First time at Emley AFC? This page is a summary of key information about the club and its location for fans and visitors - new or old - to help you get the most out of your visit.
If you have any suggestions for further information that should be included here, please contact Andrew Painten.
Who are we?
Emley currently play in the North West Counties First Division North (NWCFL). This is a Step 6 league in the National League System (Step 1 is the National League). A regionalised league, we play teams across West Yorkshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cumbria. At the end of the season the top four sides in the league are promoted to Step 5.
Each season we enter the FA Cup, FA Vase, NWCFL League Cup and First Division Cup and the Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Challenge Cup.
As well as our first team, we have an Under 19's side in the Northern Alliance - and the younger end of this age group also play in the FA Youth Cup (an Under 18 competition)
The Fantastic Media Welfare Ground is our home which we share with the village cricket team.
To find the club, once in Emley, you're looking for the distinct white cross on the T junction of the two main roads in and out of the village. There is a tight entrance directly opposite - any car or 4x4 should get through but mini-buses and bigger vehicles will need to take great care. Coaches are best parking on the main road and everyone walking up the lane on foot. Turn left at the end of this short lane to access the car park. The car park is free and is a mix of hard standing and grass.
If the car park is full and/or you end up parking in the village, please be respectful to our neighbours when parking your vehicle.
Tickets and programmes
Tickets are always on sale on the gate. We always accept cash and we are rolling out card/contactless payment through season 2019/20 and now take cards at the gate and in the bar. Entry fees change slightly depending on the competition (competition rules often dictate a minimum price for each round) but we are always affordable. Standard admission prices for 2019/20 are £5.00, £3.00 concessions, Under 13s are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Concession rate applies to young people aged 13-16, those in full-time education (student ID must be shown) and those at the age to receive a state-pension 60+. The price is the same regardless of whether or wherever you would like to stand or sit.
Programmes cost £1.00 in season 2019/20
We also offer a special value ticket that includes entry, programme, raffle ticket, hot drink and any hot food menu item. It is priced at just £10, in advance or on the gate. This is only available for first team league fixtures.
Our Under 19s also play their home fixtures at the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground, mainly on Monday evenings. Entry is only £3 (Under 13s free with an adult) and is free to club members (except some cup games).
Around the ground
On entry through the turnstile, the building on your left houses the club office, changing rooms and sports bar. The Sports Bar serves alcohol and soft drinks, crisps and chocolate. There are also male and female toilets (Lads and Wags!). Our range of merchandise, souvenirs and club clothing is on display in the bar - please enquire at the bar to purchase or shop online at our club web shop.
The main stand has toilets to the rear - including disabled. On the far end of the stand, behind the dug-outs, is the Dugout Diner serving hot food and hot or cold drinks.
We are working to make as many areas as possible of the club accessible to wheelchair users. We have a small number of car parking spaces close to the club entrance. If possible, please contact us so we can reserve you a space if required.
We welcome well-behaved dogs to the ground but they must be on a lead at all times. However, no dogs - except assistance dogs - are allowed in the Sports Bar.
You can read all about the history of Emley AFC here. Whilst we have strong connections to the 'original' Emley AFC, we were formed only in 2005.
The club is run a team of volunteers organised by a committee and headed by a President, Chairman, Vice-chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, commercial manager
We rely on money from entrance fees, memberships (which includes a season ticket), sponsorship, merchandise sales, bar/cafe takings and the small pots of prize money to finance the club.
We are a small club with very little money but what we can do, we try to do well and do "the right way". On the playing side the emphasis is on development of players who want to succeed for OUR club. This vision is underpinned, on and off the pitch, by the values of communication, respect, responsibility and solidarity.
To that end we pride ourselves on being welcoming to all fans - including families - whether supporting Emley or our opponents.
If you have any further questions, want to know more or would like to help in whatever way, please get in touch.
For more information and the latest news, keep an eye on this website. We use Twitter to provide live score updates. Results and pictures are also available on our Facebook page.