Captain Franks joins hometown club

Bryan Hughes (right) and Paul Foot (left) have made  new signing Leigh Franks the captain of Scarborough Athletic

Leigh Franks will be the captain of his hometown club Scarborough Athletic in August. Franks joins Scarborough after leaving Harrogate Town at the end of the Conference North season. Franks said: “It’s great to join Scarborough Athletic and get to play for my home town team. I want to help the club get to a  read more→

Pontefract want new assistant boss

Duncan Bray (left) and Nick Handley (right) guided Pontefract Collieries back to the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division last season

Toolstation NCEL Premier Division new boys Pontefract Collieries are on the lookout for an assistant manager. Pontefract want someone to assist their promotion-winning joint managers Duncan Bray and Nick Handley as they prepare for their return to the Premier Division after 16 years away. Pontefract have set no essential requirements for the role, but state  read more→

Ambitious Hull United sign three

Hull United manager Curtis Woodhouse (right) with new signing David Nagi

Curtis Woodhouse has already made big inroads into his bid to make Hull United a force to be reckoned with next season in Division One of the Toolstation NCEL. Just days after their promotion from the Humber Premier League to the NCEL, ambitious Hull have made three signings. Former Harrogate Town and Halifax Town midfielder  read more→

Nowakowski heads to the North East

Adam Nowakowski, pictured left in 2010, has joined Darlington 1883

Adam Nowakowski is the second Harrogate based player to join Darlington 1883 this summer. The midfielder was without a club after choosing to leave Harrogate Town at the end of the National North season. He had spent five campaigns with the club after being discovered playing for Harlow Hill in a local league by Simon  read more→

Nightingale hoping to raise more money

Farsley Celtic midfielder Lewis Nightingale (right) and one his brothers Oliver, right, during last year's match

Farsley Celtic midfielder Lewis Nightingale and his family are once again hoping to raise lots of money for Cancer Research UK. For the past four years, Nightingale has put together a team to face one picked by his two brothers James and Oliver at Rawdon Old Boys FC in West Leeds. The match is staged in  read more→

Thirkell stays at Rail, but two leave

Dan Thirkell has pledged his future to Harrogate Railway and Lee Ashforth (left). Picture: Caught Light Photography

Harrogate Railway’s longest serving player Dan Thirkell has committed himself to a 11th season at Station View. Thirkell was a target for Billy Miller’s Tadcaster Albion, but he has chosen to stay and be part of Lee Ashforth’s new era. Versatile Thirkell was the supporters’ and manager’s player of the year in Railway’s record-breaking campaign  read more→

Marshy is back…at Pickering

Paul Marshall is the new manager of Pickering Town

Paul Marshall is back in football – as the manager of Pickering Town. Marshall was recently relieved of his duties at Tadcaster Albion after seven years in charge and he replaces Tony Hackworth at the North Yorkshire club. Marshall, who also had two stints as chairman, is credited as one of the main people behind Tadcaster’s  read more→

Ashforth preparing to rebuild team

New Harrogate Railway manager Lee Ashforth is holding open trials. Picture: Caught Light Photography

New Harrogate Railway manager Lee Ashforth will begin rebuilding his team with an open trial day next month. Ashforth replaced Billy Miller, who was named as Tadcaster’s new manager, last week and inherits a squad that has lost some of its key members. Nathan Cartman left in January, while Rob Youhill, Matt Heath and Malachi  read more→

Nicholas holding open trials at Miners

Garforth Town manager Graham Nicholas is holding open trials

Garforth Town manager Graham Nicholas will lead the Miners for a third term. His future as the Garforth chief had been in doubt since February, despite leading the club to the West Riding County Cup final. Talks between Nicholas and the club’s three directors took place in the days leading up to their presentation night in  read more→

Simms one of many referees promoted

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Popular West Riding County FA referee Jane Simms is one of many officials who have been promoted. FIFA referee Simms will take charge of National North games next season as well as acting as an assistant referee in National League matches. She recently took charge of the Toolstation NCEL League Cup final which saw Handsworth  read more→