The late Mr Ted Tabor founded ‘Wortley Boys’ in 1974 in an effort to create a positive social activity that would capture the imagination of the young people of Wortley. 41 years later, the club, now known as ‘Wortley Football Club’, has grown significantly and is at the very centre of Wortley, Armley, Farnley and the wider West Leeds community.
Since 1974, the football club has grown in size and we now have 19 teams with over 350 junior members and over 50 senior members registered with the club. Wortley Football Club, is community and family based football club, which is dedicated to the provision and furtherance of junior and senior football. The club is proud to be a FA Charter Standard Community Club and we operate to the standards set by the FA for youth and open age football clubs. We take the standard very seriously, and all players, managers, coaches and spectators are expected to adhere to the FA codes of conduct. Each age group team has at least one FA qualified coach and all club officials are CRB checked, have current First Aid and Safeguarding Children certification. We encourage all players, parents and supporters to support good play, and sportsmanship, irrespective of which team is playing and we praise effort and performance more than results. We provide football opportunities for children (boys and girls) in the community of West Leeds from ages 4 to 18 and beyond into open age football. One of our aims is to provide opportunities which are facilitated by quality training and playing facilities to all club members regardless race, gender, religion or ability and to improve both individual and team skills both on and off the field of play.The club is governed by a committee of seven members which administers its affairs both on and off the field. We provide training facilities and arrange friendly and competitive football for all of our teams.We have many match day venues across the West Leeds area and have four training facilities. Our teams compete in leagues across West Yorkshire ; the Garforth Junior Football League, Leeds & District Junior League, West Riding Girls League, Wakefield & District League and Yorkshire Amateur League. Our well established junior section has mini soccer teams (from Under 7 through to Under 10), Junior teams (from Under 11 to Under 18) and two girls teams (Under 13 and Under 15).For our younger children, boys and girls, aged 3-5, we run Wortley Football Tots sessions every Saturday morning during school term in the Sports Hall currently held at Farnley Academy.In our senior section we have an open age men’s team. This setup provides a pathway for the children in our junior section to progress into open age football once they reach adulthood. We are continually striving to further develop both the girls and boys juniors sections over the coming seasons by creating additional teams in each of the age groups.We aim to be a fun club for our children and comfortable enough for parents to feel involved in helping run junior football. As with each age group the Club welcomes potential players of all abilities, boys and girls and it is never too late to start to play. So if you are currently aged between 4 years and upwards and you would like to be involved with a well-established community club, why not contact the age group manager whose details can be found under the ‘Teams’ tab on the website.Wortley Football Club is a not for profit organisation, a registered charity (Reg No: 1126918) and is affiliated to the West Riding County FA.