East Riding County Football Association

The East Riding County Football Association is the governing body of football in the East Riding of Yorkshire and the city of Hull, England. The East Riding runs a number of county cup competitions at different levels for its affiliated teams.

East Riding County Football Association
PurposeFootball association
HeadquartersRoy West Centre
220 Inglemire Lane
Adam Lowthorpe

History and organisation

Before the formation of the County, football in the area was under the jurisdiction of a Hull & District FA and the Scarborough & East Riding FA.

On 10 February 1902, the Football Association issued ‘the Recommendations of a Commission appointed to enquire into the position of the Yorkshire Associations’. The recommendations came into effect on 1 May 1902 forming the new East Riding of Yorkshire FA – “the area to be the East Riding of York. The present Hull and District Association to change its name and take control of the area.”

During the last 100 years, the County has administered football in the area with the stewardship in the hands of volunteers, with a steady increase in the number of clubs, but very few landmarks – the foremost possibly being the introduction of Sunday football in the early fifties.

However, the FA led expansion of football at all levels has seen dramatic changes in recent years. For the first time an office was set up with full-time paid staff – previously being administered from officers’ homes.

The Association became a Limited Company in 1999 and in 2001 a full-time Football Development Officer appointed.

The ECRFA are in the process of completing their new Headquarters built at Inglemire Lane.[1]

Affiliated leagues


Small Sided Leagues


Disbanded or amalgamated leagues

Leagues that were affiliated to the East Riding County FA but have disbanded or amalgamated with other leagues include:

  • Driffield and District Minor League
  • East Riding Church League
  • South Holderness League

The East Riding County FA was founded in 1902, there was a ‘Scarborough and East Riding FA’ for 20 years before that.

THE EAST YORKSHIRE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION WOLDS LEAGUE CUP 1902-03 WOLDS DISTRICT LEAGUE. A special meeting of the executive of the Wolds District (Association) League was held at Middleton, on

Saturday night, the Rev. F. Castallane in the chair. Mr. R. B. Soanes was elected hon. secretary, in the room of the Rev. J. Hare, who is leaving the district. Mr. Hugh Brooksbank, who has given a cup for competition, declined to have it named after him, and it was therefore decided to call it the Middleton and District Cup, The first round of the Cup-ties was to have been played on Saturday, but was postponed on account of the hard state of the ground.

Affiliated member clubs

Among the notable clubs that are affiliated to the East Riding County FA are:

County Cup competitions

The East Riding County FA run the following Cup Competitions:


List of recent East Riding County Cup Winners

SeasonSenior CupSenior Country CupIntermediate CupIntermediate Country CupJunior Country CupQualifying CupQualifying Country Cup
2005–06Sculcoates AmateursNorthfield AthleticElvington HarriersNorton United
2006–07North Ferriby UnitedDunningtonSmith & NephewBridlington Sports ClubLong Riston Reserves
2007–08North Ferriby UnitedNorth Ferriby AthleticSt. Andrews Police ClubWilberfossDunnington ReservesSutton ParkMiddleton Rovers
2008–09North Ferriby UnitedWilberfossHall Road Rangers ReservesDriffield Evening InstituteDunnington ReservesPark AthleticUnion Rovers (Norton)
2009–10North Ferriby UnitedRiccall UnitedKingburn Athletic- - -- - -- - -- - -
2010–11North Ferriby UnitedFC BridlingtonSculcoates Amateurs Reserves- - -Dunnington Reserves- - -- - -
2011–12Bridlington TownDunningtonWawne United- - -Malton & NortonStamford Bridge- - -
2012–13North Ferriby UnitedRiccall UnitedWawne United- - -Hemingbrough UnitedBarmby Moor- - -
2013–14North Ferriby UnitedFiley TownAFC Rovers- - -Dunnington ReservesCliffe- - -
2014–15Bridlington TownDunningtonPark Athletic- - -Hemingbrough UnitedFC Ridings- - -
2015-16Bridlington TownHunmanby UnitedNorth Ferriby Athletic- - -Malton & NortonWithernsea AFC- - -

Source[5] – The "Country" cups are only open to those clubs outside the boundaries of the city of Hull.

Key officials

  • Adam Lowthorpe (Chief Executive)
  • Graham Turner (County Development Manager)[6]


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  2. "East Riding County FA – ERCFA Leagues". East Riding County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-15.
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  4. "East Riding County FA – Fixtures & Results – County Cups". East Riding County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-15.
  5. "East Riding County FA – County Cups". East Riding County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-14.
  6. "East Riding County FA – Contacts". East Riding County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-14.
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