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Wednesay 30th December


The Western League has suspended League fixtures until January 22nd, pending the next Government review of the Local Authority Tier system.

The next review of Local Authority Tiers is scheduled to take place on January 13th, following which the Western League Board will review their position regarding league fixtures.


Monday 30th November


The Western League met with the FA on Thursday 26th November following the government announcement on the new tier system for England. The main issues facing the league are:

– 97% of Non-league clubs are in tier 2 or 3
– Clubhouses in tier 2 & 3 must remain close
– No spectators will be allowed in tier 3.
In light of these challenges and that clubs are not sustainable if playing behind closed doors, the league has made the decision to suspend all league fixtures until 18th December.

Our FA Vase 2nd Round fixture versus Brimscombe & Thrupp will go ahead at Trowbridge Road on Saturday 5th December, kick off 3pm. Unfortunately the Clubhouse will be closed and no alcohol to be consumed in the ground. Please see @BradfordTownFc Twitter for further details.


Sunday 25th October


We can confirm that our next three first team matches will be postponed due to one of our players testing positive for Covid-19. Tomorrow’s under 18s game is also postponed.

Our next fixture will be 7th November away to Bridport. Please see @BradfordTownFc Twitter for further details.


Tuesday 18th August

Emirates FA CUP Extra Preliminary Round: 

Tavistock 2-0 BRADFORD TOWN
Town bow out of the competition at the first hurdle, downed by a goal in each half at Langsford Park. 


Wednesday 19th August


The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has issued updated guidelines for a phased and limited return of spectators for clubs at steps 3 to 6.

• From 22nd August 2020 – 30th August 2020 – Spectators are permitted to attend fixtures at steps 3 – 6, providing that their number does not exceed 15% of their ground capacity;

• From 31st August 2020, clubs at step 3 -6 will be permitted to allow spectators to attend fixtures provided that their number does not exceed 30% of their ground capacity – Grassroots leagues, men’s National League System, Women’s Football Pyramid tiers 3 to 6, and FA Competitions can commence.

The phased and limited return of spectators at these levels will be kept under constant review in line with the Government’s guidelines and will be amended accordingly as required. 

Please follow @bradfordtownfc Twitter for updates.


Tuesday 18th August

Emirates FA CUP Extra Preliminary Round draw:

Bradford have been handed an away draw against fellow Western League Premier Division Tavistock. The tie will take place on Tuesday 1st September, kick off 7.30pm. The winners will claim £1,125 in prize money with the losing side receiving £375.

The winners of this tie will host Mangotsfield United in the Preliminary Round on Saturday 12th September.



In accordance with league and FA rules, the BTFC Covid-19 Action Plan can be accessed by clicking on the icon below or on the adjacent tab at the top of the website:


Saturday 18th July


The plan for a return to outdoor competitive grassroots football has been approved by the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport and has now been published.

• From August – Competitive matches to begin, for example pre-season fixtures, festivals and small sided football competitions;

• From September – Grassroots leagues, men’s National League System, Women’s Football Pyramid tiers 3 to 6, and FA Competitions can commence.

The weekend of 5th September has been earmarked for the first competitive fixtures of the season. 

Please note that no spectators are permitted for our friendly fixtures (as listed in Fixture & Results page). Please see @bradfordtownfc Twitter for updates.



Friday 10th April


The club are pleased to announce that we have appointed last season’s club captain Lee Davidson as manager and Jamie Lyons as his assistant. We would like to wish them all the best and look forward to them building on last season’s performance.

Statement from Lee Davidson:

“I would like to start by thanking everyone involved at Bradford Town Football Club for showing their faith in me to take this club forward. I will be joined by Jamie Lyons as my assistant who has a vast amount of experience and will bring his enthusiasm and determination to the management team. 

I know last season didn’t end how anyone wanted it to but as team we showed amazing spirit throughout to put ourselves in the mix at the top of the table and a great deal of credit for that must go to the previous management team and also the fantastic level of support we received week in week out from the fans.

Going forward I am looking forward to speaking to the players and seeing if they are able to commit to the club in what I feel will be a year of rebuilding and implementing our ideas on and off the pitch.


Saturday 28th March


With effect from today, Wayne Thorne and Pete Maddison have stepped down from their roles as manager and assistant manager respectively. The club would like to thank them and their team for all their hard work and achievements over the last 18 months. They have taken the club to a new level which we can only hope carries on in future seasons. We wish them all the very best for the future.


Thursday 26th March


As a result (of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak) the FA have reached a consensus with the Western League and all divisions from steps three to six that the 2019-20 season will be brought to an end with all results being expunged. This will mean no promotion or relegation of clubs between steps three (Southern League Premier level) and step six (Western League Division One level). The next season will begin with the same teams as formed the league at the beginning of 2019-20.