Cheshire County Football Association

Cheshire County Football Association
Cheshire County Football Association
Formation 1878
Purpose/focus Football association
Headquarters Hartford House
Hartford Moss Recreation Centre
Location Northwich
Cheshire CW8 4BG
Chief Executive Maureen Dunford

The Cheshire County Football Association, also simply known as the Cheshire FA, is the governing body of football in the county of Cheshire, England. They are responsible for the governance and development of football at all levels in the county.



The Cheshire County Football Association was founded in 1878 and has since been responsible for the organisation and development of football within the County boundaries established in 1927. The key administrative functions of The Cheshire County FA revolves around the affiliation of clubs, competitions and leagues, registration of players, recruitment, coaching and assessment of match officials and administering discipline.

Over the last few years there have been major changes in the structure and purpose of the organisation. Firstly the organisation became incorporated and is now, therefore, The Cheshire County FA Limited. Secondly in addition to the administrative function the County FA leads the development of football throughout Cheshire.

The organisation now boasts a thriving Football Development Department which has progressed rapidly over recent years. FA initiatives such as Coach Education, Child Protection, Charter Standard, Mini-Soccer, Girls and Women's Football, Disability Football, Volunteer Support and Education are all dealt with by the Development Department.

The focus of the County FA has changed from that of purely a legislative body to that of a proactive organisation delivering quality methods for increasing the opportunities to play football for people of all ages and abilities. The aim is to raise standards and reward people, many of whom are volunteers, for their contribution to football in Cheshire.[1]

The county is divided into nine areas with each division having one member on the CFA Council, with the exception of Wirral that has two. There are also 9 representatives from the District Associations, 4 representing the clubs of the main leagues and one representative of the Cheshire Schools FA.[2]

The Cheshire County FA is based at Hartford House Recreation Centre in Northwich. The administrative area covered by the CFA overlaps with an area covered by Liverpool FA. According to the Memorandum on Areas and Overlapping of Associations the Liverpool FA covers 18 miles in Lancashire and 8 miles in Cheshire from Liverpool Town Hall.[3]

District Associations

The nine District Associations are as follows

  • Altrincham and District Association
  • Chester and District Association
  • Crewe and District Association
  • Macclesfield and District Association
  • Mid Cheshire District Association
  • Runcorn and District Association
  • Stalybridge and Hyde District Association
  • Stockport and District Association
  • Wirral District Association [4]

Affiliated Leagues

Men's Saturday Leagues

  • Cheshire League
  • West Cheshire League
  • Altrincham and District Amateur League
  • Birkenhead and Wirral League
  • Chester and District League
  • Crewe and District League
  • East Cheshire League
  • Ellesmere Port Senior League
  • Lancashire and Cheshire Amateur League
  • Stockport Metropolitan League

Other Leagues

  • Cheshire Veterans League
  • Neptune Vagrants Over 35's League
  • South Manchester and Cheshire Christian League

Men's Sunday Leagues

  • Altrincham Sunday League
  • Cheshire and Border Counties Sunday League
  • Chester and District Sunday League
  • Crewe Regional Sunday League
  • East Cheshire Sunday League
  • Hyde and District Sunday League
  • Macclesfield and District Sunday League
  • Mid Cheshire Sunday League
  • Runcorn Sunday League
  • Stockport District Sunday League
  • Wallasey and District Sunday League
  • Wirral Sunday League
  • Wythenshawe and District Sunday League

Youth Leagues

  • Altrincham Youth League
  • Birkenhead Sunday League
  • Eastham and District Junior League
  • Ellesmere Port Mini Soccer League
  • Halton and District Junior League
  • Mid Cheshire Youth League
  • South Cheshire Youth League
  • Timperley and District Junior Football League
  • Wallasey Junior League
  • Wirral Mini Soccer League

Ladies and Girls Leagues

  • Cheshire and Manchester Womens League
  • Cheshire Girls Football League [5]

Small Sided Leagues

  • Alexandra Soccer Centre & Mini Soccer League
  • Alsager 6 A Side League
  • Altrincham 6 A Side League (Football Mundial)
  • Altrincham Soccer Sixes League (Champion Soccer)
  • Bebington Soccer Sixes League (Champion Soccer)
  • Bidston Soccer Sixes League (Champion Soccer)
  • Cheshire County Sports Club Floodlit League
  • Cheshire Soccer Leagues for Veterans
  • Ellesmere Port 6 a side League (Football Mundial)
  • Ellesmere Port Soccer Sixes (Champion Soccer)
  • Go Soccer League (Brookvale)
  • Heswall 6 aside League (Football Mundial)
  • Heswall Indoor 5 Aside League (Champion Soccer)
  • Heswall Soccer Sixes (Pensby) (Champion Soccer)
  • Macclesfield Sunday Night 5 A Side League (Match Night Ltd)
  • Middlewich Leisure Centre 7 A-Side League
  • Moss Farm Seven A Side League
  • Planet Soccer 6's (Tameside) (Copley Centre)
  • Seddon Street 6 A Side League
  • Shavington 5 & 7 A Side League
  • Soccer 6's League
  • Soccer 7S League (Macclesfield)
  • Soccer League - Macclesfield, Northwich & Crewe
  • Wallasey Thursday 6 A Side (Football Mundial)
  • Wallasey Soccer Sixes League (Champion Soccer)
  • Weatherhead League (Champion Soccer)
  • Wilmslow Soccer Sixes League (Champion Soccer)
  • Winsford 6 A Side League (Football Mundial)[6]

Disbanded or Amalgamated Leagues

A number of leagues that were affiliated to the Cheshire County FA have disbanded or amalgamated with other leagues including:

Affiliated Member Clubs

Among the notable clubs that are (or have been) affiliated to the Cheshire County FA are:

Other clubs that are affiliated to the Cheshire County FA include:

  • AFC Bebington Athletic
  • Ashville
  • Bentley (Crewe)
  • Blacon Youth Club
  • Bronze Social
  • Brow
  • Capenhurst Villa
  • Chester Nomads
  • Christleton
  • Club AZ
  • Dock
  • Dukinfield Town
  • Hazel Grove
  • Helsby
  • Heswall
  • Linotype Cheadle Heath Nomads
  • Lymm AFC
  • Mallaby
  • Manor Athletic
  • Mersey Royal
  • Newton
  • Old Altrinchamians
  • Parkside
  • Poynton
  • Rock Ferry
  • Queens Park
  • Shaftesbury Youth Club
  • Stockport Georgians
  • Upton AA
  • West Kirby
  • Willaston
  • Willaston White Star
  • Wilmslow Albion[7]

County Cups

The Cheshire FA currently organises eight County Cup competitions.

The 2010-11 Premier Cup saw four Football League clubs enter - Crewe Alexandra, Macclesfield Town, Stockport County and Tranmere Rovers.

Competition 2010-11 Holders
Premier Cup Stockport County
Cheshire Senior Cup Northwich Victoria
Cheshire Amateur Cup Ashville
Cheshire Sunday Cup Cale Green
Cheshire Women's Cup Tranmere Rovers Ladies
Cheshire Youth Cup Dukinfield Youth JFC U17
Cheshire Junior Cup Beechwood Falcons JFC U15
Cheshire Minor Cup Witton Albion Juniors U13

List of Cheshire Senior Cup Winners

Year Cheshire Senior Cup Winners
1979-80 Winsford United
1980-81 Hyde United
1981-82 Altrincham
1982-83 Macclesfield Town
1983-84 Northwich Victoria
1984-85 Runcorn
1985-86 Runcorn
1986-87 Runcorn
Year Cheshire Senior Cup Winners
1987-88 Runcorn
1988-89 Runcorn
1989-90 Hyde United
1990-91 Macclesfield Town
1991-92 Macclesfield Town
1992-93 Winsford United
1993-94 Northwich Victoria
1994-95 Witton Albion
Year Cheshire Senior Cup Winners
1995-96 Witton Albion
1996-97 Hyde United
1997-98 Macclesfield Town
1998-99 Altrincham
1999-2000 Macclesfield Town
2000-01 Stalybridge Celtic
2001-02 Crewe Alexandra
2002-03 Crewe Alexandra
Year Cheshire Senior Cup Winners
2003-04 Woodley Sports
2004–05 Altrincham
2005–06 Witton Albion
2006-07 Cammell Laird
2007-08 Nantwich Town
2008–09 Altrincham
2009–10 Northwich Victoria
2010-11 Northwich Victoria


List of Cheshire Amateur Cup Winners

Year Cheshire Amateur Cup Winners
1989-90 Shell
1990-91 Bramhall
1991-92 Heswall
1992-93 Cammell Laird
1993-94 Cammell Laird
1994-95 Poulton Victoria
Year Cheshire Amateur Cup Winners
1995-96 Christleton
1996-97 Poulton Victoria
1997-98 Ashville
1998-99 Poulton Victoria
1999-2000 BICC Helsby
2000-01 Cammell Laird
Year Cheshire Amateur Cup Winners
2001-02 Barnton
2002-03 Cammell Laird
2003-04 Barnton
2004–05 Cammell Laird
2005–06 Cammell Laird Reserves
2006-07 New Brighton
Year Cheshire Amateur Cup Winners
2007-08 Poulton Victoria
2008–09 West Kirby
2009–10 West Kirby
2010-11 Ashville


Directors & Officials

Board of Directors

  • DD Edmunds(Chairman)
  • TG Harrop (Vice Chairman)
  • RD Bayley
  • P Cullen
  • DW Mansfield
  • MJ Pomfret
  • P Ferneyhough

Key Officials

  • Maureen Dunford (Chief Executive)
  • Garry Polkey (County Administration Manager)
  • Simon Gerrard (County Development Manager)
  • Chris Lucker (Operations Manager)[10]

External links


  1. ^ "Cheshire County Football Association - About Us". Cheshire County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  2. ^ "Cheshire County Football Association - Official Handbook 2010-11" (PDF). Cheshire County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  3. ^ "FA - Memorandum on Areas and Overlapping of Associations". FA. Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  4. ^ "Cheshire County Football Association - Official Handbook 2010-11" (PDF). Cheshire County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  5. ^ "Cheshire County Football Association - Governance - Affiliated Leagues". Cheshire County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  6. ^ "Cheshire County Football Association - Governance - Sanctioned Leagues". Cheshire County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  7. ^ "Cheshire County Football Association - Official Handbook 2010-11" (PDF). Cheshire County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  8. ^ "Cheshire County Football Association - Cup Competition Winners" (PDF). Cheshire County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  9. ^ "Cheshire County Football Association - Cup Competition Winners" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  10. ^ "Cheshire County Football Association - Official Handbook 2010-11" (PDF). Cheshire County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-10. 

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