Darfield Longbow JFC was established in 1991 to satisfy the needs of local children passionate about football. With the support of the Longbow Pub the Club came into being and some of the founder members were Steve Hayleward, Jason Waller, Brian Lee & Dave Hancock (now Academy Director at Barnsley FC).
Initially the Club had two teams in the U10 & U12 age groups playing in the Barnsley Friendly League. As the Club developed age groups from U5 to U16 were added, and by 1996 the Club were playing in the Sheffield & District Junior Sunday League. At about this time Dave Hancock left the Club to pursue his career with Barnsley FC.
In 2004 the Club changed its name to Darfield JFC and became one of the first in the SDJSL to achieve FA Charter standard, something the Club are rightly proud of.
At the end of the 2006/2007 season Steve & Jason retired from the Club having devoted many years to developing Darfield JFC & guiding it to a high standard of achievement, it was with much gratitude that the Club said farewell to them both.
Now, almost 30 years later, due to lack of resource in Darfield, the Club has relocated to Dorothy Hyman Stadium in Cudworth where our teams play home games and train. We’re proud to be a Partner Club there with access to the fantastic new Astroturf Facility.
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via our Contact Page.
Codes of Conduct
Darfield Junior Football Club is committed to ‘Respect’ throughout all its age groups and all footballing activities. Managers, coaches, players and parents/guardians are expected to promote these policies at all times as representatives of the Club.
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Darfield Junior Football Club is committed to equality and diversity throughout all aspects of its organisation. Select this link to view our Policy.