Rowsley & District
Youth Football League

History - The Rowsley & District Youth Football League

The Rowsley & District Youth Football League has been providing youngsters with the opportunity to play organised football for over half a century. Here is a plotted history of the RDYFL to date.
Rowsley was a very busy railway depot at the time and several hundred people from the villages around the Matlock area were employed there.
In 1947, it was felt around the Matlock area that youngsters didn't have the opportunity to play organised football, so at a meeting in the Autumn of 1947 it was agreed that a trial U18's league would be set up in the spring of 1948to test the water.
Albert Jolley, a local referee and Derbyshire Football Association Member was instrumental in the leagues formation, and became its first Secretary, a position he held for the next sixteen years.
Jolley, together with Jack Wheeldon, Hedley Wragg, Reg Wallace and Messers Stevenson and Land, held the first Committee meeting, where a set of rules was agreed, the most interesting being that players could only play for teams within two miles of their home address! Today teams home ground should be within a playing distance of 25 miles radius to Matlock Crown Square to be eligible to play within the R&DYL.
The initial spring RDYFL comprised of: Amber Hill, Bonsall, Church House United, Crich, Cromford, Darley Dale Jnrs, Elton, Hackney Foresters, Lea & Holloway, Rowsley, Trinity Methodists, Wensley, Wirksworth, Ivanhoe and Youlegrave, the winner of the forerunner being Wensley. There was even a Representative game played between RDYFL and a Derby X1 at Causeway Lane.
Buoyed by the positive feedback an AGM was called on the 5th of June 1948 at Moor's Cafe the Rowsley and District Youth Football League was finally established. The League was to be run on Saturday afternoons and of the fourteen sides that played in the spring tournament, eleven entered the first full season. The very first full set of league fixtures were produced, they being Church House United v Cromford, Crich v Trinity Methodists, Darley Dale United v Hackney & Lea, & Holloway v Youlgrave.
In 1948 the first fixtures were played in March as a 'round robin' competition. The participating teams were divided into four section's depending on the area. The leaders of each section, after playing on a home & away basis, were entered into the Semi-Finals on neutral grounds.
Within three months of beginning the RDYFL had over 230 players registered, and a measure of how popular the RDYFL quickly became, was when the Trustee Shield Semi-Final between Hackney Foresters and Crich drew a crowd at Causeway Lane of over 1,000, with the Foresters running out victors 5-3. The final was eventually won by Darley Dale.
At the end of the first season Crich won League and High Peak Cup, with Darley Dale winning The Trustee Shield.

YOULGRAVE CHAMPIONS OF ENGLAND

Sounds far fetched? Well it's true.
In the very next season, Youlgrave set the standards in the RDYFL, winning all 20 league matches and achieving a goal difference of 96. For good measure they also won the Trustee Shield, the high Peak News Cup, and the DFA Medal.
The 'Sporting Record,€ a London paper, had been scouring the country for teams with the very best league records at U18's, to play one another in a two-legged tie to determine the 'Champions€ of England.
Youlgrave were matched with Scunthorpe, and won the first leg at the Old Show Ground (a former home of Scunthorpe United) 4-3. Taking a one goal lead into the second leg played at Silverlands, Buxton, they again triumphed 2-0 to be crowned Champions of England!
The League ought to have pushed on from this, and indeed the next few years proved to be very popular, but by the mid fifties a little apathy had crept in and teams were both struggling for members and people to help. The RDYFL limped on as best it could, until in 1963, sixteen years after such promising beginnings, Mr Jolley and his fellow Committee members took the decision to suspend the league indefinitely.

THE RESURRECTION

Since 1963 the Matlock based junior sides had no alternative but to ply their trade elsewhere usually the Derby City League and, fuelled by Matlock Mercury campaigns, a couple of attempts to resurrect the league were tried in the late sixties and early seventies without any lasting success, but things were about to change.
In June 1976, a group led by local referee Ernie Dance (RDYFL Secretary 1979-89) suggested a Saturday afternoon league for U12's, U14's, U16's and U18's, but the response in the area was disappointing. Still, he and others would not let the idea lie and following meetings at the Bell Inn and Duke William public houses they were rewarded with just enough interest to form two age groups U12's, and U14's. The teams that entered were Grassmoor, Cromford, Darley Dale, Ashover, and Whittington in the lower age group with Cromford. Darley Dale, Bakewell, Johnson Sports of Ambergate and Clay Cross, in the higher. A defunct local league allowed it's coffers to be used to help start up costs with a donation of £5.25p! With the league eventually attracting sponsorship's from W.H. Wooliscroft bus company, Pemanite Ltd. Tarmac Ltd, Grassmoor MWC, William Twigg Ltd, Dimple Stores and D.J.Taxis.
The following season saw membership jump from 10 to 18 teams, and again from 18 to 26 teams the season afterwards. The Rowsley And District Youth League was again up and running.
In 1980 the R&DYL made what was thought at the time to be a minor rule alteration; but one, which would radically changed the whole formation of the league.
Originally the League ran three sections, U12's, U14's, & u16'S, but this was to change€; if sufficient numbers were available any age section could be run starting at the U11's age group. Now a team starting at U11's age could run straight through to the U16's age group and on to senior football.
In the very next season the League formed an U11's section. The section was given the go ahead at an extraordinary general meeting of the league, and six teams had already applied to join.
The Closing date for entrants was August 30th. The leagues U12's, U13's, U14's and U16's section had attracted a total of 33 teams, nine more than the previous season.

MORE CLUBS WANT INTO YOUTH LEAGUE

In 1982, five new outfits made enquires about joining the league in the coming season. Locally Chesterfield and Belper area clubs were interested.
One club had provisionally withdrawn, but were hopeful of raising a team for one of the sections. Hurst Farm and Bakewell had both made enquiries to rejoin the new season, making this the most successful campaign ever, with a record entry of teams and five different age section's.
In 1983, the league was confident that it would run with five section's U11's, U12's, U13's, U14's and U15's and was hopeful to raise enough teams to run a new U16's section.

AMERICANS UNBEATEN

In the1983-84 season sixty players & officials from Clifton Park Soccer Club stayed with parents & friends of Cromford Jnrs. Clifton, a club who played in the North West League in the USA, 150 miles from New York were on a three-week tour of Britain.
After visiting Scotland they played three Matlock based teams winning them all, Flamstead U15's of the R&DYL played the Americans U17's and narrowly lost 4-2 after being level with only 5 minutes remaining. Cromford's Matlock and District League side lost to Clifton 2-1 and Cromford played their U14's against a team a year older and lost 7-0.
In 1986-87. New ground was again trodden by the league when they received six new outfits into their fold at the AGM. Wingerworth (U12's and U14's) Sirites Jnrs (U16's) Brinsley Magpies (U13's and U16's) Waterloo Colts (U14's and U16's) Creswell Welfare (U13's and U16's) and Castle Cubs (U12's and U14's).
Although the league officially lost ‚£100.00 over the season, the league was still well in the black. In the same year a number of items of office equipment had to be purchased, which had put the league behind, but with a turnover of over ‚£6.000, the league was pleased with it's financial position. The only black mark on the horizon was the likely disintegration of the old age groups at U17's & U18's.
These always looked to be difficult ages to fill and with a number of teams from last season losing players to the Cannon League clubs and others going into senior leagues, the league looked likely to revert back to the U16's being the senior age level.
To enter the league would cost you league fees of £5.00 each for both cup competitions and ‚£5.00 league deposit.
At the 'Sports Personality Of The Year€ the R&DYL came in third place and received a £20.00 sports voucher plus an award, which was received by League Secretary Ernie Dance.
In 1987 there was an executive meeting held when both League Chairman Mick Jepson and Vice Chairman Stewart Wildman resigned? Mick one of the leagues most popular and hardworking Chairman was emigrating and starting a new life in New Zealand. Stewart a member of the league for six years, resigned due an increasing heavy workload.
Michael Fentam was named as the new Chairman of the league, with Ray wood the Vice-Chairman.

MORE CLUBS JOINING YOUTH LEAGUE

In the 1987-88 season another five new teams were entering the league, they were Heanor United (U11's and U12's) South Normanton Colts (U11's and U12's) South Normanton Celite (U16's) Youlgrave (U10's) and Codnor (U10's). At the start of the season there was 1,197 players signed on ready for the new campaign.
In July 1988 the R&DYL received a welcome boost as they prepared for the coming season with four new clubs applying to join the league.
League Secretary Ernie Dance hinted at further applications in the pipeline, the season looked to hold another record-breaking fixture list. Ernie Dance predicted that this season the league would see over 80 teams taking part, a massive increase on the previous season.
The four new clubs were Heage (U10's) Hasland Jnrs (U10's and U12's) Boythorpe, who were based in Kirkby in Ashfield (U11's) Ravenshead based around Mansfield & previous members of the Retford League, was hoping to compete in three different age ranges which were to be disclosed.
Another welcome boost for the league was, although ADASC was pulling out of the league, they were expecting to be competing in the coming season with a (U10's) team.

ROWSLEY LEAGUE 50TH ANNIVERSARY

The R&DYL celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 1997; the youth league had a Representative Eleven, which met junior sides such as Derby County, Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanders. In one particular season this representative side remained unbeaten and one of their greatest achievements was a 2-1 win over a Dutch Youths select team- a side that had previously been undefeated on their English tours.
Above is the Official team sheet for the Rowsley League Representative side that played Derby County Youth X1 at Causeway Lane on Saturday April 17th 1947.

R&DYL TODAY & ONWARDS

Today membership usually exceeds 250 teams with over 3,500 registered players each year. Several clubs have twinning arrangements with European teams. The RDYFL have now established two small sided soccer centres on Saturday mornings at Cavendish Playing Fields Matlock, and Langer Lane in Chesterfield, with some small sided football on Sunday, together with all eleven a side games. Clubs as far apart as Nottingham, Dronfield and Buxton regularly take part. The RDYFL is both firmly established and thriving at U7's, U8's, U9's on a Saturday and U10's, U11's, U12's, U13's, U14's, U15's, U16's, and U18's, on a Sunday.

THE LEAGUE GROWS AGAIN

In the season 2006-7 saw yet more teams entering the league, eagerly awaiting September and the start of the new season.
The teams that entered were (U11's and U12's Arkwright Community) U11's Holmewood & Heath) U15's Mosborough Jrs a Sheffield based team).
Mosborough eventually handing in their resignation due to managerial problems.
As the 2007/8 season approached another nine teams had entered the league ready for the big ko on the first day of the new season. Making it once again another competitive year and all to play for within the league.
Coney Green (U10's) Barlborough Jrs (U11's) Dronfield Town (U11's) Hasland Community (U11's) Manton Athletic (U12's) Bolsover Old Boys (U13's) Coney Green (U14's) Birley Spa Jrs (U15's) Thorsby Colliery (U15's).
Having said this, the season saw the resignation of U13's Bolsover Old Boys, U18's South Normanton Colts, U18's Manor Rangers, U18's North Wingfield Colts.
Having started the new season with a new Referee's Secretary, and less than 60 active referee's, the season looked long and hard, but with a tremendous amount of hard work from the Referee's Secretary working along side the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire FA's, saw the number of referee's grow from 60 to over160 by the end of the current season.

Over the years the RDYFL has helped many players to move onwards and upwards to greater things, and a past RDYFL X1 could easily compete in the Football League.
Some of the players who made the grade are: -
Herby Loxley '' Notts County
Keith (Banger ) Marsden '' Man City
Andy Garner '' From A.D.A.S.C. to '' Blackpool, Derby County
David White '' From Chapel Palace to '' Man City, also England U21's
Paul Riley '' From Darley Dale to '' Stoke City
Ian Brightwell '' From Chapel Palace to ''Man City, also England U21's
Garin Davies - From Chapel Palace to - Sheffield Wednesday
Chris Marples '' From C.C.D.M.W, to '' Chesterfield, Stockport, York City
John Partridge '' From Grassmoor M.W to '' Chesterfield
Graham Harby '' From Matlock Dimple Rovers to '' Ipswich Town
Will Davies '' From Darley Dale to '' Derby County
James Lomas '' From Darley Dale to '' Chesterfield
Nigel Bond '' From Darley Dale to '' (Snooker)
Colin Heath '' From Darley Dale to '' Cambridge, Man Utd, Swindon Town, Antwerp, Chesterfield
Darren Wood '' Chester City
Mark Place '' Mansfield Town
Bill Bradbury '' Hull City
Les Robinson '' From Oakham United to '' Chesterfield, Doncaster Rovers
Adrian Thorpe '' From A.D.A.S.C. to '' Notts County
Martin Bullock '' Barnsley
Shane Gibson '' Chesterfield
David Hoole '' From Somersall Rangers to '' Chesterfield
Kevin Hurst '' From Somersall Rangers to '' Sheffield United, Chesterfield
Alex John Baptite '' From Ravenshead Reds to '' Mansfield Town
Dean Hankey '' From Ravenshead Reds to '' Notts County
Michael Harcourt '' From Chesterfield Town to '' Alfreton Town
John Blair '' From Hilcote to '' Mansfield Town. Matlock Town
Andrew Shone '' From Oakham to '' Chesterfield
Simon Taylor '' From Oakham to '' Chesterfield
Michael Johnson '' From Cote Heath to '' Stoke City
Shane Redhish '' From Coalite to '' Sheffield United
David Allen '' From Hilcote to '' Mansfield Town
Mark Johnson '' From A.D.A.S.C. to '' Derby County
Mark Philips '' From Hilcote to '' Mansfield Town
Thornton Howe '' From Cote Heath to '' Chesterfield
Paul Wilcockson '' From Hilcote to '' Mansfield Town
Stewart Poplar '' From Belper to '' Derby County
Ady Thorpe '' From A.D.A.S.C. to '' Bradford City, Notts County
Terry Lees- From A.D.A.S.C. to '' Notts County
Paul Edgerton '' From Cote Heath to '' Luton Town
Robert Allen '' From Birchover to '' Sheffield United
Gary Blackburn '' From South Normanton to '' Sheffield United
Ian Jepson '' From Cromford to '' Sheffield United
David Chambers '' From Newton St George to '' Hull City
Brent Ellis '' From Darley Dale to '' Derby Count
James Dooley '' From Woodhouse Colts to '' Ipswich Town
Martin Smedley '' From Woodhouse Colts to '' Ipswich Town
Of those players, Chris Marples became the first former RDYFL player to command a fee of (‚£9.500) when moving between Stockport County and Chesterfield.

REFEREEING

In 1990 SEVENTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD-LES-WIDDOWSON, from Mansfield who refereed in the RDYFL had a healthy outlook to the game.
Les made the most of his career in football after a leg wound in Egypt during the Second World War put paid to his playing career. Prior to the war Les was on the ground staff at Birmingham City. Before the end of the war Les was refereeing games, which included fixtures with Forces International, and he met many top players including Jesse Pye, the Wolves star, who was to become a lifelong friend.
He was on the football league as a linesman while refereeing in the Midlands and other local leagues including the Rowsley, regularly officiating at two games on a Sunday but had been known to cover four games over a weekend.

In 1998 Colin Riley was the man in the middle for 41 years and was still going strong with the R&DYL at the tender age of 72.
The retired lorry driver has been a football fanatic all his life. A utility player in his youth, Colin actually signed forms with Port Vale, before the intervention of world war two halted his plans for a professional career.

IT'S ONLY SPORT 1990

Every season, one in every six football referee's blow their whistle for the last time, many of them citing the attitude of the players and general indiscipline as the main reason for leaving the sport. Speakers at the Central Council for Physical Recreation annual conference held at Bournemouth said that parents who questioned decisions and sometimes even assaulted officials caused much of the trouble.
Receiving match reports from both opposing teams would quickly give readers an insight into the meaning of the word Bias but that is only natural if the observer is not neutral. Bias indiscipline, and the win at all cost attitude is dragging our national recreation into something other than what it is meant to be Sport.

The R&DYL has proved to be a good grounding for officials, and over the past years has helped young referee's gain valuable experience, particularly Russell Fletcher (now a football league assistant and panel league referee) also Matthew Foley (a panel league assistant and contributory league referee). Many others are also contributory league assistants.


TWO FORMER REF'S FLYING HIGH

On the 3rd October 2007 two former Rowsley Youth League Referee's were officiating at a League game between Nottingham Forest & Tranmere Rover.
Assistant referee Matt Foley & 4th Official Russell Fletcher.
Both started on the RDYFL Mat still referee's the odd few games within a season for the Rowley were as Russell (who's a bit older) finished with the RDYFL about 8 years ago.

The R&DYL has seven women referee's officiating over weekends they are: -
Simonette Howard Lyndsey Twiddle
Dorothy Plant
Sophie Pickering
Nicola Myers
Charlotte Crossley
Sarah Bewley


NOW REFEREES NEED BODYGUARDS 2007

It's getting harder to get enough referees for junior matches.(By David Clarke.)
Who would be a referee these days? Children are sitting up watching matches like Chelsea v Barcelona, which make the hairs on your neck, stand on end. But then if you've refereed a match at anything from under 4's to under 12's you'll be immune to it. Junior football is not a nice place for a referee.
Hundreds of junior games are abandoned every year by the referee. Why? Well, it isn't due to the players. In my experience it isn't on the pitch where the problem lies, it's off it. Teams are complaining not about the behaviour of the referee or the other players but about the parents of the other team. Snarling, sneering parents leaping around at goals scored, raising fists at goals against, berating the referee at every turn. Not pretty. And you wonder why many leagues now require parents to sign good behaviour contracts at the start or the season. On Merseyside, the Anfield league has a team of bodyguards to patrol pitches in the area looking for the aggressors and ASBOs have been threatened. Who would be a referee?

NOT ENOUGH REFEREES TO GO AROUND

There are currently 5,000 referees between the ages of 15 and 18 in the uk. Not many stick with it until the age of 21. There are just not enough referees to go around. The rise of women's football has exacerbated the problem, to such an extent that around 10,000 games are refereed by the likes of you and I, qualified coaches playing referee.

SUPPORTING YOUR FLESH AND BLOOD

So why do we all hate referees? The '¦€¦ in the black. That the likes of you and I on a Saturday morning blowing the whistle for the start of an under 9's match and the big guy with the baldhead is already giving you the glaring eye. Don't you dare give a decision against my team? I've actually seen referees approached at half time by managers unhappy with their performance. Hey, we've seen it on the telly why not in the local park?
Who would be a referee? When you support your heroes out on the pitch, be it Chelsea or LA Galaxy, it's nothing compared to watching your flesh and blood out there. And he's only, what? Five at the most and some referee aged anywhere between 14 and 50 is telling him off for a crime that he didn't commit! So you become enraged and take it out on the referee.

ZIP UP THOSE LIPS

But, and it's a big but, young soccer players have to be taught to respect referees by parents and the way to do that is for parents to zip up their lips and show respect themselves. As a coach you have to teach your players not to react to bad decisions. We all get them. The players look up to you, and their parents. All it takes is a bit of self-control.
Let's make the life of a referee a little bit easier so we start to hear 'Dad, can I be a referee€ again.

PAST MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Mr A. Jolley (First Secretary), Mr J. Wheeldon, Mr D. Hale, (Secretary), Mr J.P. Pritchard, Mr E. Dance (Secretary), Mr S. Faye, Mr M. Fentem, Chairman & Registrar), Mr M. Walton, Mr g. Orwin, Mr S. Brazier (Minutes Secretary), Mr r. Wood (Chairman), Mr k. Fenn (Secretary & Referees Secretary), Mrs C. Williams (Secretary), Mr S. Haslam (Secretary & Referees Secretary), Mr K. Dalton (Vic Chairman & Treasurer), Mr T. Marsden (Chairman), Mr P. Baker (Chairman), Mr B. Cope, Mr J. Buckley, Mr M Jepson ( Chairman), Mr M. Dodd, Mr E. Pearce, Mrs P. Leaning, Mr A. Smith (Chairman), Mr T. Chadbourne (Treasurer) Mrs J. Fletcher, Mr P. Brown (Vice President & Registrar), Mr M. Fletcher, Mr S. Wildman 9Vice Chairman), Mr R. Taylor, Mr D. Cundy (Treasurer), Mr B. Sharman (Chairman & Vice Chairman), Mr P. Gray (President), Mr N. stone (Minutes Secretary), Mr J. Whittaker (Chairman), Mr B. Taylor (Vice Chairman), Mr P. Gill (President), Mr R. Kirk (Vice Chairman & Chairman), Mrs P. Wain (Registrar), Mr P. McDonnell (Fixtures Secretary & Minutes Secretary), Mr N. Watson (Discipline Secretary), Mrs J. Watson &Child Protection Officer), J Merritt, Mr G. Plant (Referee's Secretary), Mrs D. Plant (Results Secretary & Mini Soccer Administrator Langer Lane) Mr S. Ward (Referee's Secretary & Fixtures Secretary) Mr A Smith,( Mini Soccer Co-ordinator Cavendish Playing Fields Matlock) Minutes Secretary (Mrs S Howard)

PRESENT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Mr P. Brown (President), Mr M. Evans (Chairman & Fixtures Sectary), Mr G. Elliot (Secretary & Treasurer), Mr J. Breider (Registrar), Mr R. Marsh (Trophy Secretary), Mr N. Howard (Historian, Results Secretary & Mini Soccer Co-ordinator Langer Lane), Mr T.Chadbourne (Mini Soccer Co- ordinator Cavendish Playing Fields Discipline Secretary,) Mrs S. Howard (Referee's Secretary, Mini Soccer Administrator Langer Lane), Mr C. Pickles, Mrs S. Pickles (Child Welfare Officer, Minutes Secretary) Mr A Bagshaw, Mr E Gilson, Mr O Couch,

KELVIN PARSLEY MEMORIAL TROPHY U18'S

1990-91
1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07 Hasland Park Rangers


SHARON REBECCA WOOD TROPHY U18'S

This cup was donated by Ray Wood, a former Chairman of the League in memory of his daughter who died in her 20's Sharon was also one of the few, female referee's who officiated in the league.

1990-91
1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96
1996-97
1998-99
1999-00
2000-01 Woodhouse Imps
2001-02 Skegby Colts
2002-03
2003-04 Matlock Town
2004-05 Matlock Town
2005-06 Chesterfield Town
2006-07 Wirksworth Colts

MICK JEPSON TROPHY U16'S

1990-91
1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95 Welbeck Colts
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98 Thornton Sports
1998-99 Welbeck Colts
1999-00 Buxton Jnrs
2000-01 Leabrooks
2001-02 Ripley Town
2002-03 Britannia
2003-04 Ravenshead Reds
2004-05 Matlock Town
2005-06 Darley Dale
2006-07 South Normanton Colts

DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL CUP U16'S

(Organised by Phil Baldy, then Head of Public Relations at DCC also associated with Matlock Saints jnrs F.C, and donated by the Chair of the Council)

1987-88 Darley Dale
1988-89 Darley Dale
1989-90
1990-91 Matlock Saints
1991-92 South Normanton Colts
1992-93 Clay Cross Dynamo's
1993-94
1994-95 Carnaud MB
1995-96 Tupton Tornadoes
1996-97 Ravenshead Reds
1997-98
1998-99 Matlock Town
1999-00 Matlock Town
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04 Heanor Town
2004-05
2005-06 Bullwell Town
2006-07 Rockets F.C.

PAUL GORDON TROPHY U15'S

1990-91
1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95 Riddings Rovers
1995-96 South Normanton Colts
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00 Buxton Jnrs
2000-01
2001-02 North Wingfield Colts
2002-03 Ravenshead Reds
2003-04 Wingerworth JSA
2004-05 Ravenshead JFC
2005-06 Wingerworth JSA
2006-07 Quarrydale F.C.

HELLISON TROPHY U15'S

1990-91
1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95 Belper Sports
1995-96 Clay Cross Dynamo's
1996-97 Wingerworth Jnrs
1997-98
1998-99 Woodhouse Imps
1999-00 Thornton Sports
2000-01 Mansfield Colliery
2001-02 Forest Park United
2002-03 A.F.C.Heanor
2003-04 South Normanton Colts
2004-05 South Normanton Colts
2005-06 Matlock United Bees
2006-07 Mansfield Colliery

MATLOCK MERCURY TROPHY U14'S

1984-85 A.D.A.S.C.
1985-86 South Normanton MWFC
1986-87
1987-88
1988-89
1989-90 Ravenshead Reds
1990-91 Woodbrook F.C.
1991-92 Oakham United Colts
1992-93 Woodhouse Manor
1993-94 Newbold Royals
1994-95 Ravenshead Reds
1995-96 Leabrooks
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00 Mansfield A.F.C.
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03 Hasland Park Rangers
2003-04 Alfreton Town
2004-05 Carr Vale Colts
2005-06 Leabrooks
2006-07 C.C.&.D.M.W

VISION 2000 TROPHY U14'S

2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07 Tideswell United

THE TRUSTEE SHIELD

(Probably the oldest competition trophy played for by the Rowsley & District Youth League. Normally for the under 16's cup competition, but latterly by the under14's)
Presented by the Trustees of the Old Rowsley LMS Sports Club (1923-1942) Chairman F. Taylor.

1942-43 Wensley Jnrs 1990-91
1943-44 1991-92
1944-45 1992-93 Cote Heath, Buxton
1945-46 1993-94 Woodhouse Imps
1946-47 1994-95 Woodhouse Imps
1947-48 1995-96
1948-49 Darley Dale 1996-97 Leabrooks
1949-50 Youlgrave 1997-98
1950-51 Crich Boys 1998-99 Leabrooks
1951-52 Matlock Swifts Jnrs 1999-00
1952-53 Birchover Jnrs 2000-01 Forest Park
1953-54 Birchover Jnrs 2001-02 Wingerworth JFC
1954-55 Matlock Swifts Jnrs
1955-56 Bonsall Youth
1956-57 Rowsley Boys
1957-58 Youlgrave United
1958-59 Youlgrave United
1959-60
1960-61 Lea Mills Welfare
1961-62
1962-63
1963-64
1964-65
1965-66
1966-67
1967-68
1968-69 Darley Dale Colts
1969-70 Tansley Youth Club
1970-71
1971-72 Darley Dale Colts
1972-73 Matlock United
1973-74
1974-75
1975-76
1976-77 Cromford Jnrs
1977-78 Clay Cross & Danesmoor
1978-79 Cote Heath, Buxton
1979-80 Clay Cross & Danesmoor
1980-81
1981-82 Cote Heath, Buxton
1982-83
1983-84
1984-85 Belper Town
1985-86 Hanley Wood
1986-87 Cresswell Jnrs
1987-88
1989-90

BENEVOLENT TROPHY U13'S

1952-53 Crich 2004-05 Ripley Town
1953-54 Matlock Swifts 2005-06 Carr ValeColts
1954-55 Bonsall Y.E.C. 2006-07 Matlock Pumas
1955-56 Crich
1956-57 Rowsley Boys
1957-58 Rowsley Boys
1958-59
1959-60
1960-61
1961-62 Bonsall Y.E.C.
1962-63 Wirksworth
1963-64
1964-65
1965-66
1966-67
1967-68
1968-69 Tansley Y.C.F.C.
1969-70 Tansley Y.C.F.C.
1970-71 Darley Dale
1971-72 Matlock Colts
1972-73 Matlock United
1973-74
1974-75
1975-76
1976-77 Cromford Jnrs
1977-78 L.H. Sports CC
1978-79 L.H. Sports CC
1979-80 Mothers Pride
1980-81
1981-82
1982-83 Birchover Jnrs
1983-84
1984-85 Northwood Jnrs
1985-86
1986-87 Darley Dale Jnrs
1987-88
1988-89
1989-90 Selston F.C.
1990-91 Oakham United
1991-92 Hucknall Sports
1992-93 Lady brook F.C.
1993-94 Matlock Saints
1994-95 Heanor Ath
1995-96 Mansfield Colliery
1996-97
1997-98 Ripley Town
1998-99 Teversal Grange
1999-00 A.F.C. Hucknall
2000-01 Hucknall Allstars
2001-02
2002-03 Matlock United Wasps
2003-04 Peakdale United

ADAM BEDE TROPHY U13'S
1990-91
1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00
2000-01 Bagthorpe Ath
2001-02
2002-03 Ravenshead Reds
2003-04 South Normanton Colts
2004-05
2005-06 Tideswell United
2006-07 Old Whittington JFC


ERNIE DANCE TROPHY U12'S

1990-91
1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00
2000-01 Darley Dale
2001-02 Carr Vale Colts
2002-03 Riddings Rovers
2003-04 Quarrydale F.C.
2004-05 Carr Vale Colts
2005-06 Old Whittington JFC
2006-07 Wingerworth Saints

WILLIAM TWIGG TROPHY U12'S

1990-91
1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95 Darley Dale
1995-96 Mansfield Colts
1996-97 Darley Dale
1997-98 Reebok Dynamo's
1998-99
1999-00 Bagthorpe Athletic
2000-01 Wingerworth J.F.C.
2001-02
2002-03 South Normanton Colts
2003-04 Welbeck Welfare
2004-05 Buxton Jnrs
2005-06 Tansley Jnrs
2006-07 Somersall Rangers


RON BUCKLEY TROPHY U11'S

1990-91
1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00
2000-01
2001-02 Ripley Town Colts
2002-03 Carr Vale Colts
2003-04 Old Whittington J.F.C.
2004-05 Matlock United Pumas
2005-06 Old Whittington J.F.C.
2006-07 Tapton J.F.C.

PHIL BROWN MILLENNIUM TROPHY U11'S

2000-01
2001-02
2002-03 Chesterfield Boys
2003-04 Tansley Tornadoes
2004-05 Matlock Ashover United
2005-06 Somersall Rangers
2006-07 Matlock United Tornadoes

INTODUCTION OF MINI-SOCCER

In September saw the implementation of Mini-Soccer for children under 10 years of age. As a result of nearly three years consultation, and co-operation between all bodies involved with children's football, Boys and Girls are now introduced to the game on smaller pitches with scaled down goal posts and fewer players.
In attempting to provide quality experiences for all young players at all levels, the Football Association deems Mini-Soccer the most appropriate and fun introduction to football. It allows greater involvement in the game, with more touches, dribbles and passes Mini-Soccer embraces the concept of fun and enjoyment, which is vital if children are to develop a lifelong love for football. Mini-Soccer is now recognised as the mandatory introduction to football for all under 7's, 8's, 9's, 10's in England. All Leagues and clubs who affiliate to The Football Association and offer opportunities to these age groups are required to play to the laws of Mini-Soccer.

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL MINI-SOCCER HITS THE DALES

In 1998 Mini-Soccer hit the Dales, by order of the Football Association in London!
The R&DYL launched a new under 9's Saturday section; with centres at Matlock, Clay Cross and Ripley.Matlock's Dimple Playing Fields is the venue for the Dales mini-soccer revolution, which involves teams from Buxton Ashover and two Matlock United U9's sides the Wasps and Hornets.
More than 100 parents turned out to encourage 60 youngsters- including the only girl (Becky Bryan aged just 7) of Matlock Hornets when the scheme was launched at Matlock.
The F.A deemed that all competitive matches in this age group organised by affiliated leagues must be played on smaller pitches with smaller goals to give youngsters a better chance of enjoying their football.
Developed by the F.A, mini-soccer is designed to meet the needs of younger children who want to play, not wait for the ball to come along eventually.
The key to this competition is for the players to gain maximum enjoyment from playing without feeling under any pressure from their parents or their team manager to win.

A NEW ERA BY THE ROWSLEY AND DISTRICT YOUTH LEAGUE

In the season 2007/08 the Rowsley And District Youth League entered a U7's division, breaking new ground once again for the league. The U7's will run along side the U8's & U9's at Cavendish Playing Fields at Matlock, which is run by Tony Chadbourne Mini Soccer Co-ordinator for the R&DYL & Mini Soccer Administrator for Cavendish, and Lee Hodkin making a total of 35 teams playing on a Saturday morning. The teams taking part in the U7's are: - ADASC Jets Reds, ADASC Jets Blues, Handley Wood, Leabrooks and Somersall Rangers.

In 1999

Mini-Soccer in the Dales reached an exciting climax, when an end of-season competition attracted more than 600 players, supporters and a leading football personality.
Chesterfield FC manager John Duncan was the star guest at the Rowsley Youth League's highly successful tournament staged at Mattock's Cavendish Park playing fields. Twenty U9's teams from as far as Buxton and Bramcote competed and even the organisers were surprised at the standard of skill and commitment from the youngsters. Rowsley Youth League mini-soccer centre leaders Alan Smith and Tony Chadbourne, from Matlock, along with Eddie Pearce of Ripley co-ordinated the six-hour tournament. In true World Cup style, the drama continued right up until the last kick of the final- which Buxton outfit Burbage won 4-3 on penalties, after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Codnor Blues. Derbyshire Dales District Council donated all the trophies, and sports development officer Caroline Orton handed over silverware to losing semi-finalists Ashover and Ripley Town. Derbyshire Football Association Secretary Keith Compton presented awards to the six referees and John Duncan made the presentations to the winners and runners up. The hosts were well represented with three U9's teams the Bees, Wasps and Hornet from the Matlock United stables.

BUCCANNERS (courtesy of the Times newspaper)

The rain is sleeting down, your lad's having a mare and your rotation policy means you've voluntarily withdrawn both your star defender and the striker who's just scored another hat trick. Wingerworth Buccanneers, backed by an icy wind, are coming on strong and you've got to get off to work sharpish once the nets are down.
Remind us, why are we doing this? Matlock, Cavendish Playing Fields, has its own microclimate; this feels like midwinter. But there is sunshine in our stomachs as we drive away and not just because Wirksworth Athletic Under 9's have held on to win 3-2. The morning's third and final round of games in the Rowsley & District Mini Soccer League has kicked off and, as you recognise other teams, coaches and players on the four pitches, there is an uplifting sense of a common goal that matches anything the afternoon's Barclays Premier League action can offer.
Kid's football in this country is rubbish, right? It must be, because so many experts are telling us so. In fact, is it not the kids' and their coaches' fault that England failed to qualify for next year's European Championships? You might believe as much as the post mortem into the Steve McClaren reign has sought out new scapegoats over the past weeks.
Kids' football is not perfect and, especially with the transition to the 11-aside game, the growing pains can bring out the worst in many of those on the touchlines. But Mini Soccer, introduced to protests outside Lancaster Gate, then the FA's headquarters, in 1999, recognises the importance of nurturing our youngest footballers by giving them space on smaller pitches and not asking them to run the equivalent of a 16 kilometres or play in goals three times their height.
'The concept has been welcomed almost everywhere,€ Howard Wilkinson, the FA's technical director, who instigated this integral aspect of the 1997 Charter for Quality said. 'The downside would be where parents' behaviour suggests they still want to turn it into a mini version of the Premier League. But overall it's been a vast improvement, brought a lot of enjoyment to thousands of children, aided their development, and it would be even further improved by better facilities and better surfaces.€
In Milton Keynes, they play six-a-side; in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Shropshire, we play seven-a-side. Is this not an anomaly? 'As long as they are enjoying themselves, and playing in the right atmosphere, in a conducive framework and getting a lot of touches, does it really matter?€ Wilkinson asked rhetorically.
Not many clubs in Mini Soccer are that bothered about results. A year ago, we had only six players for one game, and then two of them got injured. So Matlock Saints, leading 3-0 at half time, loaned us two of their players. When one scored, against his own side, he was welcomed like a lifelong friend by his new teammates. Such a spirit is mirrored throughout a league in which tables were introduced this autumn. Three points are rewarded for a victory; an additional three points are awarded for sportsmanship and the totals amalgamated, though a drawback there, of course can be over competitive managers.
All Charter Standard clubs have an FA Level 1 coach running each team, invariably a volunteer press ganged by the other parents. In the five years in which 23,000 new Mini Soccer teams have been started, the FA has trained 100,000 such coaches and is striving to identify those showing sufficient ability/endurance/masochism to move on to its Level 2 or, with Sir Trevor Booking's introduction of the age-specific coaches, a streamlined Level 3. Level 4 is the equivalent of a Uefa A licence;
Premier League managers go from there to get their Uefa Pro Licence. So there will be a ladder for the enthusiasts to make a career out of coaching. Most, however, do it for the love of the game.
'We have to use different coaching for 5 to 7-year-olds from the coaching for 8 to 10-year-olds,€ Les Howie, the FA's national club development manager, said, 'and for kids at 12-14. We've got to get age-appropriate coaches, the right coach at the right time, and challenge mum and dad about their attitudes on touchlines.
These attitudes become more testing as the children make the leap from seven ''a side to 11- aside. Simon Taylor, a solicitor who runs Rothley Imps Under11's in Leicestershire, underlines the challenge the level 1 coaches may face in dealing with parents who cannot see beyond their own little super-star. 'Some parents only observe one eleventh of any game,€ he said. 'Coaches may dream of having to make the decision of a Wenger or a Ferguson, but instead we have to make decisions that are at once social, educational, humane, tactically astute and exposed to the love and scorn of parents who care far more about their offspring than anything in the world. If that sounds pompous, give it a try.€
This is such a valid point. The majority of the most critical touchline snipers are those who have not found the time to get what is a fairly basic qualification. Paul Williams, secretary of Bridgnorth Spartans Junior Football Club, Shropshire's present FA Charter Club of the year, said; 'The course wasn't too big a commitment, spread over two weekends, but it was enough to give me the confidence and background knowledge I needed to help out with my son's team. I have witnessed very poor behaviour by parents and coaches but in my experience such incidents are in a minority compared with the exemplary role models.€
Setting the parents away from the touchline by a few yards will work. I tried this out at a Brassington Primary School match, with a few green cones easily set down, and the 50-odd spectators happily complied. By the time Wirksworth Athletic had finished training that evening, a lad who had a nightmare on Saturday was producing the form of his life; one step back, two steps forward. Just keep encouraging them.

DAVE PARRICK TROPHY U10'S

1994-95 Leabrooks
1995-96 Ravenshead Reds
1996-97 Ravenshead Reds
1997-98 C.C.D.M.W
1998-99 Manor Rangers
1999-00 Ripley Town Colts
2000-01 Ripley Town Colts
2001-02 Welbeck C.W Colts
2002-03 Wingerworth Wizards
2003-04 Old Whittington J.F.C
2004-05 Carr Vale Colts
2005-06 Buxton JFC Pumas
2006-07 Buxton JFC Eagles

BILL TAYLOR TROPHY U10'S

The popular league physiotherapist at that time Bill Taylor donated this cup.
1997-98 Wirksworth Colts
1998-99 Brimington Hammers
1999-00 Ilkeston Town
2000-01 Ashbourne Aztecs
2001-02 Buxton Jrs
2002-03 Ashover Jrs
2003-04 Matlock United Pumas
2004-05 Matlock United Whites
2005-06 Darley Dale Jrs
2006-07 Wingerworth JFA Hawks

MEMORY LANE

Cromford Juniors FC Rowsley & District League Runners-up 1948-

How they lined up.
(Back row, left to right); George Seeds, Jack Massey, Arthur Holloway, Don Spencer, John Swift, Cyril Kidd, R.James. (Middle row) Eric Payne, Albert Gratton, Norman Redfern, John Doxey, Jack Boden, (front row) Roy Steeples, Ron Hardy, Bob Wood.

MONTHLY NEWS FROM THE LEAGUE

At an executive meeting it was agreed that the R&DYL would produce their very own monthly newsletter which would be entitled the Rowsley FANZINE, the newsletter would endeavour to keep records, numbers of jnr clubs and keep teams fully informed of league matters.
In the first issue records of last season, league and cup successes, the present league tables from under 10's to under 16's and cup news. It would incorporate monthly competitions and nominations for player / manager's awards. The publication would cost 25p, and all teams were asked to purchase at least four copies.

Sheffield United Jnrs brought an exciting curtain-raiser to the Rowsley League calendar when they came to Cromford with their (U11's, U12's, u13's, and Uu14's, to play the Rowsley League Representative sides. Rowsley were victorious in three games, drew one, an excellent day for the Rowsley League.

Junior football league registrar Phil Brown and present President was Kidnapped, and a ransom demand was handed to R&DYL officials during their dinner at the New Bath Hotel. But it was all in a good cause as league supporters Jane Jepson and her sister Mandy Kiernan had detained Phil to raise ‚£47.00 towards comic Relief

In a Sponsored hair snip League Chairman Ernie Dance sacrificed his hair and beard in a bid to raise ‚£40.00 for the Sheffield Hospitals Cot Death Research Appeal. Other funds raised brought the total sum raised to ‚£85.00 for the appeal.

In November 1981, The big transfer talk was between Darley Dale and ADASC (BUT) not for players, (For Tea Ladies) Roger Reek, manager at ADASC after reading about the tea ladies at Darley, in the Mercury tried to persuade Darley to release them. Tommy Marsden Secretary of Darley said that negotiations had broke down when ADASC couldn't meet the fee asked.

In March 1992, a novel fund raising effort at Quarry, a sponsored competition to see how many items you could get into a standard matchbox, one boy had 70! Yes 70! Items in his box when the count was complete.

In 1982, the greatest result in the leagues history to date was when the Rowsley Youth League played Derby Youth League, with Rowsley winning 4-3 putting the Rowsley Youth League into the final of the U17's County Cup final for the first time ever.

In 1985-86 season, all fines which stood at ‚£2.00 for non attendance at meetings, for not sending in team sheets and not phoning results, would now cost clubs ‚£5.00.

THILLER ENDS IN SHARED U10'S TITLE

At the end of 1986-87 season the league campaign at U10's section ended up breaking new ground. Darley Dale and ADASC both finished the season level on points, and with the new ruling, a play-off for the championship was played at Cromford.Darley held a 4-1 lead at one stage, but nerves and some excellent attacking play by ADASC allowed them to level at 4-4. In extra-time J Pinel restored Darley's lead, but again ADASC came back and equalised. The Championship was shared between two teams for the first time.

In 1987 after problems with illegal players, the league took major steps to stop this from happening.
When a player registered with the league a copy of his birth certificate and a passport picture would be needed with the signing on form. Also an increase in the registration fee for players from 25p per player to 50p per player was also passed.

In 1988 League Chairman Mick Jepson warned of a new get tough policy towards teams who postponed their matches due to lack of players on the day, saying that an F.A rule stated that the points could be awarded to the other club if fixtures were not fulfilled, this had an immediate effect in clubs.

In 1988 the quickest goal of the day and possibly the season was by Paul Murgatroyed, his goal for Matlock Saints U13's was scored after only 5 seconds.

At the end of the 1988 season Secretary of the R&DYL, Don Hale presented a Mitre football to Cliff Britland Chairman of Matlock Town F.C. The gift was a gesture from the league for allowing their Causeway Lane ground to be used on two separate occasions for five junior cup finals during May.

In 1988 at least three teams were suspended from taking any further part in cup competitions as the league took action over playing illegal players.
The teams removed from the cups were Wirksworth U16's, Bell Cup, and South Normanton, Bell Cup, Wingerworth U10's, Bill Taylor Cup.

In October 1994, The Rowsley & District Youth League delivered an urgent plea 'We need more referee's€. With the league consisting of 60 teams and only 42 officials, some covering mornings and afternoons still leaving 30 games with no officials at all.

GOAL(DEN) DAYS FOR PHIL

Footballer Phil Brown (first row second from the left) had a season to remember for Ashford F.C in 1947-48. For he scored no fewer than 16 goals for the club that season '' Ashford's second top scorer behind Phil was Tony Evans.
Mr Brown, who lives in Bakwell, is the current R&DYL President. Ashford played all of their games at the present cricket ground in the village. Entry was sixpence and total receipts at a game were between two and three pounds. The line-up is:
(Back row) left to right, Mr Ernest Dalton, Mr Derek Mallinson, Mr Jack Nicholson, Mr Ron Squires, Mr Reg Leigh, Mr Reg Askew, Mr George Purcell, Mr Tommy Rhodes, Mr Jack Newton, (Front row) Mr Eric Dalton, Mr PHIL BROWN, Mr Tony Adams, Mr Fred Worsencroft, Mr Alf James

TRACEY'S FIRST

CREATING another first for the league is, Secretary's daughter Tracey Dance. Tracey, whom the previous season helped at cup finals and assisted her father with the running of Cromford U10's, took over the vacant referee's and fixtures secretary's job vacated by Steve Ward. Tracey became the first league official, official of the fairer sex to take office within the league.

TRIBUTE TO RON BUCKLEY

The whole of the league was shocked at the sudden death of the league treasurer Ron Buckley. Ron (44) died of a heart attack. His death left a gap in league circles, as Ron was a founder member with Ernie Dance; he had held the position of treasurer virtually unopposed for 12 years.
Ron was highly respected throughout the league, for both his friendly caring attitude and for the excellent work he had done with the league accounts over the years.

TEENAGER'S TOP AWARD

In the 1984-85 season, Thirteen-year old David Webster of Matlock completed a double€¦ he was chosen as 'Boy of the Week€ at Butlins, Skegness Centre for a second year in a row.
Chosen from 50 boys taking part in the scheme, David was awarded a trophy€¦ and he also earned a free week's holiday to take part in the area finals.
Beyond this lies the ultimate target of becoming 'Boy of the Year€ to be selected at the national finals stage by Manchester United manager Ron Atkinson. Winger David a pupil at Highfields School Matlock, and played his football for Cromford in the R&DYL.

CLARKS HONOUR

In the 1984-85 season, Michael Clark, Darley Dales U16's goalkeeper won a once-in-a-lifetime trip to play at Old Trafford before the start of a Manchester United game, after gaining second place in a Bobby Charlton 'School of Soccer course held at Stavley Works.
Michael, who gained his award for his skills in an outfield position, is the son of local sports personality Ken Clark of Bakewell, and has been a regular member in the Darleys goals for the past two seasons.

MICK JEPSON OFF TO NEW ZEALAND

R&DYL Chairman Mick Jepson has left the country heading for a new life in New Zealand. Mick was Chairman for only a few months, but was Vice-Chairman for 18 months. Connected with the league for many years.

ERNIE DANCE OFF TO BLACKPOOL

LIONS LAUNCH FUNDING DRIVE FOR CYPRUS TRIP

In 2007 a Matlock Jr football team had the chance of a lifetime offer to play in a round robin competition in Cyprus.
Matlock Jr Lions were off to play three Cypriot sides in the half term holidays in October 2008. The trip would cost ‚£10,000 and the club's management committee, players and parents are rallying to secure sponsorship funds.
As well as seeking a main sponsor they're set to stage three fundraising events during 2008. They will host a tug-of-war on Easter Saturday, a summer ball and an It's a Knockout fun event in September. Other fund raising would include bag packing, car washing, with 50 per cent of money raised from their efforts going to Ashgate Hospice. The team's shirt sponsors, Derwent Financial Services, have already made a donation that will go towards the outfits the lads will travel in.

{U9'S KEVIN BAKER MEMORIAL TROPHY

2006-07 Chesterfield Jr Blues

U9'S MINI SOCCER TOURNAMENT WINNERS

2005 Matlock United Tornadoes
2006 Norton Lees
2007 Buxton Falcons

R&DYL DIVISIONAL LEAGUE TABLES STANDINGS OVER THE YEARS

U10'S SOUTH LEAGUE WINNERS U10'S LEAGUE RUNNERS UP

1996-97 Heanor Athletic 2006-07 Alfreton Town Wildcats
1997-98 Mansfield Antlers
1998-99 Hasland Park Rangers
2006-07 Ripley Town Colts
2000-01 South Normanton Colts
2001-02 Ashbourne Aztecs
2002-03 Tansley Tornadoes
2003-04
2004-05 Wingerworth Saints
2005-06 Matlock United Tornadoes
2006-07 Matlock United Lions

U10'S SOUTH DIVISON SPORTSMANSHIP

U10'S NORTH LEAGUE WINNERS U10'S LEAGUE RUNNERS UP

1996-97 Matlock Town Jrs
1997-98 Matlock Town Jrs
1998-99 Burbage United
1999-00 Burbage United
2000-01
2001-02 Carr Vale Colts
2002-03 Chesterfield Boys
2003-04 Old Whittington
2004-05
2005-06 Chesterfield Jr Blues
2006-07 Old Whittington

U10'S NORTH DIVISION SPORTSMANSHIP

U11'S DIVISION 1-LEAGUE WINNER U11's DIVISION 1 RUNNERS UP

2006-07 Chesterfield Jr Blues 2003-04 Wingerworth Wizards
2004-05 South Normanton Colts
2005-06 Wingerworth Saints
2006-07 Wingerworth Villa

U11'S DIVISION 1 SPORTSMANSHIP

2005-06 Cafa Cougars
2006-07 Matlock Tigers

U11'S DIVISION 2 LEAGUE WINNERS U11'S DIVISION 2 RUNNERS UP

1995-96 Ripley Town Colts
1996-97 Skegby Colts
1997-98 Forest Park United
1998-99 Pinxton Vila
1999-00 Matlock Town
2000-01 Brimington Hammers
2001-02 Ilkeston Town
2002-03 Ilkeston Town
2003-04 Ilkeston Town
2004-05 Wingerworth Rovers
2005-06 Old Whittington
2006-07 Tapton Jrs

U11'S DIVISION 2 SPORTSMANSHIP

U11'S DIVISION 3 LEAGUE WINNERS U11'S DIVISION 3 RUNNERS UP

2005-06 Beaufort United Codnor Boys
2006-07 Cafa Cougars

U11'S DIVISION 3 SPORTSMANSHIP

U12'S DIVISION 1 LEAGUE WINNERS U12'S DIVISION 1 RUNNERS UP

2006-07 Somersall Rangers 1994-95 Leabrooks
1995-96 Walton Jrs
1996-97 Ashbourne Aztecs
1997-98 Ripley Town Colts
1998-99 Wingerworth
1999-00
2000-01 Darley Dale
2001-02
2002-03 Old Whittington
2003-04 Tibshelf Blues
2004-05 Grassmoor Gladiators
2005-06 South Normanton Colts

U12'S DIVISION 1 SPORTSMANSHIP

U12'S DIVISION 2 LEAGUE WINNERS U12'S DIVISION 2 RUNNERS UP

2006-07 Buxton JFC Cougars 2006-07 Matlock Aztecs

U12'S DIVISION 2 SPORTSMANSHIP

2006-07 Matlock Aztecs

U12'S DIVISION 3 LEAGUE WINNERS U12'S DIVISION 3 RUNNERS UP

2003-04 Blidworth
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07 Cafa Cougars 2006-07 Codnor Boys

U12'S DIVISION 3 SPORTSMANSHIP

U13s DIVISION 1 LEAGUE WINNERS U13'S DIVISION 1 RUNNERS UP

2006-07 Old Whittington JFC

U13'S DIVISION 1 SPORTSMANSHIP

U13's DIVISION 2 LEAGUE WINNERS U13'S DIVISON 2 RUNNERS UP

1998-99 Ashbourne Aztecs
1999-00 North Wingfield Colts
2000-01 North Notts FC
2001-02 Skegby Town Colts
2002-03 Matlock United Wasps
2003-04 Leabrooks Lyons
2004-05 Wirksworth Colts
2005-06 Alfreton Town Reds 2005-06 Old Whittington
2006-07 Jackdale MW 2006-07 Wingerworth United

U13'S DIVISION 2 SPORTSMANSHIP

2005-06 Cafa Cougars
2006-07 Cafa Cougars

U14'S DIVISION1 LEAGUE WINNERS U14'S LEAGUE 1 RUNNER UP

1999-00 South Normanton Colts
2000-01 Forest Park United
2001-02 Heanor Town
2002-03 Skegby Colts
2003-04 South Normanton Colts
2004-05 Wingerworth JFC
2005-06 Mansfield Colliery
2006-07 Clay Cross & Danesmoor

U14'S DIVISION 1 SPORTSMANSHIP

U14'S DIVISION 2 LEAGUE WINNERS U14'S DIVISION 2 RUNNERS UP

2006-07 Doveridge

U14'S DIVISION 2 SPORTSMANSHIP

2005-06 Kingsway Park Rangers
2006-07 Rutland Rangers

U15'S DIVISION 1 LEAGUE WINNERS U15'S DIVISION 1 RUNNERS CUP

2006-07 Leabrooks Lynx

U15'S DIVISION 1 SPORTSMANSHIP

U15'S DIVISION 2 LEAGUE WINNERS U15'S DIVISION 2 RUNNERS UP

1994-95 1994-95 Grassmoor gladiators
1995-96 Raveshead Reds 1995-96
1996-97 1996-97
1997-98 Mansfield Colliery 1997-98
1998-99 Woodhouse Imps 1998-99
1999-00 1999-00
2000-01 2000-01
2001-02 Forest Park United 2001-02 Carr Vale Colts
2002-03 Heanor Town 2002-03 Ravenshead Reds
2003-04 JCF Colts 2003-04 South Normanton Clots
2004-05 Bramcote 2004-05
2005-06 2005-06 Matlock United Hornets
2006-07 Brimwood United

U15'S DIVISION 2 SPORTSMANSHIP

2006-07 Kingsway Park Rangers

U16'S DIVISION 1 LEAGUE WINNERS U16'S DIVISION 1 RUNNERS UP

1992-93 Heath Grove Rangers
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99 South Normanton Colts
1999-00 Heanor Town
2000-01
2001-02 Teversal
2002-03 Ripley Town Colts
2003-04 Wingerworth JSA
2004-05 South Normanton Colts
2005-06 Bulwell Town
2006-07 Rockets FC

U16'S DIVISION 1 SPORTSMANSHIP

U16'S DIVISION 2 LEAGUE WINNERS U16'S DIVISION 2 RUNNERS UP

2006-07 Peak Dale United Jrs

U16'S DIVISION 2 SPORTSMANSHIP

2005-06 Darley Dale
2006-07 Dronfield Town

U16'S DIVISION 3 LEAGUE WINNERS U16'S DIVISION 3 RUNNERS UP

2006-07 Somersall Rangers

U16'S DIVISION 3 SPORTSMANSHIP

U18'S DIVISION 1 LEAGUE WINNERS U18'S DIVISION 1 RUNNERS UP

2006-07 Somersall Rangers 1996-97 Welbeck Colliery
1997-98 Ravenshead Reds
1998-99 Ravenshead Reds
1999-00 Parkhouse Jrs
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03 Bracken Park
2003-04 Denby
2004-05 Denby
2005-06 South Normanton Colts
2006-07 Darley Dale

U18'S DIVISION 1 SPORTSMANSHIP

U18'S DIVISON 2 LEAGUE WINNERS U18'S DIVISON 2 RUNNERS UP

2006-07 Alfreton Town

U18'S DIVISION 2 SPORTSMANSHIP
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