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About Us

NEL was formed in 2007 with just one team – from there we have grown rapidly to cater to over 900 children aged 4-18.


Our development was recognised by the FA in 2009 and 2010 as we were awarded the West Riding FA & Regional FA Charter Standard Development Club of the Year; followed by winning the Grassroots Club of the Year in 2019.

Most of our teams play at Gledhow Sports Club, with others playing on Soldiers Fields and Potternewton Playing Fields. Our youngest teams will play their games at 5s Soccer Centre from September!

We now run 32 teams for boys and girls and we have recently been awarded FA Community Club status recognising our positive work within our local community!

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Our Values




We ensure we work to our maximum to support our team-mates and allow us to showcase our talent

We strive for the

highest standards both

on & off the pitch

We are proud to wear the NEL Badge and what it represents




We promote respect amongst all members of the club, visiting

parties and officials

We ensure that all players within the club

are given the best possible opportunity

to develop; both as players & people

The primary reason we play the game. Smiles on faces and development based

How We Play

 Our Philosophy 

… pretty simple – we want to teach our young players how to play the game in a modern and technical manner. We want to teach our players to master the ball at a young age, to allow our players to be confident on the ball. We want to play out from the back, play through the thirds and encourage creativity and risk taking. Most importantly we want to see smiles on faces; to play with sportsmanship and humility.


Club Chairman – Steve Waide – 07841917984

Club Secretary – Tom Nisbett – 0771 0190309

Child Welfare Officer – Anne-Marie Waide - 07545844757

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