Our affiliated clubs, leagues and competitions are the lifeblood of grassroots football in East Riding. They are supported by a dedicated band of volunteers who work tirelessly to provide football for the communities they reside in. There continued presence is testament to the people who first created them and their longevity is to be admired as they continue to adapt and evolve.
This year we presented one cup competition and two grassroots football clubs with their FA Centenary Awards at the East Riding FA Grassroots Football Awards which was held at the MKM Stadium on Wednesday 19th July.
The Hornsea & District Hospital War Memorial Challenge Cup, more popularly known as the Tanton Cup (after P.C. Tanton Esq who donated the trophy) is one of the oldest football cup competitions in the East Riding with it currently celebrating its Centenary Year.
Competed for by clubs in North Holderness the competition has enjoyed a rich history since its inception back in 1922 with it initially being set up to help raise funds for Hornsea Cottage Memorial Cottage.
More recently money has been donated to Help for Heroes, the Alzheimer’s Society and Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the current champions are Brandesburton FC Men's First Team.
Heslerton Juniors FC
The club was formed back in 1923 with it originally having just one team which competed in the Weaverthorpe & District Amateur Football Football League. Since those early days the club has grown and they now boast 13 teams that play across multiple age and gender groups.
Located in the north of the county the club has always been at the heart of the local community and they represent their villages with pride.
Stamford Bridge FC
Formed over 100 years ago Stamford Bridge AFC are a 3-star England Football Accredited and club currently has 20 teams teams which range from their U5 Development Centre through to their senior men's teams who currently play in the York Minster Engineering League. The club are also working hard to increase the amount of females playing in the game and now have teams at U1o's, U12's, U14's and U15's.
Stamford Bridge AFC is the centre of the local community and provide an excellent opportunity for people to play and enjoy football in a friendly and welcoming environment. The club is also respectful of the past but embraces the future. The longevity of the club and the commitment shown from its volunteers demonstrates the value and standing the club enjoys in the local area.