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 us.
Who are we?
Emley currently play in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division (NCEL). This is a Step 5 league in the National League System (Step 1 is the National League). A regionalised league, we play teams across Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and north Derbyshire. At the end of the season the champions are promoted to the Northern Premier League and the runners-up can also be promoted through a play-off system with other teams from the same level.
As well as our first team, we have an Under 21's side in the Worksop Van Hire North Midland Development League. We also have an Under 18s team who enter FA Youth Cup and play in the Junior Premier League.
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.
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.
Gate opening times
For first team games, spectators can enter the ground when turnstiles open at 1pm (6pm midweek).
Tickets and programmes
Tickets are always on sale on the gate and you can pay by cash or card. We now accept card/contactless payment across the club. 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 2023/24 are £6.00, £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 in receipt of the state pension. The price is the same regardless of whether or wherever you would like to stand or sit.
Programmes cost £2 in season 2023/24 - updated 6th October 2023
Our Academy teams also play some of their home fixtures at the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground, mainly on Monday evenings. Entry is only £2 per person (Under 13s free with an adult) and is free to club members (except some cup games). Under 18s matches are free.
Around the ground
On entry through the turnstile, the building on your left houses the changing rooms and sports bar. The Sports Bar has a reasonable amount of seating and 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 - to buy or see the full range visit the Pewit Bar (see below) 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.
Behind the away dugout is the Pewit Bar. A container with a serving hatch, you can buy cans of alcohol or soft drinks as well as snacks and hot drinks. Our full range of club merchandise is also on display and can be purchased here. We don't hold huge stocks of clothing/kit so you may need to place an order for delivery or collection at a future home game.
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. Unisex disabled toilets have recently been upgraded and these are adjacent to the ladies toilets at the back of the main stand.
Footballs and other balls are not permitted in spectator areas. Please leave them at home.
We welcome well-behaved dogs to the ground but they must be on a lead at all times. They must not be taken onto the cricket field and are not allowed in the Sports Bar.
You can read all about the history of Emley AFC here.
The club is run a team of volunteers organised by a board headed by a President, Chairman, Vice-chairman and including a Finance Director, Secretary, Commercial Director and a Media/Marketing Director.
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 and we're also on Instagram and TikTok.
Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with our Ground Rules - see the document link below. Entry to the Ground shall constitute acceptance of these rules.