The West Riding County Football Association is the governing body of football in the county. We are one of the largest county football associations in the country and oversee all aspects of the game in our territory.

We are responsible for providing the structure and support that enables our players, coaches, volunteers and referees to develop. Our utmost priority is that every participant in our county is given the opportunity to develop in a progressive and enjoyable environment.

In addition to our governance responsibilities, we concentrate heavily on the development of the local game and maintain a strong emphasis on the evolution of players, coaches, volunteers and referees. By promoting “Football for all” we encourage participation across all sections of society, regardless of age, ability, race, religion or socio-economic status.

By developing innovative programmes and cultivating opportunities in alignment with our governing body (The FA), we deliver the national game strategy in our county. We are aslo immensely proud of our thriving culture throughout the non-professional game, a sector widely referred to as “Grassroots” football.

As a county we believe it essential to uphold our traditions and embrace the legacy of our past. However, we are very much a progressive County FA who are happy to celebrate our history without residing on it. Although the West Riding County Football Association has been the governing body of all association football in the County for over 100 years, today we are an energetic, innovative and ever changing organisation. We remain as passionate as ever about the success of football in the county.

Together We Are Football

What we do

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Have Your Say...


Here at West Riding FA we have a number of Working Groups that people can apply to join, providing a valuable opportunity to have a say on various elements of grassroots football within our county.

To access the expression of interest form, and to view the Working Group dashboard, please see the links below. 

Fair play on & off the pitch

Rules and Regulations

FA Rules and Regulations ensure fair play in the grassroots game, both on and off the pitch. Find information about the following areas here.

  • Laws of the Game
  • Discipline
  • Safeguarding & Welfare
  • Inclusion

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