|Full name||Wakefield Football Club|
|Founded||1903, as Emley|
|Ground|| Belle Vue |
|2013–14|| Northern Premier League |
Division One North, 22nd
Wakefield F.C. was an English football club based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The club was previously based in the village of Emley and was known as Emley A.F.C. from 1903 to 2002. The club was wound up in June 2014.
Emley played at the Welfare Ground until 2000. Ground grading regulations prevented them from playing at a higher level. From the beginning of the 2000–01 season, the club played at Belle Vue, Wakefield as the club sought Conference football at its new ground. Despite reaching a mammoth 101 points Emley lost out to Stalybridge Celtic by one point.
In January 2002 the club became a Limited Company and changed its name to Wakefield & Emley FC, becoming Wakefield-Emley in 2004 and then Wakefield FC in 2006, changing the colours from Claret and Blue to Yellow and Blue, and finally severing ties with the Emley name after 103 years and moving across the city to the former Wakefield Rugby Union FC round at College Grove
During the period 2000–01 to 2004–05 the reserve side continued to compete in the Northern Counties East League Reserve Division, playing their home fixtures at the Welfare Ground in Emley. However, the league gave notice that at the end of the season the Reserves Division would be terminated due to a continual loss of clubs. This essentially led to the formation of a new club, Emley AFC, who set up to play in Division 1 (2nd level) of the West Yorkshire League for season 2005–06.
Wakefield resigned from the Northern Premier League at the end of the 2013–14 seasonand had planned to participate in the Northern Counties East Football League in the 2014–15 season with a view to returning to The Welfare Ground in Emley, where they were to share with AFC Emley. However the club informed the FA and the Northern Counties League on 21 June 2014 that they would not be competing in the forthcoming season ahead of the club being wound up.
All-time leading scorer: Dan Ford 115 in 230 games.
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