Formed in 1946 and playing at Hough End Fields on Princess Road, Withington; Wythenshawe Town was originally known as North Withington FC, before eventually being re-named in 1987. After a few seasons at their new home in Wythenshawe, the ground was named Ericstan Park after Eric Raynard and Stan Orme, two men who played a pivotal role in the club’s early days.
Following a long period in the Lancashire and Cheshire league, the club joined the Manchester league in 1974. Back in 2014, Wythenshawe moved to the Cheshire league division 2 where in the first season they heralded a 100% unbeaten record, winning the league and all four Cup competitions. Today, after back to back promotions and now under the management of Lee Bennett and Andrew Maclean, they challenge for the title in the Premier division.
The senior section of Wythenshawe Town Football Club features a Development squad, playing in the Cheshire Football Reserve League, division 2. And with junior sides at Under 12’s and Under 15’s level, the club is poised for growth with the roll out of coaching schools for the football stars of tomorrow, with the support of football business studies students from the University College of Football Business.
It's exciting times ahead for Wythenshawe Town as the club prepares for promotion to the North West Counites league and semi-professional ranks, a first for both the club and the town of Wythenshawe itself. And thanks to the partnership with professional football club, Fleetwood Town FC, the club can capitalise on first-class advice and support for football coaching and commercial matters.
Wythenshawe Town’s plans, with Chairman Kenny Hope at the helm are very much steered towards success, growth and ultimately to build a club that the Wythenshawe community can be proud of.