Chadderton F.C.

Full name Chadderton Football Club
Nickname(s) Chaddy
Founded 1946
Ground Andrew Street, Chadderton
Capacity 1,500
Chairman Bob Sopel
Manager David Fish
League North West Counties League Division One North
2017–18 North West Counties League Division One, 16th of 22

Chadderton Football Club is a football club in based in Chadderton, Oldham, Greater Manchester. They are currently members of the North West Counties League Division One North and play at Andrew Street.


The club was established in 1946 as Burnley Lane Estate Juniors and initially played in the Middleton Youth League.[1] The following year the club moved to Mill Brow, started an adult team and were renamed Millbrow Football Club.[1] After moving again the club was renamed North Chadderton Amateurs. At the time, the club played in the Oldham Amateur League, winning its Challenge Cup in 1954–55. They moved up to the Manchester Amateur League, winning the North division in 1955–56 and adopting their current name in 1957.[1]

At the end of the 1958–59 season, Chadderton were promoted to Division One.[2][3] They were Division One champions in 1962–63,[4] and also started playing in Division Two of the Manchester League.[5] They were runners-up in Division Two in both 1962–63 and 1963–64, before winning the division in 1964–65. However, they were not promoted.[5] The division was renamed Division One in 1966 and Chadderton were champions again in 1966–67, after which they were promoted to the Premier Division.[5]

In 1980 the club moved up to the Lancashire Combination.[6] When the league merged with the Cheshire County League in 1982 to form the North West Counties League, Chadderton were founder members of Division Two.[6] A third-place finish in 1988–89 saw them promoted to Division One. However, they finished bottom of Division One the following season and were relegated back to Division Two. Despite only finishing eleventh in 1991–92, the club were promoted to Division One again.[6] They played in Division One until being demoted at the end of the 1997–98 season due to failing ground grading requirements.[6] Division Two was renamed Division One in 2008.[6]

A sixth-place finish in 2014–15 season saw them qualify for the promotion play-offs. However, they lost 2–1 to AFC Darwen in the semi-finals.[6]


The club initially played at Parkway when they were known as Burnley Lane Estate Juniors, before moving to Mill Brow the following year. In Mill Brow they played on a pitch next to the canal in Mills Hill. The nearby Rose of Lancaster pub was used as a changing room.[1] They later moved to a ground on the Broadway road.[1]


  • Manchester League
    • Division One champions 1966–67
    • Division Two champions 1964–65
    • Murray Shield Winners 1964–65[1]
    • Gilgryst Cup winners 1969–70[1]
  • Manchester Amateur League
    • Division One champions 1962–63
    • North division champions 1955–56
  • Oldham Amateur League
    • Challenge Cup winners 1954–55
  • Manchester Challenge Trophy
    • Winners 1971–72[1]


See also

  • Chadderton F.C. players


Coordinates: 53°32′51.19″N 2°08′38.24″W / 53.5475528°N 2.1439556°W / 53.5475528; -2.1439556

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