Our club was formed in 1979 with one team. Mr. Geoff Crossley and some other parents decided to start a team where local youngsters could play and enjoy organised football. During one match the goalkeeper was injured, so Geoff elected to put his own son, Mark, "in the nets". Mark progressed to play professional football for Nottingham Forest and at International level for Wales. Quite an achievement for a Hoyland Common lad.
Over the years, Hoyland Common Falcons JFC has gone from strength to strength - now widely acclaimed as the most prestigious and successful junior football club in South Yorkshire.