Ossett Albion’s origin, though not unique, is somewhat rare in that the Club was formed in 1944 during the Second World War. Then a junior club, with all the players students at the local Grammar School, Albion enjoyed great success before moving into open age football. Again success was never far away and the club quickly progressed through the local and district leagues before becoming members of the Yorkshire League.
The sixties and seventies were especially eventful decades with Albion regularly amongst the silverware. Albion lifted the West Riding County Cup three times in four years (1964/65, 1965/66 and 1967/68). At the end of the 1974/75 season they were crowned Yorkshire League champions and in the following two seasons they lifted the Yorkshire League Cup. This success, especially in cup competitions, established them as one of the top Non-League clubs in Yorkshire at the time.
When the Northern Counties East League was formed in 1982 following a merger of the Yorkshire league and the Midland League, Albion found themselves in Division One as their ground at Dimple Wells was deemed sub-standard for the Premier Division. This was a problem which was to come back and haunt the Club many years later and again put a delay on their progression up the ladder of Non-League football.
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