Last updated : Sunday, 03 December 2023
Heavy Woollen Sunday League
The Heavy Woollen Sunday League is an amateur football league based in West Yorkshire, England. It was founded in 1920 and currently consists of 106 teams playing in four divisions.
The Heavy Woollen Sunday League was founded in 1920 by a group of football enthusiasts from the heavy woollen industry. The league initially consisted of just 12 teams, but it has since grown to become one of the largest amateur football leagues in England.
The league has been home to some of the best amateur footballers in the country, including former England internationals Peter Beardsley and Paul Gascoigne.
The Heavy Woollen Sunday League currently consists of four divisions: Premier Division, Championship Division, Division One, and Division Two. The top four teams in the Premier Division are promoted to the West Riding County Amateur League at the end of the season, while the bottom four teams are relegated to the Championship Division.
The league also has a cup competition, the Heavy Woollen Challenge Cup, which is contested by all 106 teams. The cup final is usually played at Elland Road, the home of Leeds United.