Glasshoughton Welfare
Full nameGlasshoughton Welfare Association Football Club
Nickname(s)Welfare
Hoops
Founded1964
GroundLeeds Road, Castleford
Capacity2,000 (250 seated)[1]
ChairmanJon Miles
ManagerDarren Holmes & Lee Vigars
LeagueNorthern Counties East League Division One
2020–21Northern Counties East League Division One (season curtailed)

Glasshoughton Welfare Association Football Club is a football club based in Glasshoughton near Castleford, West Yorkshire, England. They are currently members of the Northern Counties East League Division One and play at Leeds Road.

History

The club was established in 1964 as a Sunday league works team under the name Anson Sports.[2] They initially played in the Castleford Sunday League, and adopted their current name in 1974 after moving to the sports ground of Glasshoughton Colliery on Leeds Road.[2] The new ground enabled them to switch to Saturday football, with the club joining the West Yorkshire League.[2] In 1985 they were admitted to Division Three of the Northern Counties East League.[3] The division was abolished at the end of the 1985–86 season, with the club moved up to Division Two.

After a sixth-place finish in 1989–90, Glasshoughton were promoted to Division One, and the following season league restructuring saw them placed in the Premier Division.[3] In 1993–94 they won the West Riding County Cup, beating Selby Town 4–0 in the final.[4] In 1997–98 they won the league's President Cup, beating Ossett Albion 7–2 on aggregate in a two-legged final; the home leg was watched by a record crowd of 350.[2][5]

Despite only two top-half finishes, including a best-ever third-place in 1999–2000, Glasshoughton remained in the Premier Division until being relegated at the end of the 2007–08 season, which saw them finish bottom of the Premier Division. They finished bottom of Division One the following season, failing to win a league match all season, but after two seasons of improvement, they were Division One runners-up in 2011–12, earning promotion to the Premier Division.[3] In 2014–15 the club finished bottom of the Premier Division and were relegated back to Division One.[3]

Ground

The club play at the Leeds Road ground, which is part of the Glasshoughton Leisure complex.[6] It has a modern seated stand on one side the pitch and a covered terrace at the Leeds Road end.[6]

Honours

Records

See also

References

  1. ^ Glasshoughton Welfare Northern Counties East League
  2. ^ a b c d Our History Glasshoughton Welfare A.F.C.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Glasshoughton Welfare at the Football Club History Database
  4. ^ Honours 1 Glasshoughton Welfare A.F.C.
  5. ^ Honours 2 Glasshoughton Welfare A.F.C.
  6. ^ a b Glasshoughton Welfare Football Ground Map
  7. ^ a b c Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2016) Non-League Club Directory 2017, Tony Williams Publications, p453 ISBN 978-1869833695

Coordinates: 53°42′58.81″N 1°20′41.54″W / 53.7163361°N 1.3448722°W / 53.7163361; -1.3448722