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Altofts AFC
Formed in the early 1890’s Altofts joined a new league called the “West Yorkshire League” in 1894, As the new century broke, Altofts won the County Cup (the FA Cup of West Yorkshire!) for the first time in 1903 and seasons 1904 & 1905 completed a hat-trick of County Cup wins.
The County Cup was won a further six times before World War 2. The 1919 winning team was special, as all the players lived within one mile of the ground! The last win in 1937 made it nine in total and this still stands as a record for the cup, which is still played for today
West Yorkshire League champions followed in1946/47. A League Cup victory in 1951/52 was soon followed by another league title in 1957/58.
The 60’s proved difficult in the league but there was success in the Wakefield Cup and Embleton Cup.
Altofts won their first major trophy for years with a 1971/72 victory in the West Yorkshire Premier League Cup Final. After the runners-up position in 1988, the first team rejoined the West Riding County Amateur League for the 88/89 season, gaining immediate success by winning promotion from Division 1 as champions. Altofts reserves also had a memorable season winning a treble of league, league cup and supplementary cups. A period of yo-yoing followed as the club went up and down between the Premier League and Division 1.
The 1970’s also saw the introduction of a third team for the seniors and a new Junior Section, led by Mr Harry Parkinson, which joined the Charles Rice Junior League (Selby).

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