West Leeds: A glimpse of life in non-league football

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FOR NEARLY the last century a west Leeds village football team has been pitched in the heart of the community.

And supporters have witnessed both the highs and lows of the season for Farsley AFC.

PICS: Tony Johnson

PICS: Tony Johnson

Founded in 1908, the local football team has had a long proud history as Farsley Celtic rising to the top-tier of non-league football in the middle of the last decade after beating Hinckley United in the play-off final.

But the club’s future was thrown into turmoil after they went into administration. But like a phoenix rising out of the ashes Farsley AFC was born five years ago.

The YEP has been given a behind the scenes glimpse from the sideline at the club, which still attracts a couple of hundred people each week.

The club’s base at Throstle Nest also hosts a variety of youth teams throughout the week.

PICTURES: Tony Johnson