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Garforth Town

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A relatively young club, Garforth Miners first competed in The Leeds Sunday Combination in 1964. They moved up to The West Yorkshire League in 1972 and The Yorkshire League six years later.

A move into the highly respected Northern Counties East came in 1983 and after two seasons, the club became known as Garforth Town F.C. and began a twenty two year relationship with the competition. After immediate promotion, twelve years were spent in Division One before further promotion brought a difficult four year spell at Premier level.

The new century soon brought a change of luck for ‘The Miners’. Promotion through Division One and the Premier Division in four seasons took the club into The Northern Premier League in 2007 -  their highest ever position in the non-league pyramid.
In their fifth season at the higher level their best position of 5th was achieved, but sadly this was followed by relegation back to The North East Counties.


Club Factfile

Genix Healthcare Stadium, Cedar Ridge, Garforth, Leeds LS25 2PF
0113 287 7145
From North: travel south on A1 and join M1. Turn off at 1st junc (47). From South: M1 to junc 47. From Leeds area: join M1 at junc 44 or 46 and turn off at junc 47. From West: M62 to junc 29, join M1 and off at junc 47. From junc 47: take turning signe ‘Garforth’ (A642). Approx. 200 yds turn left into housing estate opposite White House. (Cedar Ridge). Stadium at end of lane. From the South (alternative): A1, turn off on to A63 signposted ‘Leeds’ immediately after ‘Boot & Shoe’ Public House. At 1st roundabout turn right on to A656 and follow to next roundabout. Take 1st left on to A642 (Garforth) and follow from M1 junc 47.

Club History

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1986-1987Northern Counties East Division One11thPaul Dooley
1987-1988Northern Counties East Division One14thPaul Dooley
1988-1989Northern Counties East Division One6thPaul Dooley
1989-1990Northern Counties East Division One6thPeter Bush
1990-1991Northern Counties East Division One6thPeter Bush
1991-1992Northern Counties East Division One11thPeter Bush
1992-1993Northern Counties East Division One9thPeter Bush
1993-1994Northern Counties East Division One6thPaul Dooley
1994-1995Northern Counties East Division One9thPaul Dooley
1995-1996Northern Counties East Division One3rdDave Parker
1996-1997Northern Counties East Division One2ndDave Parker
 1997-1998Northern Counties East Division One1stDave Parker
1998-1999Northern Counties East Premier Division9thDave Parker
1999-2000Northern Counties East Premier Division15thDave Parker
2000-2001Northern Counties East Premier Division17thDave Harrison
2001-2002Northern Counties East Premier Division20thDave Harrison
2002-2003Northern Counties East Premier One20thDave Harrison
2003-2004Northern Counties East Division One6thDave Holmes
2004-2005Northern Counties East Division One2ndJimmy Martin
2005-2006Northern Counties East Premier Division12thSimon Clifford
2006-2007Northern Counties East Premier Division4thSimon Clifford
2007-2008Northern Premier League Division One North10thSimon Clifford
2008-2009Northern Premier League Division One North16thSimon Clifford
2009-2010Northern Premier League Division One North20thSimon Clifford
2010-2011Northern Premier League Division One North13thSteve Nichol
2011-2012Northern Premier League Division One North5thSteve Nichol
2012-2013Northern Premier League Division One North22ndVernon Blair
2013-2014Northern Counties East Premier Division

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