BRADFORD PARK AVENUE A.F.C.
Founded: 1907


Also Known As:
BRADFORD (1907-)
aka BRADFORD PARK AVENUE
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BRADFORD PARK AVENUE A.F.C.
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BRIEF HISTORY of BRADFORD PARK AVENUE FOOTBALL CLUB (reproduced from 'Wikipedia' pages)

Bradford FC began playing association football in 1895, alternating home Saturdays at Park Avenue with the Northern Union. The club entered the Yorkshire League in 189798, finishing next to last, and was banished to Birch Lane the following season (where it fared little better). Bradford's first football club was closed down at the end of the 189899 season due to mounting losses. In 1908, Bradford FC was elected to the Second Division of the Football League. The club was promoted to the First Division in 1914 after finishing second, and achieved its highest-ever league position (ninth) at the end of the 191415 season. After the First World War the club began a steady decline, relegated to the Second Division in 1921 and to the Third Division North in 1922. In 1928, the club were the Division 3N champions and were promoted back to the Second Division. They were relegated again in 1950, and placed in the Fourth Division after a 1958 reorganisation. Although the club won promotion to the Third Division in 1961, they were relegated back to the Fourth Division in 1963.

After several difficult seasons, in 1970 they were replaced in the Football League by Cambridge United. The club joined the Northern Premier League, selling Park Avenue in 1973 and sharing facilities with Bradford City. Bradford Park Avenue went into liquidation on 3 May 1974 with debts of 57,652 ($95,517), and immediately re-formed as a Sunday league club playing in the league club's former colours. Although the stands and other buildings at Park Avenue were demolished in 1980, the playing field and terraces remained. The stadium was renovated for amateur football during the mid-1980s, and the Sunday League club played a full season there in 198788. However, it was forced to move out at the end of the season to accommodate an indoor cricket school on part of the pitch. A new club was formed to return Bradford Park Avenue to Saturday football for the 198889 season, joining the West Riding County Amateur Football League and then the Central Midlands League. At the beginning of the 200405 season they were founding members of the Conference North, although they were relegated to the Northern Premier League at the end of the season (after finishing seventh) and to Northern Division North the following season. The club returned to the Northern Premier League as champions in the 200708 season.


CLUB FACTS & INFORMATION

Official Name
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Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C.
Club Nickname
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The Avenue, BPA
Year Founded
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1907 (109 years ago)
English County
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West Yorkshire
Current Ground
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Horsfall Stadium
Ground Location
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Bradford, London
Club's Owner
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Robert Blackburn
Club Chairman
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Dr. John Dean
Current Manager
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Alex Meechan
Current League
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National League North
Last Season
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National League North, 14th place


HOME COLORS

White w/Green Trim
AWAY COLORS

Navy Blue & Reddish-Pink
INTERESTING STADIUM FACTS & INFORMATION


HORSFALL STADIUM
Cemetery Road, Bradford
West Yorkshire, BD6-2NG England


OPENED: ......... 1931
SURFACE: ........ Grass
COST: .............. not available
CAPACITY: ...... 3,500
RECORD: ......... 4,978 (1966 vs Port Vale)
OWNER: ........... Bradford Council
TENANT: .......... Bradford Park Avenue FC
FIELD SIZE: ...... unknown



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