About Albion Sports CIC (Community Interest Club)
The club was founded in 1974 by Harjit Singh Panesar and Baljit Singh, and joined Division Four of the Bradford Amateur Sunday League, which they won in their first season. After a brief spell in the lower divisions, gaining promotions on a regular basis and winning the Amateur District and Senior cups along the way, Albion Sports in 1995/96 won the Premier league title for the first time, this was to prove the catalyst for what was to come.
Albion Sports won a further five league titles, two County Cups, three District Cups and seven Senior Cups. Other highlights included reaching the final of the National F.A Umbro Sunday Cup on two occasions.
The first in 2000 at the City Ground (Nottingham Forest) Albion Sports were beaten 1 -0 by Prestige Brighams (Hull). The second in 2005 at Anfield (Liverpool F.C), this time beaten 3 -2 by Gossoms End (London).
Albion Sports have been honoured by receiving three civic receptions from the City of Bradford as well as winning an award of ‘Ambassadors of West Yorkshire’ beating the likes of Patrick Stewart (Star Trek actor) and the late Richard Whiteley (Countdown presenter) into 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
Albion Sports resigned from Sunday football in 2007 in order to progress up through the Football Association pyramid.
In 2007/08 Albion Sports joined the Telegraph and Argus league and won promotion in the first season as well as winning the League Cup.
Albion Sports F.C were elected to the WRCAFC in 2008, gained promotion in the first season and also won the District Cup.
In 2009/10 Albion Sports finished runners-up in the Premiership and won the Divisional Cup. In 2010/11 they again finished runners-up and were then successfully elected to join the NCEL 2011/12 season.
Albion Sports missed out on promotion by a solitary point in their debut season but quickly rectified this the following season (2012/13) by gaining promotion to the Premier division as Champions.
Sports currently ply their trade in the Premier Division of the Northern Counties East Football League (NCEL).
Bradford District Sunday Cup Winners – 1994/95, 1998/99 and 2004/05.
Bradford Senior Cup Winners – 1986/87, 1990/91, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1999/2000, 2002/03 and 2004/05.
West Riding County Cup Winners – 1999/2000 and 2002/03.
Bradford Amateur Cup Winners – 1978/79 and 1985/86.
Charity Shield – 2000/01 and 2002/03.
Premier League Champions – 1995/96, 1999/2000, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2004/05 and 2005/06.
Saturday District Cup – 2008/09.
WRCAFL Divisional Cup – 2009/10
NCEL Division One Champions – 2012/13
NCEL Premier Division 6th Place-2013/14
NCEL Premier Division 10th Place-2014/2015
NCEL Premier Division 11th Place-2015/2016
Nickname: The Lions
Home Colours: Yellow & Royal Blue
Away Colours: All Sky Blue
Midweek Matchday: Wednesday
Current 2020/2021 Team update ongoing