Last updated : Thursday, 23 November 2023
Rowsley And District Amateur Football League
The Rowsley And District Amateur Football League is an amateur football league based in the Derbyshire Dales. It was founded in 1981 as Duke William FC, and has since won several league championships and cups. The league currently has teams in the Central Midlands Football League and the Midlands Regional Alliance.
The Rowsley And District Amateur Football League was founded in 1981 as Duke William FC. The club won the Matlock and District Football League championship in 1981-82 and 1982-83. In 1983-84, the club moved to the Hope Valley Football League and won the "B" division at the first attempt. The club changed its name to Horseshoe Matlock in 1984-85, and then to Rowsley 86 in 1986-87.
Rowsley 86 won the Hope Valley Football League Premier Division four seasons in a row from 1987-88 to 1990-91. In 1990-91, the club also won the Derbyshire Divisional Cup North. Rowsley 86 then moved to the Midland Regional Alliance, and won the first division in 1991-92. The club has since won the MRA premiership in 1994-95, 1996-97, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2014-15, 2016-17, and 2017-18.
Rowsley 86 also won the Derbyshire Divisional Cup North in 2016-17 and the MRA supplementary cup in 2017-18. The club applied and was accepted into the Central Midlands league in 2018-19, finishing runners up in division 1 south and also runners up in the county cup. Promotion was achieved and a solid 5th placed position and a cup semi-final place was scuppered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Rowsley 86
- Rowsley 86 Reserves