Club Profile

Bradford City

A very traditional club best known for a past tragedy, some remarkable cup runs, and a massive fanbase for a club this size.

LOCATION: Bradford is about an hour north of Manchester by train.

CONTACT:, 01274 770012, #BCAFC

NICKNAMES: The Bantams, which officially is a small breed of chicken but certainly looks more ferocious than that around the club.


The club was formed in 1903 from a local rugby club, as the Football Association wanted to promote association football in the area. They took over Valley Parade, which is still their home, and in just a few seasons they had won the Second Division. They won the FA Cup in 1911, so they must have thought things were looking good at that point….


There is another club in town called Bradford Park Avenue, so that is the Bradford Derby. But Park Avenue are in the Northern Premier League, three divisions below City, and the two haven’t had a competitive fixture since 1969. Let’s all hope for a favorable cup draw there! Otherwise, any Yorkshire or local club would seem to qualify:…

Women's Team

Bradford City AFC Women play in the North East Regional Women’s Football League, tier five of the women’s pyramid. Home games are at the Horsfall Stadium, home of Bradford Park Avenue. Check the club’s website for fixture…


They do is a version of “Country Roads” that goes like this: Midland Road, take me home To the place I belong To The Valley, to see the City, Take me home, Midland Road.


It’s officially the University of Bradford Stadium, although that’s a sponsorship deal; it isn’t on the campus or anything. But no matter: Everybody calls it Valley Parade anyway. It is an impressive place, if somewhat odd. In one end is the small TL Dallas Stand, which isn’t used except when a really big away contingent…

Going to a Game at Bradford City

GETTING THERE: It’s about a 20-minute walk from the city center, where is also Bradford Interchange Railway Station, probably where you will arrive to town. If walking doesn’t work for you, grab a taxi from the station and get their number for after the game. PUBS: There are a few options right in the center, including a big…

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