Liversedge Football Club was founded in 1910 following the demise of the old Liversedge Rugby Club. Liversedge FC started in the Bradford League for three years and won it in the 1920/21 season. The club was a founder member of the West Riding County Amateur League in season 1922/23 and went on to be the most successful club in the league’s infancy, taking the league title three times in the first five seasons, 1923/24,1925/26,1926/27, and again in 1964/65,1965/66.
The long association with the County Amateur League was maintained until the early 1970s by which time the club had kept up their position as a top local side and winning it in 1968/69 season. The decision was taken to apply for membership of the Yorkshire League and the club’s acceptance for season 1972/73 was followed by immediate promotion from Division Three.
Whilst not winning trophies around this time, success did come the club’s way as promotion to Yorkshire League Division One was achieved prior to the amalgamation of the Midland and Yorkshire League to form the Northern Counties East League in 1982. The early years in the new set-up saw Liversedge struggle both on and off the pitch but good strides were made in the late 1980s.
The 2021/22 season is full of potential for ‘The Sedge’ as we enter a new phase in the Northern Premier League, with further additions to the squad and more improvements off the field, the future is bright the future is Sedge.