Wakefield Football Club will be back in Huddersfield next season.
They have agreed a one-year deal to share the Welfare Ground with AFC Emley which has been approved by the Northern Counties East League.
The original Emley, founded in 1903 and currently members of the Northern Premier League, left the Welfare Ground to relocate to Wakefield 14 years ago.
Their controversial move and subsequent name change led to the creation in 2005 of AFC Emley, who are members of the Northern Counties East League.
Faced with an increased rent demand from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Rugby League Club, Wakefield FC are to quit both Belle Vue and the NPL because of difficulties in finding an alternative ground which meets the necessary criteria.
Wakefield, who could be relegated in any case, are set to play in the NCEL Premier Division, with AFC Emley operating in the First Division.
The two clubs said in a joint statement: “We wish to place on record our thanks to the trustees of the Emley Moor Miners’ Recreation Ground and Institute and the board of the Northern Counties East League for their assistance in reaching this agreement.”
Wakefield, currently second-bottom of the NPL First Division North, face third-bottom Prescot Cables at Belle Vue tomorrow, while AFC Emley, 10th in the NCEL First Division, take on Knaresborough Town at the Welfare Ground.
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