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 County Amateur Football League. The reserve divisions are not part of the league system.
|Number of teams||51|
|Level on pyramid||14–17|
|Feeder to||West Riding County Amateur League|
|Domestic cup(s)||Barlow Cup|
|Current champions||Division One: Meltham Athletic |
Division Two: Berry Brow
Division Three: Almondbury Woolpack
Division Four: Dalton Dynamos
|Most championships||Brackenhall United|
|Website||FA Full-Time site|
The league currently has 52 teams during the 2017–18 season with three new teams joining this campaign. There are also four divisions of reserve teams compromising of 48 teams.
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, with six championships starting in the now-defunct Division Five during the 1999–2000 season and ending with the Division One championship during the 2006–07 season. Newsome again won the First Division title in the 2009–10 season and the 2014-15 season.
The league generally consists of teams around Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, however there are also a few teams located in Greater Manchester including Diggle, Uppermill 'A' and 3D Dynamos. They compete in this league because the area these clubs are based in is historically part of West Yorkshire.
The league 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 2017–18Edit
The league has a system of relegation and promotion based on club success. The bottom three teams in the first division are replaced with the top three 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 were 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.
The 2017–18 constitution is as follows:
- AFC Lindley
- Berry Brow
- Hepworth United
- Heywood Irish Centre
- Kirkheaton Rovers
- Linthwaite Athletic
- Meltham Athletic
- AFC Dalton
- Almondbury Woolpack
- Britannia Sports
- Colne Valley
- Holme Valley Academicals
- Lepton Highlanders
- Slaithwaite United
- 3D Dynamos
- Almondbury Working Mens Club
- Brighouse Athletic
- Brook Motors
- Dalton Dynamos
- Deighton FC
- Hade Edge
- Wooldale Wanderers
- Cartworth Moor
- Cleckheaton AFC
- Dewsbury Town
- Flockton FC
- Golcar United
- Grange Moor Saints
- Rose and Crown
- Sporting CAV (formerly Cavalry Arms)
|1998–99||Brackenhall United||Wooldale Wanderers||Scissett||Flockton||Weavers Arms|
|1999–2000||Brackenhall United||Slaithwaite United||New Mill 94||Weavers Arms||Brook Motors|
|2000–01||Brackenhall United||Heywood Sports||Holme Valley Academicals||Moldgreen||Newsome Working Mens Club|
|2001–02||Brackenhall United||Skelmanthorpe||Uppermill||Newsome Working Mens Club||Linthwaite Athletic|
|2002–03||Brackenhall United||Kirkburton||Newsome Working Mens Club||The Stag||Cravens|
|2003–04||Meltham Athletic||Uppermill||KKS Ashbrow||Weavers Arms||Space|
|2004–05||Meltham Athletic||Sovereign Sports||Weavers Arms||Space||Brook Motors|
|2005–06||Heywood Sports||Newsome Working Mens Club||Scholes||Westend|
|2006–07||Newsome Working Mens Club||Britannia Sports||Westend||SC Cowlersley|
|2007–08||Heywood Irish Centre||Sovereign Sports||Lamb Inn||Dalton Crusaders|
|2008–09||Lepton Highlanders||Cumberworth||Scissett||Royal Dolphins|
|2009–10||Newsome Working Mens Club||Netherton||Holmbridge||Shelley|
|2010–11||Hepworth United||Slaithwaite United||Shelley||AFC Waterloo|
|2011–12||Hepworth United||Scholes||Dalton Crusaders||Moldgreen Con|
|2012–13||Uppermill||Britannia Sports||Honley||AFC Lindley|
|2013–14||Newsome||Holmfirth Town||KKS Spartans||Royal Oak|
|2015–16||Hepworth United||Aimbry||Slaithwaite United||Almondbury Woolpack|
|2016–17||Meltham Athletic||Berry Brow||Almondbury Woolpack||Dalton Dynamos|
- No longer exist. They were dismissed from the league in 2003 because of their poor behaviour.
- League History, Accessed 7 May 2008.
- "1919". History of the Club – the birth of Leeds United. The Mighty Mighty Whites. Retrieved 2008-08-11.
- "Results". Huddersfield RCD Junior Football League. 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-11.
- Official League Handbook Season 2014/2015. Huddersfield & District Association Football League. 2014. pp. 44–48.
- Final Tables for Season 1999–2000 HDAFL
- Final Tables for Season 2000–01 HDAFL
- Final Tables for Season 2001–02 HDAFL
- Honours for Season 2002–03 HDAFL
- Honours for Season 2003–04 HDAFL
- Honours for Season 2004–05 HDAFL
- Honours for Season 2005–06 HDAFL
- Honours for Season 2006–07 HDAFL
- Honours for Season 2007–08 HDAFL
- Honours for Season 2008–09 HDAFL
- Honours for Season 2009–10 HDAFL
- Honours for Season 2010–11 HDAFL
- Season 2011–12 FA Full-Time
- Season 2012–13 FA Full-Time
- Season 2013–14 FA Full-Time
- Season 2014–15 FA Full-Time
- Season 2015–16 FA Full-Time
- Season 2016–17 FA Full-Time