Goldthorpe Cup-Winners


The name of Albert Goldthorpe and his family is perpetuated with the annual renewal of the Goldthorpe Cup, the oldest schools rugby league competition in the world.

Bruntcliffe v Cockburn

In 2018 a new Goldthorpe Cup competition contested by girls teams was introduced, details here.

Season Winners Additional Information
2023-24 BruntcliffeReport and Photo
2022-23 Allerton GrangeReport and Photo
2021-22 BrigshawReport and Photo
2020-21 Not Contested
2019-20 FarnleyReport and Photo
2018-19 Corpus ChristiReport and Photo
2017-18 Corpus ChristiReport and Photo
2016-17 CrawshawReport and Photo
2015-16 Corpus ChristiRunners up Temple Moor (18-16)
2014-15 BrigshawRunners up Morley (26-20)
2013-14 Corpus ChristiRunners up Leeds West
2012-13 Corpus Christi Runners up John Smeaton (44-24)
2011-12 John SmeatonReport
2010-11 BruntcliffeRunners up Cardinal Heenan
2009-10PriesthorpeRunners up Bruncliffe
2008-09BruntcliffeRunners up David Young Academy.
2007-08RodillianReport and Photo
2006-07Boston SpaReport
2004-05RodillianSome Results and Draw here
2003-04BrigshawReport and Photo
2002-03Merlyn ReesReport
2001-02MorleyReport and Photo
2000-01BruntcliffeReport and Photo
1999-00BrigshawReport and Photo
1998-99BruntcliffeBrief Comment
1997-98Pudsey GrangefieldRunners up Woodkirk
1996-97Merlyn ReesBrief Comment
1995-96Merlyn ReesRunners up Cockburn (28-18)
1994-95CrawshawRunners up West Leeds (26-22)
1993-94BruntcliffeRunners up Merlyn Rees (16-8)
1992-93Agnes StewartReport
1990-91Hunslet and Woodkirk
1988-99Fir TreeReport
1987-88Armley MiddleReport
1986-87Not Contested
1985-86Not Contested
1984-85Holt ParkReport and Photo
1983-84Holt ParkRunners up Middlethorne (26-14).
1982-83St Peter and PaulTeam News
1981-82MiddlethorneRunners up Holt Park (21-6).
1980-81St Peter and Paul
1976-77John Blenkinsop
1975-76Arthur Greenwood
1974-75Arthur Greenwood
1971-72MiddletonBrief Comment
1970-71St Joseph'sPhoto
1969-70ParksideRunners up Belle Isle (14-12)
1968-69Belle Isle
1967-68ParksideRunners up St Joseph's (17-5)
1966-67Belle IsleRunners up St Joseph's (25-4)
1965-66MiddletonRunners up Belle Isle (11-9)
1964-65Belle IsleRunners up Middleton
1963-64Belle Isle
1962-63Belle IslePhoto
1961-62Belle Isle
1959-60Belle IsleRunners up Middleton
1958-59MiddletonRunners up Bewerley Street
1957-58Hunslet CarrPhoto
1956-57Hunslet CarrRunners up St Joseph's Photo
1955-56Hunslet CarrRunners up Middleton Photo
1954-55St Joseph'sRunners up Bewerley Street Photo
1953-54Hunslet CarrRunners up Middleton
1952-53Hunslet CarrPhoto and Brief Comment
1951-52Hunslet C of ERunners up Beeston
1950-51Hunslet CarrRunners up Middleton(6-3)
1949-50Dewsbury RoadBrief Comment
1948-49Not Contested
1947-48Not Contested
1946-47Not Contested
1939-46-Competition Suspended due to war
1938-39Hunslet CarrRunners up Middleton (27-3)
1937-38Finalists were Hunslet Carr & Middleton
1936-37Finalists were Hunslet Carr & Middleton
1935-36Hunslet NationalPhoto of Frank Watson with cup
1934-35Hunslet CarrRunners up St Joseph's (6-0)
1933-34Hunslet NationalRunners up Hunslet Carr Photo
1932-33Hunslet NationalRunners up Middleton
1931-32Hunslet Carr
1930-31Hunslet CarrRunners up Jack Lane
1929-30Hunslet Carr
1928-29Hunslet CarrNewspaper Comment
1927-28Hunslet Carr
1926-27Hunslet National
1925-26Jack LaneRunners up Hunslet Carr
1924-25Hunslet CarrPhoto
1923-24Hunslet CarrPhoto
1922-23Hunslet CarrPhoto
1921-22Hunslet CarrPhoto
1920-21Hunslet CarrPhoto
1919-20BlenheimRunners up Halton
1915-19-Competition suspended due to war
1914-15Bramley NationalPhoto
1913-14Bramley NationalRunners up Jack Lane
1912-13Jack LaneMedal Photos
1911-12Bramley NationalRunners up Kirkstall Road - Photo
1910-11Jack LaneRunners up Burley Lawn
1909-10Bramley NationalRunners up Burley Lawn - Photo and Medal Photos
1908-09Bramley NationalRunners up Jack Lane
1907-08St Hilda'sReport and Results
1906-07Jack LaneRunners up Cockburn Photo
1905-06CockburnRunners up Richmond Hill Report
1904-05Burley LawnRunners up Cockburn Report
1903-04Bramley NationalRunners up Burley Lawn Reportand Medal Photos
1902-03Hunslet CarrRetrospectively named Goldthorpe Cup

Further Goldthorpe Cup information that was contained in the Leeds Schools' RL handbooks for the years before WW1 can be found on the Goldthorpe Cup Origins page.

Special thanks to Stephen Boothroyd for providing much of the information on the Goldthorpe Cup pages and also to Peter Todd for his help.