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About the NTFA

A form of football was played on Wellingborough's Broad Green at least twenty years before the Northamptonshire FA was formed, in season 1886/87. The County's first cup competition was organised by its predecessor, the Wellingborough Association in 1882/83 and was won by a team from outside Northamptonshire. Newport Pagnell beat Wellingborough Town 1-0 to collect a trophy that cost £10.

Our History

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In the early 1890's the Northampton Town Football Association was formed and were initially responsible for all their own administration, disciplinary cases and general business. Indeed, the Town Football Association was self-governing until 1952, when the County FA took over all disciplinary matters, leaving the Town Association to conduct its own cup competitions. At the time these competitions were only open to clubs within the old Borough boundaries, but after much debate permission was given for all Town League clubs to become involved, opening the door for clubs such as Duston United and Daventry Town.

1960's Onwards

The Town Football Association introduced Sunday Knockout competitions in 1967/68, the now defunct Adkins and Shaw winning the first Sunday Cup. The oldest trophy belonging to the Town Football Association is the NBC Cup, won in its first season by Northampton Town in 1894.  In June 2019 the NTFA celebrated 125 years since being established.
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