The Football Association has confirmed that Ilkley Town AFC will play in the North West Counties Division One North next season.
"This is a tremendous achievement for the men's first team. We pride ourselves on being a community club and are really pleased we can represent our town on a bigger stage. The whole club is thriving. We have a strong and sustainable infrastructure which includes junior players, girls and women plus an increasing supporter base. The increased profile of the first team will benefit the whole club."
First team manager Simon Armstrong said: "I am delighted we now have the opportunity to test ourselves at the next level. The players and coaching staff have worked hard to get to this point and we are ready for a new challenge. The players who have represented the club for the last two years have been outstanding and we feel are well equipped to go further. We also now have the opportunity to play in the FA Vase which should bring a lot of interest to the town."
The new season kicks off with the first game on 31st July 2021.
The full list of teams in North West Counties Division One North for 2021/22 is: AFC Blackpool, AFC Darwen, Ashton Town, Atherton LR, Bacup Borough, Bury AFC, Campion AFC, Chadderton, Cleator Moor Celtic, Daisy Hill, FC Isle of Man, Garstang, Golcar United, Holker Old Boys, Ilkley Town AFC, Nelson, Pilkington, South Liverpool, Steeton, St Helens Town.