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Ossett United
Full nameOssett United Football Club
GroundIngfield, Ossett
ChairmanJames Rogers
ManagerWayne Benn
LeagueNorthern Premier League Division One East
2020–21Northern Premier League Division One North West (season curtailed)
WebsiteClub website

Ossett United Football Club is a football club based in Ossett, West Yorkshire, England. They are currently members of the Northern Premier League Division One East.Ὓ


The Formation of Ossett United

Ossett United was created on the 1st June 2018 following the merger of Ossett Town AFC (est. 1936) and Ossett Albion AFC (est. 1944). Both Ossett Town and Ossett Albion had managed to gain Northern Premier League status and maintain that level of football for a remarkable period of time, with Ossett Albion being the biggest club in Ossett.

Early History

The two clubs merged under the leadership of a new board brought together from the two previous clubs. The founding directors were John Chidlaw (OA), James Rogers (OT), Emma Chidlaw (OA), Dawn Rogers (OT), Lee Summerscales (OA) and Lee Broadbent (OT) forming the new Board with support from Phil Smith as CEO. John Chidlaw took on the role of Chairman for the first season. The Club made its new home Ingfield, the previous home of Ossett Town, and used Dimple Wells, the previous home of Ossett Albion, as its Ladies and Academy Team base.

The two once rivals (Ossett Town & Ossett Albion), were evenly matched when playing one another with the most recent game ending as a 1-1 all draw. The clubs merging allowed for both teams best players to merge into one where they currently sit 10th in the Northern Prm=emier leshirm

On the pitch, the first year (2018/19) was a remarkable success with attendances significantly increased from what either club had experienced previously, coupled with success on the pitch reaching the play-off semi-final and winning the County Cup, under the guidance of manager Andy Welsh. Off the pitch things were not as successful with a number of resignations and board changes and some challenging financial issues to deal with following the merger. By the end of the 2018/19 season, Phil Smith had taken on the mantle of club chairman following a number of board changes.

Wayne Benn took up the managerial reigns in late 2019 following a poor start to the 2019/20 season, however, that season was ended abruptly in March 2020 with the onset of a global pandemic known as Covid 19. The season was null and voided. Off the pitch there were more troubles for Ossett United in November 2019 as a significant and unprecedented court case, dating back to a tackle in 2015 when Ossett Town were playing Radcliffe Borough, was lost with United facing legal and damages costs amounting to £135,000. Fortunately, the club received a generous loan from two of its closest supporters to avoid the club going into liquidation (at worst) or selling the Ingfield ground (at best).

The start of the 2020/21 season started late due to the ongoing pandemic and virtually finished as soon as it had started with only eight league games having ben played by United. This time the season was curtailed rather than null and voided and meant a second season had gone unfinished. Off the pitch Rogers and Smith swapped roles due to Smith's work commitments and Rogers took on the role as Chairman, a role he had previously held at Ossett Town. 2020 also saw the club declare Dimple Wells as surplus to requirements and made arrangements to surrender the lease making Ingfield the single home of the united club.


Current squad

As of July 2021[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK England ENG Ed Hall
GK England ENG Jake Teale
DF England ENG Ross Hardaker
DF Estonia EST Mark Edur
DF England ENG Harry Gagan
DF England ENG Jack Cowgill
DF England ENG Eddie Cass
DF England ENG Ellis Farrar
DF England ENG Declan McGivern
MF England ENG Aaron Haswell
MF England ENG Marcel Chipamuanga
MF England ENG Luke Hogg
MF England ENG Oliver Metcalfe
MF England ENG Josh Waldram
FW Nigeria NGA Ify Ofoegbu
FW England ENG James Walshaw
FW England ENG Curtis Morrison
FW England ENG Charlie Wood
FW England ENG Jordan Turner
FW England ENG Craig Nelthorpe


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  1. ^ Squad Ossett United F.C.

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