During the 1970’s, West Union offered a very successful football program for elementary through High School ages.  In 1980, football was cancelled due to financial challenges within the school district much to the huge disappointment of students for many years to come.  In 2011, a group of parents decided to resurrect the football program by starting a 5th/6th grade team which quickly grew into a program that included 3rd grade through High School age groups by 2013 due to the strong interest and community support.  West Union Football is a community based program with 100% volunteers and funding provided through grassroots efforts including many fundraisers, business sponsorship, and private donations.  West Union Football operates as a non-profit organization, recognized by the State of Ohio.  All funding is used to operate Freedom Field, supply safe equipment and supplies to the players, and ensure that all students get to participate regardless of financial support.  No child is turned away due to not having enough money to play, largely through donations to the West Union Football Scholarship Fund to pay for those in need of assistance.  Kids in West Union deserve to have positive opportunities!

As part of the newly formed Southern Ohio Independent League in 2018, West Union Football has celebrated many successful seasons including an undefeated SOIL Championship High School season in 2018 and regular season champions in 2019.  The league is made up of West Union, North Adams, Southern Buckeye, Peebles, and Georgetown at the High School level, operating under OHSAA rules.  For elementary, Manchester also participates in the Southern Ohio Independent League aka SOIL.  All home games for West Union Football are played at Freedom Field, located on Old Cincinnati Pike, just west of West Union, adjacent to the WU recreational baseball fields.  Freedom Field was fully developed by West Union Football with seating capacity for 650 fans, full concessions, lights for night games, and locker rooms, all funded by West Union Football fundraising efforts.  Home of the Dragons!!

The purpose of West Union Football is to offer opportunities for young people to learn about teamwork, discipline, physical fitness, positive attitude, dedication, hard work, overcoming adversity, academics, self-esteem, and developing excellent character on and off the field.   Our goal is to offer a safe, competitive, fun environment that offers mentoring and a sense of belonging for all players, parents, coaches, and fans.  West Union Football is truly a community effort and we invite you to be a part of this positive opportunity for our young people by attending games, supporting fundraisers, becoming a sponsor or booster, wearing your WU Football gear with pride, and being a part of something positive.  Go Dragons!!