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West Yorkshire Association Football League

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Country  England
Date founded  1928
West Yorkshire Association Football League httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaenee0WYF
Divisions  Premier Division Division One Division Two
Number of teams  43 16 in Premier 15 in Division One, 12 in Division Two
Level on pyramid  11th (Premier Division) 12th (Division One) 13th (Division Two)
Promotion to  Northern Counties East League Division One
Domestic cup(s)  League Cup League Trophy
Feeder to  Northern Counties East Football League
Relegation to  Harrogate and District Football League

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 and Knaresborough Town in 2012 were accepted by the Northern Counties East League.

Some other teams who once played in the West Yorkshire League but now play their football at higher levels of the pyramid, include Harrogate Town, Harrogate Railway Athletic, Ossett Town, Thackley and Garforth Town.


An incomplete list of West Yorkshire League top division winners.

Premier Division 2016-17

  • Beeston St. Anthony
  • Brighouse Old Boys
  • Carlton Athletic
  • Field
  • Headingley
  • Horbury Town
  • Hunslet Club
  • Ilkley Town
  • Knaresborough Town Reserves
  • Leeds City
  • Oxenhope Recreation
  • Pool
  • Robin Hood Athletic
  • Shelley
  • Sherburn White Rose
  • Wetherby Athletic
  • Division One 2016-17

  • Aberford Albion
  • Boroughbridge F.C.
  • East End Park Working Mens Club
  • Featherstone Colliery
  • Hall Green United
  • Hartshead F.C.
  • Howden Clough
  • Huddersfield Amateur
  • Kippax F.C.
  • Leeds Modernians
  • Old Centralians
  • Otley Town
  • Swillington Saints
  • Whitkirk Wanderers
  • Wyke Wanderers
  • Division Two 2016-17

  • A.F.C. Horsforth
  • Altofts F.C.
  • Baildon Trinity Athletic
  • Garforth Rangers
  • Great Preston
  • Kellingley Welfare
  • Middleton Park
  • Nostell Miners Welfare
  • Ossett Albion Reserves
  • Rawdon Old Boys
  • Ripon City
  • Rothwell F.C.
  • References

    West Yorkshire Association Football League Wikipedia

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