✔849 Manningham Mills Sports & Community Association

Campion 1-3 Bacup Borough

FA Vase 1st Round

Saturday 22nd October 2022

 Campion Association Football Club was established by Michael Mahoney in 1963, with players coming from the St Edmund Campion youth club. The club is based in the Manningham area of Bradford, which holds a wealth of industrial history, including mill buildings, wool merchants' dwellings and traditional back-to-back terraced houses. It is the old Jewish area of Bradford, before many of the area’s German community later moving to the Heaton area of the city. (population: nearly 20,000)

“The Red & Blacks” joined Division Four of the Bradford Sunday League in 1975, before playing on Saturday, entering a team in the Red Triangle League.

Red Triangle League 1975-1981 and 1985-85 season -  Premier Division Cup winners 1979–80

West Riding County Amateur League 1981-1985 and 1986-2016

Division Two champions 1989–90 Division One champions 1992–93

Premier Division Cup winners 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08

Division One Cup winners 1992–93, 1997–98

Division Two Cup winners 1989–90

NCEL 2016-present (apart from 2021-22 in NWCL)

West Riding Challenge Cup and WR Charity Cup winners in 2006–07

Bradford & District FA Cup Winners on five occasions. 


97 mile drive door-to-door.

Current NCEL Grounds visited 36/40

The Players Cars Stadium @ Manningham Mills Sports & Community Association

Scotchman Road, 



The ground is in the shadow of the iconic Lister’s Manningham Mills. There's a covered seated stand facing one half of the pitch with the rest of the ends open  and the dugouts opposite the stand. The clubhouse and changing rooms are behind the goal, along from the paying entrance, where access is gained via the neighbouring cricket pitch. 

Campion 1(Day 41)

Bacup Borough 3(Wright 1,25 Mellor 42)

The Isuza FA Vase 1st Round

3pm ko


Admission £5

Pin badge £3

Mug of tea £1.20

Campion’s unbeaten start to the season came to an end as they crashed out of the FA Vase to Bacup Borough. There were just 32 seconds on the clock(well according to my phone) when the visitors stormed into the lead. A right wing cross found Toby Wright who drilled the ball home past the ‘keeper’s left hand post. Wright got his second when he was fouled in the box following a mazy run. The striker’s penalty was well saved by ‘keeper Bradley Emmerson, but he made no mistake in netting the rebound. 

Just before half time the hosts got back into it, when Aidan Day headed home from a throw-in, but the joy was short lived as Alex Mellor scored straight from the kick off to make it 1-3 at half time. 

Campion played well and were the better side in the second half, but they were unable to make the breakthrough to get back into the contest, with their Lancashire opponents worthy of their place in the 2nd round.

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