Huddersfield and District Association Football League

Huddersfield and District Association Football League

The Huddersfield and District Association League is a football competition based in the area Huddersfield, England. It was founded in 1898. The league has a total of four senior divisions and four reserve divisions. The highest senior division, Division One, sits at level 14 of the English football league system and is a feeder to the West Riding League. The reserve divisions are not part of the league system.

The league currently had 50 teams during the 2007–08 season with Heywood Irish Centre being the current champions of the first division. Sovereign Sports, Lamb Inn FC and Dalton Crusaders are the current champions of divisions two, three and four, respectively.

The most successful team in a single division since 2000, is Brackenhall United with 4 championships from 2000 to 2003. The most successful team in all divisions is Newsome WMC, with 5 championships starting in the now-defunct Division 5 during the 1999–2000 season and ending with the Division 1 championship during the 2006–07 season. Newsome finished sixth in the 2007–08 season.

History

The HDAFL was founded in 1898. In 1919, there were 42 senior clubs and 78 junior clubs in the league. Throughout out the league's history, the most players in the league at one time was 3,000. During the 2007-08 season, there were 41 divisions of junior clubs in the Huddersfield RCD Junior Football League, based in the same area, with some teams continuing to the HDAFL.

Member clubs 2008–09

The HDAFL has a system of relegation and promotion based on club success. The bottom two teams in the first division are replaced with the top two teams in the second division. The bottom three teams in the second division are replaced by the top three teams in the third division. The bottom three teams in the third division are replaced by the top three teams in the fourth division. The system has allowed teams to rise from a lower division to a higher one within several years. Newsome WMC was playing in the now-defunct fifth division during the 2000–01 season, but rose to the first division to win the first division in 2006–07 after playing 3 seasons in the second division.

On 28 August 2008, Division 1 team Aimbry withdrew from the league.

The 2008–09 season is set to begin on 6 September 2008.

Division One

Aimbry Britannia Sports Diggle Hepworth Utd Heywood Irish Centre FC Lepton Highlanders
Meltham Athletic New Mill 94 Newsome WMC Shepley Uppermill Wooldale Wanderers
† Withdrawn.

Table

  PLD  W   D   L   F   A  PTS
Aimbry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Britannia Sports 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Diggle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hepworth Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heywood Irish Centre FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lepton Highlanders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Meltham Athletic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Mill 94 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Newsome WMC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shepley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uppermill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wooldale Wanderers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Notes:
Season has not started.

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points; (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted. † Withdrawn.

Division Two

Berry Brow Lib Cumberworth Honley Kirkheaton Rovers KKS Ashbrow Lamb Inn FC Lindley Liberal
Moldgreen Mount Netherton Scholes Slaithwaite Utd The Stag FC Westend

Table

  PLD  W   D   L   F   A  PTS
Berry Brow Lib 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cumberworth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Honley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kirkheaton Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
KKS Ashbrow 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lamb Inn FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lindley Liberal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moldgreen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mount 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Netherton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scholes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slaithwaite Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
The Stag FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Westend 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Notes:
Season has not started.

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points; (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted.

Division Three

Brook Motors Dalton Crusaders Grange Moor Heyside FC Holmbridge H.V.Academicals Lindley AFC
Linthwaite Athletic Paddock Rangers Scissett Shelley Skelmanthorpe Upperthong Y.M.C.A.

Table

  PLD  W   D   L   F   A  PTS
Brook Motors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dalton Crusaders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grange Moor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heyside FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Holmbridge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
H.V.Academicals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lindley AFC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Linthwaite Athletic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paddock Rangers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scissett 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shelley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Skelmanthorpe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Upperthong 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Y.M.C.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Notes:
Season has not started.

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points; (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted.

Division Four

Cartworth Moor Coach and Horses Dewsbury Town OB Escorpians Farnley Terriers
Fenay Bridge FC Flockton FC Hade Edge Marsden Royal Dolphins

Table

  PLD  W   D   L   F   A  PTS
Cartworth Moor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coach and Horses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dewsbury Town OB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Escorpians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Farnley Terriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fenay Bridge FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flockton FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hade Edge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marsden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Royal Dolphins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Notes:
Season has not started.

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points; (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted.

Current as of 10 August 2008. Based on fixtures released by HDAFL the season.

Champions

Season One Two Three Four Five
1999–2000 Brackenhall Utd Slaithwaite Utd Netherton Weavers Brook Motors
2000–01 Brackenhall Utd Heywood Sports H.V.Academicals Moldgreen Newsome WMC
2001–02 Brackenhall Utd Skelmanthorpe Uppermill Newsome WMC Linthwaite Athletic
2002–03 Brackenhall Utd Kirkburton Newsome WMC The Stag FC Cravens
2003–04 Meltham Athletic Uppermill KKS Ashbrow Weavers Space FC
2004–05 Meltham Athletic Sovereign Sports Weavers Arms Space FC Brook Motors
2005–06 Heywood Sports Newsome WMC Scholes AFC Westend
2006–07 Newsome WMC Britannia Sports Westend SC Cowlersley
2007–08 Heywood Irish Centre Sovereign Sports Lamb Inn FC Dalton Crusaders

Notes

Former League Vice-President Sir Amos Brook Hirst (OBE) served as Chairman of the FA from 1941–1955.

Footnotes

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