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Wythenshawe Amateurs
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Full nameWythenshawe Amateurs Football Club
Nickname(s)The Ammies
Founded1946
GroundHollyhedge Park, Wythenshawe
Capacity1,400[1]
ChairmanCarl Barratt
ManagerShane Goldrick
LeagueNorth West Counties League Division One South
2021–22North West Counties League Division One South, 5th of 20

Wythenshawe Amateurs Football Club is a football club based in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, England. They are currently members of the North West Counties League Division One South and play at Hollyhedge Park.

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Association football

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Wythenshawe

Wythenshawe

Wythenshawe is a district of the city of Manchester, England. Historically in Cheshire, Wythenshawe was transferred in 1931 to the City of Manchester, which had begun building a massive housing estate there in the 1920s. With an area of approximately 11 square miles (28 km2), Wythenshawe became the largest council estate in Europe.

Greater Manchester

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England

England

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North West Counties Football League

North West Counties Football League

The North West Counties Football League is a football league in the North West of England. Since 2019–20, the league has covered the Isle of Man, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Cumbria, northern Staffordshire, northern Shropshire, the far west of West Yorkshire, and the High Peak area of Derbyshire. In the past, the league has also hosted clubs from North Wales such as Caernarfon Town, Colwyn Bay and Rhyl. As from season 2018–19 the league increased from two, to three divisions: the Premier Division, at level nine in the English football league system, and two geographically separate Division Ones, North and South, at level ten. The league is a member of the Joint Liaison Council which administers the Northern arm of the National Football System in England.

History

The club was established in 1946 by Reg Gauntlet under the name Wythenshawe Lads Club, and joined the Manchester Federation of Lads' Clubs League.[2] In 1949 the players had become too old for the league, resulting in the club developing an adult side that entered the South Manchester and Wythenshawe League.[2] After several promotions, they were Division One champions in 1952–53. The club then joined the Altrincham & District League, in which they played for a single season before switching to Division 3A of the Lancashire & Cheshire League.[2]

Wythenshawe's first season in the Lancashire & Cheshire League saw them win the Hellawell Shield and the Division 3A title, resulting in promotion to Division Three. The following season saw the club finish second in Division Three and earn promotion to Division Two, as well as reaching the final of the Altrincham FA's Whitaker Cup, holding Manchester United to a 1–1 draw after extra time, resulting in the cup being shared.[2] In 1956–57 the club secured a third successive promotion after winning the Division Two title. After becoming members of Division One, the club won the league's Rhodes Cup in 1957–58 and 1960–61, before becoming Division One champions in 1961–62.[2]

Wythenshawe won the Rhodes Cup again in 1971–72, after which they moved up to Division One of the Manchester League. The club were Division One champions at the first attempt, earning promotion to the Premier Division.[3] In 1975–76 they won the Lancashire Amateur Cup.[2] The club were Premier Division runners-up in 1979–80 and 1984–85,[4] and won the Gilgryst Cup in 1985–86 and 1986–87. The 1989–90 season saw the club win a treble, finishing as Premier Division champions and winning both the Lancashire Amateur Cup and the Gilgryst Cup.[2]

Wythenshawe were Premier Division runners-up in 1991–92, before winning the league again in 1992–93 and finishing as runners-up the following season.[5] They won the Lancashire Amateur Cup again in 1995–96, and the Gilgryst cup in 1998–99, 2000–01 and 2008–09.[2] In the league, they finished as runners-up six times between 2000 and 2017.[5] After finishing as runners-up and winning the Gilgryst Cup again in 2017–18,[2] the club were accepted into Division One South of the North West Counties League.[5]

Ground

The club initially played at the Cleveland Playing Fields, before moving to Wythenshawe Park in 1949.[2] In 1958 they relocated to the Christie Playing Fields, where they played until moving to the Federation of Lads' Club Ground in nearby Chorlton in 1961. This was later renamed the Harry Dalton playing fields, Dalton having been in charge of the club when they became an adult side.[2] In 1983 they relocated to Wythenshawe Cricket Club's Longley Lane ground.[2] After several years of fundraising,[6] the club built a new ground, Hollyhedge Park, which opened on 30 September 2017 with a 1–1 draw with Hindsford .[2]

Honours

  • Manchester League
    • Premier Division champions 1989–90, 1992–93
    • Division One champions 1972–73
    • Gilgryst Cup winners 1985–86, 1986–87, 1989–90, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2008–09, 2017–18
    • Norman Noden Memorial Invitation Cup winners 2008–09[7]
  • Lancashire & Cheshire League
    • Division One champions 1961–62
    • Division Two champions 1956–57
    • Division 3A champions 1954–55
    • Rhodes Cup winners 1957–58, 1960–61, 1971–72
    • Hellawell Shield winners 1954–55
  • South Manchester and Wythenshawe League
    • Division One champions 1952–53
  • Whitaker Cup
    • Winners 1955–56 (joint)

Records

  • Best FA Cup performance: Preliminary round, 2020–21[5]
  • Best FA Amateur Cup performance: Third qualifying round, 1972–73[1]
  • Best FA Vase performance: Fifth round, 1984–85[5]
  • Record attendance: 652 vs West Didsbury & Chorlton, North West Counties League Division One South, 5 March 2022[1]
  • Biggest win: 10–1 vs AFC Monton, Manchester League Premier Division, 18 November 2017; 9–0 vs St Martins, North West Counties League Division One South, 26 February 2022[1]
  • Heaviest defeat: 6–0 vs Avro, Manchester League Premier Division, 25 February 2012; 6–0 vs Ashton Athletic, North West Counties League Cup, 7 December 2019[1]

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2020–21 FA Cup qualifying rounds

2020–21 FA Cup qualifying rounds

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FA Amateur Cup

FA Amateur Cup

The FA Amateur Cup was an English football competition for amateur clubs. It commenced in 1893 and ended in 1974 when the Football Association abolished official amateur status.

FA Vase

FA Vase

The Football Association Challenge Vase, usually referred to as the FA Vase, is an annual football competition for teams playing in Steps 5 and 6 of the English National League System. For the 2017–18 season 619 entrants were accepted, with two qualifying rounds preceding the six proper rounds, semi-finals and final to be played at Wembley Stadium.

West Didsbury & Chorlton A.F.C.

West Didsbury & Chorlton A.F.C.

West Didsbury & Chorlton Association Football Club is a semi-professional football club based in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, a suburb of Manchester, England. They are currently members of the North West Counties League Premier Division, the tenth tier of English football, and play at Brookburn Road. Nicknamed "West", the club was founded as Christ Church in 1908. In 1920, the club changed its name to West Didsbury, and after moving to their current stadium, Brookburn Road, in Chorlton in 1997 they changed their name to West Didsbury & Chorlton to reflect this.

St Martins F.C.

St Martins F.C.

St Martins Football Club is a football club based in the village of St Martin's, Shropshire, England. They are currently members of the Shropshire County League Premier Division and play at the St Martin's Playing Fields.

Avro F.C.

Avro F.C.

Avro Football Club is a football club based in the Limeside area of Oldham, Greater Manchester. They are currently members of the North West Counties League Premier Division and play at the Whitebank Stadium.

Ashton Athletic F.C.

Ashton Athletic F.C.

Ashton Athletic Football Club is a football club based in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Greater Manchester, England. They are currently members of the North West Counties League Premier Division and play at Brocstedes Park. They are full members of the Lancashire County Football Association.

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References
  1. ^ a b c d e https://www.wythenshaweafc.com/a/information--36132.html
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m History Wythenshawe Amateurs F.C.
  3. ^ Mancgester League 1960–1976 Non-League Matters
  4. ^ Manchester League 1976–1994 Non-League Matters
  5. ^ a b c d e Wythenshawe Amateurs at the Football Club History Database
  6. ^ Wythenshawe AFC get backing of City and United in effort to raise cash for new home Manchester Evening News, 7 February 2014
  7. ^ Wythenshawe Amateurs: Info North West Counties League
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