouse Town Farnley W.M.C. Greetland Holmewood Athletic
1995–96[12] Brighouse Town Storthes Hall Overthorpe S.C. Keighley Shamrocks
1996–97[13] Ovenden West Riding Hemsworth Miners Welfare Bay Athletic Field Reserves
1997–98[14] Marsden Phoenix Hall Green United Phoenix Reserves
1998–99[15] Storthes Hall Bay Athletic Lower Hopton Trinity Athletic
1999–2000[16] Keighley Phoenix Stump Cross Silsden Campion Reserves
2000–01[17] Brighouse Town Silsden Steeton
2001–02[17] Brighouse Town Tyersal Wakefield City
2002–03[17] Silsden Hall Green United Salts
2003–04[17] Silsden Ardsley Celtic Halifax Irish Club
2004–05[17] Golcar United Eastmoor South Bradford
2005–06[17] Bay Athletic Hall Green United Meltham Athletic
2006–07[17] Wibsey Meltham Athletic Bronte Wanderers
2007–08[17] Bay Athletic Kirkburton Brighouse Town Reserves
2008–09[17] Bay Athletic Tyersal Bronte Wanderers
2009–10[17] Bay Athletic Steeton Bay Athletic Reserves[18] Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.[18]
2010–11[19] Bay Athletic Littletown Lepton Highlanders Albion Sports Reserves
2011–12[20] Ovenden West Riding Lepton Highlanders Campion Reserves Littletown Reserves
2012–13[21] Bay Athletic Huddersfield Y.M.C.A. Bay Athletic Reserves
2013–14[22] Ovenden West Riding Hunsworth Dudley Hill Rangers
2014–15[23] Bay Athletic Wakefield City Honley
2015–16[24] Huddersfield Y.M.C.A. Newsome Thornton United
2016–17[25] Lower Hopton Thornton United T V R United

Recent divisional cup winners[edit]

Season Premier Division Cup Division One Cup Division Two Cup Division Three Cup
2009–10[18] Albion Sports Ventus/Yeadon Celtic AFC Emley Reserves Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
2010–11[19] Tyersal Bay Athletic Reserves Long Lee Albion Sports Reserves
2011–12[20] Ovenden West Riding Lepton Highlanders Ovenden West Riding Reserves
2012–13[21] Ovenden West Riding Halifax Irish Club Ovenden West Riding Reserves
2013–14[22] Ovenden West Riding Wakefield City Golcar United Reserves
2014–15[23] Ovenden West Riding Lepton Highlanders Bay Athletic Reserves
2015–16[24] Huddersfield Y.M.C.A. Newsome Salts Reserves
2016–17[25] Littletown Route One Rovers Lower Hopton Reserves

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Non-League Club Directory 1988. Tony Williams Publications. 1987. p. 632. 
  2. ^ "West Riding County Amateur Football League, 2017–18". FA Full-Time. West Riding County Amateur Football League. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  3. ^ Non League Tables Archive 1986–87 Non League Matters
  4. ^ a b Non League Tables Archive 1987–88 Non League Matters
  5. ^ Non League Tables Archive 1988–89 Non League Matters
  6. ^ Non-League Club Directory 1991. Tony Williams Publications. 1990. p. 760. 
  7. ^ Non-League Club Directory 1992. Tony Williams Publications. 1991. p. 799. 
  8. ^ Non-League Club Directory 1993. Tony Williams Publications. 1992. p. 850. 
  9. ^ Non-League Club Directory 1994. Tony Williams Publications. 1993. p. 975. 
  10. ^ Non-League Club Directory 1995. Tony Williams Publications. 1994. p. 1147. 
  11. ^ Non-League Club Directory 1996. Tony Williams Publications Ltd. 1995. p. 969. 
  12. ^ Non-League Club Directory 1997. Tony Williams Publications Ltd. 1996. p. 936. 
  13. ^ Non-League Club Directory 1998. Tony Williams Publications Ltd. 1997. p. 439. 
  14. ^ Non-League Club Directory 1999. Tony Williams Publications Ltd. 1998. p. 465. 
  15. ^ Non-League Club Directory 2000. Tony Williams Publications Ltd. 1999. p. 457. 
  16. ^ James Wright (2000). The Cherry Red Non-League Newsdesk Annual 2000. Non-League Newsdesk. p. 223. 
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j WRCAL 2000–2012 Tables Archive Non League Matters
  18. ^ a b c Non-League Club Directory 2011. Tony Williams Publications Ltd. 2010. p. 927. 
  19. ^ a b Season 2010–11 FA Full-Time
  20. ^ a b Season 2011–12 FA Full-Time
  21. ^ a b Season 2012–13 FA Full-Time
  22. ^ a b Season 2013–14 FA Full-Time
  23. ^ a b Season 2014–15 FA Full-Time
  24. ^ a b Season 2015–16 FA Full-Time
  25. ^ a b Season 2016–17 FA Full-Time

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