Ossett add Smith to coaching staff

Former Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday defender Mark Smith has joined Wayne Benn’s coaching staff at Ossett United. During a 17-year career between 1977 and 1994, Smith also played for Plymouth Argyle and Chesterfield on a permanent basis. After retiring he entered the coaching world and served the likes of Chesterfield, Wednesday, Lincoln City and Notts  read more→

Next Non League Journey will be online on Easter Monday

Normally our weekly Non League Journey is published on a Sunday morning. We’re breaking from tradition this week and the next instalment will be online on Easter Monday instead. We won’t reveal who the subject is, but it is another 1990s throwback who has plenty of memories.

County Senior League Cup set for lift off

The Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League’s 2021 League Cup is set to start on Saturday. On Friday Non League Yorkshire will be previewing the big kick and we’ll be publishing interviews with several managers involved in the competition. Although it is disappointing spectators cannot attend matches, it is a positive step in the right  read more→

FC Humber to ground-share at Selby

Rebranded FC Humber United are to ground-share with Selby Town for next season’s Toolstation NCEL Division One campaign. Humber, known as East Hull until recently, had been hoping to return to Hull following an exile in Goole. Unfortunately that has not been possible and the club have found a new temporary home thanks to Selby.  read more→

Dodsworth is back…at Handsworth

Popular Non League figure Jason Dodsworth is back in the game after returning to Handsworth to join Russ Eagle’s management team. Dodsworth will work with Eagle and Aiden Spowage and the Olivers’ Mount home dugout is bound to a quiet one next season… The hugely-successful former Athersley Rec and Nostell Miners Welfare joint boss briefly  read more→

Spectators set to be back from 12th April

The FA have said socially-distanced spectators are allowed back into grassroots grounds from the 12th April as long as there is no changes to the government’s ‘roadmap’. There is no confirmation over permitted capacity numbers though or if this applies to Steps 3 to 6 clubs who want to play matches in April and May.  read more→

County Senior League Cups to be drawn tonight

The Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League’s April and May cup competitions will be drawn tonight (Saturday) at 5pm. Those taking part in the League Cup and the Brian Bradley Memorial Cup will learn the identity of their group stage opponents as well as their potential knock-out stages foes. North Gawber, Oughtibridge, Swinton Athletic and  read more→

FA ratify “curtailment” of season

The FA Council have ratified the decision to curtail the 2020/21 season for Steps 3 to 6 clubs. The ratification officially brings to a close the crisis-hit campaign which was always destined to fail when it started in September for most clubs. Curtailment means no further games will be played and the records will remain  read more→

Ponte return for popular Greenhough

Pontefract Collieries are celebrating the return of popular local lad Jack Greenhough. The highly-rated full-back came through the club’s under 19s and became a key cornerstone in the success enjoyed under the guidance of Craig Parry and Craig Rouse. During their period in charge, the Colls won promotion out of Division One of the NCEL  read more→