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North Riding County Football Association

The North Riding County Football Association, also simply known as the North Riding FA, is the governing body of football in the North Riding of Yorkshire. Its headquarters are located in the town of Stokesley, seven miles south of Middlesbrough. Affiliated members pay a fee commensurate with the level of competition they play in. Affiliated members benefit from access to support and guidance on such areas as health and safety and access to finance or grants. The County FA is directly responsible for the governance of County Cup competitions.[1]

North Riding County Football Association
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North Riding County FA logo
PurposeFootball association
Location
Coordinates54°28′08″N 1°10′45″W / 54.468783°N 1.17923°W / 54.468783; -1.17923Coordinates: 54°28′08″N 1°10′45″W / 54.468783°N 1.17923°W / 54.468783; -1.17923
Tom Radigan
Websitewww.northridingfa.com

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MembershipEdit

Clubs located within the geographical area of the old North Riding of Yorkshire boundaries are eligible for affiliation to the Association, including those participating at the higher levels of the Football League System in England. Clubs who enter teams into Saturday and Sunday competitions are required to have a separate affiliation for each. The Association consists of two District Associations and six Saturday and Sunday leagues covering the old North Riding of Yorkshire, as well as eight Junior leagues and three Women & Girls leagues.[2]

Membership of the governing council of the County FA is allocated among five geographic divisions and the proportion of councillors in each is determined by the relative size of each division. The divisions are Whitby to Redcar with 3 members; Grangetown to Thornaby with 4 members; Northallerton and Dales with 2 members; Scarborough & District Association with 1 member and the York & District Association with 2 members.[3]

Affiliated LeaguesEdit

Saturday leaguesEdit

The six Saturday leagues are listed below with the relevant level in the English football league system shown in brackets. Each of the leagues run their own cup competitions.[2]

  • North Riding Football League - Premier (Step 7)
  • North Riding Football League - Division 1
  • Eskvale & Cleveland League - Division 1
  • York Football League - Premier Division (L14), Division 1 (L15), Division 2 (L16), Division 3 (L17), Division 4 (L18), Reserve A, Reserve B, Reserve C.
  • Beckett Football League - Division 1, Division 2
  • Scarborough & District League - Division 1, Division 2, Division 3
  • Wensleydale Creamery Football League - Division 1

Sunday leaguesEdit

  • Langbaurgh Sunday League - 3 Divisions
  • MB Distribution Redcar Sunday League - 2 Divisions
  • Ian's Cars of Barlby York Sunday Morning League - 4 Divisions
  • Scarborough and District Sunday League - 3 Divisions
  • Teesborough Football League - 2 Divisions
  • Black Sheep Brewery Hambleton Football Combination - 3 Divisions

Youth leaguesEdit

  • York Mitchell Mini Soccer
  • Ryedale Junior League
  • York Mitchell Sports Football League
  • York & District Minor League
  • Teesside Junior Football Alliance
  • Wensleydale Nike Junior Football League
  • Cleveland Youth Football League
  • Scarborough & District Minor League

Women's & Girls' leaguesEdit

  • North Riding Women's Football League
  • Tees Valley Girls League
  • City of York Girls Football League

County FA CompetitionsEdit

All affiliated clubs of the County FA are required by Rule 18 of the Membership Rules to enter at least one of the County FA Cup competitions. There is a financial penalty if an exemption is applied for by any affiliated member.[4]

North Riding Senior CupEdit

Any team that has entered a Football Association competition such as the Challenge Cup, F.A. Trophy or F.A. Vase must enter the Senior Cup. The Senior Cup was first competed for in 1881 as the Cleveland Cup mostly by clubs from the Middlesbrough area. The first winners were Middlesbrough, who were also the first winners of the competition in 1902 when it was renamed to the current one. Middlesbrough have won the competition fifty four times, which is the most by any team, their last success being in 2015-16. The current holders are Whitby Town, who won the 2017 final 3–1 against Pickering Town.[5]

Other Cup competitionsEdit

AdultEdit

  • North Riding Saturday Cup - current holders are Old Malton St Mary's who won the 2017 competition by defeating Huntington Rovers 8-7 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in regulation play.[6]
  • North Riding Sunday Cup - current holders are York Nomads Society who won the 2017 competition by defeating The Cleveland 1-0.[7]
  • North Riding Saturday Challenge Cup - current holders are Bedale who won the 2017 competition by defeating Great Ayton United 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in regulation play .[8]
  • North Riding Sunday Challenge Cup - current holders are Trafalgar who won the 2017 competition by defeating Thornaby Aerodrome 7-0.[9]
  • North Riding Ladies Cup - current holders are York City Ladies who won the 2017 competition by defeating York City Ladies Reserves 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in regulation play.[10]

Junior Cup competitionsEdit

  • Junior Cup - U11 - current holders are Boro Rangers. who won the 2015 final defeating Grangetown Boys Club 3-1.[11] There has been no competition since this one.
  • Junior Cup - U12 (renamed The Tessborough junior Cup)- current holders are Boro Rangers who won the 2017 Final defeating Polton Allstars 1-0.[12]
  • Junior Cup - U13 - current holders are Boro Rangers who won the 2017 competition by defeating Marton Juniors 4-3.[13]
  • Junior Cup - U14 - current holders are Polton Allstars who won the 2017 final defeating Marton Juniors 8-1.[14]
  • Junior Cup - U15 - current holders are New Marske who won the 2017 competition by defeating Old Malton St Mary's.[15]
  • Junior Cup - U16 - current holders are Marton Juniors who won the 2017 Final defeating Northallerton 10-9 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in regulation play.[16]
  • Junior Cup - U18 - current holders are T.I.B.S. who won the 2017 competition by defeating Kader 5-0.[17]
  • Junior Girls Cup - U12 - current holders are Boro Rangers who won the 2017 competition by defeating Cleveland Juniors 3-1.[18]
  • Junior Girls Cup - U14 - current holders are Boro Rangers who won the 2017 competition by defeating Cleveland Juniors 6-0.[19]
  • Junior Girls Cup - U16 - current holders are Cleveland Juniors who won the 2017 competition by defeating Scarborough Ladies 4-2.[20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About us". North Riding County Football Association. Retrieved 30 May 2009.
  2. ^ a b "North Riding FA Affiliated leagues". Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  3. ^ North Riding County FA Handbook 2012-13. North Riding County FA Ltd. 2012. p. 44. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  4. ^ North Riding County FA Handbook 2012-13. North Riding County FA Ltd. 2012. p. 47. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  5. ^ "2015 Senior Cup Winners". Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  6. ^ "2017 Saturday Cup Winners". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  7. ^ "2017 Sunday Cup Winners". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  8. ^ "2017 Saturday Challenge Cup Winners". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  9. ^ "North Riding Sunday Challenge Cup". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  10. ^ "2017 Senior Ladies Cup Winners". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Junior Under 11 Cup Winners". Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Junior Under 12 Cup Winners". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Junior U13 Cup Winners". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Junior Under 14 Cup Winners". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  15. ^ "Junior U15 Cup Winners". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  16. ^ "Junior Under 16 Cup Winners". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  17. ^ "Junior U18 Cup Winners". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  18. ^ "Junior Girls U12 Cup Winners". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  19. ^ "Junior Girls U14 Cup Winners". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  20. ^ "Junior Girls U16 Cup Winners". Retrieved 1 June 2017.

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