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Wirral District FA

The Wirral District Football Association (WDFA) is the organisation responsible for amateur football in and around the Wirral Peninsula. It is affiliated to the Cheshire County Association, which in turn is affiliated to the Football Association.

The WDFA was founded in 1885 and currently has over 300 member clubs. It organises a variety of competitions for all ages and abilities, including the Wirral Challenge Cup, the Wirral Junior Cup, and the Wirral Sunday League.


Wirral District FA action

The first meeting of the Wirral Football Association was held on Wednesday, 4th November 1885 at the Royal Castle Hotel in Chester Street, Birkenhead. The meeting was attended by representatives from 12 clubs, including Birkenhead Park, Tranmere Rovers, and West Kirby.

The Association's first Secretary was Mr W Miller, and its first President was Mr J Pennington. The first cup competition, the Wirral Challenge Cup, was played in the 1885-86 season.

Wirral District FA match

The WDFA has continued to grow and develop over the years. In 1975, it became affiliated to the Cheshire County Association. In 2002, it launched the Wirral Sunday League.


The WDFA organises a variety of competitions for all ages and abilities. These include:

  • The Wirral Challenge Cup
  • The Wirral Junior Cup
  • The Wirral Sunday League
  • The Wirral Veterans Cup
  • The Wirral Girls' Challenge Cup
  • The Wirral Disability Cup
Wirral District FA teams

The WDFA also runs a number of other competitions, including the Wirral Schools Cup and the Wirral County FA Cup.


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