Wythenshawe Amateurs F.C.

Full name Wythenshawe Amateurs Football Club
Nickname(s) The Ammies
Founded 1946
Ground Hollyhedge Park
Chairman Basil Kabbani
Manager Shane Goldrick/Mark Doherty
League North West Counties League Division One South
2017–18 Manchester League Premier Division, 2nd of 15 (promoted)

Wythenshawe Amateurs Football Club are a football club from Wythenshawe, in Greater Manchester, England. The club plays in the North West Counties League Division One South. They play their home games at Hollyhedge Park, Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester.

History

Wythenshawe Amateurs was established in 1946 in the Wythenshawe area.[1] In the 1950s they played against Manchester United and drew 2–2.[1] The club joined the Manchester Football League Premier Division for the 1988–89 season and became champions in their second season (1989–90).[2] After finishing runners-up in the 1991–92 season, they regained the title the following season.[2] In the 1993–94 season they were runners-up.[2] Between 2000 and 2003 the club were runners-up in three consecutive seasons, and in 2005–06 also finished as runners-up, this time on goal difference.[2] The club were also finished in second place in the 2008–09 season.[3]

The club competed regularly in the FA Vase from 1974–75 to 1996–97, achieving their best result in 1984–85 by reaching the Fifth Round.[2]

In 2016, work began on a new ground for the club in Hollyhedge Park, funded in part by a grant from the Premier League and the FA.[4] The new ground was officially opened in 2018 by former Manchester United player Bryan Robson.[5]

Clubs

The club have three senior men's teams, a ladies' team playing in the Manchester and Cheshire league and have a full junior age group set up for both boys and girls.[1] The junior teams play in the Timperly and District Junior Football League and the South Manchester Girls' League.[1] The juniors play at Holly Hedge Park, Stancliffe Road, Wythenshawe.[1]

Honours

Lancashire Amateur Cup - Winners 1976, 1990, 1996

Altrincham & District FA Whittaker Cup Joint winners with Manchester United 1956

Lancashire & Cheshire Football League:

  • Premier Division Champions 1962,
  • Division One Champions 1957,
  • Division Two Champions 1955,
  • Rhodes Cup Winners 1958, 1961, 1972

Manchester Football League:

  • Premier Division Champions 1990, 1993, 2003
  • Runners-up 1992, 1994, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2009
  • Division One Champions 1973
  • Gilgryst Cup Winners 1986, 1987, 1990, 1999, 2001, 2009
  • Norman Noden Memorial Cup 2010

Records

References

Coordinates: 53°23′34″N 2°14′48″W / 53.392830°N 2.246677°W / 53.392830; -2.246677

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