West Yorkshire Association Football League
Organising bodyWest Riding County Football Association
Founded1928
Country England
DivisionsPremier Division
Division One
Division Two
Alliance Division One
Alliance Division Two
Number of teams42
15 in Premier
15 in Division One
12 in Division Two
Level on pyramidPremier Division is at Level 11
Feeder toNorthern Counties East League
Promotion toNorthern Counties East League Division One
Relegation toHarrogate and District League

Wakefield & District FA League

Huddersfield & District League
Domestic cup(s)League Cup
League Trophy
Current championsCarlton Athletic (Premier)
Boroughbridge (Division One)
Campion (Division Two)
(2018-19)
WebsiteOfficial Site

The West Yorkshire Association Football League is a football competition based in Yorkshire, England. It was previously known as the Leeds League until the name change in 1939. Although it is named the West Yorkshire League, clubs from the Harrogate and York areas of North Yorkshire also play in the competition.

Currently the league has three senior team divisions, and two for reserves. Officially part of the National League System, the Premier Division is a step 7 (or level 11) league in the pyramid. Clubs are able to be promoted to the Northern Counties East Football League or the North West Counties Football League; Knaresborough Town in 2012 were accepted by the Northern Counties East League and Shelley Community were accepted by the North West Counties League in 2018.

Some other teams who once played in the West Yorkshire League but now play their football at higher levels of the pyramid, include AFC Emley, Harrogate Town, Harrogate Railway Athletic, Ossett Town (now merged with Ossett Albion to form Ossett United), Thackley and Garforth Town.

Champions

An incomplete list of West Yorkshire League top division winners.[1]

 
  • 1979–80 Bradley Rangers
  • 1980–81 Carlton Athletic
  • 1981–82 Carlton Athletic
  • 1982–83 East End Park WMC
  • 1983–84 Otley Town
  • 1984–85 Farnley WMC
  • 1985–86 Farnley WMC
  • 1986–87 Halifax
  • 1987–88 Ferrybridge Amateurs
  • 1988–89 Farnley
  • 1989–90 Holbeck WMC
  • 1990–91 Beeston St. Anthony's
  • 1991–92 Carlton Athletic
  • 1992–93 Beeston St. Anthony's
  • 1993–94 Beeston St. Anthony's
  • 1994–95 East End Park WMC
  • 1995–96 Carlton Athletic
  • 1996–97 Carlton Athletic
  • 1997–98 Wakefield
  • 1998–99 Nestle Rowntrees
 
  • 1999–00 Nestle Rowntrees
  • 2000–01 Carlton Athletic
  • 2001–02 Horsforth St. Margaret's
  • 2002–03 Carlton Athletic
  • 2003–04 Aberford Albion
  • 2004–05 Nostell Miners Welfare
  • 2005–06 Leeds Met Carnegie
  • 2006–07 Bardsey
  • 2007–08 Carlton Athletic
  • 2008–09 Knaresborough Town
  • 2009–10 Bardsey
  • 2010–11 Bardsey
  • 2011–12 Beeston St. Anthony's
  • 2012–13 Bardsey
  • 2013–14 Bardsey
  • 2014–15 Field
  • 2015–16 Beeston St. Anthony's
  • 2016–17 Carlton Athletic
  • 2017–18 Carlton Athletic
  • 2018–19 Carlton Athletic
 

Member clubs 2020-21 season

Premier Division

Division One

Aberford Albion | Brighouse Sports | East End Park | Featherstone Colliery | Ilkley Town | Otley Town | Oxenhope Recreation | Poole | Salts | Shelley | Sherburn Wight Rose | Silsden AFC WY | Steeton | Swillington Saints Welfare | Wetherby Athletic | Wyke Wanderers

Division Two

Altofts | Harrogate Railway Athletic Reserves | Howden Clough | Huddersfield LH | Kellingley Welfare | Kippax | Leeds Modernians | Old Centralians | Overthorpe Sports Club | Ripon City | Rothwell Juniors | Sporting Keighley | Tingley Athletic

References