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, under the management of Lee Bennett, Andrew Maclean and David Esdaile, the team challenges for the title in the Cheshire Premier division.
With a reformed U21's development side managed by Peter Jones and Leo Kirk for the 2017/18 season, and Josh Reed taking control of a new U18's side - the focus is on player development and building stability at youth level to create a pathway to first team football.
At junior level, the club has teams in the Under 13’s and Under 16’s age categories and is focused on rebuilding solid foundations for junior football with the roll out of a soccer school for the football stars of tomorrow.
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 football club the Wythenshawe community can be proud of.