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Farsley AFC

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The football club was formed in 1908 as Farsley Celtic, and the Yorkshire club initially competed in The West Riding County Amateur League and The Leeds Red Triangle League. Thirty three years was then spent in The Yorkshire League, from 1949 until the Northern Counties East was launched in 1982, with Celtic joining Division One.

The club have never been quick to change their managers and Denis Metcalfe looked after playing matters in a successful spell when promotion to the Premier Division was gained, then after just two seasons, ‘The Villagers’ moved up to the Northern Premier League Division One as runners-up in 1987.

The club settled at this level under the guidance of Martin Haresign, but after seventeen seasons, it was Lee Sinnott who was able to lift the club through the ranks right up to The Conference Premier in 2007.  But the manager joined Port Vale and financial troubles resulted in the club failing to finish the season.

Newly formed Farsley AFC was accepted by The Northern Counties East and Neil Parsley’s squad quickly earned a return to Northern Premier League football, where they hope to challenge for honours once again.


Club Factfile

Throstle Nest, Newlands, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 5BE
0113 255 7292
Farsley is sandwiched between Leeds and Bradford approximately 1 mile from the junction of the Leeds Outer Ring Road (A6110) and the A647 towards Bradford. At the junction, take the B6157 towards Leeds, passing the police station on the left hand side. At New Street (the junction cornered by Go Outdoors) turn left. Newlands is approximately 300 yards on the right. Throstle Nest is situated at the end of Newlands with parking available outside the ground.

Club History

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1977-1978Yorkshire League Division One15th
1978-1979Yorkshire League Division Two6th
1979-1980Yorkshire League Division Two8th
1980-1981Yorkshire League Division Two4th
1981-1982Yorkshire League Division One14th
1982-1983Northern Counties East Division One North3rd
1983-1984Northern Counties East Division One North3rdDenis Metcalfe
 1984-1985Northern Counties East Division One North1stDenis Metcalfe
1985-1986Northern Counties East Premier Division8thDenis Metcalfe
1986-1987Northern Counties East Premier Division2ndDenis Metcalfe
1987-1988Northern Premier League Division One5thDenis Metcalfe
1988-1989Northern Premier League Division One14thDenis Metcalfe
1989-1990Northern Premier League Division One12thGarry Watson
1990-1991Northern Premier League Division One21stGarry Watson
1991-1992Northern Premier League Division One12thG.Sanderson
1992-1993Northern Premier League Division One17thDenis Metcalfe
1993-1994Northern Premier League Division One19thDenis Metcalfe
1994-1995Northern Premier League Division One19thEugene Lacy
1995-1996Northern Premier League Division One5thDenis Metcalfe
1996-1997Northern Premier League Division One4thMartin Haresign
1997-1998Northern Premier League Division One6thMartin Haresign
1998-1999Northern Premier League Division One18thMartin Haresign
1999-2000Northern Premier League Division One6thMartin Haresign
2000-2001Northern Premier League Division One19thMartin Haresign
2001-2002Northern Premier League Division One17thMartin Haresign
2002-2003Northern Premier League Division One11thMartin Haresign
 2003-2004Northern Premier League Division One3rdLee Sinnott
2004-2005Northern Premier League Premier Division3rdLee Sinnott
 2005-2006Northern Premier League Premier Division5thLee Sinnott
2006-2007Blue Square Conference North5thLee Sinnott
2007-2008Blue Square Conference Premier22ndLee Sinnott
2008-2009Blue Square Conference North19thJohn Deacy
2009-2010Blue Square Conference NorthNeil Parsley
The club did not finish the season
 2010-2011Northern Counties East Premier Division1stNeil Parsley
2011-2012Northern Premier League Division One North4thNeil Parsley
2012-2013Northern Premier League Division One North14thNeil Parsley
2013-2014Northern Premier League Division One North

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