Brodsworth Welfare A.F.C.

Brodsworth Welfare
Full name Brodsworth Welfare Association Football Club
Founded 1910 (as Brodsworth Main Colliery)
Ground Welfare Ground
Ground Capacity 3,000 (228 seats)[1]
Chairman Steve Oldroyd
Manager Steve Oldroyd
League Doncaster & District Senior League Division One
2015–16 Central Midlands League North Division, 9th (transferred)

Brodsworth Welfare Association Football Club is a football club based in Woodlands, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. They are currently members of the Doncaster & District Senior League Division One.


Although the club gives its official formation date as 1912, Brodsworth Main Colliery (as they were first known) were actually founded two years earlier, entering the Sheffield Association League for their inaugural campaign in 1910/11. They joined the Yorkshire League in 1921 and won the title in 1924–25, but left the league in 1935.[2]

After World War II the club returned to the league for a third spell. In 1950–51 they were relegated to Division Two after finishing second from bottom of Division One. They withdrew from the league at the end of the 1956–57 season, but returned in 1961. Two years later they were renamed Brodsworth Miners Welfare.[3]

In their first season under the new name the club finished fourth in Division Two and were promoted to Division One, but were relegated back again after just a single season. After finishing bottom of Division Two in 1972 the club was relegated to Division Three, where they remained until withdrawing in 1976.

Welfare played in the Doncaster Senior League throughout the 1980s and won the league title in 1985. In 1988 they joined the Northern Counties East League (NCEL), entering Division Two. They were promoted to Division One when the league restructured in 1991 (despite finishing second bottom of Division Two) and floundered at the foot of the NCEL for several years, until winning promotion to the Premier Division in 1999.

In 2006 they were renamed Brodsworth Welfare, and despite finishing bottom again in 2006–07 they again avoided being demoted. They were finally relegated at the end of the 2009–10 season after again finishing bottom, and the resigned from the NCEL in the summer of 2011 after finishing bottom of Division One.[4]

They played in the Doncaster & District Senior League for a year before joining the Central Midlands League North Division in 2012.

Season by season record


Notable former players

Players that have played in the Football League either before or after playing for Brodsworth Welfare –


The club plays at the Welfare Ground, on Fourth Avenue, Woodlands, postcode DN6 7PP.







  1. Brodsworth Welfare Sheffield & Hallamshire Non-League Grounds
  2. 1 2 Brodsworth Main Football Club History Database
  3. 1 2 Brodsworth Miners Welfare Football Club History Database
  4. 1 2 Brodsworth Welfare Football Club History Database
  5. Hawthorn, Fred (2009). The FA Amateur Cup : Complete Results. soccerdata.
  6. Brodsworth Main Colliery WildStat
  7. Previous match FC United of Manchester

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Coordinates: 53°33′45.65″N 1°11′17.50″W / 53.5626806°N 1.1881944°W / 53.5626806; -1.1881944

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