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robgrillo
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Harrogate League - loses a division.
Ripon Red Arrows demoted 2 divisions, effectively taking over the place held by their reserves.
Kirkstall Crusaders new to div 1 - from Leeds Red Triangle
FC Harrogate - new to div 2
The league loses Ilkley Town 'A' (to Craven League), and reserves of Ripon Red Arrows & Pateley Bridge
Hampsthwaite HC for some reason promoted 2 divisions (they finished 3rd in div3)

Halifax League - just about hangs on to its 'division 3'
Warley Rangers now King Cross Warley
St.Columbas are only new team

Spen Valley League - up to 3 divisions :)
East Bowling All Stars (Bradford), Route 1 Rovers, Sporting Batley - all new to premier (I suspect the former were Fairbank reserves last season)
George Healey - an old name, possibly a re-named club but could be 'new' - in div 1
Lots of new names in div 2 - including several other Bradford based teams. Some may be name changes.

Craven League
new teams: Ilkley Town 'A' (from Harrogate League), Salts 'A' (who will play at Esholt), Broomhill (playing at Marley, keighley) all new to div 2
Polonia Patson (also at Keighley, reformed Polish Sunday team) in div 2. Northern FC won't be joining div 3 after all.
Pendle Athletic, Oakworth (both teams), Barlick barons (one of their teams), Silsden Whitestar reserves, Padiham Town - all drop out



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Kings Cross Warley is a strange one, according to FA find a club website they've moved to Saville Park, even though they've incorporated Kings Cross, (where they played last season), into their name.

Of course this could be wrong.



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Kings Cross Warley is a strange one, according to FA find a club website they've moved to Saville Park, even though they've incorporated Kings Cross, (where they played last season), into their name.

Of course this could be wrong.

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More likely that Find A Club hasn't been updated since they played at Savile Park before they went to the cricket club



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4 division Wakefield & District League 2013-14 (net increase of 1 team) is now also on full-time at http://full-time.thefa.com/Index.do?league=9530714.


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Bit disappointed these don't have their own thread as they are my favourite leagues :)

Thornhill is a big loss to Wakey league

Bramley is a good addition tho, they should do well

Wakey is fast becoming the bad boys of Leeds league. The fact they are joining Wakey over the Red Triangle speaks volumes!


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Bit disappointed these don't have their own thread as they are my favourite leagues :)

Thornhill is a big loss to Wakey league

Bramley is a good addition tho, they should do well

Wakey is fast becoming the bad boys of Leeds league. The fact they are joining Wakey over the Red Triangle speaks volumes!


Adwalton have switched to the Wakey from the LRT and one of the Kirkstall Crusaders teams is in the Harrogate & District.


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Leeds Red Triangle is down to 2 divisions of 6 !!!!



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Selby and District League fixtures for 2013-14 are now on league website at: http://selbydistrictleague.co.uk/Fixtures.htm. Total number of teams unchanged at 17.


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Yorkshire Amateur League fixtures for 7th & 14th September now published on www.yaml.co and Full-Time.

Almondburians have withdrawn their 3rd's from division Five so the season is scheduled to start with 91 teams.


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Leeds Red Triangle is down to 2 divisions of 6 !!!!


That's sad to see, they gave East End Park our start when we re-formed back in 2004



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The Huddersfield and District Works and Combination League constitution 2013-14 (last of West Yorkshire leagues to declare) is now on full-time at http://full-time.thefa.com/...lectedLeague=5256295.

Total number of clubs down to 14 from 16. Former West Riding County Amateur League side Marsden are in bottom division.

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Leeds Red Triangle is up to 13 teams from the 12 initially announced (see http://www.leedsredtriangleleague.co.uk/...div=12524&age=22).


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Rothwell (thrown out of the West Yorkshire league) have been accepted into the premier division of the Wakefield league. They appear not to be running a reserve side, although they are lucky to have a league in which their first team can play! Their application to join the West Riding County Amateur league was turned down as it was well past their cut-off date.



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Leeds Red Triangle now reconstituted with one division of 11 teams.



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Looks miles better

Am I being blind or have Seacroct WMC First team disappeared?



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It says on The FA's Find A Club that it's the first and reserve team combined playing in the league, with the second team disbanded.



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Leeds Red Triangle now reconstituted with one division of 11 teams.


Khalsa Academy have disappeared from a week or two ago!


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Selby and District League fixtures for 2013-14 are now on league website at: http://selbydistrictleague.co.uk/Fixtures.htm. Total number of teams unchanged at 17.


There are two Selby clubs in Division 2 of the league this season.
Unicorn at Dennison Road, Selby
Wistow at Jubilee Road, Wistow, Selby.


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Only 9 teams left in the top division of the Doncaster league
plus
Spen Valley premier div newcomers AC Dewsbury have changed their name this week to plain 'Dewsbury'



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Selby league top division down to 6 teams - Drax & Knottingley both w/d
Doncaster league now two divisions of just 9 teams !
Halifax league's bottom division has just 6 teams now too...



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Where did route 1 come from?

They are top



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Route 1 are a new club in the Spen Valley premier. Two of the four new sides elected straight into the premier (East Bowling & Dewsbury) have already folded. West Park are bottom of the table.

Leeds Red Triangle down to 9 clubs.



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Thansk rob

I see they are from Pudsey, do you know if they are formed from a YAML/ WYL team of lasty year?

Maybe a ex grange field outift or somnething



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Thansk rob

I see they are from Pudsey, do you know if they are formed from a YAML/ WYL team of lasty year?

Maybe a ex grange field outift or somnething


Not Grangefield OB though. They are in YAL Senior A at Crawshaw School.


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They could have come from a few players dropping out of various teams, who knows!

Rumours that Bramley have left the Wakey league.

Wouldn't surprise me given the discipline and the results of late. Know some of their better players have gone to teams around Leeds

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Bramley's first team played yesterday. Their reserves look like winning the second tier of that league,m and had another excellent win yesterday so maybe it is the just their first team that is struggling to complete the season.

Carleton's first team (prem) & Embsay's second team (div 1) have gone from the Craven League.

In the Doncaster league, Hemsworth Town Terriers look like they have gone, with recent opponents having been awarded points.



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8 teams left in the Leeds Red Triangle !



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Who has left?



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Kirkstall Crusaders reserves are the latest to go.



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Heckmondwike Town have resigned from West Yorkshire League Division 2 and their record has been expunged.

From Fulltime site!!!


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Heckmondwike joining the West Yorks a couple of years after leaving the West Riding was seen by some as a bit of a victory for the West Yorks, seems the West Riding have had the last laugh!


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Anyone heard any league constitution rumours? I hear Nostell MW who's reserves folded from West Yorks Div 2 this season will be entering a team in the lancashire league, also Hall Green moving from West Riding to West Yorkshire? Big news if its true as Hall Greens secretary is the head of the West Riding League?! Also Horbury Town reserves accepted back into West Yorkshire Res 1.

Anyone know when the various leagues hold their AGMs? Smile


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The Lancashire League might be getting Silsden reserves again, seeing as the NWC has folded its reserve section.
Four applicants for the West Riding League including Rothwell (Wakefield league champions, thrown out of the West Yorks league prior to 2013-14) , Shelley (Hudds league) plus Hunslet and Parkside Club (from Leeds Red Triangle - I thought they were Hunslet's third team but I am probably wrong) and one other I can't remember....

Leeds Red Triangle in serious danger of folding. There are some rumours of it being reformed as a veterans league although there is nothing about that on the league website.



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The Lancashire League might be getting Silsden reserves again, seeing as the NWC has folded its reserve section.
Four applicants for the West Riding League including Rothwell (Wakefield league champions, thrown out of the West Yorks league prior to 2013-14) , Shelley (Hudds league) plus Hunslet and Parkside Club (from Leeds Red Triangle - I thought they were Hunslet's third team but I am probably wrong) and one other I can't remember....

Leeds Red Triangle in serious danger of folding. There are some rumours of it being reformed as a veterans league although there is nothing about that on the league website.


I'm assuming that's Shelley Reserves who are moving to the West Riding League? (as their first team play in the West Yorkshire League)



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Maybe it's Honley then :)



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Yeah the other side is Wakefield City Reserves, surely they cannot be accepted? They finished bottom of the Wakefield League Div 1 and only seemed to get points when their first team didn't have a game...

I was told that only 3 sides would be accepted, and that the leagues stance on sides thrown out of other leagues was that they ask them to play in their local district league for 2 or 3 seasons to prove that they have sorted themselves out before the West Riding would consider them. This would point towards Rothwell not being accepted but then that would only leave 2 sides with a genuine case for acceptance in Honley and Hunslet?!

But then again if Hall Green were to leave then there would be 4 spaces?! All very interesting!

Think they would be missing a trick if they weren't to let Rothwell in, they have a new manager and completely new set of very young players by all accounts, not to mention impeccable facilities!


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Nostell MW res are not joining the Lancashire league!


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Fair enough! What is the plan RE a reserve side for nostell next season?


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They are playing friendly's, when required! Also running a under 19 team in the under 19 alliance league.


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Ah okay, so the current '3rds' in the Wakefield league are now technically the reserves? How are you getting on for friendlies at the moment? We are looking if you're interested?

Obviously a game against your firsts would be a bit much for us but a mix of u19s and reserves might be a good game?


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The 3rd team want to be the 3rds, at this moment in time they don't want to play 1st team football, the bulk of them are the sunday side with a few 19's! The reserves will be fringe players and 19's. We can not play any games at home till the 1st week in October the pitches have been dug up and new drainage installed.


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We are happy to play your reserves/19s at our place some time in July if you like? Our railed pitch will be out of commission but we will have another pitch available to use. If you're interested do you want to send me a PM and we can sort it out!


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Middleton Park have moved their first and second teams up into the West Yorkshire League for 2014-15, while retaining three sides in the Yorkshire Amateur League.
It's not many years ago that this lot were whipping boys in the Leeds Red Triangle. They've since become an ambitious community-based club.



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Interesting... Not seen much of the Yorkshire Amateur League but I'd assume that moving from the 4th tier of the YAL to the West Yorkshire League would be quite a big step up?

Look at Bradford FC in West Riding, consistently won the Spen Valley League but have really struggled with the step up this season


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Ryhill Seniors are showing on 'Find A Club' as being members of the Wakefield & District FA League playing at Havercroft & Ryhill Sports & Youth Centre, which is off Mulberry Place, and has a fully railed pitch. I hope it means for 2014/15 and not the season just gone as I haven't seen a game there yet. The ground was last used by adults in 2009/10 (Ryecroft Sports - Wakey Lge) but has been hosting kids football this season, namely Ryhill FC Juniors.



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Rothwell FC to YAL? Is this confirmed?! Quite surprising if so but the West Riding did say they wouldn't accept them for a few seasons after they had been thrown out of West Yorkshire! Assumed when the West Riding announced Rothwell had applied that they had decided to let them in! Surely Rothwell haven't chosen YAL over West Riding?!


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...then again if Hall Green were to leave...


Yep, Hall Green United depart the WRCAL for pastures new.

Newcomers in Div 2 are Gildersome Spurs Old Boys, Honley FC, The Hunslet Club & Parkside.



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Looks like West Horton have changed their name to Bradford Horton Sports in WRCAL Div 1.



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Rothwell FC to YAL? Is this confirmed?! Quite surprising if so but the West Riding did say they wouldn't accept them for a few seasons after they had been thrown out of West Yorkshire! Assumed when the West Riding announced Rothwell had applied that they had decided to let them in! Surely Rothwell haven't chosen YAL over West Riding?!


Blimey, correct again. Someone is well informed! Wink



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Ryhill Seniors are showing on 'Find A Club' as being members of the Wakefield & District FA League playing at Havercroft & Ryhill Sports & Youth Centre, which is off Mulberry Place, and has a fully railed pitch. I hope it means for 2014/15 and not the season just gone as I haven't seen a game there yet. The ground was last used by adults in 2009/10 (Ryecroft Sports - Wakey Lge) but has been hosting kids football this season, namely Ryhill FC Juniors.


Woo-hoo! Ryhill FC confirmed in Wakey Lge Div 3, can finally tick Mulberry Place. Cool

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Garforth WMC have withdrawn from the Premier Division of the Wakefield League.


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Anybody know if Crag Road United's ground in Apperley Bridge is still being used?



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Anybody know if Crag Road United's ground in Apperley Bridge is still being used?


Sorry for the belated reply. I drove past the ground this week on the way back from the airport. It's sadly derelict and overgrown, and looks like nobody's used it for a few years. I actually played there once many years ago!


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I know... http://nonleaguematters.co.uk/...i?post=651092#651092 ...but thanks anyway.



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Has anyone heard anything about moves next year?

All rumours below, nothing in concrete

Moves:

Churwell Lions - To West Yorkshire League

Ealandians - To West Yorkshire League

Wortley - To West Yorkshire League

Cask FC (Spen Valley) - - To West Yorkshire League/ West Riding/ Hudds & District

Gate FC (Wakey) - To Yorkshire Amateur (As always)

Eastmoor FC - To West Riding County Am


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According to their Twitter account Cask FC will be playing in the Huddersfield & District AFL next season.



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Didn't see that

I know the West Riding were courting them but they have no rails

Bleak for the Hudds Works league


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Bleak for the Hudds Works league


Indeed. And with the Hoyle cup final no longer being played at the J. S. Stadium - https://twitter.com/...s/718383283227201536 - especially so.



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Shame about the Hoyle cup not being at the Mcalpine

If/when cask leave it only leaves 6 teams, 3 of which are reserves/ 3rds of other clubs.

I feel they need to offer something different (as did the Leeds Red Triangle). West Yorkshire is crying out for a veterans league. The Wragg League is South Yorkshires largest!


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Heyside FC 1st & 2nd teams leaving the Huddersfield & District AFL for pastures new...

"We have had 2 teams accepted into the Manchester FL next season. 1st XI will go into Div 1 & reserves into Div 3. This will be a great challenge."

"Our 3rd team will stay in the Huddersfield League and become our 1st team in that league, though not in Division 1. Great times at the club."



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West Yorkshire is crying out for a veterans league. The Wragg League is South Yorkshires largest!

WRCFA were flagging one up last autumn (http://www.westridingfa.com/player/veterans) - looks as though it has run with a few teams + also a cup competition:
http://full-time.thefa.com/...lectedLeague=7096682

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Ha ha - and if you click on next week's cup final page, a certain player listed in capitals stands out (alongside a few other familiar names!)
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Yeha I've seen, I know a lot of people who play in it but would love it to be a Saturday league so they don't have to chase around people 30 years their junior

Huddersfield & District League

Scissett will lose their 3rd team next year as they will become the 'Rose & Crown' based in Darton, Barnsley


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Bramham FC have left the Harrogate & District and joined the York League.



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Britannia Sports, Churwell Lions = new entrants in West Riding County Am Div 1.

DRAM Community res, Thornton United res, Tingley Athletic, Tyersal res = new entrants in West Riding County Am Div 2.



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Tyersal withdrew during last season so they are 'returning'. Tingley are also returning after a season out.

Re earlier post, Scisset 'A' are still in the Huddersfield League for the forthcoming season (as are Rose & Crown Darton). There are now also two ex-Rochdale League based sides from Littleborough in the Huddersfield League - AFC Littleborough (2 teams) & Fothergill and Whittles (2 teams). The Rochdale League did intimate late last season that it could fold this summer.



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Pretty sure the Works league is no more this year

Lepton have left, Cask have left, DRAM may have left...


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Yorkshire Amateur League 2016/17 line-up...

https://twitter.com/...s/750020867174834176

which confirms that Stanley United are in the top division {Prem} and Mount St. Mary's are in the 3rd tier {Div 1}



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Harrogate League loses Rawdon Athletic (to West Yks Lge), Wetherby Athletic 'A' (probably to West Yorks lge as their reserves), Bramham (York League) plus Ripon Red Arrows (presumed folded) & Westbrook YMCA reserves. It gains Thirsk Falcons (from Teeside league, replacing their reserves - who move down to div2), Ripon City reserves (who withdrew from the West Yorks lge last season) and two teams from the Wensleydale League: Bedale Town reserves and Richmond Town reserves. That's worrying for the Wensleydale League which could be down to 10 clubs.

Craven League loses Grindleton to the East Lancs league (although both their sides failed to complete last season), Embsay and Ingrow & Worth Valley (both teams). Like the Harrogate league, no newly formed clubs have joined but several reserve teams are joining: Silsden White Star. Settle united (third team), Bradley, Earby Town, Salts (fourth team),



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Wetherby Athletic 'A'


I think Wetherby Athletic A are in the York League Division Four, their B team is in Reserve Division C.



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Yes, could be. Last season their reserves joined the Lancashire League but dropped out early in the season. I thought they might rejoin the West Yorkshire League to maintain a higher standard of football for their second string.



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Selby & District League line-up...

ABBEY VAULTS
BIRD IN HAND
CASTLE INN
CRICKETERS AFC
MALT SHOVEL '3rds'
MONK FRYSTON UNITED
PONTEFRACT TOWN
STRAPS FC
THORPE UNITED '3rds'
WHITE SWAN

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Yes, could be. Last season their reserves joined the Lancashire League but dropped out early in the season. I thought they might rejoin the West Yorkshire League to maintain a higher standard of football for their second string.


I've seen on Wetherby Athletic's site they have three teams this season, the first team playing in the West Yorkshire League, their second team playing in the York League Division Four and their third team in Reserve Division C of the York League.



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Wakefield & District FA League down to 3 divisions {from 4} http://full-time.thefa.com/...sionseason=442897844

Premier Division...
1 AFC Ossett
2 Athletico HM FC {?}
3 Beechwood Gate FC
4 Crackenedge FC
5 Crofton Sports FC
6 Eastmoor FC {promoted}
7 FC Gawthorpe
8 Fieldhead Hospital FC
9 Halton Moor FC
10 Healdfield FC {promoted}
11 Prince of Wales FC (OCR)
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Royston Cross still in there - wonder why they don't join the S&HCSL?


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Seems odd having the larger leagues given the winters we've been having but 41 is an odd number to have.

New teams in bold

PREMIER DIVISION

AFC Ossett
Athletico HM FC - From Spen Valley League
Beechwood Gate (Sat) FC
Crackenedge FC
Crofton Sports FC
Eastmoor FC
FC Gawthorpe
Fieldhead Hospital
Halton Moor FC
Healdfield FC
Prince of Wales FC (OCR)
Walton FC

DIV 1

AFC Junction (Normanton)
Durkar FC
FC Prince
Marsh FC
Nostell Miners Welfare
Old Bank WMC
Ossett Dynamos
Pontefract Sports & Social
Red Lion Alverthorpe FC
Rock Inn FC - Not sure, a team of the same name played in the Selby League previously and are from Pontefract so could be them
Royston Cross FC
Ryhill FC
Snydale Athletic
Stanley United

DIV 2

Crofton Sports FC Res
Eastmoor FC Res
Fox & Hounds (Batley) FC
Henry Boons FC
Horbury Athletic
Middleton Old Boys
New Carlton FC
New Pot Oil
New Wheel FC - Did they drop out last year? Old club reformed maybe?
Overthorpe SC (Wfd)
Roberttown FC - ?
Snydale Athletic Res
Wakefield City
Waterloo FC
West End Terriers FC - Juniors


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Few changes to the Wakey league:

- Athletico are no longer in the Prem but Real Moor are. Not sure if this is a name change or not.

- FC Gawthorpe are no Crown Gawthorpe

- AFC Ossett are either out or renamed Ossett Common Rovers

- Thornesians have joined from the Yorkshire Amateur League (Presume the 4th team)


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Any news on the SPen Valley or Hudds Works League?


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Any news on the SPen Valley or Hudds Works League?


Pretty sure the latter has folded....


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Ovenden West Riding, Calderdale’s most successful amateur soccer club over the last few decades, has folded.

Read more at: http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/...en-wr-fold-1-8051285



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Any news on the Spen Valley...


Premier Division
1 Athletico
2 Dewsbury West Side
3 Girlington
4 Mount Pleasant
5 Palestino
6 Savile United
7 Savile Youth
8 Vision FC Wyke

First Division
1 Dewsbury West Side B
2 George Healey
3 Howden Clough
4 Inter Batley
5 Marsh
6 Norfolk
7 Savile Town

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Interesting to see Athletico still in after appearing in the Wakey league briefly.

Left

Idle - Yorkshire Amateur
White Abbey Road FC - ?
Hartshead - ?
Hightown Jets - ?
Smokin Aces - ?
West End Park - Yorkshire Amateur

New

Dewsbury West Side B
George Healey
Marsh - Return from Wakey League or the Huddersfield club?


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Athletico HM /Real Moor is not the same club as Athletico from the Spen valley league.



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Cheers Rob

Any idea who Athletico HM / Real Moor are? Very quick name change? Presume they are known given they are in the Premier Division////

Too many Moors to guess Smile


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Ovenden West Riding, Calderdale’s most successful amateur soccer club over the last few decades, has folded.


Due to the above...


Honley FC promoted to the WRCAL's Premier Div.

Route One Rovers promoted to Division 1.



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Ovenden West Riding, Calderdale’s most successful amateur soccer club over the last few decades, has folded.


Due to the above...


Honley FC promoted to the WRCAL's Premier Div.

Route One Rovers promoted to Division 1.


Which leaves Div 2 with only 9 teams, 6 of which are reserves.


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Real Moor look like a Leeds team so I've no idea where they have come from. As suspected, AFC Ossett have indeed morphed into Ossett Common Rovers.



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Looks like the 'Moor' is Halton Moor then and the old name of 'Athletico HM' was in fact Athletico Halton Moor!

Maybe a offshoot from Halton Moor or one of the old Seacroft teams.

Still not really sure what (OCR) refers to for the Prince Of Wales team (Other than the sponsorship). Are they the same club as Osset Common Rovers?


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Don't OCR and Prince of Wales share a ground. There could be a rule that whoever plays on that ground has to have OCR in their name title. That's not uncommon on private grounds. For example, any team that plays on the Keighley Road ground at Silsden HAS to be called Silsden AFC.



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Ovenden West Riding, Calderdale’s most successful amateur soccer club over the last few decades, has folded.


Due to the above...


Honley FC promoted to the WRCAL's Premier Div.

Route One Rovers promoted to Division 1.


Which leaves Div 2 with only 9 teams, 6 of which are reserves.

I think the league as a whole will shrink even further. I know one of the WRCA Prem clubs have approached the WYAFL about joining next season. They said other clubs have enquired as well. They were told that if they joined then they'd be placed in the WYAFL2. They told me that they're happy with this, because they've been losing players to teams in that league. The players deem it a stronger league & more of a challenge.



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I think that is the growing perception of both leagues.

Hall Green moving (with their chairman on the board) was a big move.

Which club did you hear about Windy?


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I think that is the growing perception of both leagues.

Hall Green moving (with their chairman on the board) was a big move.

Which club did you hear about Windy?

Huddersfield YMCA, they said it was part of a 4 year plan. Which includes getting there ground upto step 6 standard. The rugby club are on board now. So they'll be able to gradually improve the pitch they're on. This will include floodlights & a stand. But no chance of using the rugby clubs main pitch(which already has the suitable ground grading).



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Talks of merging the WYL & WRCAL have been on and off for years. Even the WYL is feeling the pinch, with only 12 teams in their division two (and, I feel, not all of those will finish the season). I would love for both to continue in their own right, but a merger would be best of they weren't as it would be unfair for premier div WRCAL clubs to have to seek what would effectively be a two-step demotion. Interestingly the YAL is growing in prestige, especially since it dropped it's 'Old Boys League' title.



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Talks of merging the WYL & WRCAL have been on and off for years. Even the WYL is feeling the pinch, with only 12 teams in their division two (and, I feel, not all of those will finish the season). I would love for both to continue in their own right, but a merger would be best of they weren't as it would be unfair for premier div WRCAL clubs to have to seek what would effectively be a two-step demotion. Interestingly the YAL is growing in prestige, especially since it dropped it's 'Old Boys League' title.

The FA are looking at all the steps in their review of the pyramid. This will include the number of leagues at every step. I can see a few changes at step 7 & a merger between these two leagues is always a possibility.



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Littleborough (ex Rochdale League) have appeared in the constitutions of both Huddersfield and Lancashire Amateur Leagues. Seems they are running two teams in each ? I don't think that's likely as they only had one Saturday team last year. The two Huddersfield League sides haven't been given any home fixtures yet (and don't have any players registered according to the full time site), while the Lancashire Amateur League shows their teams playing at Firgrove in Rochdale.

Littleborough's other team, Fothergill & Whittles have put their two teams in the Huddersfield League. They do actually play in Littleborough.



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The two Huddersfield League sides haven't been given any home fixtures yet


Fixtures were posted last night - shown as being played at Littleborough Cricket Club.


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Cheers for that. If they are running four teams, with two from F&W, then that's an awful lot of football being played in and about Littleborough next season :) I have a feeling that if Littleborough FC are running four sides then somewhere along the line they've absorbed another local club - wouldn't be surprised given that many of last years Rochdale League teams have 'disappeared'.



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Ih had completely escaped my mind that Falcon FC were also from Littleborough -they were based at the cricket club / sports centre so my bet is that they have merged with AFC Littleborough to form Littleborough FC.



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Spen Valley league down to just 6 in the premier division !



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.....and another well established Yorkshire Dales club has gone. Craven League Gargrave FC have followed Embsay and folded due to a lack of players.



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Yet another West Riding premier div club has gone...Kirkburton have resigned ! Their reserves will continue in the bottom division of the Huddersfield League.



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Yet another West Riding premier div club has gone...Kirkburton have resigned ! Their reserves will continue in the bottom division of the Huddersfield League.


Shame to see, but did wonder what was happening as their last three games were postponed. But good to see the club continuing in the District League as I heard them playing on Thursday night (their pitch is less than a mile away from where I live).



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The Wakefield League appears to be losing clubs.

Beechwood Gate resigned from the Premier Division last month and Old Bank WMC resigned from Division 1.
Walton FC are showing as resigning from the Premier Division as of today.
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Gates game in the cup Vs Grangefield was the final straw I think

Grange Moor have dropped out of the Hudds league now. Shame as its a nice pitch but its a tiny place to host a club.

Can't see Flockton lasting much longer, down to one team now having lost players to Shelley, Shepley, Scissett & Skelmanthorpe amongst others....


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Can't see Flockton lasting much longer, down to one team now having lost players to Shelley, Shepley, Scissett & Skelmanthorpe amongst others....


Seems an obvious solution to this particular problem... change club name to ~ Sflockton! Wink



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Yet another West Riding premier div club has gone... Kirkburton have resigned!


And another... Unsure

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Yet another West Riding premier div club has gone... Kirkburton have resigned!


And another... Unsure

"It's sad to announce that after 50 years the Halifax Irish FC are no more. Thank you to all the volunteers and players over the years."



According to the league website, dated 6th December, only belatedly seen, all fixtures for tyersal & Tyersal reserves have been currently withdrawn.
read into that what you will.



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Huge shame to lose Halifax Irish

Surely only a matter of time before the West Riding merges with the West Yorkshire League or all the teams move over...


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According to the league website, dated 6th December, only belatedly seen, all fixtures for tyersal & Tyersal reserves have been currently withdrawn.
read into that what you will.


Now appear to have been reinstated, played ( & lost) last Saturday and back in fixture list.
Don't know what all that was about




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DRAM reserves have withdrawn from Division Two of the West Riding County Amateur, leaving that division down to eight teams.


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Ossett Common Rovers have withdrawn from the Wakefield league

Shame, great team in their West Yorkshire League days.


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Wigton Moor pull out of the Yorkshire Amateur

Dropping like fly's


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Has anyone heard anything about moves next year?


Yorkshire Amateur League applications...

"The Secretary confirmed that we have had applications for 2 new teams and 6 new clubs: Calverley Utd Res, Morley Utd Res, Real Moor {1st & Res}, Palestino, Prospect AFC, Shadwell Utd, FC West Leeds, Tingley Athletic {Res?}"



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They may have more with the Spen Valley & Selby Leagues possibly folding this summer. Saying that, the Wakefield League has picked up several Spen Valley teams over the last few years. At least there'll be no (failed) application from Beechwood Gate this time :)



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They may have more with the Spen Valley & Selby Leagues possibly folding this summer. Saying that, the Wakefield League has picked up several Spen Valley teams over the last few years. At least there'll be no (failed) application from Beechwood Gate this time :)


Where has the Spen & Selby rumour come from? Not heard that myself...

Would image the dewsbury teams would go to the Hudds or Wakey league and the Bradford teams to the YAML


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I've heard that three leagues could go this summer. No idea whether the third is a Saturday league or not - although I do know the Claro Sunday League is folding too.



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Selby League is down to 7 clubs now - 3 resigned during the year. Of those, Malt Shovel already has a team in the York League.

The Champions are from Seacroft, with other clubs from Knottingley and Pontefract.

I cannot see it surviving a further year with only 12 games + cup matches per team.


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I guess Cricketers will probably join the Wakey league then unless the YAML will have them.

I guess they have to accept new clubs now since the Red Triangle died


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Seacroft-based sides sometimes opt for the Harrogate League, so we may see Cricketers FC there unless they fold themselves!



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Would image the dewsbury teams would go to the Hudds or Wakey league and the Bradford teams to the YAML
Since the demise of the Bradford Red Triangle league a few years ago, the southern boundary of the Craven league has extended beyond Marley Stadium in Keighley, as Manningham Allstars and Salts (their third and fourth teams) have both joined up. Bingley Juniors Open Age (who now play in Bingley) have also entered two teams. I wonder if anymore maybe tempted to join. The Craven league obviously don't mind taking teams in from the Bradford area.


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Seems possible

I havent seen the map but would imagine most of the Bradford based Spen teams would be southern/ eastern

I wonder how many teams are based around Bradford; I can't believe they cannot have their own league again......


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Newsome FC have applied to join the West Yorkshire League.



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Looks like the 'Moor' is Halton Moor then and the old name of 'Athletico HM' was in fact Athletico Halton Moor!

Maybe a offshoot from Halton Moor or one of the old Seacroft teams.

6 months old quote, but to tie up loose ends a bit - Real Moor seems essentially to be all-conquering Leeds Sunday League side Halton Moor having switched to being a Saturday side, with the same (player-)manager, Danny Walsh. Having seen them recently, they also include a few familiar ex-Bardsey names from the Bardsey side who won the West Yorks League a few seasons ago then subsequently folded. So it's no surprise they've pretty much coasted the Wakey League this year, + the West Yorks Lg would no doubt be a more suitable home for them in terms of ability (tho I see above they appear to have applied for the YAmL).



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Selby League is down to 7 clubs now - 3 resigned during the year. Of those, Malt Shovel already has a team in the York League.

The Champions are from Seacroft, with other clubs from Knottingley and Pontefract.

I cannot see it surviving a further year with only 12 games + cup matches per team.


Update on their website re Selby League


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THE SELBY & DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGUE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO OPERATE FOR 2017-2018 SEASON DUE TO INSUFFICIENT TEAMS
A SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING will follow the AGM on 21 June 2017 commencing @ 7.30pm at SELBY RAILWAY CLUB to discuss and decide the future of the League



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Newsome FC have applied to join the West Yorkshire League.


Accepted according to their Twitter account.

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Kinsley Boys FC have withdrawn from the Doncaster Senior League.



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Bad news for the West Riding League which seems to be losing out to the West Yorkshire regularly now.

Did Newsome say why?

Merger?


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Could the remaining clubs in the Selby and District League join the York League?


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Most Likely Leagues:

My best guess below, the central Selby teams are hard.........


CRICKETERS AFC - South East Leeds based so Yorkshire Amateur & potentially Wakefield league

BIRD IN HAND - Based in Garforth; east Leeds. Yorkshire Amateur & potentially Wakefield league

WHITE SWAN * ^ - Wakefield League

PONTEFRACT TOWN - Wakefield League

THORPE UNITED ^ - Anyone of the Yorkshire Amateur, Wakefield or York League

MALT SHOVEL - Anyone of the Yorkshire Amateur, Wakefield or York League

MONK FRYSTON * - Wakefield league or the Yorkshire Amateur


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Both Thorpe and Malt Shovel have teams (and Reserves) in the York League, so they would not be able to join!


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WYL outfit AFC Horsforth have decided to call it a day and disband...

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So, with Horsforth folding that leaves plenty of space in div 2 for Newsome and any other potential applicants. Anyone know any? What is the situation in the prem with regards relegation from the prem and promotion from div 1? As the prem is running at a full complement of teams but Nostell MW will need to be accommodated? With Shelley withdrawing their step 6 application who will suffer and or benefit from the addition of Nostell? Nostells reserve team currently in div 2 I assume will move to alliance. With such a deficit in div 2 could we see additional teams moved down the league to accommodate sides at the top and balance the numbers out?


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Kirk Deighton Rangers {1st. & Res.} in WYL next season...

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Tyersal (2 teams, from the WRCAL), Prospect (from the Bradford SUnday Alliance) & Athletico (Spen Valley League) are among the new clubs in the Yorkshire Amateur League for next season. Unsuccessful applicants were both Spen Valley and Wakefield League champions, Palestino & Real Moor (the latter wanting to put two teams in)



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Tyersal (2 teams, from the WRCAL), Prospect (from the Bradford SUnday Alliance) & Athletico (Spen Valley League) are among the new clubs in the Yorkshire Amateur League for next season. Unsuccessful applicants were both Spen Valley and Wakefield League champions, Palestino & Real Moor (the latter wanting to put two teams in)


Interesting, any idea why Palesino & Real Moor didn't get in?

Real Moor are a real threat; their team is superb. If they can keep their discipline and build a 'club' there they will be very successful.

Any news on the Selby clubs?


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'Discipline' was the reason why Beechwood Gate didn't get in, so could be why Real Moor didn't get in if there's a similar issue.



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Huddersfield YMCA had both sides accepted to West Yorkshire league according to their website. This along with the signing of Daz Hepworth as manager


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Another hit for the West Riding.

I know Daz well and thought he'd end up at Shelley or another local team after leaving Emley.

YM have a great setup so could go far.

Any chance of Thorned reforming? Are You still in ivolved with football?


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Im involved with Ossett Town now, I work with the u19s and reserves under John Francis and I manage the u18s myself. Would like to get into 'senior football' again at some point but enjoying learning at the moment. The problem at Thornes was we progressed too quickly, with a committee solely focussed on junior football we hit a brick wall with regards to development which rubbed off on the players. Many of which moved on after our ambitions were unable match their own and left us unable to compete


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Another hit for the West Riding.

I know Daz well and thought he'd end up at Shelley or another local team after leaving Emley.

YM have a great setup so could go far.

Any chance of Thorned reforming? Are You still in ivolved with football?


Is the West Riding County Amateur League is danger of losing its Step 7 status this summer?

Its currently only got 12 members left in the Premier Division and with Hudds YMCA departing they'd need to promote 3 from Div One just to get back up to 14 (the min to retain Step 7 status).

Does West Yorkshire really need (or deserve) two Step 7 leagues when most other counties have one.

It does seem to be the poor relation out of the two at the moment - could it be demoted?

I think its best option is to go to two divisions of 16 next season!


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Another hit for the West Riding.

I know Daz well and thought he'd end up at Shelley or another local team after leaving Emley.

YM have a great setup so could go far.

Any chance of Thorned reforming? Are You still in ivolved with football?


Is the West Riding County Amateur League is danger of losing its Step 7 status this summer?

Its currently only got 12 members left in the Premier Division and with Hudds YMCA departing they'd need to promote 3 from Div One just to get back up to 14 (the min to retain Step 7 status).

Does West Yorkshire really need (or deserve) two Step 7 leagues when most other counties have one.

It does seem to be the poor relation out of the two at the moment - could it be demoted?

I think its best option is to go to two divisions of 16 next season!



I have to agree with you there & the few eastern most clubs in the WYL could be moved to the York League.



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Another hit for the West Riding.

I know Daz well and thought he'd end up at Shelley or another local team after leaving Emley.

YM have a great setup so could go far.

Any chance of Thorned reforming? Are You still in ivolved with football?


Is the West Riding County Amateur League is danger of losing its Step 7 status this summer?

Its currently only got 12 members left in the Premier Division and with Hudds YMCA departing they'd need to promote 3 from Div One just to get back up to 14 (the min to retain Step 7 status).

Does West Yorkshire really need (or deserve) two Step 7 leagues when most other counties have one.

It does seem to be the poor relation out of the two at the moment - could it be demoted?

I think its best option is to go to two divisions of 16 next season!



I have to agree with you there & the few eastern most clubs in the WYL could be moved to the York League.


I think the FA have a plan to give all Step 7 leagues a geographical area, so overlapping leagues will not be available - since WYAFL seems to be the stronger league at present, then West Riding could from their plan.

On the York league, unless the teams transfer under Step 7 rules, the league requires new teams enter at the lowest division (Division 4). This has scared of clubs in the past - since they don't allow advanced entry.

Of the eastly teams - only Sherburn White Horse is a Step 7 team and east of the A1 - so would the easiest team to re-locate (The York League already has Church Fenton which only a few miles away).


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I've since heard that the WYL & WRCAL are to merge at the end of the 2017-18 season although I've yet to hear it from many people. I'd heard there are plans for an 18 team Premier Division too. We'll see...



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I've since heard that the WYL & WRCAL are to merge at the end of the 2017-18 season although I've yet to hear it from many people. I'd heard there are plans for an 18 team Premier Division too. We'll see...





Is that before or after Leeds gets a tram service, or Odsal Stadium is completed?



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I've since heard that the WYL & WRCAL are to merge at the end of the 2017-18 season although I've yet to hear it from many people. I'd heard there are plans for an 18 team Premier Division too. We'll see...


Interesting. It would make a lot of sense to be honest.

I heard the Spen Valley has folded this week.

Would imagine the Bradford teams would join the YAML / Craven and the Dewsbury probably the Wakey or Hudds leagues (With some applying for the YAML also)


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Do we know where Nostell are going?

Presume the West Yorkshire League?

They are also a member of the Sheffield FA so could join the S&HCS...


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Do we know where Nostell are going?

Presume the West Yorkshire League?

They are also a member of the Sheffield FA so could join the S&HCS...



They've been allocated to the WYL



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Anybody know what's happening with WRCAL Division One?

http://full-time.thefa.com/...73&league=381234

Are Wakefield City the champions, or what??



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Tallies with table on this site.


So when are Route One Rovers last 2 games taking place ?



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The two outstanding games were abandoned...including the 'winner-takes-all' decider with Thornton United just a few weeks back (who have also had 2 abandoned games this season, one awarded against them earlier in the season). Evidently Route One took the lead in injury time and the Route One fans invaded the pitch for a second time in the game prompting the ref to abandon it. County FA may well be deciding on the outcome or it may just be going down as a 'void' game.



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Ta Rob, surely not winner takes all , if Route One had won they would still have been a point behind Wakefield.



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First three all for top division anyway next season?


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Route One v Thornton United has gone down as 2-2 (remember Route One scored a third deep in injury time, prompting their fans to invade the pitch for a second time - the powers that be have obviously decided to remove that winning goal!). The other outstanding Route One game v Ventus Yeadon was declared 'void' a while ago so it looks like we now have a final table for WRCAL div1.



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Route One v Thornton United has gone down as 2-2 ...remember Route One scored a third deep in injury time, prompting their fans to invade the pitch for a second time - the powers that be have obviously decided to remove that winning goal!


Eh? Crazy And in doing so have robbed Wakefield City of the title, and gifted it to Thornton! Absolutely bonkers!!



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I've also heard that that the West Yorks and WRCAL will be merging eventually as the latter just seems to be stagnating while the WYL goes from strength to strength as the member clubs improve their facilities. Ilkley Town have just added a 4G facility and having visited Robin Hood and Hunslet Club towards the end of the season both have superb pitches and the former have also added new changing rooms and a bar which have been constructed around the main stand.


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Driffield League now down to just one division of 13. Only new club is Goal Sports reserves, they must have switched late from the Scarborough League for some reason.
http://full-time.thefa.com/Index.do?leagueid=861964



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Harrogate and District League, Premier Division...
1. Addingham {Promoted}
2. Bardsey {Promoted}
3. Beckwithshaw Saints
4. Bramhope {Promoted}
5. Burley Trojans
6. Hampsthwaite FC {Promoted}
7. Harlow Hill
8. Helperby United {Promoted}
9. Kirkby Malzeard
10 Knaresborough Celtic Res. {Promoted}
11 Pannal Sports
12 Pateley Bridge {Promoted}
13 Thirsk Falcons {Promoted}

Teams leaving...
Bedale 1st. {to new North Riding Lge}
Hampsthwaite United 1st. & Res. {to WYL}
Kirk Deighton Rangers 1st. & Res. {to WYL}
Knaresborough Celtic 1st. {to WYL ?}

Division One... 1 Addingham Res. 2 Bardsey Res. 3 Beckwithshaw Saints Res. 4 Bedale Res. 5 Boroughbridge 'A' 6 Dalton Athletic 7 FC United Knaresborough 8 Harlow Hill Res. 9 Kirkby Malzeard Res. 10 Kirkstall Crusaders 11 Pannal Sports Res. 12 Pool 'A' 13 Richmond Town Res. 14 Ripon City Res. 15 Thirsk Falcons Res. 16 Ventus Yeadon Celtic




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Has anyone seem the Yorkshire Amateur League line up?

All I've seen is Tingley have been accepted; as have both of Tyersals teams.

Old Cents have gone down to one team (2 still in WYL) and this is in Div 5.


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After the AGM the YAL decided to drop a division so they were looking at where to fit all the teams into the revised structure.



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Interesting

I would have presumed the # of clubs would have increased given the Spen Valley & Selby leagues folding.


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I know that they wanted to increase the size of some of the divisions too, so we'll see. A pal of mine is involved with one of the clubs in the league so as soon as he knows he'll let me know :)



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Wensleydale Creamery Football League 2017/18...

1. Carperby Rovers
2. Catterick Garrison Football Centre
3. Colburn Town
4. Hawes United
5. Leyburn Town
6. Reeth & District Athletic Club
7. Richmond Buck Inn
8. Richmond Mavericks
9. Richmond Town Academy
10 Spennithorne & Harmby
11 Unicorn FC



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Yorkshire Amateur League (TBC)

Premier Division

1. Farsley Celtic Juniors
2. Leeds Medics & Dentists
3. Stanley United
4. Alwoodley FC
5. Grangefield OB
6. Ealandians
7. St Nicholas
8. Beeston Juniors
9. Stanningley OB
10. Farnley Sports
11. Drighlington FC
12. Morley Town AFC


Championship

1. Mount St mary's
2. Leeds Medics & Dentists Res
3. Wortley
4. Collingham Juniors OB
5. Shire Academics
6. Calverley Utd
7. Beeston St Anthony's
8. Athletico
9. Gildersome Spurs OB
10. St Bedes AFC
11. Horsforth St Margarets
12. Thornesians


Division 1

1. Alwoodley Res
2. Leeds Independent
3. Garforth Rangers
4. Dewsbury Rangers FC
5. Old Batelians
6. Rothwell
7. Idle FC
8. Leeds City OB
9. Collegians
10. Leeds Medics and Dentists III
11. Farsley Celtic Juniors Res
12. Sky Blue FC


Division 2

1. Garforth Crusaders
2. Colton Athletic
3. Sandal Wanderers
4. Morley Town AFC Res
5. Woodkirk Valley
6. FC Girlington
7. East Ardsley Wanderers
8. Fairbank United
9. Tyersal
10. TASCOB
11. Ealandians Res
12. Farnley Sports Res


Division 3

1. Huddersfield Amateur
2. Norristhorpe
3. Leeds City OB Res
4. Leeds Medics & Dentists IV
5. Leeds Modernians
6. Shire Academics Res
7. Tingley Athletic
8. Morley Town AFC III
9. Horsforth St Margarets Res
10. Lepton Highlanders
11. North Leeds
12. Colton Athletic Res
13. Ealandians III

Division 4

1. Calverley Utd Res
2. Drighlington Res
3. Shire Academics III
4. Middleton Park
5. Thornesians Res
6. Beeston Juniors Res
7. Leeds City OB III
8. Methley Utd
9. Horsforth St Margarets III
10. Morley United
11. Gildersome Spurs OB Res
12. Dewsbury Rangers Res
13. Prospect AFC


Division 5

1. North Leeds Res
2. St Bedes Res
3. Norristhorpe Res
4. Old Centralians
5. Leeds City OB IV
6. Old Batelians Res
7. Shire Academics IV
8. Huddersfield Amateur Res
9. Leeds Modernians Res
10. Thornesians III
11. Tyersal Res
12. West End Park
13. Rothwell Res


kimbo_king
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Can anyone see whose left?

Huddersfield YMCA - to WYAFL

New Entries

Athletico - From Spen Valley
Sky Blue FC - ???
FC Girlington - From Spen Valley
Tyersal - From WRCAFL
TASCOB - ???
Tingley Athletic - From Sunday League?
Prospect AFC - From Sunday League?

Not sure if I've missed anyone. I expectedd more Spen Valley / Selby teams


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Tingley Athletic are a reserve team. I think Prospect might be a Saturday section of the team in the Bradford Sunday Alliance.
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TASCOB = Trinity & All Saints College Old Boys


Of course!!!

Any idea who Sky Blue FC are?


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Sky Blue are a professional women's team from New Jersey. It's probably not the same one.


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Can anyone see who's left?


1: Huddersfield YMCA
2: Wheelwright OB
3: Churwell Lions, FC Headingley
4: Rodillian, T&ASCOB Res, Woodhouse Moor Methodists, Wortley Res
5: Woodkirk Valley Res
6: Old Centralians Res


New Entries...

C: Athletico {from Spen Valley}
1: Sky Blue FC
2: FC Girlington {from Spen Valley}, Tyersal {from WRCAFL}
3: Tingley Athletic Res
4: Prospect AFC, Calverley United Res, Gildersome Spurs OB Res
5: Tyersal Res {from WRCAFL}




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West Yorkshire League 2017/18

Premier Division = 16
Beeston St. Anthony's
Carlton Athletic
Field AFC
Hall Green United {P}
Hartshead AFC {P}

Headingley AFC
Horbury Town
Huddersfield Amateur {P}
Hunslet Club
Ilkley Town
Knaresborough Town res.
Leeds City
Pool AFC
Robin Hood Athletic
Shelley FC
Sherburn White Rose

Division One = 15
Aberford Albion
Altofts AFC {P}
Boroughbridge
Brighouse Old Boys {R}
East End Park
Featherstone Colliery
Howden Clough
Kippax FC
Leeds Modernians
Oxenhope Recreation {R}
Rawdon Old Boys {P}
Rothwell FC {P}

Wetherby Athletic {R}
Whitkirk Wanderers
Wyke Wanderers

Division Two = 15
Baildon Trinity Athletic
Garforth Rangers
Great Preston
Hampsthwaite United {new, from Harrogate Lge}
Huddersfield YMCA {new, from WRCAL}

Kellingley Welfare
Kirk Deighton Rangers {new, from Harrogate Lge}
Knaresborough Celtic {new, from Harrogate Lge}

Middleton Park
Newsome FC {new, from WRCAL}
Nostell Miners Welfare res.
Old Centralians {R}
Otley Town {R}

Ripon City
Swillington Saints {R}

Gone: AFC Horsforth and Ossett Albion res.



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Yes they are. But with all the muppets that S&H employ Crazy they could well be entered into the Junior Cup! Laugh



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To be fair the people who are employed by the S&HFA generally do a good job. The problem is their hands are tied by the Jurassic blazer brigade who rule the cups committee and have their noses in the trough.


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Hi Preecy,

From Neville @ YAL:

SkyBlue FC are a team that has joined us and they have played a SkyBet FC in the Wharefedale Suanday League.

I show below an histroical write up from their early days.

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/football/local-football/yep-leeds-team-of-the-week-sky-bet-fc-1-6960557


It is encouraging to see our representation increasing in the Wharfedale District with Horsforth St Margaret's no longer ploughing a lone furrow and SkyBlue FC will add even more to what appears to be a strong Division.


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Does anyone know anything of Unita, the new boys in the West Riding League.

They have cause a bit of a stir already by poaching players of the teams they have been playing. Apparently they are VERY ambitious and want to reach professional level Crazy

Their Bio on Facebook is great:


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Unita Football Club & Unita Football Academy have teams playing from Under 7's to Under 16's, a Reserve Team, a First Team and a Senior Team (Over 35's). All of our coaching is performed by UEFA A Licensed Professional Coaches and our £1,000,000 facilities are second to none.
Our aim is to provide footballers with options, we provide them with the very best conditions to succeed in the football world or life after football within our classroom where they can take NVQ's, Coaching Awards, Refereeing Courses or even Apprenticeships. With funds being injected by our joint Chairmen and Chairwoman we have a larger budget than most Professional 1st Division Clubs!

Our facilities at Warrenside Sports Complex in Huddersfield are in conjunction with the SYSF Charity who are proud to see the standard of football being played within this wonderful complex.

The aim of our first team is to enter the West Riding County Amateur League with the aim of progressing through to Semi Pro or even Professional Status.

At Unita Academy we actively encourage our boys to stay with their grass roots team and compete for league titles and cups. The academy will play regular games against professional academies helping the boys to benchmark required standards.

We think with our club sides and our academy we are the perfect choice for any aspiring young footballer wanting to achieve all they can in the game.

Our coaches have produced international players for England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales so you couldn't be in a better place!!



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Palestino of the now-defunct Spen Valley have, I've been told, taken over West Riding County League side West Horton. Palestino failed to get into the Yorkshire Amateur League and Horton were about to fold so it seems to have worked out in the end.



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Makes sense

Very good side with a great message but the name Palestino gave some negative connotations.

Looking forward to seeing the Hudds league to see how many of the Spen Valley have joined and how many are affected by HTAFC promotion to the Premier League.

I know Cask FC have folded already due to players getting season tickets!


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I'd imagine that a few would opt for the Wakey League, seeing as they wouldn't necessarily have to start in the bottom division there. The Hudds League insist that all teams start at the bottom, no matter what standard they might be at already.



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Does anyone know anything of Unita, the new boys in the West Riding League.

With football academies all the rage at the moment, they appear to be a development from a cleaning empire..
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First Yorkshire team to drop out of a league 2017-18: Great Preston (West Yorkshire League)



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Not a massive surprise.
They were well bottom,and I saw them hammered at AFC Horsforth when they only brought 11 players and the manager.
Don't suppose that the transfer across to their division of a couple of big guns from the county am will have helped either.


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The West Yorkshire League are looking to add a new division next year by making div 2; 2 regional leagues. I presume this will be a merger with the West Riding League


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Huddersfield League is up http://full-time.thefa.com/Index.do?league=4656864

There does seem to be one glaring mistake in that Aimbry reserves are still listed in reserve division two - Aimbry's first team is not listed (folded I gather)

New teams are Cleckheaton & Dewsbury Town - both COULD be renamed teams from the defunct Spen Valley League. There's also Sporting CAV, although that could be a re-named Cavalry Arms, and Grange Moor Saints (I assume this is a reformed Grange Moor FC)



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Aimbry Reserves gone from Hudds Reserve Two. Reserve Four runs a team less than other three (reserve) divisions due to teams getting promoted.



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Wakefield & District FA League

Premier Division
1 Crackenedge FC
2 Crofton Sports
3 Crown Gawthorpe
4 Eastmoor FC
5 Halton Moor
6 Pontefract Town {new}
7 Prince of Wales (OCR)
8 Real Moor
9 Rock Inn {promoted}
10 Royston Cross {promoted}
11 Seacroft WMC {new}

Division One
1 Durkar FC
2 FC Gascoigne Garforth {new}
3 FC Prince
4 Fieldhead Hospital {relegated}
5 Fox & Hounds (Batley) {promoted}
6 New Pot Oil {promoted}
7 Ossett Dynamos
8 Pontefract Sports & Social
9 Red Lion Alverthorpe
10 Ryhill FC
11 Snydale Athletic
12 Stanley United II
13 Walton FC {returning}
14 White Swan {new}

Division Two
1 AFC Heckmondwike {new}
2 AFC Sheaf {new}
3 Crofton Sports Res.
4 Dewsbury Westside {new}
5 FC Thornes {new/name change?}
6 Horbury Athletic
7 Howden Clough III {new}
8 Inter Batley {new}
9 Middleton Old Boys
10 New Carlton FC
11 Nostell Miners Welfare III {relegated}
12 Overthorpe SC (Wfd)
13 Snydale Athletic Res.
14 Thornhill United {new}
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Anyone missing from the Spen Valley then now Hudds, YAML & Wakey have announced their structures?

1 Palestino - Reformed / replaced West Horton
2 Athletico - Joined Yorkshire Amateur League
3 Dewsbury West Side - Joined Wakefield League
4 Girlington - Joined Yorkshire Amateur League
5 Savile United - ???
6 Savile Youth - ???


1 George Healey - ???
2 Inter Batley - Joined Wakefield League
3 Norfolk - ???
4 Savile Town - ???
5 Marsh - ???
6 Dewsbury West Side Reserves - ???
7 Howden Clough - Joined Wakefield League

New teams to the are are as below. Any of the ???s above could have renamed to any of these:

AFC Heckmondwike -
AFC Sheaf -
FC Thornes -
Thornhill United - Could be a renamed Saville Town?
White Swan -
Cleckheaton AFC - New name for Marsh?
Dewsbury Town - could be any of the Saville teams or Norfolk?


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New teams to the area are as below. Any of the ???s above could have renamed to any of these:
FC Thornes - Thornhill United - White Swan



Thornhill United were in Division 4 of the Huddersfield & District AFL last season.

White Swan, from Knottingley, were in the Selby & District FL last season.

And the way the WDFASL listed their constitution on Twitter suggests FC Thornes were members of Division 2 last season, and have simply changed their name, rather than being a new team. If so, they were either 'Henry Boons', 'Thornesians AFC' or 'Wakefield City reserves'.



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Thanks

Any idea what has happened to the Saville teams?

If I remember they merged with Dewsbury Town a while back so may have gone back to that name and merged with Saville Youth again?


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No idea about the Savile teams, presume they've folded, along with George Healey, Marsh and Norfolk?

FB has pages for 3 of the new teams...

AFC Sheaf - pub team, their HQ is the Wheatsheaf Inn, Stanley.

Cleckheaton AFC - "For those of you that don't know, we have successfully been given a grant from the FA's Grow The Game inititive, meaning our first season will be mainly funded!"

Dewsbury Town - Established in 2017 according to their badge.



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Wibsey promoted to premier div of WRCAL - seems that Holmfirth Town can't raise a team to play in the league due to players wanting to watch Hudds Town in the premier league.



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Halifax League has expanded to four divisions - Mixenden United & Stainland United have reformed, AFC Ovenden joined again after their aborted attempt last season (they are in-effect Ovenden WR's reserve team), Warley Rangers 2017 are a 'new' side after the original team withsrew from the Premier division, and there are new reserve teams from Brighouse Sports and Shelf FC. Pub side The Flying Dutchman make up the numbers.



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No idea about the Savile teams, presume they've folded, along with George Healey, Marsh and Norfolk?

FB has pages for 3 of the new teams...

AFC Sheaf - pub team, their HQ is the Wheatsheaf Inn, Stanley.

Cleckheaton AFC - "For those of you that don't know, we have successfully been given a grant from the FA's Grow The Game inititive, meaning our first season will be mainly funded!"

Dewsbury Town - Established in 2017 according to their badge.



Would be strange for Saville Town to fold given the youth set up. They used to be part of Dewsbury Town OB too...

Can't see anything on their FB page, can't find a twitter and no idea where they are playing!!!

Article about the amalgamation of 4 clubs in Dewsbury below:

http://www.dewsburyreporter.co.uk/sport/new-football-club-is-created-in-savile-town-1-1350600


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Farnley Sports first team have w/d from the Premier Division of the YAL. As a result Athletico have gone into the Premier in their place (rather than going into the second tier from the now defunct Spen Valley league). Not sure why Mount St.Marys weren't elected to fill the gap instead as they only missed out on promotion on goal difference. There has been a little bit of re-jigging in the divisions below the premier as a result of this.



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The West Riding County Amateur League has published an online version of their handbook...

https://resources.thefa.com/images/ftimages/data/league381234/92144.pdf

WRCAFL Official Handbook Season 2017-2018

Past Winners Lists start at page 42 Smile
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Another one gone, Middleton Park have folded their WYL team.

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Nostell MW have also disbanded their WYL team.

Think Middleton are down to 1 team now; they had 4 a couple of years ago...


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Honley gone from the West Riding County Amateur League



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Two more local teams gone in the past few days, Heyside from the Huddersfield league & FC United of Knaresborough from the Harrogate League.



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Lower Hopton reserves gone from the West Riding County Amateur League (the club lost over 20 players to Fields FC over the summer), FC Girlington gone from the Yorkshire Amateur League after only one game following their move from the Spen Valley League.



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Lower Hopton reserves gone from the West Riding County Amateur League
(the club lost over 20 players to Fields FC over the summer), FC
Girlington gone from the Yorkshire Amateur League after only one game
following their move from the Spen Valley League.


Why did that happen? Manager move? They arent even that close so seems odd.

Girlington were put in a far too high division, I think based on Idles success last season. Shame to see them fold.

Have Horsforth ST Margaret's 3rd team folded. They haven't played a game yet.


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Yes, I understand that the LH manager went to Fields, and nearly all the players went with him. The few that didn't go with him have combined with what was left after Holmfirth Town folded to carry on at Lower Hopton.

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Does anyone know anything of Unita, the new boys in the West Riding League.

They have cause a bit of a stir already by poaching players of the teams they have been playing. Apparently they are VERY ambitious and want to reach professional level Crazy

Their Bio on Facebook is great:


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Unita Football Club & Unita Football Academy have teams playing from Under 7's to Under 16's, a Reserve Team, a First Team and a Senior Team (Over 35's). All of our coaching is performed by UEFA A Licensed Professional Coaches and our £1,000,000 facilities are second to none.
Our aim is to provide footballers with options, we provide them with the very best conditions to succeed in the football world or life after football within our classroom where they can take NVQ's, Coaching Awards, Refereeing Courses or even Apprenticeships. With funds being injected by our joint Chairmen and Chairwoman we have a larger budget than most Professional 1st Division Clubs!

Our facilities at Warrenside Sports Complex in Huddersfield are in conjunction with the SYSF Charity who are proud to see the standard of football being played within this wonderful complex.

The aim of our first team is to enter the West Riding County Amateur League with the aim of progressing through to Semi Pro or even Professional Status.

At Unita Academy we actively encourage our boys to stay with their grass roots team and compete for league titles and cups. The academy will play regular games against professional academies helping the boys to benchmark required standards.

We think with our club sides and our academy we are the perfect choice for any aspiring young footballer wanting to achieve all they can in the game.

Our coaches have produced international players for England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales so you couldn't be in a better place!!



So Unita have now acquired Ossett Albion.

Not sure what this means for Warrenside?

There set up is impressive; they have set up junior teams for all ages over 1 summer.


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Old Batelians F.C. say they can no longer run two teams, so the 1st XI in Div. 1 of the Yorkshire Amateur Lge have folded.

And Garforth Crusaders {YAL Div. 2} are currently playing home games at WRCFA HQ, Fleet Lane, Woodlesford. {3G artificial surface}



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UNITA have actually dropped out of the WRCAL now.



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Time to merge the WRCAL and the WYL


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Been coming for a while I think, particularly with prospective promotions of some teams to the North West Counties.


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I think they will next season.

The committee at the West Riding County League are getting on and no new blood is coming through.

The move of Hall Green was a particularly big one given the chairman was involved with the WRCAFL for years.


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I think they will next season.

The committee at the West Riding County League are getting on and no new blood is coming through.

The move of Hall Green was a particularly big one given the chairman was involved with the WRCAFL for years.


A due moved last summer too, Huddersfield YMCA were one of them - can't think who the other team was without checking!


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Newsome I believe


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That's the one!


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Cask FC have folded form the Huddersfield & District League

Kirkheaton Rovers are supposedly struggling for players.

Huddersfield Towns promotion to the Premier League has taken its toll on local football.


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WYAFL WRCAL MERGER

13/02/18 21:03

MERGER NEGOTIATIONS UNSUCCESSFUL

Following a meeting of the Two Leagues Management. It has been confirmed that the CAL clubs have rejected the offer of the WYAFL to merge. As a result the possible merger between WYAFL and WRCAL will not proceed further at this time.

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There several options that the WRCAL are currently looking at.



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Be interesting to see how many WRCAL clubs vote with their feet to join the WYL or Yorks Amateur and can see them down to one division next season


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Was never really merger talks was it - merger suggests both parties can gain from it/its in both their interests/both need it.

The truth is the West Yorkshire League does not need this and only entertained the idea in order to help out the beleaguered WRCAL and its dwindling members.

A merger would have meant a proper merging of it member clubs across the levels. What the West Yorkshire League came to the "merger talks" table with was a mere rescue plan of sorts - a safe haven for the troubled WRCAL sides if their league folds. And so the WYL obviously said...
"Yes please join us, but we aren't merging in the true sense with you, you will all go into a new division we will create for you...at the bottom"

So the WRCAL have said a firm "No" - but are they now just cutting off their nose to spite their face?

If 5 or 6 of the members in the summer resign and decide to go against the rest and join the WYL, then the league will be in danger of either:

a) folding and its remaining clubs fleeing to the Yorkshire Amateur League, or...
b) Only having 10-13 clubs willing to stick it out in a single division next season, thus losing its Step 7 status anyway...which will effectively make it a feeder to the WYL and so they'll be in exactly the same place as they would have been had they accepted the WYL's offer.

They seem to be in a no win situation to me!


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Premier Division Thornton United are the latest to resign from the West Riding County Amateur League, citing a lack of players.



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Has anybody heard anything else about the future of the West Riding League?

Rumours of a merger with the Yorkshire Amateur league were rife but I've not seen anything.

If it did happen would the likes of Mods, Cents, Hudds Amateur etc move their WYAFL teams across?


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It's still all in the air at the moment.



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Posting from the WYAFL (on Full Time):

MERGER NEGOTIATIONS UNSUCCESSFUL
Following a meeting of the Two Leagues Management. It has been confirmed that the CAL clubs have rejected the offer of the WYAFL to merge. As a result the possible merger between WYAFL and WRCAL will not proceed further at this time.

So looks like completely off, as a merger. I don't know what that means for individual teams or the future of the WRCAL.


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There have been a number of negociations since then though. The YAL has been considered for a merger - that's ongoing, although several WRCAL teams have applied to join the WYL, accepting that they will lose their step 7 status and be placed in the bottom rung of the WYL. Two teams have obviously applied for step 6 status (one of which is almost certain to achieve it). What could happen is that the WRCAL just folds in the summer and those sides that are left will have to make late applications for one of the other leagues - I'm assuming the County FA will step in then, but knowing the County FA that might not necessarily to be a good thing. One other scenario is the WRCAL running with a single small division next season, which would inevitably see it lose its step 7 status.



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Any more news on the potential YAL merger? I've not seen anything from either side.

Rob - Do you know which teams have applied to the WYAFL?


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Sorry, no new news at my end as yet.



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Wakefield Lge news...

"It is disappointing to report that at this late stage in the season, both Prince of Wales (OCR) FC and Crown Gawthorpe FC have submitted their resignations from the Premier Division."



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Sorry, no new news at my end as yet.


So the West Riding League did speak to the Yorkshire Amateur but were told it was too late to start talks for the 18/19 season.

They will run 1 Premier Division next season and will look to merge with the Yorkshire Amateur League in 19/20 placed at step 7 with a mix of both leagues teams.

If that happens would some of the clubs with teams in both the West Yorkshire & Yorkshire Amateur league move their WYL teams to the new League?


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Sorry, no new news at my end as yet.


So the West Riding League did speak to the Yorkshire Amateur but were told it was too late to start talks for the 18/19 season.

They will run 1 Premier Division next season and will look to merge with the Yorkshire Amateur League in 19/20 placed at step 7 with a mix of both leagues teams.

If that happens would some of the clubs with teams in both the West Yorkshire & Yorkshire Amateur league move their WYL teams to the new League?


Seriously cannot see the FA awarding Step 7 status to the top division of the new league. West Yorkshire already has a Step 7 division, the WYL Prem - it does not need two!


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Anyone hazard a guess at the promotion and relegation permutations in the West Yorkshire league this summer?

My guess would be:

Shelley step 6, two down from prem and 3 up from div 1 to create 16 in prem

Three up from div 1, 2 down from Prem to create 14, Brighouse either relegated or fold to leave 13 with 3 up from div 2 to create 16

3 up from Div 2 to leave either 8 or 9 teams depending on whether Brighouse fold or not. Leaving up to 8 spaces for new applicants in div 2

Opinions?


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The West Yorkshire League is planning to add an extra division next season (div 2 divided into west and east sections probably) so they will have an awful lot of vacancies. The failed merger with the WRCAL would have had about 4 WRCAL teams placed in div 1, with the rest in div2. That won't happen now but they will still be accepting several of the WRCAL for next season.



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Is that confirmed or rumour? I assumed that idea had gone out of the window along with the merger. Searching for up to 16 new members seems a bit over the top.

Either way, care to guess what this will mean regarding relegation and promotion between the current divisions? Or would you agree with my assessment?


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Yes I'd agree, although there will no doubt some fly in the ointment somewhere - teams folding, merging, ground grading issues, etc.



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It would appear that Britannia Sports (WRCA-Premier) have packed in for the season!
Their last three matches are shown as "wins" for opponents on Fulltime.


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According to twitter Hampsthwaite United are folding their Saturday sides.



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Champions Real Moor the latest team to leave the Wakkefield premier this season, Gascoigne also folding this week !



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Champions Real Moor the latest team to leave the Wakkefield premier this season, Gascoigne also folding this week !

Which now leaves 7 teams in the top division, 11 in the second and 15 in the third.
Bizarre.


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Gascoigne Garforth resigned "Following incidents at their game on 2 May".


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Champions Real Moor the latest team to leave the Wakkefield premier this season, Gascoigne also folding this week !


Halton Moor v Royston Cross is postponed today - surely not another resignation?
What is happening in this league (division) apart from not very much on the playing front



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Champions Real Moor the latest team to leave the Wakkefield premier this season, Gascoigne also folding this week !


Halton Moor v Royston Cross is postponed today - surely not another resignation?
What is happening in this league (division) apart from not very much on the playing front



You could see this coming.

The Wakefield Prem (Leeds naughty boys league) is largely made up of players of teams who have been thrown out of the Yorkshire Amateur League.

There is a distinct lack of 'clubs'.


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I gather that bad bad boys Beechwood Gate may be back in the Wakey League next year too.



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Has anyone seen any other moves/ potential moves?

I've seen Tingley mentioned they are moving to the West Yorkshire League on Twitter. Presume a few more will make the move too.


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Thornton United are starting again in the YAL after dropping out of the WRCAL during last season. Toller FC also moving into the YAL after switching from the Bradford Sunday Alliance.



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Salts (2 teams), Campion res, Tingley, Hunsworth. littletown and Durker yet to reply.


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I know the WRCAL was hoping to run with a single division next season, but sadly it looks like they are going to struggle to do even that Frown



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Shelley’s reserves will play in West Yorkshire league div 2 after their first teams promotion to NWCFL. Lower Hopton have not applied for West Yorkshire League


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Hunsworth will be in West Yorks Div 2. Confirmed on their website


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I know the WRCAL was hoping to run with a single division next season, but sadly it looks like they are going to struggle to do even that Frown


The WRCAL has 15 clubs for season 2018/19 according to this article... WRCAL facing uncertain future

These have left (plus Steeton's first team of course)... “Unfortunately, the West Yorkshire League let it be known that they would be open to applications from County Amateur League teams for next season, and five teams from four clubs – Campion Reserves, Salts, Salts Reserves, Tingley Athletic and Hunsworth – have been accepted by them for next season.”
Other clubs to leave the County Amateur this summer are Wibsey and Golcar United Reserves (to the Yorkshire Amateur League), Overthorpe Sports Club (Wakefield League) and Britannia Sports (Huddersfield League).

So that leaves...
DRAM Community, Golcar United, Lepton Highlanders, Littletown, Lower Hopton, Route One Rovers, Wakefield City, Bradford, Ovenden West Riding, Steeton reserves, TVR United, West Horton, and 3 new members presumably?




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So that leaves...
DRAM Community, Golcar United, Lepton Highlanders, Littletown, Lower Hopton, Route One Rovers, Wakefield City, Bradford, Ovenden West Riding, Steeton reserves, TVR United, P.F.C. {ex West Horton}, and 3 new members presumably?


the 3 new members are...
AFC Bingley {ex Sun Lge}
Ryburn United {ex Halifax & District Sat Lge}
Toller AFC {ex Sun Lge}
...according to the FA's step 7 club allocations document - it is riddled with errors/inaccuracies however! Crazy



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So that leaves...
DRAM Community, Golcar United, Lepton Highlanders, Littletown, Lower Hopton, Route One Rovers, Wakefield City, Bradford, Ovenden West Riding, Steeton reserves, TVR United, P.F.C. {ex West Horton}, and 3 new members presumably?


the 3 new members are...
AFC Bingley {ex Sun Lge}
Ryburn United {ex Halifax & District Sat Lge}
Toller AFC {ex Sun Lge}
...according to the FA's step 7 club allocations document - it is riddled with errors/inaccuracies however! Crazy


Yep Huddersfield Amateur, Rawdon Old Boys both incorrect as to where they came from - Rawdon apparently from the Harrogate League, when in reality they played in WYL D1 last season - they won the bloody thing. Huddersfield haven't moved leagues at all - certainly haven't come from the WRCAL.

Otford United have lost their suffix, Stansfeld are apparently now Stansfield.

No internal promotions from the Anglian and Beds League - of course there was but the FA seem to have ignored them in their colouring in exercise.

so many other errors - they really need sacking the lot of them!


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I noticed the errors re Yorkshire leagues too.
You may have noticed that West Horton have become PFC.The proper West Horton folded in the summer of 2017, but Palestino FC (who had won the Spen Valley League but failed to be elected into the Yorkshire Amateur League) bought the name of West Horton and played under that title for 2017-18.



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West Yorkshire League. Salts have taken Shelleys place in the WYL premier division. Confirmed at AGM last night.


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Good. Common sense prevails in Gods own county :)
I assume that Hartshead weren't reprieved from relegation after all then.



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Hartshead, Poole and Hall Green relegated. Rawdon, Whitkirk and Wyke promoted to Premier. Salts moved sideways by the FA.


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Any confirmation of new teams other than Campion, Tingley, Hunsworth & Rock Inn?



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Campion Res, Hunsworth, Tingley Athletic, Glasshoughton Rock(teams not allowed pub names) and Shelley Res all join division 2.


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cheers, they obviously didn't get enough decent applicants for that extra division they had proposed.



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Campion Res, Hunsworth, Tingley Athletic, Glasshoughton Rock(teams not allowed pub names) and Shelley Res all join division 2.


Thanks

Any leavers? Not seen the full constitution anywhere.


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Hampsthwaite United and Res. Old Centrailians res dropping out. Salts res and Rothwell res coming in.


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Has anybody seen the new West Riding County Am lineup yet?


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15 teams as per the step 7 document that was published a couple of weeks ago...not heard of any changes to that (as yet)



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County Amateur League now up on fulltime . It seems that Bradford FC are now Bradford Olympic. That suggests a tie-up with Bradford Sunday League champpions Olympic FC. If so, expect them to be massively improved next season !



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Is there any tie up between AFC Bingley and Bingley Town of the Craven League?
From what I can piece together from twitter they both seem to be based at Wagon Lane.


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I'll check but I'm pretty sure they are different clubs entirely. AFC Bingley played at Bingley Grammar School last season (their first season), while Bingley Town have been going for a number of years under various different guises (Long Lee Victoria, Keighley FC, Bingley Juniors open age etc )



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Is there any tie up between AFC Bingley and Bingley Town of the Craven League?
From what I can piece together from twitter they both seem to be based at Wagon Lane.


AFC’s Facebook page suggestst they’re an offshoot of an existing AFC Bingley Sunday team.




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Update: AFC Bingley are actually playing on the riverside pitch adjacent to Bingley Congs cricket club this season, about a mile away. Different club entirely. Yes they are the same set-up as the Sunday team.



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Not sure why we still have this "various" thread rather than one for each league as for all other parts of the country.

Don't know if the mods can move posts between threads, but i will start a new one for the WRCA anyway.


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That riverside ground is going to need a lot of work to get it up to County Amateur standards. They need showers in the changing rooms as well as a full-size railed off pitch!



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Any news on the Wakefield or Huddersfield Leagues?


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Still waiting on most of the Yorkshire Leagues Frown



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AFC Bingley listed as playing at Marley

Toller at Thornton 3G

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I thought AFC Bingley might have to play there until their planned ground on Beckfoot Lane was ready.



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West Yorkshire league now up on full time.A couple of changes to what we already know: Old Centralians appear to have left their reserves in the league, but Wetherby Athletic first and reserve teams are missing. That's strange as the club tweeted less than 24 hours ago asking if any new players want to join their West Yorks League team. If they have left then I'm assuming that they have dropped into the Harrogate League.



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The WRCAL has already lost a club: newcomers Toller FC (from the Bradford Sunday Alliance) have folded after the club imploded. Several of their players are moving on to Thornton United of the YAL. That won't go down well with the YAL committee because Toller had been accepted by the that league and placed in a division for 2018-19 - unfortunately they hadn't told them they had also applied for and been accepted into the WRCAL.



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The WRCAL has already lost a club: newcomers Toller FC (from the Bradford Sunday Alliance) have folded after the club imploded. Several of their players are moving on to Thornton United of the YAL. That won't go down well with the YAL committee because Toller had been accepted by the that league and placed in a division for 2018-19 - unfortunately they hadn't told them they had also applied for and been accepted into the WRCAL.

For long enough the County Amateur would only accept established Saturday teams as newcomers.
Hence teams such as Field and Wyke Wanderers went straight from being Sunday sides to the West Yorkshire League.
Times change, but can't help but feel there is some irony here.


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Toller are back with us...several players thrown out and Sunday League team only disbanded... that's good news. I'm abroad right now but can see that Halifax and Craven Leagues are now declared...the latter has regained Addingham from the fast shrinking Harrogate League.



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Toller are back with us...several players thrown out and Sunday League team only disbanded... that's good news. I'm abroad right now but can see that Halifax and Craven Leagues are now declared...the latter has regained Addingham from the fast shrinking Harrogate League.


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The Bradford teams are split across the Yorkshire Amsteur, Craven and Step 7 league's.

What would a Bradford league look like if there was one? Could it host a division excluding the Step 7 teams?


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Wetherby Athletic back in West Yorks League constitution.

Harrogate League now on full time....just a couple of new teams (Harrogate Railway XI, Harrogate Old Boys, with Addingham, Helperby & Thirsk Falcons first team all moving on to other leagues.

Wakefield League welcomes (!!!!) back Beechwood Santos (ie, Gate), as well as former WRCAL league team Overthorpe - both into premier divWhite Swan in div 1 are now Rockware, Middleton Old Boys in div 2 have become FC Broaddway.Div 2 new teams are Garforth WMC, and Great Preston (who withdrew from the WYL last season)The league loses former WRCAL team Eastmoor, as well as FC Prince, Horbury Athletic and Walton S&S



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The Bradford teams are split across the Yorkshire Amsteur, Craven and Step 7 league's.

What would a Bradford league look like if there was one? Could it host a division excluding the Step 7 teams?


I took a look at this when bored and Bradford could easily host a league and a competitive one at that.

I've excluded step 7 teams and any that are probably still better off in the Craven league (North of Shipley essentially). There is also a load of teams on the border in the Harrogate, YAL and Halifax league who could be involved but I excluded.

Does anyone know why the old Bradford Saturday league died? Was it just that the Craven & Spen Valley League were better run?

Division 1

1 Athletico
1 Bingley Town
1 Broomhill
1 Calverley United FC
1 Carleton Sports Club
1 Cowling First
1 Denholme United
1 Drighlington F.C.
1 FC Sporting Keighley
1 Silsden Whitestar
1 Skipton Town
1 St Bedes F.C.
1 Wibsey F.C.

Division 2

2 Bingley Town FC Reserves
2 Broomhill Reserves
2 Cowling Reserves
2 Crosshills First
2 Fairbank United F.C.
2 Idle
2 Prospect
2 Salts 3rds
2 Silsden Whitestar Reserves
2 Skipton Town Reserves
2 St Bedes F.C. Res
2 Thornton United F.C.
2 Tyersal F.C.

Division 3

3 Bradford Gateway FC
3 Burley Trojans
3 Calverley United FC Res
3 Crosshills Res
3 Drighlington F.C. Res
3 FC Sporting Keighley Reserves
3 Otley Town A Team
3 Salts 4ths Craven
3 St Bedes F.C. 3rd
3 Sutton First
3 St Peters Shipley F.C.
3 Tyersal F.C. Res




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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.



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Not looking good for Garforth Rangers in the West Yorkshire League. Could their first team be the first one to fall this season? They lost all their league games last season and have lost 0-10, 0-8 and 0-18 in their three games so far this season. This weekends' game at Tingley Athletic has been postponed already. Not a good sign...



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...oh and in the YAL some divisions have been re-jigged. Beeston Juniors from premier div dropped down 2 divisions, St.Nicholas resigned from championship div (they had finished bottom of premier last season), Garforth Crusaders promoted an extra division and Wibsey straight into premier div instead of championship division...



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Craven League Hellifield Sports have dropped out again with no games played.In the WRCAL, AFC Bingley are unable to raise a team for tonight's game v Steeton. Their twitter page has gone too...not looking good for them.



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Salts seem to be struggling in the West Yorkshire league.

Have they lost players or is the standard far better than the WCAFL?


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It's a far higher standard in their new league. The WRCAL was always the stronger league until the last five or six years, now it is nowhere near as strong.



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Maybe mentioned earlier but Thornton United have withdrawn from the Yorkshire Amateur league.

Where did they come from? Is that their only team?


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Thornton United dropped out of the WRCAL premier during last season and were starting again in the YAL (their Sunday team in the Bradford Alliance remains unaffected). They lost several players to Toller, who are new in the WRCAL.
Toller and Thornton teams played a pre-season friendly which ended up with a big split in the Toller club. That ended up with Toller's Sunday team being wound up and a load of players leaving ...to be replaced by what was going to be the backbone of Thornton's team by the sound of it.The YAL committee were already extremely upset with Toller, who had been accepted into their league, but forgot to tell them that the WRCAL had also accepted them - they will be even less amused with Thornton's demise.
Who knows what their reaction will be if Toller apply for the YAL again if the WRCAL folds...

By the way, just the WRAGG league left to declare its'constitution in Yorkshire (the current divisional lists on full-time are incorrect).



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Not looking good for Garforth Rangers in the West Yorkshire League. Could their first team be the first one to fall this season? They lost all their league games last season and have lost 0-10, 0-8 and 0-18 in their three games so far this season. This weekends' game at Tingley Athletic has been postponed already. Not a good sign...
On Thursday I spoke to the Garforth secretary, a friend and ex-work colleague, at a reunion.
Apparently he submitted the club's resignation to the West Yorkshire league about three weeks ago, and has yet to receive an acknowledgement from them.
Garforth had a very young team, so much so that for the away game at Baildon, they were even struggling to have enough players old enough and eligible to drive the side to the match



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The West Riding County Amateur League has approached the Halifax & District League with a view to a merger at the end of the season. Halifax League clubs have yet to discuss the proposal.



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Would they retain Step 7?


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As long as they have 14 clubs in the top division with the required grading then 'yes' Smile



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Would definately be one of the poorer step 7 leagues but one of the best refereed.



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I don’t see any need for this whatsoever.

Firstly, West Yorkshire does not need two Step 7 divisions, that is abundantly clear! And the two that do currently exist, completely overlap and have absolutely no border with each other! They both just exist within the county practically ignoring each other and acting completely autonomous of one another, which has left the territories in a complete mish mash mess!
Secondly – if Golcar depart, and the usual number of the WRCAL clubs fold or move elsewhere over the summer, then how is going to be a merger? At best there will be a band of 5 or 6 loyal clubs that stay with the ‘league’ until its end/transformation….so how exactly is this going to be a merger. The H&DL has 33 members to the WRCAL’s 12 (minus Golcar, its 11).

Just scrap the WRCAL League and be done with it, the Halifax & District League can (and should) just stay where it is. They can just take in some of the WRCAL refugees when the WRCAL Ship sinks beneath the waves.


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I don’t see any need for this whatsoever.

Firstly, West Yorkshire does not need two Step 7 divisions, that is abundantly clear! And the two that do currently exist, completely overlap and have absolutely no border with each other! They both just exist within the county practically ignoring each other and acting completely autonomous of one another, which has left the territories in a complete mish mash mess!
Secondly – if Golcar depart, and the usual number of the WRCAL clubs fold or move elsewhere over the summer, then how is going to be a merger? At best there will be a band of 5 or 6 loyal clubs that stay with the ‘league’ until its end/transformation….so how exactly is this going to be a merger. The H&DL has 33 members to the WRCAL’s 12 (minus Golcar, its 11).

Just scrap the WRCAL League and be done with it, the Halifax & District League can (and should) just stay where it is. They can just take in some of the WRCAL refugees when the WRCAL Ship sinks beneath the waves.



Isn’t there a sort of separation in the two leagues footprints. With the WRAC covering Huddersfield, Halifax & west of this area. With the WYL mainly covering east of the WRAC. Although some ex-WRAC clubs in the WYL have muddied the water a bit.



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I don’t see any need for this whatsoever.

Firstly, West Yorkshire does not need two Step 7 divisions, that is abundantly clear! And the two that do currently exist, completely overlap and have absolutely no border with each other! They both just exist within the county practically ignoring each other and acting completely autonomous of one another, which has left the territories in a complete mish mash mess!
Secondly – if Golcar depart, and the usual number of the WRCAL clubs fold or move elsewhere over the summer, then how is going to be a merger? At best there will be a band of 5 or 6 loyal clubs that stay with the ‘league’ until its end/transformation….so how exactly is this going to be a merger. The H&DL has 33 members to the WRCAL’s 12 (minus Golcar, its 11).

Just scrap the WRCAL League and be done with it, the Halifax & District League can (and should) just stay where it is. They can just take in some of the WRCAL refugees when the WRCAL Ship sinks beneath the waves.



Isn’t there a sort of separation in the two leagues footprints. With the WRAC covering Huddersfield, Halifax & west of this area. With the WYL mainly covering east of the WRAC. Although some ex-WRAC clubs in the WYL have muddied the water a bit.


No not at all, Huddersfield Amateur and Huddersfield YMCA as well as clubs further west of them (like Oxenhope Recreation) all play in the WYL, yet near neighbours Lepton Highlanders play in the WRCAL.

There is absolutely no border between the leagues.


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I don’t see any need for this whatsoever.

Firstly, West Yorkshire does not need two Step 7 divisions, that is abundantly clear! And the two that do currently exist, completely overlap and have absolutely no border with each other! They both just exist within the county practically ignoring each other and acting completely autonomous of one another, which has left the territories in a complete mish mash mess!
Secondly – if Golcar depart, and the usual number of the WRCAL clubs fold or move elsewhere over the summer, then how is going to be a merger? At best there will be a band of 5 or 6 loyal clubs that stay with the ‘league’ until its end/transformation….so how exactly is this going to be a merger. The H&DL has 33 members to the WRCAL’s 12 (minus Golcar, its 11).

Just scrap the WRCAL League and be done with it, the Halifax & District League can (and should) just stay where it is. They can just take in some of the WRCAL refugees when the WRCAL Ship sinks beneath the waves.



Isn’t there a sort of separation in the two leagues footprints. With the WRAC covering Huddersfield, Halifax & west of this area. With the WYL mainly covering east of the WRAC. Although some ex-WRAC clubs in the WYL have muddied the water a bit.


No not at all, Huddersfield Amateur and Huddersfield YMCA as well as clubs further west of them (like Oxenhope Recreation) all play in the WYL, yet near neighbours Lepton Highlanders play in the WRCAL.

There is absolutely no border between the leagues.



YMCA are ex-WRCAL. Not too sure about the other clubs. What’s surprising is the FA sorted the boundaries between the CMLS & NSL last summer. But they never sorted these two leagues out.



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The West Riding County Amateur League has approached the Halifax & District League with a view to a merger at the end of the season. Halifax League clubs have yet to discuss the proposal.


I don’t see any need for this whatsoever.

Firstly, West Yorkshire does not need two Step 7 divisions, that is abundantly clear! And the two that do currently exist, completely overlap and have absolutely no border with each other! They both just exist within the county practically ignoring each other and acting completely autonomous of one another, which has left the territories in a complete mish mash mess!
Secondly – if Golcar depart, and the usual number of the WRCAL clubs fold or move elsewhere over the summer, then how is going to be a merger? At best there will be a band of 5 or 6 loyal clubs that stay with the ‘league’ until its end/transformation….so how exactly is this going to be a merger. The H&DL has 33 members to the WRCAL’s 12 (minus Golcar, its 11).

Just scrap the WRCAL League and be done with it, the Halifax & District League can (and should) just stay where it is. They can just take in some of the WRCAL refugees when the WRCAL Ship sinks beneath the waves.



Isn’t there a sort of separation in the two leagues footprints. With the WRAC covering Huddersfield, Halifax & west of this area. With the WYL mainly covering east of the WRAC. Although some ex-WRAC clubs in the WYL have muddied the water a bit.


No not at all, Huddersfield Amateur and Huddersfield YMCA as well as clubs further west of them (like Oxenhope Recreation) all play in the WYL, yet near neighbours Lepton Highlanders play in the WRCAL.

There is absolutely no border between the leagues.



YMCA are ex-WRCAL. Not too sure about the other clubs. What’s surprising is the FA sorted the boundaries between the CMLS & NSL last summer. But they never sorted these two leagues out.


Why would they bother - the FA know full well that the WRCAL has no future now. They'll just deal with the clubs affected as and when the WRCAL folds.

Quite different to the CML and NSL scenario, where both leagues are growing!


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Why would they bother - the FA know full well that the WRCAL has no future now. They'll just deal with the clubs affected as and when the WRCAL folds.

Quite different to the CML and NSL scenario, where both leagues are growing!


If the FA removed Step 7 status (and therefore, cut of its funding), the WRCAL woudl not survive. The merger between the two leagues last year was heavily pushed by the FA, only for the league not to agree.

WRCAL woudl fall back to being under the control of WYCFA (and their funding). Any clubs wanting to stay at Step 7, can and should apply for a lateral transfer into WYAFL Prem Div. Allow the balance to fall back into the Halifax league.

If WYAFL has too many clubs in the Prem Division, the most easterly clubs - Sherburn White Rose and Knaresborough Reserves could move over to the York League (they are within the catchment area).


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Why would they bother - the FA know full well that the WRCAL has no future now. They'll just deal with the clubs affected as and when the WRCAL folds.

Quite different to the CML and NSL scenario, where both leagues are growing!


If the FA removed Step 7 status (and therefore, cut of its funding), the WRCAL woudl not survive. The merger between the two leagues last year was heavily pushed by the FA, only for the league not to agree.

WRCAL woudl fall back to being under the control of WYCFA (and their funding). Any clubs wanting to stay at Step 7, can and should apply for a lateral transfer into WYAFL Prem Div. Allow the balance to fall back into the Halifax league.

If WYAFL has too many clubs in the Prem Division, the most easterly clubs - Sherburn White Rose and Knaresborough Reserves could move over to the York League (they are within the catchment area).


Doesn't help much though if Sherburn and Knaresborough Town Ressies finish in the bottom two!


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The WRCAL was founded in 1922 with help from the Bradford FA, with a rival West Yorkshire Amateur League founded with backing from the Leeds FA at the same time. The West Yorkshire League was formed in 1939, when for a third time a Leeds League changed it's name to form county competition.
In 1922 there were three different competing 'county' leagues in West Yorkshire/Riding...with two district FAs fighting for dominance. The final acts of this fight are being fought right now.....all explained in my next book :)



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The WRCAL was founded in 1922 with help from the Bradford FA, with a rival West Yorkshire Amateur League founded with backing from the Leeds FA at the same time. The West Yorkshire League was formed in 1939, when for a third time a Leeds League changed it's name to form county competition.
In 1922 there were three different competing 'county' leagues in West Yorkshire/Riding...with two district FAs fighting for dominance. The final acts of this fight are being fought right now.....all explained in my next book :)


Thanks for explaining.

I don't see a fight anymore though - on the face of it (and almost certainly the reality) it appears the WRCAL have lost the final battle and now terminal.


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Anybody have any information on the outcome of the mid-season meeting of WRCAL on 5th February?


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There was a another meeting of the WRCAL, WYL, YAL, West Riding FA & FA regarding the step 7 situation in the county and the problems of the WRCAL, It happened at the end of Jan, with a pretty sensible solution suggested. The YAL wants step 7 status but doesn't have sufficient clubs achieving that standard yet, so the FA suggested the remaining WRCAL league teams merge with their top division to create a step 7 league.



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There was a another meeting of the WRCAL, WYL, YAL, West Riding FA & FA regarding the step 7 situation in the county and the problems of the WRCAL, It happened at the end of Jan, with a pretty sensible solution suggested. The YAL wants step 7 status but doesn't have sufficient clubs achieving that standard yet, so the FA suggested the remaining WRCAL league teams merge with their top division to create a step 7 league.


Very interesting; is the plan to merge next season thus giving the YAL (/new league) step 7 status.

Will be interesting to see what happens to the teams who host teams in the WYL and YAL if the YAL gets step 7 (Mods, Cent, Hudds Amateur, Leeds City etc)


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There was a another meeting of the WRCAL, WYL, YAL, West Riding FA & FA regarding the step 7 situation in the county and the problems of the WRCAL, It happened at the end of Jan, with a pretty sensible solution suggested. The YAL wants step 7 status but doesn't have sufficient clubs achieving that standard yet, so the FA suggested the remaining WRCAL league teams merge with their top division to create a step 7 league.


Very interesting; is the plan to merge next season thus giving the YAL (/new league) step 7 status.

Will be interesting to see what happens to the teams who host teams in the WYL and YAL if the YAL gets step 7 (Mods, Cent, Hudds Amateur, Leeds City etc)


Why does West Yorkshire need two Step 7 leagues with completely overlapping territories.

You;ve just said yourself that the YAL has many sides whose first teams play in the West Yorkshire League.

So what's the point in this new proposal?


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There was a another meeting of the WRCAL, WYL, YAL, West Riding FA & FA regarding the step 7 situation in the county and the problems of the WRCAL, It happened at the end of Jan, with a pretty sensible solution suggested. The YAL wants step 7 status but doesn't have sufficient clubs achieving that standard yet, so the FA suggested the remaining WRCAL league teams merge with their top division to create a step 7 league.


Very interesting; is the plan to merge next season thus giving the YAL (/new league) step 7 status.

Will be interesting to see what happens to the teams who host teams in the WYL and YAL if the YAL gets step 7 (Mods, Cent, Hudds Amateur, Leeds City etc)


Why does West Yorkshire need two Step 7 leagues with completely overlapping territories.

You;ve just said yourself that the YAL has many sides whose first teams play in the West Yorkshire League.

So what's the point in this new proposal?


I don't care if WY has one or ten Step 7 leagues. I'm just interested in the potential changes.


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Knaresborough Celtic and Carlton Athletic Reserves resign from WYL...

Following the League management committee meeting on 1st April 2019 the committee have with regret accepted the resignations of Knaresborough Celtic from Division Two and Carlton Athletic Reserves from Alliance Division One.
The league tables in each division will be adjusted accordingly.

Knaresborough Celtic having played 23/26 matches at the time of their resignation will have points for the remaining games allocated to their opponents in Division Two (Rule 11B /22D)




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Newsome seem to be hinting on their twitter page that they have potentially achieved promotion by finishing 4th in the West Yorkshire league div 1. Anyone any clue what would make them think this?

Have they heard of Ilkleys application to step 6 but since not heard of their failed ground grading? Or is there another team in the Premier division heading to pastures new?


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Newsome seem to be hinting on their twitter page that they have potentially achieved promotion by finishing 4th in the West Yorkshire league div 1. Anyone any clue what would make them think this?

Have they heard of Ilkleys application to step 6 but since not heard of their failed ground grading? Or is there another team in the Premier division heading to pastures new?



I wonder if Ilkley have been given dispensation by the FA? I know that they aren’t too far away from having their ground ready. If Worcester Raiders have received this from the FA, I don’t see any reason why Buckhurst Hill & Ilkley Town aren’t offered the same help.



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Step 3: https://www.google.com/...358611350589399&z=16
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Step 5: https://www.google.com/...399355140531952&z=16
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My other thought was whether Boroughbridge may be promoted to the York league now the fa are handling step 7 movements.

Also, with the apparent creation of a step 7 division at the top of the YAL, how many of those current YAL top division clubs fail the grading? Is there potential for a couple of laterals from WYL to make up the numbers?


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Newsome seem to be hinting on their twitter page that they have potentially achieved promotion by finishing 4th in the West Yorkshire league div 1. Anyone any clue what would make them think this?

Have they heard of Ilkleys application to step 6 but since not heard of their failed ground grading? Or is there another team in the Premier division heading to pastures new?



I wonder if Ilkley have been given dispensation by the FA? I know that they aren’t too far away from having their ground ready. If Worcester Raiders have received this from the FA, I don’t see any reason why Buckhurst Hill & Ilkley Town aren’t offered the same help.


And Letchworth Garden City Eagles


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News of Bradford district teams in the WRCAL
Toller, Palestino and Route Rovers have applied for and been accepted into the YAL
TVR United failed to get their application in on time and rumour has it they plan to join a reformed Bradford League. I've heard nothing at all about a new Bradford League and to be honest there would have to be a large number of new clubs formed in the summer for that to happen!
TVR could still end up in the YAL suppose if they have no league to play in & the County FA ask for them to placed there, although if the YAL and WRCAL merger was on then surely they would be automatically accepted in the YAL?



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Just heard from someone connected with a YAL club that the merger isn't going ahead as WRCAL teams applied individually to the YAL



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Just heard from someone connected with a YAL club that the merger isn't going ahead as WRCAL teams applied individually to the YAL


So it won't be inheriting he WRCAL's Step 7 status after all then ?


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Just heard from someone connected with a YAL club that the merger isn't going ahead as WRCAL teams applied individually to the YAL


So it won't be inheriting he WRCAL's Step 7 status after all then ?


I understand that the Step 7 status for YAL is just awaiting announcement from the FA.

What will be holding them up is confirmation of the Prem Division constitution (which will need to increase at least 14) and that their grounds confirm to Step 7 requirements (and no club has two teams t that level).


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If the FA want Step 7 to be covered by county leagues, and there are already Step 7 leagues in shape of the North Riding, West Yorkshire, Humber Premier and Sheffield County Senior (and the CMFL!), what county is the YAL supposed to cover?


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If the FA want Step 7 to be covered by county leagues, and there are already Step 7 leagues in shape of the North Riding, West Yorkshire, Humber Premier and Sheffield County Senior (and the CMFL!), what county is the YAL supposed to cover?


There’s also the York Football League too!
I’m guessing most of the Y.A.L. clubs are from West Yorkshire which I believe has over 2 million people so that should be enough to allow 2 Step 7 leagues.
I agree it does seem strange when two leagues footprints overlaps each other but at least it’s a much better situation than Cumbria which currently only has 3 Step 7 clubs, never mind leagues!


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If the FA want Step 7 to be covered by county leagues, and there are already Step 7 leagues in shape of the North Riding, West Yorkshire, Humber Premier and Sheffield County Senior (and the CMFL!), what county is the YAL supposed to cover?


I think the FA are more than happy for there to be more than 1 Step 7 league/division in a county where the distribution of clubs mean it makes sense - they are creating two new divisions for next season in Devon for example.


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If the FA want Step 7 to be covered by county leagues, and there are already Step 7 leagues in shape of the North Riding, West Yorkshire, Humber Premier and Sheffield County Senior (and the CMFL!), what county is the YAL supposed to cover?


I think the FA are more than happy for there to be more than 1 Step 7 league/division in a county where the distribution of clubs mean it makes sense - they are creating two new divisions for next season in Devon for example.


Yes lets just put all clubs below Step 6, at Step 7 and be done with it.....

I feel elevating groups of clubs up a level for no particular reason whatsoever, as is the case in the SWPL and the Yorkshire Amateur League, will take away some of the prestige of actually being a club at Step 7.

Most clubs in the West Yorkshire League have had to work their way up to the Premier Division the hard way, by winning leagues and moving up the divisions. Now a whole bunch of clubs are going to be randomly elevated to sit in a division alongside the West Yorkshire League’s Premier Division. The clubs that have worked their way through the district leagues to get to WYL Division One will now see clubs that they left behind in the YAL, now playing a level higher than them.

To me it’s not right at all, is unnecessary, unfair and as I said takes away some of the honour and achievement of actually reaching a Step 7 division.


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The YAL will present their current position to the FA at the next Leagues Committee meeting. The FA hopes to approve step 7 status there & then. Although a couple of clubs may need a season to achieve the grading requirements. With the move towards NLS feeder leagues, the FA will leave footprints to the county FA’s. The West Riding County FA have no intentions of moving any clubs between the YAL & the WYL. With this in mind, why were any clubs moved step 7 leagues for this season at all? A team even had to demote themselves to avoid being moved to another league!



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Step 1: https://www.google.com/....119447550000018&z=7
Step 2: https://www.google.com/...677250654298405&z=15
Step 3: https://www.google.com/...358611350589399&z=16
Step 4: https://www.google.com/...536616305542566&z=16
Step 5: https://www.google.com/...399355140531952&z=16
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The YAL will present their current position to the FA at the next Leagues Committee meeting. The FA hopes to approve step 7 status there & then. Although a couple of clubs may need a season to achieve the grading requirements. With the move towards NLS feeder leagues, the FA will leave footprints to the county FA’s. The West Riding County FA have no intentions of moving any clubs between the YAL & the WYL. With this in mind, why were any clubs moved step 7 leagues for this season at all? A team even had to demote themselves to avoid being moved to another league!


Were any clubs 'moved'? I thought that any who transferred from the WRCA to the WYL did so voluntarily


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The YAL will present their current position to the FA at the next Leagues Committee meeting. The FA hopes to approve step 7 status there & then. Although a couple of clubs may need a season to achieve the grading requirements. With the move towards NLS feeder leagues, the FA will leave footprints to the county FA’s. The West Riding County FA have no intentions of moving any clubs between the YAL & the WYL. With this in mind, why were any clubs moved step 7 leagues for this season at all? A team even had to demote themselves to avoid being moved to another league!


Were any clubs 'moved'? I thought that any who transferred from the WRCA to the WYL did so voluntarily



I was talking about step 7 in general. For instance teams were swapped between the NSL & the CMLS. I believe from memory, that it was Gamlingay Utd who were going to be laterally transferred from the CCL to the BCL. They refused & instead asked to be demoted to avoid being moved(so they were outside the pyramid). I know some forum members said that the FA should leave step 7 clubs & leagues alone. It appears this they’ve got their wishes. But it doesn’t reverse what happened to clubs this season.



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Step 1: https://www.google.com/....119447550000018&z=7
Step 2: https://www.google.com/...677250654298405&z=15
Step 3: https://www.google.com/...358611350589399&z=16
Step 4: https://www.google.com/...536616305542566&z=16
Step 5: https://www.google.com/...399355140531952&z=16
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The YAL will present their current position to the FA at the next Leagues Committee meeting. The FA hopes to approve step 7 status there & then. Although a couple of clubs may need a season to achieve the grading requirements. With the move towards NLS feeder leagues, the FA will leave footprints to the county FA’s. The West Riding County FA have no intentions of moving any clubs between the YAL & the WYL. With this in mind, why were any clubs moved step 7 leagues for this season at all? A team even had to demote themselves to avoid being moved to another league![/


I dont understand this. If in the very near future each county FA is going to manage their own step7 league why are there discussions to continue with 2 in the West Riding county footprint when the current situation would seem ideal to confirm the WYL as that league?.
This Step 7 revolution could presumably be the end of the lower leagues of the Midland, W Midland. Central & South Midland leagues...


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The YAL will present their current position to the FA at the next Leagues Committee meeting. The FA hopes to approve step 7 status there & then. Although a couple of clubs may need a season to achieve the grading requirements. With the move towards NLS feeder leagues, the FA will leave footprints to the county FA’s. The West Riding County FA have no intentions of moving any clubs between the YAL & the WYL. With this in mind, why were any clubs moved step 7 leagues for this season at all? A team even had to demote themselves to avoid being moved to another league![/


I dont understand this. If in the very near future each county FA is going to manage their own step7 league why are there discussions to continue with 2 in the West Riding county footprint when the current situation would seem ideal to confirm the WYL as that league?.
This Step 7 revolution could presumably be the end of the lower leagues of the Midland, W Midland. Central & South Midland leagues...



What I’ve posted is a combination of emails I received from the FA & the West Riding FA. In a nutshell I doubt theirs going to be much change at step 7. Except we’ll have 2 leagues in West Riding that cover the same area. It’s actually going to be worse than than this season. Because there’s a a semi semblance of an east/west split between the WRCAL & the WYL.



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TVR United have actually folded now, so they won't be joing any new league after all.



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So where do we think the rest will go? All to the YAL other than Golcar of course?


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Looks like it. Littletown already have a team in the YAL, and the likes of Steeton prefer it to the WYL because they would probably have to start in the third tier in that league.
Not sure about the Halifax district teams - Ryburn and Ovenden might opt for their district league, although the latter might not even make it through the summer unless they get some new faces in.



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Looks like it. Littletown already have a team in the YAL, and the likes of Steeton prefer it to the WYL because they would probably have to start in the third tier in that league.
Not sure about the Halifax district teams - Ryburn and Ovenden might opt for their district league, although the latter might not even make it through the summer unless they get some new faces in.



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It seems that TVR United aren't folding after all. They're not going into the YAL though.



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It seems that TVR United aren't folding after all. They're not going into the YAL though.


Where are they going then? West Yorkshire? Halifax League? New Bradford league?


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Sent you a PM Kimbo, been told not to say anything publicly until the club or league announce it



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Has anyone seen the constitutions of the YAL & WYL yet?

Hearing that Overthorpe & Harrogate Railway Res have joined the WYL and 10 new teams have joined the YAL (mostly the West Riding teams)


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Yes, got the YAL constitution but not had chance to type it up....Ovenden WR one of several WRCAL teams in the new Supreme DivisionThere's still a premier div, while PFC and Lepton from the WRCAL placed in div 1 (third tier). Other than WRCAL clubs, no new clubs in the YAL although several new reserve and third teams have signed up.Notably div1 winners Amaranth seem to have withdrawn (along with Garforth Crusaders, Collingham Juniors and both Beeston Juniors teams)



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TVR United (ex WRCAL) are going into the premier division of the Craven & District League



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Interesting to see how TVR get on. Wonder why they chose the Craven league over the YAL. Do they have to move ground?

Not heard much from the Hudds league's other than Kirkburton got promoted and have added a reserve team and there's a new team named 'Mount' in Div 4

Seen nothing from Wakefield yet


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TVR evidently missed the dealine for the YAL. Not sure yet whether they will have to use Marley at Keighley in order to play in the Craven League.Isn't there already a long standing Mount FC in div4 of the Huddersfield League.No other news as yet



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Not heard much from the Hudds league's other than Kirkburton got promoted and have added a reserve team and there's a new team named 'Mount' in Div 4
Didnt know about Kirkburton's promotion, teams were told at back end of season that 3 were being promoted, they finished 5th so wonder if Deighton in 4th (after points deduction) also got promoted.
Mount have been going for years, if you know the Huddersfield area they get changed at New College and walk to the pitch up the road (but the reserves play on the College field!)
Almondbury WMC who folded mid way through last season are reforming and entering the league as far as i am aware.



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You are both right, the new team is Marsh. I've played against Mount before too!

They are not linked to the team who used to play in the Wakefield and Spen Valley league's.

I saw there is a new team in the Wakefield league who are representing Castleford but play in Cotton Unsure


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Scarborough League loses 2 teams to the Beckett League: Sherburn & Goldsborough United.
Also, Newlands reserves have withdrawn but Scalby reserves return.
Goal Sports relegated to div 2, Ayton promoted to div 1


Beckett League also gains Whitby Fishermen reserves, and the returning Bagby & Balk FC.
It loses champions Lealholm (to the N.Riding Lge) & Duncombe Pk (York Lge)Div2 champions Slingsby promoted to div1.

Craven League gains TVR United (from WRCAL - in div 1 now rather than premier), Baildon Trinity Athletic (div2 - wonder if this is first team from WYL or new reserve team), and Trawden third teamRolls reserves and Broomhill reserves have withdrawn



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Craven League gains Baildon Trinity Athletic (div2 - wonder if this is first team from WYL or new reserve team)


BTA's first team according to bookFace, Rob.

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The club is delighted to announce we have been accepted into the Craven League for the 19/20 football season.
We hope this will be a new start, with a mixture of new and old players, who will be competitive in both the league and cups.
We will still be based from Esholt Sports Club and start with a brand new Nike kit, new training gear and a new attitude and belief!
We will continue to train on a Weds at Goals in Bradford and move towards summer training in the next month.
We are looking for new players and welcome anyone over the age of 16 to come training and meet the squad and officials.
Thank you to Dave Parker and the rest of the committee for making this happen and helping to keep this fantastic club going.
Any new players or kit sponsors, please get in touch!
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Yes, just been told it's their first team. There were informal discussions re a merger with Bingley Town but thankfully both teams remain separate entities.



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Harrogate League gains Grangefield OB straight into the premier (from YAL), and into div 1 come Manningham All Stars (Bfd, booted out of the Craven Lge not so long back), Hampsthwaite Utd (had a year out of Saturday football last season), Thirsk Falcons res (who w/d during last season), Wetherby Ath res, and also Boroughbrdige Development team
Bardsey reserves leave the league, along with Harrogate Railway reserves who I gather may be in the West Yorks LLge next season. Burley Trojans relegated from premier to div 1, with Bedale reserves and Kirkstall Crusaders moving the other way.



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TVR evidently missed the dealine for the YAL. Not sure yet whether they will have to use Marley at Keighley in order to play in the Craven League.Isn't there already a long standing Mount FC in div4 of the Huddersfield League.No other news as yet


TVR played at Marley in 2018/19, despite what the WRCAL's Full Time site claimed.




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Grangefield is an interesting one. Presume they are staying in Pudsey

Still not seen any full constitutions yet. Seem hard to come by this year!


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Yes, TVR played one or two games at Marley, Keighley. They also used the artificial surfaces at Zara Sports Centre, Bingley Road and at Thornton Recreation Centre.
Manningham All Stars also used Marley for Craven League fixtures. Not sure where they will be playing from now they have reappeared in the Harrogate league.



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Not sure if it was their last home venue, but only two seasons ago Manningham played at Challenge College/Oasis Academy, a school pitch in Frizinghall.


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They also used the Bingley Road pitch...as have many other Bradford sides recently. The new artificial pitch at Zara, not 100 metres away, will no doubt be used much more now.



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Amaranth (YAL) have folded and merged with Whitkirk Wanderers (YAL).
Beeston Juniors have 2 teams still in YAL (none folded)


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Newsome seem to be hinting on their twitter page that they have potentially achieved promotion by finishing 4th in the West Yorkshire league div 1. Anyone any clue what would make them think this?


4th-placed Newsome are indeed promoted to the WYL Premier Division instead of 3rd-placed Aberford Albion.
No idea why!



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Aberford were deducted points for playing a player who was not registered correctly.


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The Brighouse Sports (Halifax League) / Brighouse Old Boys (WYL) merger seems to have gone under the radar a bit. The new club will be called, unsurprisingly, Brighouse Sports Old Boys and will play at Brighouse Sports Club, and first team and reserves are in the WYL for 2019-20,



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Rillington Athletic (Beckett League) have become Flamingo Land FCNothing yet from the Wakey, Halifax and Huddersfield Leagues.



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Marsden from the Huddersfield League have folded due to a lack of players.
Their reserves pulled out midway through last season as a lot of the first team left and they havent really been able to get enough commited players to have a squad.


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I'd seen that. So sad, particularly as the team had been forced to reform a few years back.



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Has anybody seen anything of the Wakefield & Huddersfield leagues?


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Has anybody seen anything of the Wakefield & Huddersfield leagues?

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The Wakefield League will be published on 11/08/19. 6new teams, City Of Wakefield FC who play on the same site as Thornesians and United Power Castleford who play in Crofton bizarrely.

Huddersfield league is out.

Looks like all 3D Dynamos teams have left to a Lancashire league (East Lancs?). Marsh FC are new.


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3D Dyanmos have joined the Lancashire Amateur League


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More drop outs than new clubs in the Hudds League.
Drop outs
Colne Valley - Div 1
Marsden & Littleborough - Div 2
3D Dynamos & Golcar - Div 3
New Clubs
Marsh Athletic & Uppermill (although technically Uppermill dropped out of Division 3 and restarted in 4.


Without being harsh to the clubs in Div 4 the standard is pretty poor with what is left over from the clubs thats got promoted last season.


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The Brighouse Sports (Halifax League) / Brighouse Old Boys (WYL) merger seems to have gone under the radar a bit. The new club will be called, unsurprisingly, Brighouse Sports Old Boys and will play at Brighouse Sports Club, and first team and reserves are in the WYL for 2019-20


Still playing at Lightcliffe Academy it seems... https://twitter.com/.../1159421000968224775

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