AFC Dronfield was formed in June 1985 by a gentleman called Mac Mason and was originally known as Dronfield Contact Junior Football Club. Mac's idea was to give young boys, in the area, an opportunity to play organised competitive football within a structured framework.
With Mac's enthusiasm, and the success of the football these boys played, a single team started to grow into the club we have today.
For the first nine years of their existence, football within the club was only played at 11-a-side with enrolment starting from the age of 10.
In 1994 Howard Wilkinson introduced the Blue Print for the future development of Football in Britain and the introduction of the SMALL SIDED GAME. AFC Dronfield agreed with this philosophy and became one of the founder members of what was then known as THE SHAUN MORRIS LEAGUE, allowing youngsters, both male and female, to play in organised matches from the age of seven. Although not deemed to be competitive, this gave rise to the opportunity for young players to practise their skills without the worry of the result.
In 2000 the club was invited to become an Associate Junior Club of Sheffield United, as they considered AFC Dronfield to be one of the top junior football clubs in South Yorkshire & North East Derbyshire, who regularly produced players of sufficient ability to be considered for their Academy.
In 2001, the club was again approached with an invitation to form an alliance with Sheffield FC, The World’s Oldest Football Club (Founded 1857 - and recognised as such by FIFA). Sheffield FC offered further development of players from within the club and also the opportunity to ascend to the next level of competitive football.
Today, AFC Dronfield fields teams throughout the season ranging in age from under 8 to under 14. Its’ teams aged under 15 to under 18 play as Sheffield FC Juniors, and are proud to do so.