Ilkley Town
Full nameIlkley Town Association Football Club
Nickname(s)Baht ‘atters
Founded1995; 26 years ago (1995)
GroundMPM Stadium, Ilkley
ChairmanRichard Giles
ManagerSimon Armstrong
LeagueNorth West Counties League Division One North
2020–21West Yorkshire League Premier Division (promoted)

Ilkley Town Association Football Club is a football club based in Ilkley, England. They are currently members of the North West Counties League Division One North and play at the MPM Stadium, Ilkley.

History

Ilkley Town were formed in the 1960s, initially competing in the Wharfedale League. In the early 1990s, the club dissolved due to sports such as rugby, hockey, and cricket having better facilities in Ilkley. In 1995, Ilkley were founded, joining the Harrogate and District Football League. In 2004, the club joined the West Yorkshire League, changing the name of the club to Ilkley Town a year later.[1] In 2021, the club was admitted into the North West Counties League Division One North.[2] Ilkley Town entered the FA Vase for the first time in 2021–22.[3]

Ground

The club currently play at the MPM Stadium at the Ben Rhydding Sports Club in Ilkley.[4] In 2017, a 4G pitch was installed at the ground.[5]

References

  1. ^ "The evolution of Ilkley Town AFC". Ilkley Town A.F.C. 30 April 2020. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  2. ^ "National League System club allocations – steps 5/6, season 2021–22" (.pdf). The Football Association. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  3. ^ "The Buildbase FA Vase Season 2021–22" (.ashx). The Football Association. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Competitive fixtures are now available for the men's first team and women's teams". Ilkley Town A.F.C. 5 April 2021. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Ilkley Town AFC promotion confirmed as club goes semi-pro". Ilkley Chat. 19 May 2021. Retrieved 22 May 2021.

Coordinates: 53°55′44.21″N 1°47′11.19″W / 53.9289472°N 1.7864417°W / 53.9289472; -1.7864417