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Silsden F.C.

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Nickname(s)  The Cobbydalers
Chairman  Sean Mcnulty
Manager  Danny Forrest
Ground Capacity  1,500
Founded  1904
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Full name  Silsden Association Football Club
Ground  Keighley Road Stadium Keighley Road, Silsden West Yorkshire BD20 0EH
2015–16  North West Counties League Premier Division, 21st (relegated)
League  North West Counties Football League

Silsden A.F.C. are a football club that play in Silsden, West Yorkshire, England, and are currently members of the North West Counties League Division One



The club was formed in 1904. In 2004–05, they reached the second round of the FA Vase.

They are one of only two teams ever to win the West Riding County FA Cup three years on the trot – 2001, 2002 and 2003 before joining the NWCFL the season after and gaining promotion to the Premier Division (along with Cammell Laird) at their first attempt.

For the 2014–15 season; Silsden AFC fielded a Development Squad to compete in the Lancashire Galaxy League under manager Paul Evans.

Ryan Haig was appointed first team manager for the 2015–16 season but resigned in February due to family commitments. He was replaced by former player James Gill.

In January 2016 Silsden announced plans on their website to allow all Bradford City Season ticket holders free admission for the remainder of the season.


Barnoldswick Town, Colne and from further afield Nelson and Padiham


During their earlier years in the North West Counties League they played their home games at Cougar Park, home of the rugby league club Keighley Cougars. However, in early 2010 plans were put in place to upgrade their former ground in Silsden. With the help of the Football Foundation, Sports England and Asda Foundation, committee of the club, players and the generosity of sponsors and local businesses, their dream came true when they returned in time for the start of the 2010–11 season. Floodlights, a stand, new dugouts, coffee hut, pay-hut, walkway, perimeter fencing and barriers were all put in place to complement the newly erected £1.2 million Sports Club which houses 6 changing rooms, two referees' rooms, a physiotherapy room and a function room.

For the start of the 2012–13 season saw the name of stadium change to Angel Telecom Stadium following a five-year sponsor package with the Bradford-based telecommunications company.

In 2016 the club again made ground improvements including new outside toilets and a new hospitality area named the '1904 Lounge' tracing the clubs routes back to its original formation.

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


  • FA Cup best performance: first qualifying round replay – 2004–05
  • FA Vase best performance: second round proper – 2004–05
  • Craven League

  • 1996–97
  • Northern Plant Hire Cup Winners
  • Division Two Runners Up
  • 1997–98
  • Division One Runners Up
  • 1998–99
  • Premier Division Champions
  • Premier League Cup Winners
  • Northern Plant Hire Cup Winners
  • West Riding County Amateur League

  • 1999–2000 Division Two Champions
  • Division Two League Cup Winners
  • 2000–01 Division One Champions
  • Division One League Cuo Winners
  • Keighley & District Challenge Cup Winners
  • Division Two (reserves) League Cup Winners
  • 2001–02
  • West Riding County Cup Winners
  • Keighley & District Cup Winners
  • Reserve Division Two Winers
  • Premier Division Runners-up
  • 2002–03
  • West Riding County Cup Winners
  • Keighley & District Cup Winners
  • Premier Division Champions
  • Charity Shield Winners
  • Premier League Cup Winners
  • Keighley & District Supplementary Cup Winners
  • References

    Silsden F.C. Wikipedia