Eckington Boys Football Club was founded in 1983 by J. Adams, J. Gardner, J. Barden, A. Bailey, M. Wake and P. Reaney. The club formed from the old Halfway and Eckington Club when it was realised that the then Under 11’s were mainly from Eckington, and from this came the idea that Eckington could and should support a local team. From this small beginning the boys teams have gradually expanded to the current level participating in 12 different age groups.
Girl’s football is now very well established at the Club. They currently have an Under 11s and under 13s Girls Team playing in the Sheffield and Hallamshire Girls County Football League. They also have an established Girls Soccer School for Ages 7 to 13.
Last season has seen the introduction of the Club’s first U21 Team that have now gone onto the First Team open age. This will hopefully inspire younger players to extend their association with the club and reach this level of football and then eventually into Adult football.
There are now a total of 15 teams at the Club with over 200 boys playing each week-end throughout the season. We also have two Girls teams and approximately 30 to 40 boys and girls, between the ages of 4 and 13, attending the Soccer Schools every week.