Horsforth Fairweather FC were formed in the late 1970s,
and started playing competitive football in 1980,
spending six years in the lower reaches of the Leeds Sunday League,
followed by thirteen years in the Combination League.
In 1999, we moved to the
Wharfedale Triangle League,
and in 2010 returned to the Combination.
In 2018, we switched to Wharfedale again.
Our time in the Leeds Sunday League was notoriously unsuccessful,
but the years in the Combination League saw us make steady improvement.
The main honours which we've won include the championship of
Division Six of the Combination in 1991-92, and the Luty Cup
(the Combination's domestic league cup for clubs in the middle ranking divisions) in 1997-98.
We also won the Weetwood Easter League in 1993.
We were runners-up in the Mawson Trophy
(the Combination's domestic league cup for clubs in the lower divisions)
in 1993-94, and also in the Champions Trophy
(a 6-a-side tournament for previous season's trophy winners)
in 1992 and 1998.
In 1999-2000, we won the championship of the Wharfedale Triangle Division One,
plus the PC Sports League Cup,
and in 2000-01 we very narrowly failed to win the Premier Division title,
but retained the League Cup.
For the following seasons, we usually finished in a creditable place towards the higher end of the table,
but still harboured ambitions about doing even better.
In 2007, we again reached the League Cup Final,
and in 2008 for the first time reached the Final of the Leeds FA's Sunday District Cup,
though sadly we were runners-up on both occasions.
At the end of the 2009-10 season, it was decided to return to the Combination League,
and the following season we were champions of Division One.
Due to a couple of reorganisations of the league,
we somehow ended up back in in Division One without being relegated,
but in 2013-14 we won the league title again,
and were promoted to the Premier Division for 2014-15.
Finishing runners-up by one point, we were promoted to the top tier of Sunday football, the Jubilee Premier Division, but after two interesting and not entirely unsuccessful years at that level were back in the second tier in 2017.
Although we did enough to earn promotion again at the end of the 2017-18 season, it was decided to change leagues once more, and return to the Wharfedale Triangle, where we were runners-up in the Premier Division in our first season.
Both the following seasons were curtailed due to the pandemic, with our side in the top three at the time of abandonment, and in what was salvaged from the 2020-21 campaign we reached the final of the replacement Champions League tournament.
For more details of the club's colourful history, please see the
We play our home games on pitch 4 at Bedquilts Recreation Ground, off Adel Lane, Leeds 16 -
at the junction with St Helens Lane.
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For details of forthcoming fixtures, and other news, please see the
Over the summer, we will train every Tuesday evening at 6.30
and Sunday morning at 10.30.
(except on Sundays when friendlies are arranged)
at Tinshill Rec, Otley Old Road, Leeds 16.
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All potential new players welcome -
but please note we have to charge a signing fee of £25 to cover costs.
During the winter,
we will be training on all-weather pitches at Leeds YMCA - details to be announced.
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