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Aug 13, 2018, 3:15 PM
That's an interesting list. You could add Bradley FC & Cononley Sports FC (2 teams) as they are villages between Keighley & Skipton.
Not sure about Burley Trojans - that's further out of Bradford than even Ilkley.
Keighley teams have always tended to go west, into the Craven set-up - Skipton Town & Crosshills in particular would have a long journey to some southerly/easterly parts of Bradford. It's always been a more parochial village-based set-up than the Bradford League.Sadly, problems between some of the teams in the Bradford League led to several moving out to the Spen Valley league. The Yorkshire Old Boy's league's decision to open up to all (as the YAL) has reduced the need for the Bradford & Spen Valley leagues now.
LATE TO THE GAME - The origins of soccer in Bradford. Available from www.bantamspast.net
(This post was edited by robgrillo on Aug 13, 2018, 3:16 PM)