Crest of Tadcaster Albion Association Football Club

Tadcaster Albion AFC

The Brewers

Tadcaster Albion Association Football Club, nicknamed “The Brewers,” is a non-league football club based in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire.

They currently compete in the Toolstation NCEFL Premier Division, which is part of the ninth tier of English football. The team calls Ings Lane their home ground.

Tadcaster Albion, originally formed in 1892 as John Smith’s FC, adopted its current name in 1923 and initially competed in the York League, winning it in 1948. The club, which has shifted grounds in its early years, participated in various leagues, including the Barkston Ash and Yorkshire Leagues, before becoming a founding member of the Northern Counties East League (NCEL) in the early 1980s. Despite struggling in the league during the 1990s and early 2000s, a managerial change in 2004 marked the beginning of an upturn in fortunes, leading to significant achievements, including narrowly missing promotion in the following years and enduring off-field challenges such as a hostile takeover attempt and an arson attack on their clubhouse.

Under the guidance of new managers and chairmen, Tadcaster Albion experienced a revival, winning the NCEL Division One and achieving record attendances in the FA Vase. The club’s success continued with a championship in the NCEL Premier Division and their first season in the Northern Premier First Division North, highlighting a period of growth despite managerial changes and challenges, including the impact of injuries and floods. The club navigated through league reorganizations, management turnovers, and the disruptions of COVID-19, maintaining their competitive spirit throughout.

The recent seasons have been marked by managerial changes and the struggle for consistent performance, culminating in relegation despite a valiant effort to stay up. With a new management team and chairman in place for the 2023/24 season, Tadcaster Albion is in a period of transition, aiming to rebuild and recapture its former success. This latest chapter in the club’s history reflects its resilience and continuous pursuit of progress in the competitive landscape of non-league football.

Tadcaster Albion 2010 Ltd. is a registered company in England and Wales under company number 07422319 .