Rossington Main FC

Rossington Main FC

In 1998, after lengthy negotiations Rossington Main merged with near neighbours Rossington FC, who had been competing in the Central Midlands Supreme Division. Rossington FC had begun life in the 1970s, as Station FC, playing on the school field at the nearby Tornedale School and changing in a small building at the rear of The Station pub. The club progressed up through local Sunday leagues and Saturday football in the Doncaster area and in 1986 moved to a new home on Rossington Welfare and joined the Central Midlands League.

Rossington FC grew and in the 1990s operated four sides, alongside the 1st team and reserves in the Central Midlands League were a successful Sunday League side and an under-18s team which competed in the Autoglass Sheffield League winning the Knockout Cup in 1992. Despite growth and development on the field the club were unable to match the expectations of the Central Midlands League financially, and in 1998 they elected to leave the league; facilitating the merger with Rossington Main.

Following the merger the club originally operated four sides, accompanying the 1st team and the reserves were an over-35's team who competed in the WRAGG Sheffield & Hallamshire League and an under-18s side competing in the Doncaster & District Boys League.

The Club now operates three sides. The aims of the new Club are to provide a unified approach to football in the Village so that there is a natural progression in the development of the game. The Club intends to sustain competition at the highest possible and affordable level, to continue to provide excellent facilities for both players and spectators, to give opportunity for local players to progress, to reward loyalty and to establish a youth policy that allows and caters for the progression of football in the community of Rossington.

During the summer of 2003, a partnership between Rossington Boys, Rossington Girls and ourselves was established. This was to enable all, under the Rossington Community Football Partnership banner, to have a better chance to receive funding for future projects.

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The Toolstation Northern Counties East League » Division One

1 AFC Emley 14 33
2 Clipstone FC 12 30
3 Pontefract Collieries 12 28
4 Hemsworth Miners Welfare 14 26
5 Eccleshill United 14 25
6 Shirebrook Town 14 24
7 Penistone Church 14 24
8 Bottesford Town 13 20
9 Selby Town 13 20
10 AFC Mansfield 12 19
11 Yorkshire Amateur 13 19
12 Lincoln Moorlands Railway 12 19
13 Louth Town 11 18
14 Hall Road Rangers 17 18
15 Knaresborough Town 14 17
16 Rossington Main 14 16
17 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 14 15
18 Teversal FC 14 15
19 Winterton Rangers 11 14
20 Dronfield Town 12 5
21 Grimsby Borough 12 4
22 Hallam FC 12 3

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