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Wythenshawe Town FC



Website last updated: 28 Aug, 2014 @ 00:07


History of both the adults and juniors

Formed in 1946, and playing at Hough End Fields on Princess Road, Withington, Wythenshawe Town was originally known as North Withington FC, but was eventually re-named in 1987 after a few seasons at their new ground in Wythenshawe which was named Ericstan Park as a tribute to Eric Reynard and Stan orme who were prime movers in the club's early days.

After a long period in the Lancashire and Cheshire League the club joined the Manchester League in 1974 and the Wythenshawe Town Football Club senior section now has two teams in the Manchester League and one in the Wythenshawe Sunday League.


I was formerly Chairman of Wythenshawe Amateur's
However after constantly becoming frustrated with the lack of support from
the committee and cricket always being given priority over the juniors I
decided to resign.
I approached our Club Chairman Billy Moore's and asked if we could come
across and set up a Junior Section. Billy agreed and I came across with my
then under 12's.
People at Wythenshawe Amateurs said I would never survive!! However my good
friend and our current secretary backed me also and came with me.
So we had a big field with a few trees growing in the middle and set to
work trying to make a pitch for the juniors.
At last we had a pitch and no more changing in school car parks for
children. We had a base we could call our home.
In our 1st season I applied for the FA Charter Standard mark. The Charter
Standard is something that dictates clubs have certain criteria and follow
strict guidelines in safety to ensure all children are safe. At the end of
the season the club was named Charter Standard Club of the Year. The
following year saw us progress to Charter Standard Development Club and
also grow from 2 teams to 5 teams. Also we managed to set up the
foundations for a girls section. This again was recognized and we were
awarded Charter Standard Development Club of the Year.
As Chairman and founder member of the Junior section I am extremely proud
to day to see so many quality teams.
This is down to the professional approach of the Managers, coaches and
volunteers. My dream was to create a club that looked professional and
smart. This would hopefully transfer on to the pitch. I have also been
extremely lucky to have the support of an excellent committee.
This season we have 10 teams all competing in their respective leagues. 3
weeks ago every single team won their respective games over the weekend. I
hope we experience many more of these weekends over this season and beyond.

Finally I must also give a special thanks to all Parents / Guardians for
the support you have given the club. The countless nights standing in the
rain or Saturday / Sunday mornings freezing to support your child and their
team. Without this commitment we simply would not be where we are today.
I thank you all.